[OS X TeX] metapost

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Fri Mar 22 19:50:46 CET 2013

On Mar 22, 2013, at 1:25 PM, NMPOST7 wrote:

> On 22/03/2013 18:11, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>> On Mar 22, 2013, at 12:44 PM, NMPOST7 wrote:
>>> Well, Malayalam being another language, the font does matter and  
>>> Mac messes up
>>> the ligatures.
>> How about XeTeX? But I have no idea what to do for text in the  
>> graphics.
> well, did try XeTeX. But the ligatures in Malayalam are terrible. My  
> English and
> German Documentation, however, I do on my mac. The present problem  
> is however
> only the graphics.I do not know how to use Malayalam in the graphics.
> However that is not a problem at all, as I can use numbers and later  
> have a
> list. I shall do one step at a time. First I shall try to get the  
> graphics
> right. That will need time.
> The graphics themselves are very complicated. Here are two example.  
> This is a
> geometric pattern from Hinduism.  The first drawing has got errors  
> (too
> technical to explain here). The second one is too small to be  
> checked for
> errors. However, you will have an idea of the complexity  of the  
> figures
> example 1:
> http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a2/ 
> Sri_Yantra_256bw.gif
> example 2:
> http://www.artchemy.org/wp-content/uploads/SRI-YANTRA-W.jpg
> In fact, letters of the alphabet need to go into the pictures. But  
> as I said, I
> can list them.

---I think that the figures could be done in Intaglio (My own stuff is  
very simple.) but, to get a much more reliable opinion, you might want  
to get on the intaglio-request at freewaytalk.net mailing list. Since  
Intaglio has layers, you might be able to import the pdf of the text  
onto one layer and have the graphic on another layer.

---For me, learning tikz was not worth the investment, but I think  
that for you it probably would as Tikz seems to be incredibly  
powerful  and, I am pretty sure, could do your examples


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