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Old 02-16-2009, 06:50 AM   #1
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UNICODE fonts installation in OpenOffice & Firefox Browser


Can anybody tell me the installation procedure for Unicode fonts on RHEL 4 ?

I want the unicode fonts to display the Marathi(Devnagri) pages in the screen.

At present i am getting the unicode as square,square,etc.on my screen.

I am using Firefox Version 2.0.0.20.

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Old 02-16-2009, 07:07 AM   #2
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Can anybody tell me the installation procedure for Unicode fonts on RHEL 4 ?

I want the unicode fonts to display the Marathi(Devnagri) pages in the screen.

At present i am getting the unicode as square,square,etc.on my screen.

I am using Firefox Version 2.0.0.20.

- JAGDISH.
A good font for unicode is dejavu.

Note that you might need to manually force the charset on the firefox menu if the page is not correctly coded, of if it lacks the correct meta tags. In those cases, it's the fault of whomever made the site. Encodings are really a pain to deal with because there are lots of variables involved. Hopefully unicode will sort that out sooner or later, once every OS on the Earth decides to support it.
 
Old 02-16-2009, 07:27 AM   #3
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Unicode Fonts installation

Sir,

Can you please elaborate more. I didn't get what you want to say.

In my browser the view--> Character Encoding is set to "Unicode(UTF-8)". I have copied the unicode font in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/ & /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF and then issued the following commands :

ttmkfdir -o fonts.dir
mkfontdir

The directory /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/Fonts/TTF , /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1 & /usr/share/fonts are in "chkfontpath".

Still i am not getting success. I wanted to use mangal.ttf font. Kindly elaborate.

- JAGDISH.

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Old 02-16-2009, 07:35 AM   #4
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In my browser the view--> Character Encoding is set to "Unicode(UTF-8)".
That should be ok, as long as the web is effectively encoded as utf8... that is. If not, you can set it to automatic detection, but that might not work if the page is not tagged and / or encoded correctly. Of course, you can't change that unless you have write access to the server, which I don't know if it's the case.

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I have copied the unicode font in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/ & /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF and then issued the following commands :

ttmkfdir -o fonts.dir
mkfontdir
Did you select the right font into the firefox preferences? Note that if the font you use by default do not have the right glyphs then they can't be shown, still I guess that the toolkit or the gecko engine (not sure) should try to make adequate substitutions so all the glyphs are shown ok when your font of choice lacks some of them.

Out of curiosity, if you leave us a link to the problematic page I can try it and see if it works. I only have firefox 3.x though.
 
Old 02-18-2009, 01:31 AM   #5
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hereis the linke for your reference.

http://dhule.nic.in/pcmdb/pcmain.asp

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Old 02-18-2009, 02:25 AM   #6
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1. Your version of FFx is very old. You ought to update it to a more recent version and try again.
2. You haven't said anything about Openoffice. What exactly is your problem with it?
3. Most desktop managers have a font installer. What desktop are you using and have you tried installing the fonts using the fonts installer?
4. FWIW, my dejavu fonts are here: /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/
5. Your link is not very useful. The page is all in English and clicking on the button just gives you a bunch of pull-down menus.
cheers,
jdk

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Old 02-18-2009, 02:30 AM   #7
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As a follow-up, this page displays correctly in my Firefox (version 3.0.6) using the utf-8 encoding.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devan%C4%81gar%C4%AB
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