[Tugindia] Drawing editor

CV Radhakrishnan cvr at river-valley.org
Sat Jan 13 11:21:47 CET 2007

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From: Kumar Appaiah <akumar at ee.iitm.ac.in>
To: tugindia at tug.org
Subject: Re: [Tugindia] Drawing editor
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2007 23:54:24 +0530

On Fri, Jan 12, 2007 at 09:46:14AM -0600, c puram wrote:
>    1. It should work with Latex.
>    2. Using that I should be able to write text in Devanagari, Malayalam
>    etc.

Dia satisfies these requirements. Of course, if you have Devanagari
and Malayalam fonts on your system, you can write text in these
languages. I have personally done so on Debian GNU/Linux as well as
Ubuntu Linux, so Suse shouldn't be a problem, if you get the fonts and
data entry methods right..

Inkscape should also satisfy this.

>    3. It should work on Suse Linux 10.1 and preferably have a version for
>    Microsoft XP

Windows: Available at 
http://dia-installer.sourceforge.net/ and 
http://www.inkscape.org/download/?lang=en respectively.

>    4. The software should be free or the price should be minimal

Both GPL'ed, source available, free for download, modification and
redistribution. I think that freedom is enough :-)

>    5. I should be able to create the figure in layers.

I am not sure about this, but you may find these in the above
mentioned tools in some form.



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