[Tuglist] RE: Omega
Fri, 20 Sep 2002 10:03:50 +0530
> True, can you suggest any other efficient way of typesetting Tamil
> with TeX and without preprocessor?
> SV> Suppose we use a text editor that can be used to type in
> SV> english and tamil. We can type the commands in english but
> SV> can use font changing command to switch to other languages.
> SV> I saw the omega tex home page and this seems to support this
> SV> sort of a thing.
> Yes, Omega can support Tamil typesetting, provided someone volunteers
> to write the necessary OTP's required for the same. This will
> obviously eliminate the usage of preprocessor. Can you volunteer to
> write the OTP's for Tamil? Only a person with knowledge of Tamil can
> effectively do this.
I am not a texnician! I will try to find out what it involves.
Yes, I would
definitely like to try.
> SV> Are there editors available?
> Yudit supports most of the Indian languages and input can be saved in
> unicode which is acceptable to Omega.
> SV> How hard is this to accomplish in omega tex?
> It is not Omega tex, but Omega.
> SV> For example will the metafont files of the usual tex be of any
> SV> use in creating fonts for omega tex?
Already, university of Washington at St Louis has created tamil
tex fonts. For hindi, there are fonts by Velthuis. The
are also available. How can this be used?
How about using cork 8-bit encoding? Will it help? I mean,
fonts like ec fonts, will it help? I do not understand ec fonts
but I do know
that it allows one to use extra characters (128 more!) . I guess
are perhaps matters to be persued at an individual level through
research and exploration, but I would like some pointers, some
point where I can
start from. Omega being new, there is very little documentation