[OS X TeX] Malayalam and other Indian languages on Mac

David Watson dewatson at me.com
Sun Jul 1 19:02:19 EDT 2012

I downloaded the malayam-latex package as a zip file from: http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/language/malayalam

The direct link to the zip file is: http://mirror.ctan.org/language/malayalam.zip

I then removed the .o files from the subdirectory named src, and used "make" to generate the mm preprocessor.

What I don't understand, since I don't use the package, is why the executable that is provided is named "mlym" whereas the executable output from the "make" process is named "mm".

I am assuming that they are the same thing, but I am not sure.

When I search through the /usr/local/texlive tree on my Mac, I see several support files for malayalam, and I am again assuming that these correspond to the malayalam package on CTAN, and I assume that this is also what you are seeing on Sarovar.

I could be wrong about any of these assumptions.

On Jul 1, 2012, at 5:52 PM, NMPOST7 wrote:

> On 02/07/2012 00:22, David Watson wrote:
>> The malayalam package includes the source for the preprocessor, so in theory, this should work on MacOSX.
>> I didn't have any trouble using the Makefile to compile the object files for this package.
>> You need to delete the ".o" files included in the source directory first.
>> Maybe Herbert would have some idea of how to link these object files together into the "mylm" preprocessor that you need.
> I think we are speaking about two different programmes. could this be. I am
> speaking about the package coming from Sarovar
> http://sarovar.org/projects/malayalam
> The preprocesser here is called mal.
> However, I would like to know about the package you are using. Since you are
> using it without problem, I could follow your instructions.
> Best regards
> suren
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