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I'm new to LaTeX and I'm trying to learn it. It is very interesting. I have to type a lot of documents that contain Devnagari text, more precisely Nepali Language. How can I type it using LaTeX, so that I could make beautiful document in my own language?

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I recommend using XeTeX. Have a look at: Getting Started to XeTeX for Devanagari. –  Stefan Kottwitz Dec 29 '11 at 18:04
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Please let us know by a comment if the answers in the linked question solved your question too. We would close this question as a duplicate then. –  Stefan Kottwitz Dec 29 '11 at 18:37

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You could use Charles Wikner's Sanskrit package, available from CTAN. With this package, you would enter transliterated text and it would be converted into Devanagari (it does ligatures properly if I remember correctly).

The documentation is in the file sktdoc.ps.

edit: in Debian and Ubuntu, the same package used to be available with the name "latex-sanskrit", but was removed from the archives (I don't know the reason)

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Stefan Kottwitz's answer (xelatex) in the comments above is better - you can type directly in Devanagari and don't have to do intermediate transliteration through the Latin script. –  Sameer Nov 17 at 8:55
    
Some people actually need to type the transliteration -- it's used by western Sanskrit scholars, for example. –  Jay Nov 17 at 10:54
    
Of course, transliteration would be better for western Sanskrit scholars. But here the question refers to "my own language", so I am assuming typing directly in Devanagari would be more convenient. –  Sameer 2 days ago

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