[tex-live] malayalam in tl

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Fri Aug 24 08:58:22 CEST 2012

2012/8/24 Robin Fairbairns <Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk>:
> 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.)
Luatex does not support indic scripts, thus it cannot be used for
malayalam. XeTeX will work.
> r

Zdeněk Wagner

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