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Old 04-28-2005, 12:49 AM   #1
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Question How to install fonts (tamil fonts) in redhat linux?


can anyone pl tell me how to install TTF fonts( tamil) in redhat linux 9.0 ? can the same font be used in browsers too? im using opera browser..

pl help me

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Old 04-28-2005, 03:38 AM   #2
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Put the font in "~/.fonts" then run "fc-cache -vf"

If you have KDE try "kfontinst".

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Old 04-28-2005, 07:48 AM   #3
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hi ,
i did wat u said, but still the fonts are not listed in browser. is there any other way to do the same?
 
Old 04-28-2005, 08:44 AM   #4
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This just a guess but maybe the browser has a directory like ~/.opera/fonts that you could put it in?

worth a look anyway
 
Old 06-20-2007, 05:45 AM   #5
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bettter way

hi!!!

i find better alternatives than just installing the fonts.
\one such way is using online tools.
this site which my friend introduced to me is very comfortable for blogging in tamil and other south indian languages..
its about the tool quillpad, http://quillpad.in/tamil
you just need to type in english and it will ocnvert into tamil

have fun!!!!

1. it didnt want to me to install fonts or
2. i didnt have to search for keys in the keyboard which will give me a particular letter


இது ஒரு ஆரம்பம் இனிமேல் தான் ஆட்டம்

ஒரு தடவை சொன்னா நூறு தடவை சொன்னா மாதிரி
 
Old 06-20-2007, 04:19 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ethics
This just a guess but maybe the browser has a directory like ~/.opera/fonts that you could put it in?

worth a look anyway
NOPE: no such thing.

there is something called a font server eg xfs && xfstt but my god is it difficult
Why cant it be drag and drop like good ol Microsoft??

Sorry, I'm a noob as well so cant help much

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Old 06-21-2007, 12:38 AM   #7
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hi!

thats why i suggested the above tool quillpad.
you can just type in english and get it converted into tamil script in no time
 
Old 06-21-2007, 01:27 AM   #8
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I'm using Ubuntu. I have a directory called /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ which has a folder called ttf-tamil-fonts.
I can read the Tamil that thundurendu typed in post number 5. Can you?
 
Old 06-22-2007, 09:25 AM   #9
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Installing TTF

I run a dual boot systems with xp and debian and have some really nice fonts intalled in XP.
All i did to get them in debian was
1) mount the xp drive (fstab mount)
2) make a symbolic link to the fonts folder => ln -s /mnt/xp/windows/fonts
and named the link folder .fonts
3) then from the .fonts folder I just did debian:~/.fonts$ fc-cache -vf

and wala; I now have all the fonts in debian that I had in XP
 
  


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