[Tugindia] Kannada in Unicode in LaTeX

S. venkataraman svenkat at ignou.ac.in
Wed Jul 8 12:39:28 CEST 2009

Try out xetex.
You have to use fontspec package to specify a unicode compliant
font.   The advantage with xetex is you can use truetype fonts.
I have tried xelatex for devanagari and it works. I do not know much about
kannada.  Try posting in xetex list.

On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 3:33 PM, Alok G. Singh <alephnull at hcoop.net> wrote:

> I am sure that this must have been asked before but I have not been able
> to find it.
> I have some Kannada strings that need to go into a PDF. I do not need an
> input method like KannadaLatex[1]. I have the strings as Unicode
> already. I've tried using the inputenc package but the error was:
>         Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:ಇ not set up for use
>         with LaTeX.
> I did find a guide[2] for Hindi that I tried to adapt for Kannada as the
> TITUSCBZ font does have Kannada glyphs as well. However, I was unable to
> find ttf2tfm.
> Any help would be much appreciated.
> Footnotes:
> [1]  http://sarovar.org/projects/kannadatex/
> [2]  http://hpsg.fu-berlin.de/~stefan/Lehre/LaTeX/fonts.html<http://hpsg.fu-berlin.de/%7Estefan/Lehre/LaTeX/fonts.html>
> --
> Alok
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