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

David Watson dewatson at me.com
Sat Jul 7 16:18:13 EDT 2012

I don't have to face using two languages at once, and I'm not sure how to handle hyphenation patterns with this minimal setup, but this is what I get with the following minimal example file.

% !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode
\documentclass{minimal}
\usepackage{unicode-math}
\pdfprotrudechars=2
\newfontfeature{Microtype}{protrusion=default;expansion=default;}
\defaultfontfeatures{Microtype,Ligatures=TeX}
\setmainfont[Ligatures=TeX, BoldFont = {* Semibold},BoldItalicFont={* Semibold Italic}]{MinionPro}

\begin{document}
Wer Butter am Kopf hat, soll nicht in die Sonne gehen.

\setmainfont{MalayalamMN}
മലയാളം

\end{document}

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On Jul 7, 2012, at 2:55 PM, NMPOST7 wrote:

> On 07/07/2012 21:33, David Watson wrote:
>> If you have .otf fonts, you could try LuaLaTeX ;)
>
> Thank you, David. At present I would not! Because, I am confused:
> LaTeX,XeTeX,XeLaTex...... My difficulty now is that on Ubuntu I am not getting
> the Malayalam language any more. The result after compiling is a jumble of the
> English alphabet. No more text in Malayalam! It is more than frustrating, as I
> have a huge project on hand ( all in all, a total of approximately 60 to 70.)
> and I am running against time.
>
> The requirement was that a document needs to contain both the Malayalam and the
> German text. I could have done that in two packages. One document in two
> versions of Malayalam and German. Right now only the German is possible.
>
> In order to get my malayalam back, I am going to reinstall my ancient SuSe
> package (9.3), that worked without any problem. I shall think of deleting
> Ubuntu, which has given me only failures. The version comes with Texlive 2009.
> I followed the instructions on the net regarding updating. All said and done,
> the result has been a catastrophic failure (as far as Ubuntu is concerned)
>

> Peter has been trying to help me, but my system does not seem to respond. It is
> quite possible, that the errors are on my side. Unfortunately, I do not know
> anybody, living close by, who knows (La)TeX or any other form of TeX.
> All the people I know here use M$and that is one thing I refuse to use. > (no M$ product will find its way on to my system)
>
> Greetings
> suren
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