[Tugindia] help required for using "skt" package in LaTeX

Duvvuri Venu Gopal venugopal_duvvuri at rediffmail.com
Wed Dec 7 11:21:52 CET 2005

On Wed, 07 Dec 2005 Somnath Sikdar wrote :
>Hi,
>
>Try compiling using latex and then use dvips to convert to a .ps file and check if the fonts are okay. If yes, try dvipdf to convert the .dvi file to a .pdf file. That should work. If the ps file doesn't show the required fonts, then propbably you haven't installed the package properly.
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>Somnath.
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>
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>On Wed, 7 Dec 2005, Amuthan Arunkumar wrote:
>
>>Dear Members,
>>
>>typesetting sanskrit text in devanagari. I somehow managed to install it. I
>>have a peculiar problem. To state it as clearly as possible, let me give a
>>sample input i gave
>>
>>\documentclass{article}
>>\usepackage{skt}
>>\begin{document}
>>{\skt raama}
>>\end{document}
>>
>>There were no problems during compilation (I used pdflatex for creating the
>>.pdf file). But the .pdf file showed the sanskrit equivalent of 'graama - g'
>>(this is the closest possible way I can represent the output). More
>>explicitly, I'm having problems getting the required output when I enter the
>>english transliteration scheme. I'm not able to generate ra, da, and many
>>other symbols though some approximate equivalent like 'r' for 'ra', 'd' or
>>'daa' for 'da', 'daha' for 'dha', 'm u' for 'mo' etc. are generated instead.
>>
>>I have no idea why this is happening. Can someone help?
>>