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Telugu Font Not supported.

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 59611

Status

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Core
Internationalization
RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 59611
15 years ago
12 years ago

People

(Reporter: Dr. SVL Narasimham, Assigned: Roy Yokoyama)

Tracking

({intl})

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x86
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Description

15 years ago
Telugu is an Indian language, spoken by about 80 million people. There is a news
paper called EEnadu (meaning 'today' in Telugu) which opened a website as
http://www.eenadu.net
It is seen correctly in Explorer (unfortunately I had to use it now), but not
seen properly in Mozilla. Infact, the site gives the font help link where one
can downlad the font the paper uses. Can somebody attend to this problem?
Yours Sincerely 
Dr. SVL Narasimham
Associate Professor in Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University
College of Engineering
KAKINADA - 533 003
Andhra Pradesh
India

Comment 1

15 years ago
I don't see Telugu character on linux 1.1 either (not that I could read them if
they were there). Neither in the http-header nor in the html <head>-part do I
find anything regarding the desired character encoding/decoding. What I do see
are <font face='Eenadu'>-tags. The webpage is probably trying to load a font
that mozilla doesn't know. The fonts I have on my system include several UTF-8
font ranges (like Chinese, Arabic, Japanese etc.), but they don't seem to
include the Telugu characters. You could probably try to play with your mozilla
settings as explained at:

http://www.hclrss.demon.co.uk/unicode/mozilla.html

I'm still not sure whether this is a fonts problem, a problem with mozilla or
with the website.
OS: Windows 98 → All

Comment 2

15 years ago
http://www.hclrss.demon.co.uk/unicode/unicode_samples_utf8.html
is a good page to check for unicode-capabilities. Looking at this page, I think
it's a font-problem. If you have a font on your system which has complete UTF-8
support, you could try to tell mozilla to use it.

Comment 3

15 years ago
It is a problem with the website. They use TrueDoc and other portable fonts with
special characters wrapped in a regular 8-bit encoding (not specified by page or
server, which is an error in itself). Supposing ISO-8859-1, an A is always an A,
not a dingbat or another special char.

The site should use Unicode to display Telugu.
http://www.alanwood.net/unicode/telugu.html should suffice as an example. Fonts
for Telugu (in Unicode) can be found at
http://www.alanwood.net/unicode/fonts.html#telugu

Whether Mozilla should support TrueDoc is another bug.

Updated

15 years ago
Keywords: intl
QA Contact: ruixu → ylong

Updated

15 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
This web site was display properly with Netscape 4.0, Netscape 4.7 in Microsoft
windows NT. Netscape 6.0 and Mozilla are not working. It looks like some thing
is missing between Netscape 4.7 and Netscape 6.0/Mozilla. I really appreciate if
somebody look at this problem.

Comment 5

13 years ago
Do we need to support these dynamic fonts? 
instead we should go for utf8 support and can ask eenadu to support unicode. 
What do u say guys? 

Regarding unicode font support for telugu I was able to see but font rendering
is not OK, so we must first correct the rendering bug for telugu font. 

I remember some time back yudit (www.yudit.org) has also same bug but then
corrected ok, now the rendering for telugu font in yudit is superb, can we take
help from those code bits? 

Comment 6

13 years ago
*** Bug 250059 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 7

13 years ago
*** Bug 264420 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
(Reporter)

Comment 8

13 years ago
I just loaded fedora core 3 with firefox 1.0. I added the eenadu.ttf
(eenadu.net) and vaartha.ttf (vaartha.com) with KDE's Font Installer
(start->Control Centre->System Administration->Font Installer->Add Font). Now I
could see both the  Papers in Telugu. Eenadu fonts are showing a - (dash) in
some places where it is supposed to be a space. But for all practical purposes
it is OK and the bug may be colsed.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 9

13 years ago
Nothing in Mozilla itself was broken or fixed.

-> WORKSFORME.
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: FIXED → ---

Updated

13 years ago
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME

Comment 10

12 years ago

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 59611 ***
Resolution: WORKSFORME → DUPLICATE
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