[Tugindia] Re: Devnag and unicode

Duvvuri Venu Gopal venugopal_duvvuri at rediffmail.com
Sun Feb 29 05:22:56 CET 2004

>Yes, I've read the article and understand a little more the problem.
>I've thought that writing directly in unicode is a easier task.
>But there are so amny ligatures... What is the devanagari encoding?
>I have the option in my Yudit editor, but don't see any efect, use of it.

>So, that is the biggest problem. So, when I remove The otp's, everything
>will be fine? Only some characters missing? I've tried it, but got no
>output at all. I don't understand the otp's files yet and the whole
>internal mechanism.

>I've read theese articles. They are very useful.
>I don't work in Windows. But it is not very tiresome using preprocessor.
>Do you mean still writing in tranliteration scheme, not directly, using
>real devanagri fonts while typing?
>Thank you very much,
>Anna Choma
>Warsaw, Poland

The method adopted for Hindi - Omega is 

1) Translation of Velthuse's scheme to Unicode
2) Translation from Unicode to Velthuse font (Devanagari)

If you have a Unicode compatible editor the first step is not required. You can directly go to the second step. So you have to disable the OTP's that convert transliteration to Unicode.

In typing unicode it is simple. For full details see the uni2 - OTP's.

To get compound letter you have to type Character + halant + character. Then you will get the required character, i.e., to type "kya" you have to type " ka + halant + ya + A". ka means the ka key not k + a of english keyboard and ya means the ya key not y + a of english keyboard.

I am not using Yudit. So I am not sure. But it should work. You can disable the Velthu2uni.OTP in odev.sty file.

D. Venu Gopal

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