Fonts for Indian Languages

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Fonts for Indian Languages

Postby jetlamak » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:23 am

I have utf8 encoded data in a database.I tried retrieving it and storing in writer with popular fonts but the rendering is not exact.

Does openoffice provide any fonts compatible with exact rendering for South indian languages like Malayalam,Telugu,Tamil and Kannada.
If any such fonts are available , please guide me to the location where they can be downloaded from.


Thanks.
Last edited by RoryOF on Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:55 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Fonts for Indian Languages

Postby RoryOF » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:54 am

OpenOffice provides no fonts; it uses fonts defined on and available to the operating system. Find a suitable font, install it to your OS, and restart OpenOffice and/or your operating system and the font should become available to OpenOffice.
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Re: Fonts for Indian Languages

Postby acknak » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:19 pm

I don't know what Red Hat version you're using, but on Fedora 18, the character map shows/uses:

Language	Font
-------- ----
Kannada Lohit Kannada
Malayalam Meera
Tamil Lohit Tamil
Telugu Lohit Telugu

So, just a guess, but it looks like the "Lohit" fonts would be a good place to start ...

$ rpm -qa | egrep -i 'lohit|meera'
lohit-tamil-fonts-2.5.1-2.fc17.noarch
lohit-assamese-fonts-2.5.1-2.fc17.noarch
lohit-devanagari-fonts-2.5.1-3.fc17.noarch
lohit-punjabi-fonts-2.5.1-2.fc17.noarch
smc-meera-fonts-5.0.1-2.fc17.noarch
lohit-telugu-fonts-2.5.1-2.fc17.noarch
lohit-kannada-fonts-2.5.1-2.fc17.noarch
lohit-oriya-fonts-2.5.1-1.fc17.noarch
lohit-bengali-fonts-2.5.1-1.fc17.noarch
lohit-gujarati-fonts-2.5.1-2.fc17.noarch

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Re: Fonts for Indian Languages

Postby RGB » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:21 am

You can also look at the Sil International Fonts.
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