Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Viewing Telugu Unicode Pages


  1. If you are using windows xp, you should be able to see telugu font by default

  2. If you are using a windows operating system other than windows xp you can view telugu by

    • If you are using linux, download the pothana font from this link and install it. In the recent linux distributions you should be able to install font just by copying it to .fonts directory in your home directory.(You should create it if it does not exists).
      • If you are using an older version of linux check this link for installing fonts
      • You need the latest version of mozilla/firefox/konqueror to view unicode telugu font.
      • If the font does not appear properly in mozilla/firefox try setting MOZ_ENABLE_PANGO env. variable to 1 and then start the browser as shown below.
        • $export MOZ_ENABLE_PANGO=1
          $firefox #or mozilla whichever is there in your system

      8 comments:

      kiran kumar Chava said...

      nice
      so simple, yet much informative.

      iMkaa caalaa raayalani uMdi ,kaani busy. will visit latter.

      Kamesh said...

      Hi kiran,

      I am still struggling with installing fonts and stuff. I hope you could help me out.

      OS: win 2000
      Browser: firefox 1.0.3 (this is the latest version)

      I have installed potana2000 font.. But the problem is Ottulu are a little displaced. any help is appreciated.

      I have fonts from eenadu and vaartha.. Is the problem because of them ? I am not sure..

      thanks and regards
      kamesh.

      kiran kumar Chava said...

      Hi Kamesh,

      The following step might help in case windows 2000.

      http://download.microsoft.com/download/Typography/Update/2.00/W98NT42KMeXP/EN-US/Voltsupplementalfiles.exe

      Please download the above exe and extract usp10.dll and copy this dll to c:\program files\internet explorer\

      Then restart internet explorer and try to open the telugu pages.

      Please try this and let me know if it helps.

      chavakiran gmail com


      no problem with eenadu and vaarttha fonts, u can keep them.

      Gordon said...

      Hello, your blog is informative. I have a linux server related website, please visit and hope that it is helpful to you

      Chandu Parimi said...

      hey

      Do you know if any work is baing done on unicode for macs? It doesnt work correctly right now

      Chandu

      వెంకట రమణ said...

      I don't have any idea about Mac. I never used it.

      swaroop said...

      I could not able to view fonts in linux could you please help me?

      Regards,

      Swaroop.

      వెంకట రమణ said...

      Have you followed these steps?

      Download the pothana font from http://www.kavya-nandanam.com/Pothana2k-95.zip and install it. In the recent linux distributions you should be able to install font just by copying it to .fonts directory in your home directory.(You should create it if it does not exists).