[OS X TeX] Malayalam and other Indian languages on Mac
dewatson at me.com
Mon Jul 2 01:16:24 CEST 2012
As a followup, I can verify that the package I downloaded and the package at Sarovar are essentially the same, although the source code is missing from the Sarovar link.
The "mm" executable generated by compiling the source takes the same options as the ones presented to "mlym" by the script named "mal".
If you want this to work correctly, then you are going to have to take some steps to edit the "mal" script to use "mm" instead of "mlym".
In addition, there are many installation details which will need to be modified in the "install.sh" script to make sure that the installation process gets along well with MacOSX TeX.
These are beyond the scope of what I am prepared to do for you, but I assure you that someone else on this list could put together an installation package for you. I unfortunately have to rely on their expertise and generosity to assist you further, as I am working on my dissertation at the moment.
On Jul 1, 2012, at 6:02 PM, David Watson wrote:
> 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
>> 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
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