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MacDevnag for Macintosh


MacDevnag is a port to Mac OS X of the devnag program, a preprocessor for the Devanagari for TeX package. It exposes a nice user interface letting you select the input file and the processing options. It is also fully scriptable which makes it easy to drive the program from an AppleScript script or from an external text editor (see support for the AlphaX editor on this site)

'devnag' is designed to preprocess input files containing Sanskrit or Hindi transliterated text. In order to use the devanagari package and produce Sanskrit with LaTeX, one must prepare an input file with a .dn extension containing the transliteration of your text. This file is then preprocessed by MacDevnag before it is typeset with TeX or LaTeX.

The original Unix utility 'devnag' has been written by Frans J. Velthuis (c) 1991-1998 University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 2000. It is now maintained by John Smith (visit his home page which contains the electronic text of the Mahabharata, a version of the Ramayana, and a lot of fonts and utility programs). It can be found on the CTAN (Comprehensive TeX Archive Network). It is included in the distribution of the Devanagari package for TeX or LaTeX. See for instance:

MacDevnag is written and maintained by me.


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Mac OS X version

MacDevnag is based on devnag.c v2.0. It is a bundled carbon application with integrated help.

Version for Intel-based machines (i386). It requires system OS X 10.7 (Lion) or greater:: (90k).

The old version for PPC based machines is still available :

MacDevnag.hqx (242k).




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Date: 2013-09-20 10:51:29