[OS X TeX] Mountain Lion neither makefile nor latex command functions

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Nov 13 00:48:40 CET 2013

On Nov 12, 2013, at 5:41 PM, NMPOST7 <nmpost7 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 13/11/2013 00:09, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> Many years ago, when I was using a PDP-10 running BSD Unix, I use emacs with great delight via a Terminal. Gave up emacs 
> (well, I did use Alpha for a while) once OS X came out and switched to TeXShop
> which has been my Editor/Front End of choice ever since.
> Thank you, Herb,
> Had a look. Well, my require is small and I think I can manage with the simple
> VIM, without having one more full fledged editing system installed. But it does
> look interesting. The vim I have is already tuned for good editing (my
> requirement is not so highly technical). when I do not use VIM I can always
> swtich to TexShop.
> The only other requirement I have is for documentation involving my mother
> tongue, Malayalam. The topic has come up for discussion here twice with long
> threads.
> With my limited technical knowledge I could not get things to work on Mac.
> The package I use (or still use on my Ubuntu) is the one from Sarovar. This one
> uses a preprocessor (mal). The source file is saved as *.mm and after writing
> it, it is run through "mal" (the pre-processor) to generate a LaTeX file which
> is then interpreted by latex. I could not get this to work on mac due to two
> reasons:
> 1. running the preprocessor mal
> 2. the mac has serious problems with ligatures and vowels (misplaced vowels)
> So I process Malayalam documents on my Ubuntu laptop and all the others on my Mac
> BR
> suren


What language is mal written in? Is it something like Perl or is it compiled (e.g., written in C)?

Have you looked into using xelatex for your needs?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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