[OS X TeX] TeXShop question

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Feb 3 17:03:53 EST 2007

On Feb 3, 2007, at 3:39 PM, Toke Lindegaard Knudsen wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am working on a project in which I need to use devanagari script  
> (for Sanskrit text).  I want to use the Velthuis package found here:
> <http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/language/devanagari/velthuis/>
> This package is not part of teTeX, which I have installed to use  
> TeXShop.  My problem is this:  How do I install this package in  
> TeXShop?
> I am using TeXShop Version 1 (v1.43) and I am running OS X 3.9.
> In the help files to TeXShop, under "Adding Personal Sty and Macro  
> Files to teTeX," I found the following:
> "It is possible to make these files visible to all teTeX projects,  
> whether typeset from TeXShop or from the Terminal. To do so, create  
> a subfolder of the Library folder in your home directory named  
> texmf. Create subfolders named tex and bibtex. Within the tex  
> folder, create a subfolder named latex. Store your personal files  
> in these folders.
> "Tex will find any file in ~/Library/texmf/tex or a subfolder of  
> this directory. Latex will find any file in ~/Library/texmf/tex/ 
> latex or a subfolder of this directory, and bibtex and makeindex  
> will find any file in ~/Library/texmf/bibtex and ~/Library/texmf/ 
> makeindex respectively, or a subfolder. It is not necessary to run  
> texhash after adding files to these folders."
> This works for .sty files.  However, I cannot figure out where to  
> put the rest of the files (.tfm files and so on).  I tried a few  
> things, but nothing worked.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated!
> Sincerely,
> Toke Lindegaard Knudsen


At first glance it appears that there is need for a preprocessor. The  
source is given but it would have to be compiled (i.e., you may need  
to have the Developer tools installed).

Outside of that, a good deal of the work for where things go is  
already done. The directory structure given is a model for where  
things should go in ~/Library/texmf/; e.g., move the fonts/type1/ 
public/velthuis directory into ~/Library/texmf/fonts/type1/public/  
(creating the folders as you go, if necessary), etc.

You might start working with XeLaTeX which can use the devangari  
fonts that come with Mac OS X and would allow you to enter the text  
directly in devangari (via Open Type Fonts and UTF-8). I have no  
personal experience with this but others on this list could certainly  
help out.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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