[Tugindia] Problem with Omega Malayalam

P. P. Narayanaswami swami at mun.ca
Fri Aug 28 21:13:17 CEST 2009

Strange, and I am really puzzled how  the landscape mode 
for Malayalam Omega worked for you.
It does "not" work for me, either in Malayalam Omega or in 
Tamil Omega, (or even when an ordinary LateX file with no
unicode fonts is run through Omega/Lambda instead of pdfLaTeX) 
if we go via--          lambda -> odvips -> ps2pdf.
The page and the page number are placed in landscape. but the 
actual text content is still in portrait mode. This is just the
opposite of what happens in non-Omega situations with pdfLaTeX.
I am using TeXLive 2005 on Fedora 5.

Usually, when pdfLaTeX  is run on a simple .tex file (with no unicode)
with lscape package loaded, we get the actual text material 
in landscape mode, but the page orintation and page numbering remain 
unaltered. But, on the "same" file, if we do
         lambda-> odvips-> ps2pdf, 
just the reverse happens.  The page and the page number is rotated 
90 degree clockwise, but the actual text matter remains in portrait 
mode.  I guess this may not be Malayalam/Tamil Omega-specific problem, 
but has something to do with the behaviour of the "odivps" package 
while using "lscape" package, at least in TeXLive 2005.
I posted this question to the Omega newsgroup,and
sent mails to Yannis, but got no response.

Quoting "Alex A.J." <indictex at gmail.com>:

> On Sat, Aug 22, 2009 at 12:55 AM, P. P. Narayanaswami<swami at mun.ca> wrote:
> > I had another problem with Malayalam Omega as well as Tamil Omega,
> > where I had to use Landscape Mode.  This I posted sometime back to
> > the newsgroup but got no response. If I use the "lscape" package
> > and use  \begin{landscape} ... Malayalam text ...  \end{landscape},
> > only the page header and page numbers get in landscape mode and not the
> > Malayalam content.
> Working fine for me. I used the following code, and Lambda -> odvips ->
> ps2pdf.
> \documentclass{article}
> \usepackage{omal}
> \usepackage{lscape}
> \begin{document}
> \begin{landscape}
> {\mal
> <Malayalam text here>
> }
> \end{landscape}
> \end{document}
> Regards
> Alex.
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