Kannada language site- text appearing diff in diff systems

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Kannada language site- text appearing diff in diff systems

Post by leenark » Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:03 am

Hi all,

Not sure if this post should go to "Joom fish" forum. I have question for those who have done sites in Indian languages.
I am using "kannada" for my site. http://www.content-commons.in and having problems with Kannada text appearance.

I noticed that Kannada text not appearing properly/in uniform way on all the systems. On systems where I had "Nudi" or "Baraha" installed it is ok. Other systems some words are getting handelled differently.

Why would this happen? Thought it should work irrespective of the platform. I am using Joomfish 1.18 for translation.
Do I need to make anyother change in Joomfish Installation other than site languages?

Also noticed "components/com_joomfish/language"
there are number of languages listed there, do I need to add language that I am using here?


Going crazy over this issue. Please help.
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Re: Kannada language site- text appearing diff in diff systems

Post by romit » Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:37 am

Hi leenark,

Your website displays fine for me even though I dont have the fonts "Nudi" or "Baraha" installed.

You need to have unicode rendering support on the client PC to see Indic (Kannada) text properly.

I find that the Wikipedia help page on this issue is quite comprehensive, and deals with a lot of Operating Systems.
you can find some pointers there on this.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Multi ... rt_(Indic)
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Re: Kannada language site- text appearing diff in diff systems

Post by leenark » Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:45 am

Hi Vish,

Thanks for quick inputs.
The Kannada text displays ok in all the systems but spellings for words are incorrect. (e.g. Video is appearing as Vaedeo in some systems and others showing it as video)
I don't know if you can read kannada (think last time you had mentioned you don't know kannada) well, then you will know this problem.
Thanks

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Re: Kannada language site- text appearing diff in diff systems

Post by romit » Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:57 am

I am not Vish, I am romit :)

We had the same problem with Bengali, this is a unicode rendering issue.

You can fix it in Windows XP by following the Steps mentioned here > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Multi ... dic_text_2

EDIT: Attached screenshot shows how the website displays on my PC ..
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Re: Kannada language site- text appearing diff in diff systems

Post by leenark » Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:23 am

Thanks Romit,

and sorry about confusion.

I will follow the link. But does it mean that every person having windows XP and below who would like to view this site in Kannada needs to make those changes in control panel-regional options? This is weired

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Post by romit » Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:59 am

Yes anyone that wants to see Unicode based text properly needs to do those steps.

Windows Vista solves these issues completely ..

Here's a similar document from Wikipedia Kannada (http://kn.wikipedia.org/wiki/ವಿಕಿಪೀಡಿಯ:Kannada_Support)
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Re: Kannada language site- text appearing diff in diff systems

Post by leenark » Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:26 am

Thanks for all your help Romit. It was interesting to know about this issue.
This means I will need to flash message on my site regarding tepa to follow to show correct display of text in diff. systems.

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Post by infograf768 » Wed Jan 09, 2008 2:04 pm

Romit, we have issue on Macintosh...
whether using Safari or Firefox
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Re: Kannada language site- text appearing diff in diff systems

Post by romit » Wed Jan 09, 2008 2:25 pm

JM, I am not sure if Mac supports Kannada.

The Wikipedia page that deals with this issue doesn't list Kannada as supported.

EDIT: Some more digging brought me up to this blog > http://m10lmac.[URL banned].com/ (may be of interest)

EDIT2 : more resources for Mac users > http://kn.wikipedia.org/wiki/ವಿಕಿಪೀಡಿಯ: ... t#Mac_OS_X
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