# TeXShop - XeLaTeX: How to include tamil scripts?

I am using TeXShop - XeLaTeX on a MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion. I used the following:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[no-math]{fontspec}

\begin{document}

அ

\end{document}


I got an error:

Undefined control sequence \UTF ...


Could anyone give some suggestions so that I can use Tamil unicode fonts as part of my LaTeX file.

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In a current TeX-System you example does not give an error. It doesn't give the glyph either as the font doesn't contain it, you will have to switch to another font e.g. with {\fontspec{Arial Unicode MS}அ}. –  Ulrike Fischer Sep 19 '12 at 8:22

You have to declare a font that covers Tamil; for instance on my machine I have InaiMathi; then polyglossia can take care of some aspects of Tamil.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[no-math]{fontspec}

\newfontfamily\tamilfont{InaiMathi}

\usepackage{polyglossia}
\setmainlanguage{tamil}

\begin{document}

அ

தமிழ்

\end{document}


The file must be saved as UTF-8 and processed with XeLaTeX.

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When I did the above, I got these error messages in the log: –  poornima Sep 20 '12 at 4:58
Sorry for the previous goof up. When I did as egret (also Ulrich Fisher) suggested, I got the same error message. 1st line of the log: This is XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-0.9998 (TeX Live 2012) (format=xelatex 2012.6.30) –  poornima Sep 21 '12 at 14:56