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=== Creating documents using XeTeX ===
 
=== Creating documents using XeTeX ===
  
# Install TeX Live
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* Install TeX Live.
Install latex and xetex. For ease of installation and configuration, we suggest to use a TeXLive version 2012 or above - either standalone TeXLive distribution or install from your distribution's package manager. Windows and OSX versions are also available.
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Install latex and xetex. For ease of installation and configuration, we suggest to use a TeXLive version 2012 or above - either standalone TeXLive distribution or install from your distribution's package manager. Windows and OSX versions are also available.
 
In Fedora, you can install the packages texlive-latex and texlive-xetex.
 
In Fedora, you can install the packages texlive-latex and texlive-xetex.
# Install Fontspec and Hyphenation packages
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* Install Fontspec and Hyphenation packages.
Install polyglossia and Indic hyphenation rules. In Fedora, the packages are texlive-fontspec, texlive-polyglossia and texlive-hyphen-indic
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Install polyglossia and Indic hyphenation rules.
# Install the fonts
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In Fedora, the packages are texlive-fontspec, texlive-polyglossia and texlive-hyphen-indic
For Malayalam, let us try to use Rachana. In Fedora, the package is smc-rachana-fonts.
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* Install the fonts.
# Create your tex document
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For Malayalam, let us try to use Rachana.
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In Fedora, the package is smc-rachana-fonts.
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* Create your tex document.
 
An example document is:
 
An example document is:
  
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  \end{document}
 
  \end{document}
  
# Compile the document using XeTeX
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* Compile the document using XeTeX
# xelatex yourdocument.tex
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  xelatex yourdocument.tex

Revision as of 09:55, 13 April 2013

XeTeX

XeTeX is an extension of TeX with built-in support for Unicode and OpenType. For more details see http://scripts.sil.org/xetex

Creating documents using XeTeX

  • Install TeX Live.

Install latex and xetex. For ease of installation and configuration, we suggest to use a TeXLive version 2012 or above - either standalone TeXLive distribution or install from your distribution's package manager. Windows and OSX versions are also available. In Fedora, you can install the packages texlive-latex and texlive-xetex.

  • Install Fontspec and Hyphenation packages.

Install polyglossia and Indic hyphenation rules. In Fedora, the packages are texlive-fontspec, texlive-polyglossia and texlive-hyphen-indic

  • Install the fonts.

For Malayalam, let us try to use Rachana. In Fedora, the package is smc-rachana-fonts.

  • Create your tex document.

An example document is:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\usepackage{polyglossia}
\setdefaultlanguage{malayalam}
\setmainfont[Script=Malayalam]{Rachana}
\begin{document}
സീടെക്കിൽ മലയാളം ടൈപ്പ്സെറ്റ് ചെയ്തത്.
\end{document}
  • Compile the document using XeTeX
xelatex yourdocument.tex