[XeTeX] Hyphenating Tamil

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Sat Jun 26 16:14:19 CEST 2010

On Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 07:15:02PM +0530, Shrisha Rao wrote:
> El jun 26, 2010, a las 5:03 p.m., Ulrike Fischer escribió:
> > You need a more recent xelatex.ini. You can get it here
> > 
> > http://scripts.sil.org/svn-view/xetex/TRUNK/texmf/tex/xelatex/config/
> > 
> > You will then have to regenerate the format. 
> > 
> > Or install a recent texlive. 
> Ubuntu has been well-known to include an out-of-date TeX Live (I think 2007!) with many long-resolved issues.  It is also problematic to install TeX Live or some parts of it separately if one has already installed the TeX packages made available by the distro, as all sorts of things break (or will suddenly break when there is some package update).  The tlmgr utility also conflicts with the distro's own package update feature so is typically unavailable.
> The best things to do would be to switch from Ubuntu to another distro that has TeX Live 2009 (sorry, I cannot tell you which one), or else to not install the TeX packages from the distro's manager but to install and maintain TeX Live separately.

As some one who have been using Ubuntu and texlive for several years now,
I can safely say you are exaggerating too much here. One can easily install
texlive from tug on Ubuntu like any other Unix(-like) system, nothing special
here. Please refer to texlive documentation for installation instructions.

And, IIRC, there is a PPA for texlive 2009.


 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer

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