[tex-live] xetex-devanagari including velthuis.map

Daniel Stender daniel at danielstender.com
Mon Jul 18 15:25:02 CEST 2011

O.k., I'll include them all, pack it then and upload it to CTAN next. Thx for "giving them",
checking and hints. I've thought about advanced licensing for my maps anyway, so I just jumped onto
the train.

Daniel Stender

Am 18.07.2011 15:06, schrieb Zdenek Wagner:
> 2011/7/17 Daniel Stender <daniel at danielstender.com>:
>> Dear Mr. Wagner,
>> I've included velthuis.map into my packet and created a copyright file for detailed copyright
>> information. Thus, I would think about something like this:
>> https://github.com/danstender/xetex-devanagari
>> Please tell me that this is o.k. for you and I am going to pack it for an CTAN update. If you have
>> any suggestions or corrections please let me know.
> What you have included is the map file intended for use in Hindi. It
> reflects the way how transliteration is used in Hindi textbooks and
> dictionaries. You will therefore type ghar, not ghara, although there
> is no virama at the end of the word. In Hindi virama is used just at
> the end of a few Sanskrit words and therefore it must be typed
> explicitely. With this map you have to type mahaan& or mahaan_ while
> with velthuis-sanskrit.map intended for Sanskrit you will type just
> mahaan and virama will be appended automatically. Similarly, in Hindi
> I will typ simply adhyaay while in Sanskrit it is necessary to type
> adhyaaya. There is just an inconsistency in your example, Hindi map is
> used for a Sanskrit text.
> The devanagarinumerals.map is also important. If you type the text
> directly in UTF-8, this present the simplest way how to turn
> automatically generated counters to Devanagari. This is very useful
> for sorting by xindy. If the numbers were in Devanagari, a new
> location class would have to be defined ald programmed in clisp. If
> the couters are defined to generate Arabic numbers, xindy sees normal
> numbers and can work with them out of the box. Later XeTeX displays
> the numbers i Devanagari using devanagarinumerals.map.
> It would be confusing to have some maps in xetex-devanagari and some
> in velthuis. I would prefer if you package all of them. I do not mind
> if you change the license to PD.
>> Much greetings,
>> Daniel Stender

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