[XeTeX] xetex installation

maxwell maxwell at umiacs.umd.edu
Sun Mar 13 19:32:52 CET 2016

On 3/13/2016 1:57 PM, Purnendu Chakraborty wrote:
> I have tried using different fonts and the problem persists. I had
> some Bengali documents which worked fine with an older installation
> of TeXLive.  The problem appeared once I upgraded my distribution.
> Also I tried some standard TeX documents, compiled successfully by
> others in different system and I know how the output looks like.
> Thus I ruled out font problems. Bengali text  looks alright when I
> write it in gedit or any other word processor. Please let me also
> tell you that not all the conjuncts appear messy but only two of
> them.

Then probably the right thing is to create a minimal example which 
contains a few conjuncts (those that don't work, plus a sample of those 
that do).  Then attach the source code for that minimal example--should 
be 10-20 lines at most--to an email to this list.  That's assuming the 
font is free, otherwise it will be difficult for people on this list to 
reproduce the problem.

Given that most of us don't know Bangla, it might also be necessary to 
attach a PDF of the output you got, and maybe also a PDF of the correct 
output (what you get with a word processor).

Note: I have restored Purnendu's original subject line, which got 
changed to "XeTeX Digest..." in the last reply.
	Mike Maxwell
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