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=== Creating documents using XeTeX ===
 
=== Creating documents using XeTeX ===
  
* Install TeX Live.
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# Install TeX Live. <br/>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. <br/>In Fedora, you can install the packages texlive-latex and texlive-xetex.
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 Fontspec and Hyphenation packages. <br/>Install polyglossia and Indic hyphenation rules. <br/>In Fedora, the packages are texlive-fontspec, texlive-polyglossia and texlive-hyphen-indic
In Fedora, you can install the packages texlive-latex and texlive-xetex.
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# Install the fonts. <br/> For Malayalam, let us try to use Rachana. <br/> In Fedora, the package is smc-rachana-fonts.
* Install Fontspec and Hyphenation packages.
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# Create your tex document. <br/> An example document is: <br/>
Install polyglossia and Indic hyphenation rules.
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#:<code>
In Fedora, the packages are texlive-fontspec, texlive-polyglossia and texlive-hyphen-indic
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#: \documentclass{article}
* Install the fonts.
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#: \usepackage{fontspec}
For Malayalam, let us try to use Rachana.
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#: \usepackage{polyglossia}
In Fedora, the package is smc-rachana-fonts.
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#: \setdefaultlanguage{malayalam}
* Create your tex document.
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#: \setmainfont[Script=Malayalam]{Rachana}
An example document is:
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#: \begin{document}
 
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#: സീടെക്കിൽ മലയാളം ടൈപ്പ്സെറ്റ് ചെയ്തത്.
\documentclass{article}
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#: \end{document}
\usepackage{fontspec}
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#:</code>
\usepackage{polyglossia}
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# Compile the document using XeTeX
\setdefaultlanguage{malayalam}
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#:<code>
\setmainfont[Script=Malayalam]{Rachana}
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#: xelatex yourdocument.tex
\begin{document}
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#:</code>
സീടെക്കിൽ മലയാളം ടൈപ്പ്സെറ്റ് ചെയ്തത്.
 
\end{document}
 
 
 
* Compile the document using XeTeX
 
xelatex yourdocument.tex
 

Revision as of 10:23, 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

  1. 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.
  2. Install Fontspec and Hyphenation packages.
    Install polyglossia and Indic hyphenation rules.
    In Fedora, the packages are texlive-fontspec, texlive-polyglossia and texlive-hyphen-indic
  3. Install the fonts.
    For Malayalam, let us try to use Rachana.
    In Fedora, the package is smc-rachana-fonts.
  4. 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}
  5. Compile the document using XeTeX
    xelatex yourdocument.tex