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Direc­tory language/mongolian/montex

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		may be outdated)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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Main­tainerOliver Corff
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