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How to set up LyX under Windows to use it for Devanagari and/or Hindi

Installation

  1. Install LyX for Windows
  2. In the Windows installer don't forget to select to install the spell checker for "Hindi".
  3. Download the font Siddhanta from here and/or Chandas form here and/or Uttara from here.
  4. Install the font(s) by right-clicking on the *.ttf file(s).

Testing the Installation

  1. Run LyX and press Ctrl+N to open a new document.
  2. In the menu Document→Settings→Language use the language Hindi.
  3. Select one of the installed fonts in the menu Document→Settings→Fonts.

Possible problems

  • Install the package makecmds using MiKTeX's Package Manager if you cannot compile your files. (Normally MiKTeX will automatically install it.)
  • If you do not see Devanagari characters in LyX, check in the LyX preferences that the screen fonts support Devanagari.

Windows Devanagari Hindi

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