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.
Telugu is a language spoken by many in the southern part of
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
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
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
3. Change directory to /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF.
4. As root (su), run
If you're already running X, run the following command
~# xset fp rehash
5. If you're on XFree86 4.3, as root run
6. If you use XFree86 4.3, the font should be listed when you run
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).
Yudit (http://www.yudit.org/)is a
unicode editor for many Languages including Indic
languages like Telugu,Tamil,Devanagari,Bengali,Gujarati,Gurmukhi,Oriya,Malayalam
1. Download yudit source from http://yudit.org/download.html.
2. Decompress and configure
~$ tar zxvf yudit-2.7.5.tar.gz
~# make install
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
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.
Yudit Telugu Text Editor.
This guide does not guarantee any accuracy of information and is
provided "as is".
Chandrakanth Chereddi (chereddi at gmail !dot com).