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

Jonathan jonathan at jfkew.plus.com
Wed Jul 4 07:47:18 EDT 2012

On 04.07.2012 12:20, NMPOST7 wrote:
> On 04/07/2012 12:33, Jonathan wrote:
>> I used a copy from the ubuntu ttf-indic-fonts package, and it seems 
>> to work OK
>> (in very limited testing, admittedly) when installed in the Mac's 
>> Fonts folder.
>> There are a bunch of other malayalam opentype fonts in that package, 
>> too. It
>> might be easiest to get a copy of the source tarball (see
>> https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ttf-indic-fonts/ for links), 
>> then you can
>> try the various fonts provided and see which you like best.
> Tried almost all. No success. The only one that compiled was Lohit. 
> But the
> output consisted only of small squires.

That sounds like an encoding problem. Make sure your source file is 
Unicode (utf-8) encoded. The trivial example I sent works fine and 
produces output with the correct Lohit Malayalam glyphs.

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