# Introduction

The package contains the font files and pre-processor for printing Sanskrit in both devanagari and transliterated roman with diacritics.

Some features of the devanagari are:

• Font available in three weights and two slopes.
• The i-hooks connect to the consonant at the correct position.
• Accents for all Vedas (23 symbols).
• Accent marking in colour or grey shading.
• Choice of basic character forms, and samyoga.
• Dynamic option selection.
• Range of inter- and intra-syllable spacing.
• Crisper characters (to look good at poster size of 150mm/6-inches).

Some features of the transliterated roman:

• Transliterated output in roman script with diacritics, using the same encoding scheme as for producing devanaagarii.
• Technical transliterated output using four 'cases', following the style of S.M.Katre in his translation of the A.s.taadhyaayii.
• Each transliteration mode has four styles: roman/italic x bold/normal.

The font and supporting files are designed for use with ; it is a bitmap font using .

# Installation

If `sktbugxx.txt` files exist, you may want to implement any changes or patches first.

Run the metafont program on the eight font source files (the typical command would be `mf "\mode=ljfour; mag=1; input skt8;"` to produce the `.tfm` files. If you are using `dvips`, then the `.pk` files will be produced automatically on demand; if not, then you will need to

1. Convert the .gf files with the command `gftopk skt8.600gf` (the number '600' depends upon your printer resolution and the magnification) to produce `skt8.pk` which must be copied to the appropriate subdirectory.
2. Repeat this process with all eight fonts.
3. For the six `skt*10.mf` files the whole process needs to be repeated with the mag value in the `mf` command set to 1.095, 1.2, 1.44, 1.728, 2.074 and 2.488.

The `mf_inputs` path needs to point to the files with a `.mf` extension; the `tex_fonts` path should point to the `.tfm` files; the `tex_inputs` path should point to the files `skt.sty`, `ot1skt.fd`. The `tex_exe` (or other appropriate) path should point to `skt.exe`.

To test the setup on the documentation file: first run the pre-processor `skt sktdoc` and then `latex sktdoc`. The files `ifthen.sty`, `relsize.sty`, `xcolor.sty` and `multicol.sty` are also required.

The files that you should have are:

`readme.txt` This file.

`skt.sty` Style file () for the skt-series fonts.

`ot1skt.fd` Font descriptor file for the skt-series fonts.

`skt.c` Pre-processor source program in ANSI C.

`sktdoc.skt` Source file of documentation and samples.

`sktdoc.ps` Print file of documentation and samples.

`sktdefs.mf` Common definitions of pens, macros, etc. for skt-series fonts.

`sktchars.mf` Common character source file for skt-series fonts.

`sktligs.mf` Ligature codes (in fact access codes for non-printing ASCII code characters) for skt-series fonts.

`skt8.mf` source file for skt font at 8pt upright.

`skt9.mf` source file for skt font at 9pt upright.

`skt10.mf` source file for skt font at 10pt upright.

`sktb10.mf` source file for skt font at 10pt upright bold.

`sktf10.mf` source file for skt font at 10pt upright feint.

`skts10.mf` source file for skt font at 10pt slanted.

`sktbs10.mf` source file for skt font at 10pt bold slant.

`sktfs10.mf` source file for skt font at 10pt feint slant.

`skt*.tfm` Eight .tfm font files for above.

`sktbugxx.txt` There may be a series of such files, where ‘xx’ is a two-digit number, listing reported bugs and (possibly) fixes or patches.

# History

• Revision 1.0 1996/02/13 Charles Wikner wikner@nacdh4.nac.ac.za
• Revision 2.0 1996/11/27 Charles Wikner wikner@nacdh4.nac.ac.za
• Revision 2.2 2002/01/02 Charles Wikner wikner@nac.ac.za
• Revision 2.2.1 2016/09/01 Václav Haisman vhaisman@gmail.com

I, Václav Haisman, am only a maintainer pro tempore. If you are reading this and you have patches to submit and actual interest in and knowledge of Sanskrit and , do not hesitate to ask for maintainership of this package. I will gladly pass the baton over to you.