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Pāḷi Tipiṭaka

Chaṭṭha Saṅgāyana Tipiṭaka Version 4 (CST4)

CST4 is a desktop client for browsing and searching the Pāli Canon. It is the successor to the Chaṭṭha Saṅgāyana CD 3.0 (CSCD3).

Version 4.1

New release March 2022

Download for Windows

System requirements: Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7.

You may need to enable the .NET Framework 4.8 Runtime, a component of Windows

Version 4.0

Download for Windows

Version 4.0 installer updated January 2022 with corrected Tipiṭaka text files.

System requirements: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 or XP.

You may need to enable the .NET Framework 2.0, a component of Windows.

CST4 Source Code

The CST4 source code is available on GitHub

To type Roman-script Unicode Pali, download and install a Pali keyboard.

To type in Devanagari and other Indic scripts, install the keyboard drivers included with Windows. Installation instructions: Windows 10, Windows 7, 8 or 8.1.

To run the program, click the “Chattha Sangayana Tipitaka 4.0” shortcut created by the installer. The search index is generated the first time the program runs. This can take up to 15 minutes.

To report bugs, make suggestions or request additional features, please send an email to the development team at help@tipitaka.org. Your input is highly appreciated.

Video Introduction to CST4