Devanāgarī for TEX
The Devanāgarī for TEX (devnag)
package provides a way
to typeset high-quality Devanāgarī text with TEX. The
provides features that support Sanskrit,
Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, and other languages typically printed in
the Devanāgarī script. The devnag
package was released in May 1991 by Frans Velthuis for the University
Groningen, The Netherlands (see some historical remarks here).
The devnag package
consists of a preprocessor, font
files, and macros for Plain TEX and LATEX.
From 1 Jan 2005, the home page of the Devanāgarī project is
software can be downloaded from the development website at
discussion lists, bug-reporting, the names of the
developers, and other and other information and facilities are
"bleeding edge" of current Devanāgarī tools and support files can
be downloaded from Sarovar's CVS version control tree of the
Devnag project, at
example, in 2008 there are files in the CVS tree that support
Devanāgarī text with XeTEX.
Using XeTEX removes
the need to
use the separate pre-processor
Velthuis input into Devanāgarī output. XeTEX
itself can now take do that job internally.
also makes possible typesetting scholarly
transliteration directly, when input in UTF-8. See the
helpful installation instructions by Daniel Stender. And
a XeTeX configuration file that enables the conversion of
unicode transliteration directly into Devanāgarī has been published by Somadeva Vasudeva.
in mind that taking files from the development tree
means you will be using what is effectively alpha and beta release
software. Expect it to be experimental.
main public release package is also available from the Comprehensive TEX
Archive Network (CTAN) at
at various mirrors, in the directory
The Devnag development team
Dec 02, 2004
updated Mar 30, 2008