[Tugindia] Devnag LyX
amitabhtrehan at softhome.net
Fri May 21 11:36:38 CEST 2004
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
>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,
>Lecturer in Mathematics
>School of Sciences
>Indira Gandhi National University
>New Delhi 110 068
>>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
>>need some technical inputs also.
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