[Tugindia] TUG Delhi Meeting Flyer

Amitabh Trehan amitabhtrehan at softhome.net
Thu May 1 13:58:40 CEST 2003

Hi Venkat,
 No problem. I am also not an expert, and we are looking out for any 
damn! expert who appears on the scene!!. Anyway, the point is that you
can initiate a discussion on what these things (fonts) are and what can
be done. Frankly, I expect most people will need introductory concepts
in our group. It'll be nice if you can talk a bit about Omega. Yes, I've
been looking forward to testing Omega since long (In fact, each time I
meet John Plaice which was twice last year). Havn't quite figured out
the way on that. So, maybe I can take your help on that. Of course, I am
not looking forward to a very formal kind of setup for our group here so
our talks need not be very formal, and we should be able to initiate
discussion and enthusiasm among the so many talented young people
looking for some direction.
 Let us see how we can use Alex's work on bold and italic devnag fonts. 


> > 3)  Venkat explains on TeX fonts, their construction, virtual 
> > fonts esp.
> > with regd. to devnag .
> HI, Hold on!  I am not an expert on virtual fonts and their
> construction. 
> I was hoping that I could talk to some expert on these things in the
> meeting.  
> One thing I can explain is the ITRANS package.  Also, I managed install 
> the lambda files for devanagari. These files are available in the omega
> subdirectory of devanagari in CTAN. Simply really! Just look at the root
> texmf
> tree and recreate the directory structure in LOCALTEXMF. And refresh the
> file name database. I have done it both for linux and Miktex.  To create
> the .otp file to .ocp files one has to run otp2ocp on the otp files
> supplied.  For example to convert the otp file hindi-uni2cuni.otp to ocp
> one has to give the command `otp2ocp hindi-uni2cuni'.(NOTE: leave out
> the .otp extension in the command!) I was able to process test files in
> both the platforms. In particular, misspaal.tex compiled without any
> much trouble after appropriate change. I had some problem with viewing
> in Windows because I had old version of devanagari fonts. In linux the
> command is `lambda <file-name>'.  In miktex, one needs to give the
> command `omega &lambda <file-name>. Amitabh, since
> you use Devnag in a big way, perhaps you can test this. Now, bold etc
> should work with this.
> Best regards,
> S. Venkataraman.
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