From: John Wiedenhoeft <wiedenhoeft@gm...> - 2004-12-22 01:09:07
in case anybody besides me does need it: seems like the devanagari
package is out of date (1991). It is now called devnag and is available
as an up-to-date version (2003) on
I suggest removing devanagari from Package Manager and use devnag instead.
Be careful: For some reason dvi2pdf produces smooth characters, while
running pdflatex gives "pixely" ones... Maybe the sanskrit package is
preferable, but I didn't try it yet - it seems to produces samyoga
characters which are not used in modern Hindi. Also default la and sri
are not appropriate for Hindi texts - however, you can switch them.
Last but not least: I'd appreciate if anybody knew about a more
elegantly shaped devanagari font. These ones are still very heavy and
cause that kind of "sans serif feeling" in me... it's on computer, so it
does not necessarily have to look like being written with a bamboo
quill! (Sometimes even Microsoft does a good job: the Devanagari shape
used in Arial Unicode would be a pretty good example...)
From: Hans F. Nordhaug <Hans.F.Nordhaug@hi...> - 2004-12-22 06:48:21
On Wed, Dec 22, 2004 at 02:10:02AM +0100, John Wiedenhoeft wrote:
> Dear list,
> in case anybody besides me does need it: seems like the devanagari
> package is out of date (1991). It is now called devnag and is available
> as an up-to-date version (2003) on
> I suggest removing devanagari from Package Manager and use devnag instead.
Actually the version on CTAN is even newer - version 2.11 while the one of
SourceForge is version 2.02:
(As you see it's still called devanagari.)
I suggest that you report that the devanagari package is outdated in the bug
The maintainer can't keep track of bug reports/feature requests coming on the
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