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MonTeX, Implementation Level IVu

Authors: Oliver Corff, Dorjpalam Dorj

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1) Introduction
2) Installation
3) Documentation

1) Introduction

This is the first public release of MonTeX, Implementation Level IV,
which includes:

- Full page vertical mode for Classical Mongolian
- Simplified Classical Mongolian input methods
- Manju
- Mongol fonts (of course)
- Manju fonts (self-understood)
- Non-specific bicig glyph container (bxg... fonts)
- Experimental Unicode support

2) Installation

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		may be outdated)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

3) Documentation

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 contents of this package in one zip archive (3.4M).

montex – Mongolian

Mon provides Mongolian and Manju support for the / community.

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. Mon 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.

In Mon, both Mongolian and Manju are entered in romanized form. The retransliteration (from Latin input to Mongolian and Manju output) is completely realized in / so that no external preprocessor is required.

Please note that most of the enhanced functions of Mon require a working e- 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 Mon is not supported in DVI.

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