[XeTeX] XeTeX & sanskrit : how to sart

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Tue Aug 14 23:25:50 CEST 2012

2012/8/14 Helios <helios at frmail.net>:
> Dear All,
> I study sanskrit and i need to work texts with french, sanskrit &
> translitteration.
> Usually,in  ms-word or open-office, my better way is :
> For example, at this page
> http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/mbs/mbs01001.htm
> you can see sanskrit text in the left column.
> A little select followed by a copy/paste is enough.
> This font is unicode type and the file is in UTF-8
> In XeTeX, the same way product only error or unreadable result.
Can you send a sample of a file that does not work?

Are you sure that you use a font that contains Devanagari and that the
script is activated?

> How can i process with XeTeX ?
> Great thanks
> Yves
> ps : the preprocessor is not user-friendly because i do to REtype all the
> existing texts.
If you want to type both Devanagari and transliteration, you can store
the transliteration in a macro, then display it in a Latin font
(having the accents) and then in a Devanagari font with Mapping
enabled (e.g. rom-dev). Thus you will type it only once. See the
xetex-devanagari package.

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Zdeněk Wagner

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