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Old 07-21-2009, 10:54 AM   #1
mganesh30
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Tamil Font


I am unable to view the webpage www.koodal.com (Tamil jokes) It requires the "WebTamil" font to be installed. How can I install this on my Ubuntu 9.04 system?
 
Old 07-21-2009, 11:02 AM   #2
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This may help you.
http://ta.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%AE%...E%BE:Font_help
Google is your friend. I googled firefox tamil font. So could you.
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 07-21-2009, 11:17 AM   #3
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For a quick installation, download the tamil fonts from the link suggested by jdkaye, then extract the .tgz archive and copy the .ttf files in the directory ~/.fonts. Restart the browser and the trick is done. This is on a per-user basis.
 
Old 07-21-2009, 01:51 PM   #4
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Hello mganesh30

Sources of information:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-fonts-482026/
http://www.ncb.ernet.in/bharateeyaoo/
http://bosslinux.in/documentation/de...apping-layout/
http://bosslinux.in/documentation/de...w-to-use-scim/
http://bosslinux.in/documentation/de...n-open-office/
http://thatstamil.oneindia.in/common/unicode/help.html

Here's some notes from my log. Written for personal use so a bit rough but you may get some useful ideas. Sorry about the formatting (would be nice to be able to upload *.rtf or *.pdf here)
Code:
1.Using Synaptic, installed:
openoffice.org-l10n-ta-in <none> 1:2.4.1-1ubuntu2 
scim-modules-table <none> 0.5.7-2ubuntu1 
scim-tables-additional <none> 0.5.7-2ubuntu1 
ttf-tamil-fonts <none> 1:0.5.0-0ubuntu1 
2.Rebooted
3.Found new directory /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-tamil-fonts created and populated.
4.Created /usr/share/fonts/truetype/UPenn
5.Copied C:\WINDOWS\Fonts\tamilfix.ttf and tamilnet.ttf to /usr/share/fonts/truetype/UPenn
6.Set their perms to root:root 644.
7.As user c, ran /usr/lib/openoffice/program/spadmin
 	Fonts, Add
 	
 	Browsed to /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-tamil-fonts and UPenn in turn
 	Create soft links only:  ticked
 	Select All
 	OK
8.Prepared new font directories for X use:
 	cd /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ ttf-tamil-fonts and UPenn in turn
 	mkfontscale
	mkfontdir
9.Rebooted.
10.Test: viewed “/home/c/d/Tamil/Tamil for English Speakers.odt”.  OK.  Maybe only OOo is using Tamil fonts but that's all that's required now.
Best

Charles
 
Old 07-22-2009, 06:02 AM   #5
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Copy Command

Please give the command syntax to copy the .ttf files to the ~/.fonts folder.
 
Old 07-22-2009, 06:19 AM   #6
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Refer these link
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...in-fc6-594471/


http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-linux-317952/
 
Old 07-22-2009, 08:17 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mganesh30 View Post
Please give the command syntax to copy the .ttf files to the ~/.fonts folder.
Surely you can Google for that. It's the cp command you need to learn about.
 
  


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