[XeTeX] Kannada TeX package

Shiva Shankar shivably04sdst at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 06:39:30 CEST 2015

Thank you sir.

Now I will start working on that.

Thanks a lot once again.

On Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 5:02 PM, Zdenek Wagner <zdenek.wagner at gmail.com>

> Dear Shivashankar,
> I do not know Kannada, I even do not know other scripts, I know only
> Devanagari and I think that the problems will be similar. Hyphenation in
> Unicode aware engines is quite simple, if you have the patterns. TeX
> hyphenates words and a word is defined as a sequence of characters with
> \catcode=11 and nonzero \lccode. The sequence most not contain TeX
> primitives, explicite \kern etc. If you have a Unicode aware engine, all
> you have to do is to set \catcode, \lccode, \uccode, and insert the
> patterns for iniTeX. 8-bit engines do not allow it When placing matras or
> probably also conjuncts you have to use primitives that must not be inside
> a word, hyphenation hence cannot be used. However, babel requires
> specification of a hyphenation file. It is possible to specify zerohyph
> which means "no hyphenation". Hindi contains mostly short words and
> hyphenatin is not needed but for Sanskrit it may be important. The Velthuis
> package solves it in a simple way. The feasible breakpoints can be found
> algorithmically, so the preprocessor puts \- to all such places. As default
> \- is not output, you have to switch this feature on.
> Hope this helps.
> Zdeněk Wagner
> http://hroch486.icpf.cas.cz/wagner/
> http://icebearsoft.euweb.cz
> 2015-04-27 13:14 GMT+02:00 Mojca Miklavec <mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com>
> :
>> Dear Shivashankar,
>> I'm moving the answer to the mailing list where other people will be
>> able to help you better than I can (please CC him).
>> On Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 11:49 AM, Shiva Shankar wrote:
>> >
>> > Hi Mojca,
>> >
>> > My name is Shivashankar and I am from Srirangapatna, Karnataka, India.
>> I wanted to enable kannada tex package (kanlel.sty) in babel. May I know
>> how to begin. At present I don't have hyphenation pattern for kannada.
>> Without hyphenation patterns is it possible to enable kannada tex in babel.
>> We do have hyphenation patterns for Kannada, but they only work in
>> XeTeX/XeLaTeX or LuaTeX/LuaLaTeX (but LuaTeX doesn't fully support
>> Indic scripts). There is also Kannada support available in
>> Polyglossia.
>> I don't know kanlel.sty (you should ask someone else about it and it
>> also doesn't seem to be part of TeX Live), but here's an example that
>> you should be able to compile with xelatex:
>> \documentclass{article}
>> \usepackage{fontspec}
>> \newfontfamily{\kannadafont}{Tunga} % or {[tunga.ttf]}
>> \usepackage{polyglossia}
>> \setdefaultlanguage{kannada}
>> \begin{document}
>> ಏನಿದು ಲಾಟೆಕ್! ಗೊತ್ತಾ ನಿಮಗೆ?
>> \end{document}
>> The example was borrowed from
>> http://choorucode.com/2010/01/06/tex-kannada-using-xetex/ with added
>> Polyglossia support.
>> I tried to add some longer text from Wikipedia and it seems to hyphenate.
>> > If we need to learn more about TeX or LaTeX from where to start. Is
>> there any book on LaTeX programming?
>> I leave that question to others.
>> > Regards
>> > Shivashankar
>> > Sriranga Digital Software Technologies Pvt. Ltd.,
>> > Srirangapatna
>> Mojca
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