Sunday, October 23, 2011

Tamil fonts not displayed properly in browsers.. in linux..

Once i came to know about tamil lyricist Arivumathi's blog.  So, i open it in my browser but tamil fonts are not shown properly.  The fonts are either like a rectangle or torn.  I try to see the blogpost in tamil properly, and atlast i got the following solution..

The solution is removing the Freesans, Freeserif fonts from your linux system(BOSS, ubuntu, all debian derived linux).  These fonts are in /usr/share/fonts/truetype/freefont directory.  Either remove the fonts by deleting it or copy it to some other place but not in the fonts directory.  Thats all now the blog is shown well in tamil.  the following images are

Tamil blog with tamil font rendering problem
Tamil blog after font problem fixed

12 comments:

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Shamshudeen J said...

Thanks for this post.

Sakthi Saravanakumar said...

Really nice post... and very nice information. Got what i wanted.. :) Thankyou very much...

kalaivanan said...

hai

its nice and very useful to me ..
kalai..

K. Karthikeyan said...

Thankyou all... :)

Arun Coder said...

It worked well :) Thanks

karthikeyan krishnamurthi said...

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Yogi said...

Apparently, I've installed this package on my ubuntu linux 12.04lts and it works fine

- ttf-tamil-fonts

Try that solution as well :)

Anonymous said...

Works fine!!!!!!

TruthMedia said...

i find that path but i dont get any folders names freefont
give me solution to fix this

8MMS Games said...

download more hindi fonts from hndifonts.org

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