# [Tugindia] Problem with malayalam

E. Krishnan ekmath at asianetindia.com
Sat Apr 7 06:14:05 CEST 2007

```On Fri, 6 Apr 2007, V. Sasi Kumar wrote:

> I am facing two problems in using the malayalam-0.8 package.
>
> 1) I am using Debian Etch on my computer. When I install the malayalam
> package, it says:
>
> cp: target `/usr/share/texmf/dvips/config' is not a directory
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I take it that in spite of these warnings, the other files are properly
installed. In that case this is what you can do:

1. Under the /texmf/fonts/map/pdftex (and also under
/texmf/fonts/map/dvips,in case you want to create the PostScript
of a malayalam document), create a directory named "malayalam".

2. In the untarred "malayalam-0.9.2" directory, under the "fonts"
subdirectory you'll find two mapfiles "malayalam.map" and
"malayalam_pdftex.map". Copy the first to
/texmf/fonts/map/dvips/malayalam  and the second to
/texmf/fonts/map/pdftex/malayalam

3. Run "texhash"

> 2) When I compile using pdflatex, the pdf file shows no text. It says
> that the fonts cannot be found. When I compile using latex, the dvi file
> shows the text.

At the beginning of your malayalam source file, include this line

\pdfmapfile{+malayalam_pdftex.map}

Please get back if there are further problems.

--
Krishnan
```

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