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I have used XeTeX for typesetting a book using Unicode Malayalam. It is working perfectly and the production is fine.

Reading about ConteXt, I learn it is more suitable and flexible for book production by publishing houses. I have tried but Malayalam Unicode is not supported.

What should be done to achieve this? Is there any similar attempt successful in Tamil, Hindi,......any Unicode Indic script?

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Currently, ConTeXt MkIV (luatex backed) doesnot support Indic scripts; you need to use ConTeXt MkII (xetex backend) for using Indic scripts. –  Aditya Dec 31 '12 at 3:43

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Like Aditya says, at the moment only MkII supports Indic scripts out of the box. (At least, I assume he is correct — I do not know anything about TeX + Indic scripts myself.)

If using LuaTeX instead of XeTeX is important to you, you might want to get in touch with the typesetting company TAT Zetwerk. I happen to know from their presentation at EuroTeX 2012 that they are currently developing an in-house solution for Devanagari in LuaTeX using OpenType features. They may be in a position to help you?

As you can see, all I can do in this answer is point at people who know more than I do. Hopefully you will eventually find an answer. Good luck in your Indic typesetting endeavours!

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Thanks. It may be useful lead. Let me contact TAT –  Hussain K.H Jan 19 '13 at 14:46
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As a follow-up: did you manage to get in touch with TAT Zetwerk? Perhaps you could write and self-accept an answer of what you have learned about Indic typesetting with ConTeXt MkIV, for the benefit of future people looking for answers; that would definitely get my upvote. Even "It's not currently possible" would be helpful. –  Esteis Feb 13 '13 at 15:56

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