[tex-live] malayalam in tl

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Fri Aug 24 01:08:08 CEST 2012

Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> wrote:

>     Subject: [tex-live] malayalam in tl
>     seems to date back rather a long way, 
> True.  I never touched what was installed by Sebastian, N years ago.  I
> have now removed that package, especially since I see you guys moved it
> to "obsolete" on CTAN.

aha! that's why i couldn't find it.

> malayalam-latex is practically uninstallable due to the binary,
> bizarrely written shell script, etc.

sigh.  i did no more than identify that it's probably the same thing as
what's on sarovar.

> malayalam-omega might be installable.  If anyone reading this wants
> that, feel free let me know.  I am doubtful that anyone would choose
> that route, nowadays.

indeed.  given the polyglossia support (assuming it's "good" -- i know
no-one i could ask...), xetex would seem the natural platform.  (or even
luatex, when the development of polyglossia on luatex is released.)


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