How to type Malayalam in LaTeX using LyX
Last month I wrote about LyX requiring Malayalam language support. Joice went ahead and got it patched. Now it won’t be available for public use till the next release, but we can compile LyX from source and see how it works.
The following has been tested on ArchLinux only. You will need a malayalam font installed. I’ve used Manjari for testing. You will also need various developer packages to compile lyx successfully. Read the
INSTALL files in the lyx folder for knowing about these.
git clone git://git.lyx.org/lyx cd lyx ./autogen.sh ./configure make
- Create a new LyX document
- Insert Malayalam text into it
- Go to Document -> Settings -> Language and set Language to “Malayalam”
- Go to Document -> Settings -> LaTeX Preamble and insert
- Document -> View PDF