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Having trouble in reading Kannada Fonts in your browser ?

Windows 98/XP/2000/Me:

Note: For Windows XP and Later Versions use Tunga Font (Propietary of Windows) which comes default.

1. First you need to download the Unicode Truetype Kannada font. Click here for the font. You can also use fonts from BARAHA, NUDI which are free to Download and install.

2. Save the Font on to your system.

3. Untar/Unzip the saved fonts.

4. Open the control Panel from start menu. Double Click on fonts folder.

Windows Control Panel

Windows Control Panel




















5. Right Click and select install new fonts.

Windows Fonts Folder

Windows Fonts Folder




















6. Select the Downloaded fonts and install the Unicode Truetype kannada fonts.

Windows Install Fonts


















7. Open the internet explorer and right click on the page and select the user defined Encoding option.

Internet Explorer Settings

Internet Explorer Settings
























8. If you are using firefox and have the Tunga Fonts installed in your system and even then if you have the problem to view the fonts, then a simple solution is to upgrade the Firefox to Firefox 3.Then Open the firefox and select character Encoding as user defined option.

Firefox User Defined encoding


















9. Now enjoy reading it in our own Kannada langauge.!!!!

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Linux/Unix:

1. First you need to download the Unicode Truetype Kannada font. Click here for the font.

2. Save the Fonts on to your system.

3. Untar/Unzip the saved fonts.

4. Create a directory for new fonts

# mkdir /usr/share/fonts/truetype

5. Move the uncompressed font files to the new directory

# cd kanotf/fonts

# mv *.ttf /usr/share/fonts/truetype

6. Navigate to the font directory

# cd /usr/share/fonts/truetype

7. Create fonst.scale and fonts.dir

# mkfontscale && mkfontdir

# fc-cache

8. Add the new font directory to the x11 font path

# chkfontpath --add /usr/share/fonts/truetype

9. Restart the X font server

# /etc/rc.d/init.d/xfs restart

10. You can verify the successful addition of the new path by running chkfontpath command or by listing X font server’s /etc/X11/Xf86Config file.

Note: If you do not have the root Access, copy the *.ttf files to ~/.fonts directory instead.

11. Already a kannada font exists, but that doesn’t looks good. How do i overide the font preference to get my favorite font to display kannada text ?

Add this below code to the /etc/fonts/fonts.conf
<alias>

<family>sans-serif</family>

<prefer>
<family>Kedage</family>

</prefer>

</alias>

<alias>

<family>serif</family>
<prefer>

<family>Kedage</family>

</prefer>
</alias>
<alias>
<family>monospace</family>

<prefer>

<family>Kedage</family>
</prefer>
</alias>

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