Thai LaTeX on MikTeX 2.7

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I haven’t write any paper since about last 6 months. That covers the period when I changed my PC. That’s a good time to update my MikTeX installation. Now, with MikTeX 2.7 in hand, I can review again the process of installing Thai language support.

– side note –
You can look at my detailed previous entry here. There contains the information to install Thai language in MikTeX 2.6 and 2.5. The process is very similar to that of 2.7
– end side note –

The process to install thai language in 2.6 and 2.7 are practically the same. The step are listed there

  1. Modify babel to recognize thai language
  2. Installing the font.

Font installing is complex. I have laid out the detail in the previous entry. However, this image should provide a rough idea of what to be done.

Finally, MikTeX 2.7 comes with XeTeX which allow you to use truetype font immediately. This solution is very promising. I will have more update on this very soon.(only partially) what to have Thai language available on miktex.

[img_assist|nid=2044|title=MikTeX Thai Font Installation Guide|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=640|height=415]

2 comments

by joy on Sat, 23/05/2009 - 06:20

Hi I did follow your instruction however it doesn’t work. I think I have the problem with the last part which is about making thai.map. I don’t understand option1 or 2 and I hardly figure out where the batch file suppose to be (in fonts folder in C:thailatex/fonts?)
Also I didn’t do ‘find and replace the character’ as I didn’t see any character to be replaced.

bests,

by dae on Tue, 26/05/2009 - 19:02

Hi,

basically, your thap.map file must contain a line like this one

rnorasi Norasi ” LTHEncoding ReEncodeFont “

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