Execute Cygwin setup.exe. Select all packages for installation. By clicking Default across all packages.
Get ActivePerl latest free version. As of now 5.10.1 does not work. Download 5.10.0 instead from here.
cmd console run
- Goto Edit > Preferences > Repositories.
- Select uwinnipeg from the Suggested and click Add.
- Select View All packages
- Search for
Tk, and add latest versions and install.
IO-Compress, Zlib (all), Math-BigInt (all), IPC-Run3, PAR-packer
Required only for creating the installation package.
After installing NSIS, install the FontName plugin. Download and unzip FontName-0.7.zip and run the .exe in it.
. Use varamozhi/htdocs/fonts/AnjaliOldLipi-src.ttf for editing the GSUB and GPOS tables. Generated file goes to varamozhi/htdocs/fonts/AnjaliOldLipi.ttf. Even though there are infrequent bugs in Volt, sticking to it because its hinting is good. When that is good with FontForge, switch to SMC version.
- Select a group of points by click and drag an area.
- Add more points by shift-click.
- For precision, move them by arrow keys as opposed to mouse
- Do simplify by Ctrl-Shift-M and more by Alt-Ctrl-Shift-M (Element > Simplify > ...)
- Points that are not filled can be removed by merging Ctrl-M (Edit > Merge)
- Slight change that happen to the curve can be fixed by adjusting the handles of neighboring points.
- This simplification process can be repeated until all unfilled dots got removed.
- The error limit in Simplify More can be increased to 10em.
Editing Font Version
In Mac, extract name table by:
ftxdumperfuser -t name -o AnjaliNewLipi-names.xml AnjaliOldLipi.ttf
Reattach the name table by:
ftxdumperfuser -t name -d AnjaliNewLipi-names.xml AnjaliNewLipi.ttf
Start > All Programs > Cygwin-X > XWin-server
In cygwin, for anonymous access:
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvsroot/varamozhi checkout varamozhi
Create an ssh key:
ssh-keygen -t dsa -C "USERNAME@shell.sf.net"
Copy paste contents of
~/.ssh/id_dsa.pub in https://sourceforge.net/account/editsshkeys.php Sourceforge says there will 10 minute delay in updating these keys.
cvs -z3 -d:ext:USERNAME@varamozhi.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/varamozhi checkout varamozhi
Add appropriate aliases or exports to your profile files for easy access in the future.
To checkin changes:
For compiling basic set:
For compiling for all fonts:
make <version number> # ex: version number = 1.07.01
Starting the editor
Add path C:\cygwin\bin in My Computer > Properties > Advanced > environment variable settings > Path
For Windows shortcut:
Start in: "C:\Documents and Settings\cibu\varamozhi\varamozhi"
Target: C:\Perl\bin\perl.exe gui\editor.pl -t
Creating the Engine
make 1.01.15 # (example) next version number
Creating the Editor
In cmd console:
cd C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\varamozhi\varamozhi
pp --icon gui\varamozhi-icon7.ico -z 0 -o gui\editor.exe -v gui\editor.pl
Creating the Editor installer
Open Windows Explorer in C:\Documents and Settings\cibu\varamozhi\installerMake sure mozhi_1.0.3.exe from sourceforge repository is there.
Right click on
varamozhi complete installer.nsi and compile.
VaramozhiInstaller1.xx.xx.exe will be created in above dir.
In a test PC; remove old installation; delete varamozhi install dir; install; test using words.mozhi file
Creating the Font installer
Open Windows Explorer in C:\Documents and Settings\cibu\varamozhi\installer. Right click on
FontInstaller.nsi and compile the script to create the installer. AnjaliFont
Installer.exe will be created in the same dir.
Change the name to AnjaliFont
Installer<version as 1.03.02>.exe
Testing: in a test PC; remove old font installation; install; test using Varamozhi Editor in Anjali font.
Correct the version number on the binary.
Go to: https://sourceforge.net/project/admin/explorer.php?group_id=5819
Create new directories under 'Installer for AnjaliOldlipi' and/or 'Windows Installer for Editor' in 1.03.02 format, by clicking on gear button on left side of the respective directory. Select the directory for upload each binary and then click Upload at the top of the page. Upload following binaries:
Updating the web page
Edit the sidebar to update the version number in the link and text.
Map file syntaxExample for ML-TTKarthika
Consider the line:
O = Hm, t, m, m
'Hm' is the full vowel O.
't' is the left part of 'O'
'm' is the right part.
The last 'm' is the repetition symbol in case somebody writes 'OOOOOOOOOOOOO'
In case of consonants, the last part is the chillu letter.