[Tugindia] Devnag LyX

Amitabh Trehaan amitabhtrehan at softhome.net
Fri May 21 11:36:38 CEST 2004

Hi Venkat,
 hmm. thats an interesting input. We'll probably need another kind of 
inputting method which can work without a preprocessor. Do you think you 
can try something. just download LyX and try it. It's much improved than 
what I remember at college and could be a decent tool to popularise 
LaTeX. Venkat, do subscribe to the devnag-general list and cross-post 
these mails there. A few people want to use the devnag list without 
subscribing to the tugindia list.


S. venkataraman wrote:

>I also do not use Lyx, but Lyx is useful for 
> beginners. 
>As far as I know fonts may not be a 
> problem.  There are enough indic fonts for 
> Xwindows.  (Please correct me if I am wrong.)
> We can use BDF fonts in Xwindows.  What 
> we can do is to load the type 1 devanagari font
> dvng*.pfb into fontforge(earlier known as Pfaedit)and 
> save them as BDF fonts. It could be as simple as that. 
> What could be a bother are the key maps for various input 
> methods like devnag, itrans and inscript. I am not 
> very familiar with Lyx.  So, we need to dig a bit.
>With best regards,
>S. Venkataraman
>Lecturer in Mathematics
>School of Sciences
>Indira Gandhi National University
>Maidan Garhi 
>New Delhi 110 068
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Amitabh Trehaan [mailto:amitabhtrehan at softhome.net] 
>>Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2004 12:45 PM
>>To: TUGIndia Mailing List; devnag-general at lists.sarovar.org
>>Subject: [Tugindia] Devnag LyX
>> at Sarai, there's been a discussion on expanding the reach of devnag 
>>LaTeX. One of the ideas is to get LyX to support devnag. AS 
>>we know, LyX 
>>is a WYSIWYM GUI for LaTeX.
>> This means getting the user to type in devnagari using a key-layout 
>>like traditional WYSIWYGs. A different screen font (as 
>>available with X) 
>>could be used for this. Thus, we could get the quality of 
>>LaTeX at the 
>>backend and native input at the frontend. I know, this may 
>>mean less to 
>>some of us used to velthius transliteration but I think it will be 
>>useful. Many technical issues will be involved.
>> What is the lists feedback? I suppose discussion on this should 
>>continue over the long-term on devnag-general or developers 
>>channel. I 
>>need some technical inputs also.
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