[XeTeX] transliterated sanskrit/hindi

Alexander Giebler a_giebler at gmx.de
Wed Aug 30 16:27:37 CEST 2006

Am 30.08.2006 um 15:29 schrieb Alexander Giebler:

> Am 29.08.2006 um 18:57 schrieb Yves Codet:
>> Hello Alexander.
>> Le 29 août 06 à 16:58, Alexander Giebler a écrit :
>>> With XeTeX I will generate a  transliterated sanskrit document - 
>>> which
>>> is similar to hindi. has anybody experiences in doing this?  by the
>>> way: normaly i generate my transliterated documents with the  
>>> sanskrit
>>> package with MikTeX on a windows platform. now i had to do this on a
>>> macbook with mac os tiger - on windows i had to  run first  the
>>> preprocessor skt.c over the document to generate the tex-file but
>>> this does´nt work on the mac Terminal. What do I wrong?
>> With MikTeX a precompiled version of the preprocessor is installed  
>> (in a directory named Commands or something like that),  
>> precompiled because Windows doesn't include any C compiler. You  
>> can't run skt.c itself on a Mac (nor on any platform) because it's  
>> source code; you have to compile it, executing:
>> gcc -o skt skt.c
>> Then you must put the binary skt in a directory where the system  
>> can find it. But first you have to install Developper Tools, since  
>> gcc isn't included in the standard installation.
>> This would be for standard TeX; with XeTeX you don't need Wikner's  
>> package. Just input Unicode characters directly, like this:
>> āsīd rājā Nalo nāma
>> You only need to use a suitable font. Lucida Grande can do, but  
>> some diacritics are not correctly placed (besides it has no  
>> italics). The best font I know of, for transliterated Sanskrit and  
>> other languages of course, is Charis SIL:
>> http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php? 
>> site_id=nrsi&item_id=CharisSILfont
>> Once you have downloaded Charis you might want to try and compile  
>> the following sample:
>> <linguistique.tex>
>> to check your installation and see how it works (and if you notice  
>> mistakes please let me' know :).
>> Best wishes,
>> Yves
> a.)There was no problem to install gcc from developer tools but  
> after entering the string this happens:
>  -bash: gcc: command not found
> what could i made wrong?
> b.)Thanks for the link and the .tex file. This works very fine but  
> anyway I´m very new on mac os so I tried to put in the diacritics  
> but i have no idea how to define shortcuts for the unicodes like alt 
> +a for long vowel a or alt+s for retroflex s .
> Thanks,
> Alexander

now i have worked a little bit on my knowlege of typesetting in mac  
os and i founded a nice and well working .keylayout:

but the problem with gcc still exist...
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