[INDOLOGY] MacDevnag on 64-bit systems

Kengo Harimoto kengo001 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 30 01:39:50 UTC 2020

Dear Tim and members of the list,

A bit late response but getting back to the original point… and just in case there still is a need to run devnag on a Mac… 

If you have the latest MacTeX that corresponds to TeXLive 2020, it installs the binary of devnag as part of the package. /usr/local/texlive/2020/bin/x86_64-darwin/devnag

It shows up as /Library/TeX/texbin/devnag. So, as long as /Library/TeX/texbin is in your PATH, it will run.

I discovered this by chance a few weeks ago, to my surprise. It works fine on Catalina.



> On Sep 26, 2020, at 00:19, Lubin, Tim via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
> Dear TeXies on the list,
> My university is pushing me to update my Mac OS to Catalina, which cannot run 32-bit applications.  I am still using MacDevnag as a preprocessor to generate Devanagari output from my LaTeX files.  I am going to appease them for now by upgrading to Mojave, which can run 32-bit (yes, I am an update laggard, still running [Low] Sierra!), but that is inevitably just a temporary fix.  I confess to being only semi-literate in LaTeX and XeLaTeX, so I may have missed a crucial new development.
> So far as I can see from
> https://bdesgraupes.pagesperso-orange.fr/sanskrit.html
>  https://bdesgraupes.pagesperso-orange.fr/DocHTML/MacDevnagHelp/index.html
> there is no 64-bit version, and likely never will be.  
> Those of you who are au courant, how should I be dealing with this problem.  Due to laggardliness, I am still finalizing a volume using MacDevnag and am reluctant to attempt to reconfigure things altogether at this late stage in the process.
> With fingers crossed,
> Tim
> Timothy Lubin
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