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Malayalam articles on the site are not readable in my system. Why ?

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Pradeep B
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Friday, 10 October 2008
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Answer

We are using Malayalam Unicode font for our web site. You can read Malayalam articles, if you have any Malayalam Unicode font installed in your system.

Installing and configuring unicode malayalam fonts in windows xp


AnjaliOldLipi is a public domain unicode font available for Malayalam and is one of the best font for Malayalam unicode based web sites including our web site. This means, you can do whatever you wanted to do with this font - commercial or non-commercial. If you have an old version of AnjaliOldLipi font, please delete it and install the font given below(Version-0.730).

Download Malayalam font Installer


Enabling Malayalam unicode font support in windows xp

In the control panel, Double click on Regional and language options
Click on Languages Tab
Put a tick mark on "Install files for complex script and right to left languages"
Put a tick mark on "Install files for East Asian Languages"

Want to make your font look beautiful

Double click on Display icon in control panel
Click on Appearance tab
Click on Effects button
Put a tick mark on "Use the following method to smooth the edges of screen fonts"
Select "ClearType" from the pull down menu

Browser settings

FireFox

  • Click Tools
  • Select Options (Or Edit->Preferences in Linux)
  • Click on the Content Tab
  • Click Advanced button in Fonts & Colors section.
  • Select Western in 'Fonts for'
  • Choose Proportional as 'Sans Serif'
  • Choose Serif as 'Garamond'
  • Choose Sans-Serif as 'Verdana'
  • Select Malayalam in 'Fonts for'
  • Choose Proportional as 'Sans Serif'
  • Choose Serif as 'AnjaliOldLipi'
  • Choose Sans-Serif as 'AnjaliOldLipi'
  • Choose Monospace as 'AnjaliOldLipi'
  • Choose Default Character Encoding as 'Unicode(UTF-8)'
  • Click OK
  • Click OK in Options window

Opera

  • Click Tools menu
  • Select Preferences
  • Click Advanced tab
  • From the left sidebar select Fonts
  • Click International Fonts button
  • Choose Malayalam in Writing Section
  • Select desired Malayalam Unicode font as Normal font
  • If available choose a Monospace font also
  • Click OK two times and restart Opera
Internet Explorer
  • Click Start, Control Panel
  • Double click on Internet Options, click on Fonts and Select Language Script Malayalam. Then select Web page font as AnjaliOldLipi.

Malayalam Support in GNU/Linux

 

All major GNU/Linux distributions supports malayalam perfectly. Please
check http://malayalam.web4all.in for a detailed description on how to
enable malayalam support in GNU/Linux.

Please see http://smc.org.in for more Swathantra malayalam softwares.

More Doubts?

Checkout the following link for enabling Malayalam in your system.You can download more Unicode malayalam fonts also from this links.


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