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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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. ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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. ...