Yudit for Telugu.

This document tries to explain the use of Yudit as a Telugu editor.
Yudit is a unicode editor which supports many India Languages including Telugu.
is a language spoken by many in the southern part of INDIA.

What you need.

1. A telugu font (ofcourse) which supports Unicode.
2. An editor with the proper rendering rules and a proper keymap.


There are not many fonts to choose from, the one we are going to use is the Pothana2000
font which is available for download and is a True Type font. This font was made by
Mr K.Desikachary (http://www.kavya-nandanam.com/). You can download it from this URL
http://www.kavya-nandanam.com/dload.htm. There are many mirrors of the same font. You
may download either of the files listed in that URL, as we only need the TTF file.

Steps to follow to make the font visible to X.

1. Download Pothana2k.zip
2. Unzip the file and copy Pothana2000.ttf into /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF.
3. Change directory to /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF.
4. As root (su), run
~# mkfontscale
~# mkfontdir
If you're already running X, run the following command
~# xset fp rehash

5. If you're on XFree86 4.3, as root run
~# fc-cache
6. If you use XFree86 4.3, the font should be listed when you run 'fc-list'.

Note: This installation will make the font available to applications such as Mozilla and gedit.
Yudit does not make use of this font directly (installation for yudit will be covered shortly).

Configuring Yudit.

Yudit (http://www.yudit.org/)is a unicode editor for many Languages including Indic
languages like Telugu,Tamil,Devanagari,Bengali,Gujarati,Gurmukhi,Oriya,Malayalam
and Kannada.


1. Download yudit source from http://yudit.org/download.html.
2. Decompress and configure
~$ tar zxvf yudit-2.7.5.tar.gz
~$ ./configure
~$ make
~$ su

~# make install
~# exit



1. Please copy the Pothana2000.ttf to the ~/.yudit/fonts.
2. Edit the file ~/.yudit/yudit.properties . Make an entry "Pothana2000.ttf" at the end the
of the "yudit.font.TrueType" entry prefixed with a "," separator.



1. Run yudit.
2. Assign the "Telugu-Rts" and "Telugu-Inscript" keymaps to any of the function keys [F1-F12].
You can do this by clicking on the "Input" tab which displays all the keymaps.
3. Change to the "Telugu-Rts" keymap and type. The input is just as you would write telugu in english.
Example: "amma" keystrokes would produce the same in Telugu.
4. Have fun, you can also print this stuff or convert to ps.


Yudit assigning telugu keymaps.

 Assiging the Telugu Keymaps.

Yudit Telugu Text Editor.

Telugu editing in Yudit


This guide does not guarantee any accuracy of information and is provided "as is".

Chandrakanth Chereddi (chereddi at gmail !dot com).