Windows XP and Windows Vista
Windows 98 and Windows 2000
Linux
Mac and iPhone
Mobile phones

You should be able to read Kannada fonts in all systems with unicode support and Kannada unicode font. All modern Operating systems and browsers support unicode. If you experience problems in reading Kannada texts here, Please try following these steps depending on the Operating system you use.

Windows XP and Windows Vista Users

If you are not able to read the Kannada content properly please follow the following steps.

Go to Control Panel -> Select Regional and Language Options -> Click on the Languages tab -> Select the check box ‘Install files for complex scripts and right-to-left languages (Including Thai)’

 

 

Click on OK

 

This will prompt you to insert XP CD. Insert the CD and repeat the process. Allow the system to copy necessary files. Restart the system. Now you will be able to read the Kannada content on IE, FireFox, Chrome and Opera.


Windows 2000 and Windows 98 (For IE 6.0+ and FireFox Users):

Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Regional Options > General

[Tab]

In the “Language settings for this system” frame, check the box next to “Indic”.

 

Click on OK

 

Copy the appropriate files from the Windows 2000 CD when prompted.

If prompted, reboot your computer once the files have been installed.


The above steps should fix the problem. If it still doesn’t, please send us feedback with the browser version, OS version and the problem you are facing.

It would help us if you can send a snapshot of the characters which are not correct. Please follow the instructions below to take a snapshot.

– Open the page which has the problem.
– Press ‘Print Screen’ key on the keyboard.
– Open a Word processing software like Word and paste (Control-V) the snapshot.
– Save the file and send it to us.

Unicode support in IE browser before version 6.0 is not good. We recommend you to upgrade to at least IE 6.0+


Linux Operating System

Copy one of the Kannada fonts file from Kannada Fonts (we recommend Lohit-Kannada font) to .fonts directory in the user’s home directory. If .fonts directory does not exist in the home directory, please create it. Finally run the command ‘fc-cache’ from the command prompt.

It is very important to restart the browser, only then you will be able to read the content in Kannada.


Mac and iPhone/iPad Users:

Mac : Additional fonts and language kits are required for customers to view web pages in Kannada. For font download packages and detailed installation instructions visit: http://web.nickshanks.com/fonts/kannada/. We recommend users to use Mac OS X 10.4 and Safari 2.0 to view the Unicode fonts without trouble.

iPhone : iOS 4.2.1 supports Indian languages (iPhone & iPad). There is no need to install any fonts as it is part of the OS


Mobile phones without language fonts

If you use Windows mobile or other mobile with Kannada Font support, you should be able to access Kanaja in mobile. If your mobile dosen’t have Kannada support, try this:

With Opera Mini browser, now you can read Indian language content on mobile phones which don’t have built in unicode fonts. For this we need to turn on the bitmap fonts in ‘opera mini’,

1. Type ‘about:config’ in mini address bar. This opens configuration settings.
2. There is a option for use bitmap fonts. Change that to Yes.