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

NMPOST7 nmpost7 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 4 08:41:26 EDT 2012

On 04/07/2012 14:34, NMPOST7 wrote:
> On 04/07/2012 14:19, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> If you saw Malayalam in the e-mail that was sent you should have a font that has that script. 
> You might try to print that e-mail to pdf and see what font is included in that
> pdf for the Malayalam text.
> I use Adobe Reader to see that but I know there are CLI commands to tell you the
> fonts used in the pdf.
> Thank you for that tip. I just did it and checked the document properties, where
> the fonts are named.
> Two fonts are names:
> 1. AnjaliOldLipi (embedded Subset) ttf, encoding: built-in
> 2. courier (embedded subset) ttf, encoding: Roman
> Strangely enough. I did try using AnjaliOldLipi (available in fontbook) but
> xelatex complained about the non availability of the font!

found the problem!!!!!!

problems lies not with the font but with TexShop. It has problems with unicode!!
It appears, that we have the solution. The font I used was the original used my
Jonathan. Lohit. I shall now try with the others.

TexShop displayed the pasted text. but when saved. replaces the text with
question marks. Aparently TexShop cannot digest unicode.


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