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Old 09-17-2006, 05:20 AM   #1
gopiindiaever
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font support for local languages (INDIA),especially malayalam and telugu


How do i get the fonts properly displayed on all the applications i use.For example..is there anything i could do so that i dont have to seperately get the things done for say, firefox and another text editor.I mean is there anything which i could do so that it affects all the applications i use in my distro (FEDORA CORE 5).

when i tried unicode thing,the fonts are not properly displayed.

please help me as i need in my project!
Thanks in advance!
 
Old 09-17-2006, 01:34 PM   #2
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Unicode is the only real way to go if you want a true multilingual system. Take a look at this page on international text support. It's written for Debian users, but I'm sure you can easily translate it for Fedora use.

http://www.jw-stumpel.nl/stestu.html
 
Old 10-29-2006, 12:54 AM   #3
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Thumbs up You can try this:

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Originally Posted by gopiindiaever
How do i get the fonts properly displayed on all the applications i use.For example..is there anything i could do so that i dont have to seperately get the things done for say, firefox and another text editor.I mean is there anything which i could do so that it affects all the applications i use in my distro (FEDORA CORE 5).

when i tried unicode thing,the fonts are not properly displayed.

please help me as i need in my project!
Thanks in advance!
1. Install the language support From your FE5 CD/DVD or download it from internet.
2. Learn the Keyboard Layout. Some layouts are very simple e.g. one character for one key. But others are complex e.g. more than one letter sequence to write a letter. Generally Indian languages are edited using complex layouts.
3. If you are publishing your writings in a web page, then you have to make it Unicode (UTF-8). For that, add the tag
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
in the <head> of your web page.
4. Your browser e.g. Firefox should be configured such that it can accept Unicode (UTF-8).
5. Don't try to write Unicode characters in terminals e.g. Gnome Terminal or Virtual terminal. Instead, try gedit. it can show unicode characters properly. If you want to format it as well Then try OpenOffice.org Writer. Note: before that you have to install the language package (langpack).
 
  


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