Questions about using TeX and related systems for typesetting documents in Indic languages and scripts.

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Old sanskrit fonts and unicode input

Is it possible to use the old devanagari fonts which were part of the packages sanskrit and velthuis with a modern direct devanagari unicode input method? They expect input in velthuis transliteration ...
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How can I use a Gurumukhi font to typeset Punjabi with XeLaTeX or PDFLatex?

Folks I'm having a hard time using a non-English font with my LaTeX file. I've struggled for the last few days without success. Some background I'm using Kile on Windows (with MikTeX). I know I need ...
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How to set the minimum characters for hyphenation?

(Related to my other question here.) It seems that the polyglossia hyphenation rules for transliterated sanskrit by default allow hyphenation after a single character. See the example, the word ...
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XeLaTex / fontspec error : “script-not-exist” e

I'm attempting to typeset Devanagari in XeLaTeX. I'm using the font chandas.ttf and the RomDev mapping (for roman --> devanagari script; found here: RomDev from somadeva). This worked for me once upon ...
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Alphabet conversion chart

In reference to this question about typing in English and getting output in Bengali (in the way done by the O.P) , can someone give me a conversion chart as to which combination of English characters ...
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Use of enumitem breaks Bengali enumeration

Consider the MWE below. Here, I am trying to use Bengali numerals for enumeration as per the solution found here. \documentclass{article} % For bilingual document \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{...
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Devanagari Combined Glyphs

Having some trouble with combined (ligature) glyphs in LaTeX. Not a hindi speaker (native or otherwise) but have been tasked with transferring translated documents in hindi into TeX format. When I ...
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Typing Sanskrit in TeX

I want to enter Sanskrit quotes in my thesis. I have downloaded the "skt" package from CTAN. Also I have texlive-full installed. But I am unable to follow subsequent steps of how to incorporate this ...
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How to find Devanagari fonts

I am trying out different ways of using LaTeX with Devanagari script, and I have come across some examples that have the following lines of code: \documentclass{article} % The fontspec package ...
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How to add Hindi/Devnagari font in the document using sharelatex?

I am facing problem to embed Hindi font in my document. when I am using this http://pastebin.tlhiv.org/BIRP0Hot it works fine , but when I use http://pastebin.tlhiv.org/zdHxUMEb, it shows error. ...
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RomDev and spaces when a word begins with a vowel

Is there a way to automatically remove the virāma and space at word breaks where word a ends on a consonant and word b on a vowel? In transliteration we'd have spaces here, but in devanāgarī we would ...
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How to produce only devanagari vowel signs (matra)?

Using texlive 2015 on OSX, and package devanagari, I can't seem to produce only vowel signs in devanagari? I'd like to be able to write only the matras for, for example a, o, and so on. I've tried ...
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Long Sanskrit string doesn't get hyphenated

I am trying to get to work the hyphenation for transliterated sanskrit provided by polyglossia. One admittedly odd problem I encounter is that a string (four compound words actually, glued together by ...
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How to use bangla number in \label and \ref environment for equation?

I want to use the Bengali numbering system for equation referencing. Can anybody explain with example.
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Input difficulties with \usepackage{devanagari}

I am using the standard miktex package \usepackage{devanagari} however, using the same input examples as written in the file manual produces very different results, i.e. there is a duplication of ...
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Using longtable with reledmac and rledpar

My system is XeTeX Version 3.14159265-2.6-0.99992 (TeX Live 2015/W32TeX). I am typesetting a facing page bilingual edition of the Bhagavad-Gita. Left pages would be original Sanskrit text followed by ...
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How to get section numbers and page numbers with Bengali numerals in latex or xetex?

How i can give section numbers and page numbers with Bengali numerals in latex?
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Tamil Fonts other than wntml10, 12, 17

Can we use Tamil Fonts other than wntml10, 12 and 17 when we use itrans53.2 in Latex?
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How to insert Bengali text in IEEE conference paper?

I am writing a paper for an IEEE conference using IEEEtran.cls. The primary language of the paper is English but my work deals with Bengali language. I want to know how do I insert some Bengali words ...
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How can Bengali v.2 (bng2) be used to typeset Bengali with XeTeX?

This is a follow-up to this question about typesetting Bengali. As explained in both answers there, XeLaTeX can typeset Bengali given a suitable font using polyglossia and fontspec. For example, \...
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How to write Bengali in LaTeX?

\documentclass{barticle} \title{EkiT pRbn/dh} \author{Ajana elkhk} \date{pNNicesh {oi}bshakh, 1413} \begin{document} \bng \maketitle \section{pRthm pirec/chd} rbiin/dRnaethr EkiT kibtar shuru inec ed{...
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How can I use Bengali script in an English document?

I am a Linguist and I need to use Bengali script inside an English article which is predominantly English. I have found many answers but they only seem to be useful when the whole document is in ...
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Devanagari conjuncts not working with some fonts

I use XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-0.9998 (TeX Live 2012/W32TeX) on Windows 8. I am experimenting with three Devanagari fonts which come bundled with Windows 8: Arial Unicode MS, Mangal, and Nirmala ...
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Adding default hyphenation for transliterated Sanskrit

I would like to be able to select, via polyglossia, Sanskrit in Roman script, and thus get some reasonable default hyphenation rules, as there are, in order of priority: ai, au, kh, gh, ch, jh, ṭh, ...
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How can i type hindi matras only in Latex?

I am dealing with suffix of the hindi words. so i want something like this ाऊंगी in hindi to be printed. For uni character of hindi language is here. I have tried this code: \documentclass{...
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Boldfaced line numbers in critical apparatus with Sanskrit script

I am making a critical edition that has some Sanskrit text in which I would like the numbers in the critical apparatus referring to the line numbers in the text to be bold. The problem is that the ...
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Custom line numbering in a 2-columned edition using `eledpar`

I am making an edition wherein a citation from a verse should be referred to by both the verse's number and the quarter of the verse that it appears in. The number of the verse should be a numeral and ...
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Switching between Devanagari script and italicized Roman script [duplicate]

I am making a document in which I would like have text in Devanagari script and italicized Roman script interspersed amongst one another. If my Devanagari font had an italicized Roman font, I would ...
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How can I typeset this particular Devnagari character?

I am comfortable with using all of the Devnagari script. However, I'm finding it difficult to use the letters "श" and "श्री"; the former is present in Devnagari, whereas the latter isn't. How can I ...
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Problem with r- ligatures in XeTeX (with the font Sanskrit 2003)

Simple ligatures with र् r as first element (thus a case different from 'r' rendered improperly in Devanagari ligature ) appear strangely when preceded by a syllable containing an ि : I ...
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Adding diacritics to Tibetan mantras with LaTeX

Thank you very much for your quick and skilled answers to my first question! Unfortunately they didn't solve my problem exactly, so I become more precise in my question: I'm working on an German ...
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Index, Indic words, XeLaTeX

I am hoping to learn how to make an index that displays words sorted in accordance with the Indic alphabet after having been input directly in Unicode.
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LaTeX/XeTeX setup Tamil/Indic languages

I use TexMaker and LyX in Ubuntu. I'd like to typeset Tamil/Telugu/Hindi text, and so far I've been unsuccessful. Please suggest me a working TeX/LaTeX/variants setup for Indic languages, especially ...
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How to achieve Glyph Level Kerning in Xelatex

In the image below: The legacy font for Kannada is rendering correctly. Indic fonts have poor lookup table which makes rendering incorrect. So is there a possibility to automatically kern these by ...
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Formatting numbers the Indian way [duplicate]

This is a follow-up question to Handling numbers and calculations. The numbers printed by \num[group-separator={,},group-minimum-digits=4]{\the\numexpr(5000)\relax} will produce comma separated ...
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Transliteration in Devanagari

This is a follow up of my previous question. To get sanskrit in devanagari I type {\dn brahma.nyaadaaya karmaa.ni sa.nga.m tyaktvaa karoti ya.h | \\\ lipyate na sa paapena padmapatramivaambhasa} ...
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XeLaTeX override default sanskrit hyphenation, do not hyphenate if not indicated

Sanskrit hyphenation is not very good in xelatex as it can possibly not recognize long compound words. I want to override the default hyphenation and hyphenate only where indicated by the \\- command. ...
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Devanagari/Indic in LuaTeX

As I gather from the mailing lists, LuaTeX is currently unable to render devanagari properly because it doesn't understand the complex ligature rules involved. This is my experience with test ...
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Devanagari characters and pdflalitex

Running TexLive (most recent version) with local install at ~/texlive on Fedora 20. MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{helvet} \renewcommand*{\rmdefault}{\sfdefault} \...
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How can I type in Devnagari font using LaTeX?

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 ...
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Typesetting Devanagari-manuscript-style “Pothi”/“Patravali” books

First of all, I am quite new to TeX - so practically a newbie. I am trying to typeset Devanagari books in the traditional "Pothi" format, which looks pretty much like the manuscript illustrated below. ...
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Getting Started to Xetex for Devangari?

I have learn LaTeX for a while. Now, I want to type Indic scripts using Tex and I found that XeTeX is the best because it supports unicode and opentype fonts. But the problem is there are not any ...
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different fonts for two languages

I use Sanskrit 2003 for my bilingual document. But the English so generated result in a very uneven and poorly looking document. I can not modify the text in between \begin{document} and \end{document}...
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How to get devanagari numerals in latex or xetex

How to get devanagari numerals in xetex or latex - especially in enumerate environment? I can use unicode to write devanagari text but I am unable to get devenagari numerals in section numbers, ...
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Using ITRANS postscript fonts with MikTeX2.9

I have followed John Washburn's instructions from the document ITRANS53 Installation Notes with MiKTEX 2.9 (http://www.aczoom.com/files/itrans/mirror/itransi-MiKTeX/itransi-MiKTeX.pdf). I can ...
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How to type Telugu in LaTeX and genrate PDF using MiKTeX

So far I have been using LaTeX for writing English documents. My favourite editor is TeXlipse in Eclipse. I am also comfortable with TeXnicCenter. My operating system is Windows. But now my intention ...
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XeTeX: Line numbering in a book with Devanagari and polyglossia

I am typesetting a book in XeLaTeX with both Samskrita in Devanagari script and English. I am trying to include line numbers for proofreading purposes. I want to use the lineno package which works on ...
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how to typeset document in indian script

Is there an MWE for typesetting indian scripts (like tamil / kannada). There are couple of examples for devanagari scripts. Can i use the same for other scipts.
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Non-uniform spacing in table of contents (XeLaTex book, tocloft, Indic script)

I am typesetting a book in XeLaTex (TexLive 2012 on Windows) in Sanskrit. I am using the tocloft package for table of contents. I want the font size to be bigger in the TOC, for which I use the ...
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Adding vedic accents in sanskrit in devanagari script in red color using Context - not working in all cases

Using the techniques described in Coloring combining characters without changing color of a base character I have been able to color red the vedic accents in sanskrit typesetting using ConTexT MIV. ...