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Old 03-13-2009, 06:01 AM   #1
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creating pdf files in Indic languages -(Telugu) using fontec/xunicode in Fedora9

I have Fedora9 with Lohit Telugu font installed,apart from English language.Latex version is texlive-2007-30.fc9.i386. I am able to create
pdf file, but face the following problems:
Other tex related packages installed: fontspec,xunicode,xltxtra:
Left, right margins do not come perfectly( as in English language)-even
when I use "\\" or "\breakline".
To create desired leftmargin in English file, I use "~~~" to the required
extent. This does not work in Telugu file.
I am not able to display/print punctuation marks ".(full stop)"," -these are not in Lohit Telugu character map.
I am not able to use international( ie 1234567890) numbers. But I can print native numbers. I am able to use hyperref package, get hyperlinks.The pdf file so generated works well with acroread/xpdf or evince although they give slightly different appearance in each case. I paste Telugu text in the tex file using swecha(thanks to or lekhini(thanks to -rts method.I compose the tex file with gedit and save the file. I process *tex file with xelatex command.
Incidentally, latex in my system(earlier Fedora5,Fedora7, now Fedora9)gives excellent pdf files - with maths/images/tables also.
Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance.
gbs6548 - 13.3.2009
Old 03-13-2009, 04:37 PM   #2
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Can't help you with tex or Telugu, my only suggestion is that you use OpenOffice to create your PDF files. There is even a Telugu localization package for OpenOffice, and fonts are easily found.


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