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

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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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Malayalam package

Sorry if I am repeating, but I do not seem to see my post here. Does anybody know of a Malayalam language package. I am working on a Mac running Leopard.
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Numbering in Devanāgarī while using XeTeX

I have been using XeTeX for typsetting Devanāgarī documents and it is going great. But I have encountered one issue, that whenever i use commands like \section, \begin{enumerate},\footnote or any ...
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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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How to change text to bold when font does not support bold

I have a 100 page document, I used colored text many places to highlight with below command in my preamble \newcommand\bluetext[1]{\textcolor{blue}{#1}} its working great however did not realize at ...
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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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XeLaTeX longtable full justification with Devnagari Text

I am a digital publisher of Sanskrit works. I earlier used pdfLaTeX, but recently I moved to XeLaTeX. I am on Windows using MikTeX 2.9 with TeXWorks 0.4.3. As I am typesetting epic poems with long ...
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What is the state of support for (Unicode) Indic scripts in Context?

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 ...
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XeLaTeX size of Indic script in header

I am using XeLaTeX (TeX Live 2012 on Windows) and my Sanskrit document is entirely in Devanagari. Even the page numbers, section numbers and section names are in Devanagari. I use fancyhdr but quite ...
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'r' rendered improperly in Devanagari ligature [closed]

Have bumped into a LaTeX-specific problem (on my current system at least) in typesetting Devanagari: 'r' in conjunct consonants such as 'ntrya' does not render properly (e.g., as न्त्र्य, see image ...
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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 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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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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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} ...
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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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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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How can I compile the Devanagari preprocessor in Linux?

At the moment I am writing a paper that requires some Devanagari letters. I am using the Velthuis Devanagari package. The problem is that some letters show up correctly after LaTeX-ing, but others do ...
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Typesetting in Devanagari

I am writing a small part of my code. \documentclass {article} \usepackage{devanagari} \begin{document} {\dn gunottar ani praman} \end{document} This does not yield me the required output. ...
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Scanning use error while compiling Devanagari text

I tried to run the Latex code posted by Stephen Kottwiz as an answer to this question: How to make Sanskrit Title in Devanagari Package Here's the same code repeated: \documentclass[10pt]{article} ...
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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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How to add unicode (devanagari) text to a LaTeX document without using XeTeX or LuaTeX?

I am using an online LaTeX compiler(scribtex) so I dont have the luxury of using XeTeX and other LaTeX compilers. I tried to include unicode text into my document using the following syntax: ...
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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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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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Wrong page numbers in TOC and hyperref problems [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get devanagari numerals in latex or xetex This is a follow up to the discussion under XeLaTeX - Devanagari page numbers in \tableofcontents, as suggested by David ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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XeLaTeX - Devanagari page numbers in \tableofcontents [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get devanagari numerals in latex or xetex I am using XeLaTeX (XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-0.9998 on TeX Live 2012/W32TeX). I want Devanagari (Indic) page ...
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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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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: ...
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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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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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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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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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Numbers in Devanagari [closed]

First question Although the manual mentions that simple numbers would create Devanagari digits, somehow it is not working for me. The way I use it in .dn file is: {\dn || 1-23||\\} Then passing ...
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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 ...