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I get weird characters instead of Malayalam. How can I read Deepika?

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  • Check your browser version. Browsers that can view Deepika without downloading fonts are: Netscape 4.03 or above(on any operating system except Linux), Internet Explorer 4.0 or above for Windows, AOL 4.0 or above for Windows and iCab for Macintosh.
  • Move to a non-Deepika page, then delete the browser cache(s). In Netscape, goto Preferences in Edit menu and choose Cache in Advanced. Click on Clear Memory Cache and then Clear Disk Cache on the right hand side of screen to clear the cache.
  • In IE, goto Internet Options in Tool menu and click on the Clear History button to clear the cache.
  • Now, force the Deepika page to reload by holding down the Shift key while clicking the Reload or Refresh button.
  • If you have browser versions earlier to the above specified, please either download the latest version of your browser or download the font from Deepika to read the news in Malayalam.

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I cannot view Malayalam characters in Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Chrome. Why?

Response

  • Dynamic fonts may not be supported properly in these borwsers.
  • Please download the font from Deepika to read the news in Malayalam in Firefox, Opera and Chrome.
  • Force the page to reload by holding down the Shift key while clicking the Reload or Refresh button.
  • In the Mozilla Firefox, please goto View menu, point Character Coding and then select Western (ISO-8859-1) to get proper fonts.
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I'm using IE but I cannot view Malayalam characters in Deepika. Why?

Response

  • As a First Step Clear your Browsing History How To
  • Check your browser version. You need Internet Explorer 4.0 for Windows or higher to view dynamic fonts.Dynamic fonts in Internet Explorer are supported only under Windows, Dynamic fonts are not supported in Internet Explorer for other operating systems.
  • Force the page to reload by holding down the Shift key while clicking the Reload or Refresh button.
  • Check the Security setting in Internet Explorer. In IE, goto Internet Options in Tool menu and click on the Security tab in the new screen. Set security to Medium to allow the WebFont player to download for the first time.
  • If you have earlier versions of Internet Explorer (below 4.0), please either download the latest version of Internet Explorer or download the font from Deepika to read the news in Malayalam.
  • Also goto Tools -> Internet options -> General -> Accessibility -> Formatting and remove check mark in Ignore font styles specified on web pages and refresh the page.

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I cannot read Deepika on Mac systems. How do I fix this?

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  • Please download the Mac font from Deepika.
  • Open the font file in Mac system and click Install Font.
  • After installation, close the browser and open it again and visit deepika.com
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Why can't I read the Deepika pages I saved to my hard disk?

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  • The pages can be viewed only from our site if the font is not downloaded on your system. If you want to view from hard disk you have to download the Deepika Malayalam font else if you load HTML files from your hard disk, you will not see Malayalam characters in our page.
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Why do I see mixed English characters with Malayalam Fonts?

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Internet Explorer

  • On the IE5 or above right click the mouse button, choose Encoding in the menu displayed. Then choose: User Defined on the Encoding list. If this option is not seen, choose More. In More list, Choose User Defined.

  • On the IE4 View menu, choose Fonts then select User Defined.

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How can I view Malayalam fonts on a Linux system?

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  • Please follow the following steps to install the fonts on your linux machine
  • Download the font from deepika.com
  • Find out the fonts directory for true type X-Window font server.
    It may be running as either xfs or xfstt.
    Some possible names for the font directoriesmay be: usr/share/fonts or usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts
  • Copy the fonts in the fonts directory.You will need to be Root / Superuser to do this.
    Reboot the system.
  • If you do not have the root permission you may try the following steps:
    (This may not work for all versions of linux. You may have to contact the system administrator in that case.)
    Create a directory for storing fonts in your login and suppose we call it 'fonts'.
    That is the directory path will be $HOME/ fonts
  • Copy the font in the fonts directory.
  • Change current directory to $HOME/fonts.
      Run ttmkfdir > fonts.dir
      Run ttmkfdir > fonts.scale.
  • These will create 'fonts.scale' and 'fonts.dir' files in the directory.
      Now run the following commands .
    /usr/X11R6/bin/xset fp+ $HOME/fonts
    /usr/X11R6/bin/xset fp rehash
      The fonts are installed.
  • In the Netscape/Mozilla window go to
    edit->preferences-> fonts and define the encoding to be 'user-Defined'.
    Then select View->Character Set->User-Defined.
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dpathram (pdf pages) not opening in browser?

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