Ethiopian Language Support for the Babel Package ------------------------------------------------ Version 0.7 by Berhanu Beyene, Manfred Kudlek, Olaf Kummer, and Jochen Metzinger This is a collection of fonts and TeX macros that enable you to typeset the characters of the languages of Ethiopia. Its main distribution is through CTAN in the directory language/ethiopia/ethiop/ . The fonts are based on EthTeX which was originally distributed by Abass B. Alamnehe. The genuine EthTeX package can be found on CTAN in the directory language/ethiopia/ethtex/ . The TeX macros use the Babel package by Johannes L. Braams, they are derived from language.skeleton provided with that package. How to Install -------------- 1. Check the prerequisites for this package. - Make sure you have installed TeX and Metafont. - Make sure that cmbase.mf and romand.mf from the Computer Modern fonts are accessible to Metafont. - Make sure that you have installed LaTeX2e with a release date of 1996/12/01 or later. (CTAN: macros/latex/base/ ) - Make sure that you have installed the Babel package with a release date of 1997/01/23 (version 3.6h) or later. (CTAN: macros/latex/packages/babel/ ) 2. If a previous version of this package is installed, remove all the files, especially the font files that were generated by Metafont after the first installation. 3. Depending on how you obtained this package it might be necessary to unpack/uncompress an archive. Now all the files mentioned in MANIFEST should be present. 4. Generate the TeX files from their docstrip source. To do this, run tex ethiop.ins in the directory where the files ethiop.ins and ethiop.dtx reside. 5. The files ethiop.ins and ethiop.dtx can be removed, or you can run latex ethiop.dtx to generate the source code documentation. This is not required. 6. Move the files to their destination. The files are and are needed by *.tfm TeX font metric files TeX *.fd font defintions TeX *.sty style files TeX *.ldf Babel language definitions TeX *.tex TeX sources TeX *.mf Metafont sources Metafont The exact location where the files belong depends on your installation. As a first approximation, install them near other files with the same extension. 7. Remove the font files that might be left over from a previous version of ethiop, that is all files eth*.gf and eth*.pk . 8. Verify the installation by generating the documentation. Run `latex ethiodoc' and have a look at the file ethiodoc.dvi which contains the documentation and usage samples. After the Installation ---------------------- Do not worry, most installations complete without any problems. However, if the procedure described above does not work, I suggest the following actions: - If the run on ethiop.ins fails, the files might have been corrupted during transmission or one of the necessary files might not be accessible to TeX. - If LaTeX complains about a missing input file, check whether the files *.fd and *.sty are accessible and readable. - If LaTeX complains about a missing font, check the placement of the files *.tfm . - If LaTeX issues warning messages, you might have an old version of LaTeX or Babel. - If LaTeX issues strange errors, you might have an old version of LaTeX or Babel. - If LaTeX issues strange errors, the files might have been corrupted during transmission. Conversions of CR, LF, and so on might cause this problem. - If the previewer or the printer driver complains about missing fonts and does not automatically call Metafont to generate these font, either adapt your installation or generate the fonts by hand. Depending on your installation you must run something like mf '\mode=localfont; input dsrom10' for each of the fonts. - If Metafont is called and complains about missing source files, check whether these (*.mf) are placed correctly. - If Metafont is called and complains about strange paths, you are probably generating the font at a lower resolution than 200 dpi. There is little you can do except ignoring the errors or telling Metafont to do so. Please report such errors only if they occur at resolutions above 200 dpi. - If the previewer or the printer driver complains about missing characters, check whether you have deleted all files from previous versions of this font. - If the previewer or the printer driver complains about a checksum error, check whether you have deleted all files from previous versions of this font. If that does not help, you might want to have a look at http://www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/TGI/mitarbeiter/wimis/kummer/ethiop_eng.html where possible updates and bug reports will occur first. If this does not help and your friendly TeXnician is unavailable, drop us a mail. We will try to help you, if time permits. We are always glad to hear about improvements and bug reports. General comments are appreciated, too. Universitaet Hamburg FB Informatik, AB TGI - Ethiopian Language Project Team - Vogt-Koelln-Strasse 30 22527 Hamburg Germany mailto:email@example.com http://www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/TGI/mitarbeiter/wimis/kummer/ethiop_eng.html
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ethiop – LaTeX macros and fonts for typesetting Amharic
Ethiopian language support for the babel package, including a collection of fonts and TeX macros for typesetting the characters of the languages of Ethiopia, with METAFONT fonts based on EthTeX’s.
The macros use the Babel framework.
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support for typesetting Amharic|