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I downloaded and put the font in /usr/share/fonts/satluj.ttf
and done the mkfontdir and mkfontscale commands...
restarted the computer and used Iceweasel (Firefox) to view the website and the font had installed because some characters I could see but not most. The website works very well in Windows Internet Explorer.
So i installed ies4linux and fired up IE 5.0 but all i got was squares.
So i put the satluj.ttf file in /.wine/drive_c/windows/fonts/satluj.ttf
and restarted computer and nothing changed.
I can't figure out what is wrong maybe encoding issues or something.
I am not an expert so please do explain in detail, if you have a solution..
I don't want to lose to windows again....last time a friend couldn't get XP to work on laptop so I installed Ubuntu on it but I couldn't get wireless card to work so he said its no good without internet and now another friend has problem with XP on his desktop and so i put linux on it but he said its not good unless he can read the punjabi news paper (www.AjitJalandhar.com)
i dun that but still no difference - only some characters of punjabi and the rest are squares...
I wiped Kanotix and went to debian.org and got debian-40r5-i386-kde-CD-1.iso
nice system and fast too!
so I dun the same thing here...download the font, chmod 755, cp here to there, mkfontdir, mkfontscale etc etc
fired up konqueror and voila...same sh*t...no different to what i saw in kanotix or knoppix or any other linux for that matter....
thanks for your help anyway....i am just gonna partition the HD and put XP on one and debian on the other so my friend can use XP for reading the paper and debian for general browsing and downloading.
PS how can you be sure that you can see punjabi?? do you know what it looks like? plus if you preview SATLUJ.TTF in KFontViewer you will see a mostly symbols and only one or two punjabi characters...(except for the numerals (0 - 9) they are displayed in punjabi and normal).
I've got the exact same problem. Running Firefox 3.0.4 on Ubuntu Ultimate Edition 2.0.
I think there is just a problem with ajitjalandhar in combination with Firefox 3.0.4 as
I'm getting the same problem on a fresh XP system with firefox 3.0.4.. unless there is some
setting that needs to be changed or some such.
I wonder how ajitweekly.com dispalys their text.. as the punjabi on that site works great.
i think the best solution is to email those idiots developers at ajitjalandhar.com and tell them people use other software than just Internet Explorer and they need to badly update the website and they should stop using embedded fonts and perhaps create a proper site that uses a proper punjabi font like (http://satluj.com/). I can view this site in punjabi in Windows and Linux (Firefox/iceweasel/konqueror etc etc) they got some info on firefox update for punjabi font as well....