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

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Mon Jul 2 07:56:19 EDT 2012

Am 02.07.2012 um 13:27 schrieb NMPOST7:

> I read somewhere that open type fonts do not function on Mac.

Was this on a Classic Mac OS lovers site?

In this third (christian) millennium Mac OS X has pretty good OpenType support. You can try it for example in TextEdit. Or with Apache OpenOffice, which is not Apple. Or XeTeX...

And you have to try it with Unicode, i.e., the proper Malayalam characters, not some strange combinations of Latin characters. But this is also served by XeTeX which allows to apply a mapping technique to substitute up to some Latin input characters with one output character (for example: --- -> —). By creating such a mapping file and compiling it to TEC format you might be able to reuse your (non-standardised?) MM files.



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