[tex-live] I must be missing something with TeX...
texlive at cherokeenewtestament.org
Sat Feb 5 00:59:43 CET 2011
Sorry for the slow reply, been very busy on my end.
Thanks Karl and Taco for the links.
> On 01/31/11 19:37, Karl Berry wrote:
>> I cannot find a single tutorial or
>> hello world type of document
I have seen many tutorials and introductions, but maybe my ubuntu
installation is broken because every single tutorial I followed (about 5)
didn't work, not even with cutting/pasting the code in. Usually something
about not finding a sty file or something along those lines. I have no
idea where to find one of those when they are missing and if replacing it
in the right location would be all that it would take.
Yes, I used TeX back in the 90's to produce my calculus assignments. Also
a Computer Eng prof of mine offered extra credit for handing in TeX files.
I transcribed a very old book in a non-English language. Since TeX only
supports English, that itself isn't going to work. I heard that there are
other modified versions of TeX that do support unicode TTF fonts, but
actually getting them to work is beyond anything I have been able to
I transcribed a bible from a different language. It is stored as almost
8000 text files. I wrote two C programs. One reads the phonetic text I
typed and converts them into UTF-8, saved in different file. The other
program reads these 8000 files and parses them where they have a verse
number in the first characters of the verse and prints chapter headings
and newlines. This program saves the output as 26 unicode text files.
Here is a sample of what my output looks like.
Everytime I fixed a typo, I had to go to OpenOffice and make a new PDF. I
would rather modify the C program to output something TeX, or some
derivative, can work with.
I'll leave it at this challenge:
The first person whom can tell me what packages I need to install on
Ubuntu 10.04, how I configure the packages tools to implement a specific
font, "Cherokee.TTF", that I posses. Then finally, e-mail me a TeX file
that I can compile/interpret/execute on the command line to create a PDF
file with these 2 lines below below:
1 ᎯᎠ ᎪᏪᎵ ᎧᏃᎮᎭ
ᎦᎶᏁᏛ, ᏕᏫ ᎤᏪᏥ,
2 ᎡᏆᎭᎻ ᎡᏏᎩ
ᏤᎦᏈᏃ ᏧᏓ ᎠᎴ
visible somewhere within it. I will write them a $100 USD check.
With that, I can at least have a template to build on to construct the
entire book. Honest to god, I have been working on this problem for
almost 2 years.
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