MonTeX, Implementation Level IVu
Authors: Oliver Corff, Dorjpalam Dorj
Please report bugs and errors to
This is the first public release of MonTeX, Implementation Level IV,
- Full page vertical mode for Classical Mongolian
- Simplified Classical Mongolian input methods
- Mongol fonts (of course)
- Manju fonts (self-understood)
- Non-specific bicig glyph container (bxg... fonts)
- Experimental Unicode support
Please remove all remainders of former MonTeX installations before
installing MonTeX, Implementation Level IVu.
Before doing anything else, run elatex on the file mls-diag.tex.
Read and follow the instructions, if any (this is a dynamic
document the displayed contents of which depends on your system
You MUST have elatex (not only latex) to exploit the full potential
of MonTeX, Implementation Level IV.
On tetex-based systems, the name should be elatex.
emtex users: Read and follow instructions in EMTEX. Note that emtex
does not provide advanced services like elatex.
MikTeX users: Read and follow instructions in MIKTEX (Note: These
may be outdated)
tetex users: Installation notes are contained in INSTALL
The main documentation is kept in ../doc/montex.tex which is also
available as PostScript and as PDF file.
A quick introduction, with examples and text gleaned from
montex.tex, is mlsquick.tex.
An example of a pure Mongolian document is found in
OC, July 2002
Download the complete
contents of this directory in one zip archive
montex – Mongolian LaTeX
MonTeX provides Mongolian and Manju support for the TeX/LaTeX
Mongolian is a language spoken in North East Asia, namely
Mongolia and the Inner Mongol Autonomous Region of China.
Today, it is written in an extended Cyrillic alphabet in
Mongolia whereas the Uighur writing continues to be in
use in Inner Mongolia, though it is also, legally speaking,
the official writing system of Mongolia.
Manju is another language of North East Asia, belonging
to the Tungusic branch of the Altaic languages. Though
it is hardly spoken nowadays, it survives in
written form as Manju was the native language of the
rulers of the Qing dynasty (1644–1911) in China. Large
quantities of documents of the Imperial Archives survive,
as well as some of the finest dictionaries ever compiled
in Asia, like the Pentaglot, a dictionary comprising
Manju, Tibetan, Mongolian, Uighur and Chinese. MonTe
provides all necessary characters for writing standard
Mongolian in Cyrillic and Classical (aka Traditional or
Uighur) writing, and Manju as well as transliterated
Tibetan texts, for which purpose a number of additional
characters was created.
X, both Mongolian and Manju are entered in romanized
form. The retransliteration (from Latin input to Mongolian
and Manju output) is completely realized in Te
that no external preprocessor is required.
Please note that most of the enhanced functions of MonTe
require a working e-La
X environment. This is especially
true when compiling documents with Mongolian or Manju as
the main document language. It is recommended to choose
pdfelatex as the resulting PDF files are truly portable.
Vertical text generated by MonTe
X is not supported in DVI.
|License||GNU General Public License|
|Contained in||TeXLive as montex|
|MiKTeX as montex|
support for typesetting Mongolian|