[Padma] On Linux??

Nagarjuna Venna vnagarjuna at gmail.com
Wed Dec 7 18:32:21 EST 2005


Srikanth,

Please read #2 from Krishna Mohan's mail again. Padma converts
supported dynamic fonts to Unicode. The extension knows nothing about
Unicode fonts. If you don't have a Unicode font on your system, you
will see garbage.

Thanks,
nagarjuna

On 12/7/05, Srikanth Konjarla <srikkanth at rocketmail.com> wrote:
> Ok, finally i got the Padma extension working. This is
> what i have done.
>
> 1. Compile and install Firefox 1.5 with
> "ac_add_options --enable-pango" option to include
> Pango font support. Please check
> "http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Build_Documentation"
> on how to build the firefox from the source.
>
> 2. Install Padma extension.
>
> 3. Install Pothana or Vemana fonts. I have installed
> Vemana font.
>
> Restart and access "http://www.andhrajyothy.com", you
> should be able to see the readable re-rendered font -
> thanks to Padma extension.
>
> However, i never had an issue with both Vaarttha and
> Eenadu web sites. I could read those sites withough
> installing Padma. Of course, i had to install the ttf
> font from the respective sites. This tells me that,
> certain ttf fonts are supported.
>
> My question is that can we configure Padma to render
> the page in a fonts that we can choose? Say, i want to
> re-render with the font other than Vemana and Pothana.
>
> Thanks
>
> Srikanth
>
> --- Krishna Mohan Gundu <gkmohan at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi Srikanth,
> >
> > I get the feeling that
> > 1) You do not have an indic-enabled firefox (many
> > standard rpms do not
> > support indic, the ones I know that work are the
> > firefox rpms from
> > FC3/FC4). If that's true firefox rejects installing
> > extension padma
> > 2) You do not understand how padma works
> >
> > The following might solve the problems
> > 1) Get indic-enabled firefox at
> > http://telugu.sarovar.org/wiki/index.php/Browser
> > then install
> > extension padma from
> > http://padma.mozdev.org/installation.html.
> > Restart firefox.
> > 2) Padma automatically translates recognized
> > websites to unicode. So
> > you need to install a unicode font, read more at
> > http://telugu.sarovar.org/wiki/index.php/Fonts. You
> > "do not" have to
> > install proprietery fonts from the respective
> > websites. If padma works
> > for eenadu it should work for others too (that is if
> > you have the
> > latest). So I suspect you are installing fonts from
> > individual
> > websites.
> >
> > Note though, the above link provides indic enabled
> > firefox1.0.4. If
> > you really need 1.0.7 I can provide you my
> > compilation. I am busy for
> > the next couple of days, though. Hope that helps
> >
> > regards,
> > Krishna Mohan.
> >
> > On 12/5/05, Srikanth Konjarla
> > <srikkanth at rocketmail.com> wrote:
> > > Well, the issue is that the font does not work
> > meaning
> > > the font rendered is not readable. However,
> > Vaartha
> > > and Eeandu work just fine. Not sure what i am
> > missing
> > > here. Is there a way to debug this?
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > >
> > > Srikanth
> > >
> > > --- Nagarjuna Venna <vnagarjuna at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Maybe you should describe what your problem is
> > > > exactly. Padma works in
> > > > Firefox and Thunderbird on Linux. Padma
> > supported
> > > > Shree Tel 900 font
> > > > since 0.3.1 release.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > > nagarjuna
> > > >
> > > > On 12/5/05, Srikanth Konjarla
> > > > <srikkanth at rocketmail.com> wrote:
> > > > > I have tried with firefox 1.0.7 as well as
> > 1.5.
> > > > Also,
> > > > > i have tried with mozilla 1.7 and mozilla 1.7
> > > > (with
> > > > > pango) but not successful. Both the sites that
> > i
> > > > have
> > > > > mentioned in my previous e-mail use
> > Shree-Tel-0900
> > > > > which i think has an issue which i am not sure
> > (I
> > > > have
> > > > > downloaded the font from their web site only).
> > So,
> > > > let
> > > > > me know if works for you and if it does how?
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks
> > > > >
> > > > > Srikanth
> > > > >
> > > > > --- Nagarjuna Venna <vnagarjuna at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Srikanth,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > You either don't have the right Telugu
> > Unicode
> > > > font
> > > > > > or PANGO enabled
> > > > > > Firefox. See
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> http://te.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Setting_up_your_browser_for_Indic_scripts
> > > > > > for instructions.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > > nagarjuna
> > > > > >
> > > > > > On 12/5/05, Srikanth Konjarla
> > > > > > <srikkanth at rocketmail.com> wrote:
> > > > > > > Does anybody try this extension on Linux?
> > If
> > > > yes,
> > > > > > > could you please tell me if it helps view
> > > > > > > "http://www.thatstelugu.com" and
> > > > > > > "http://www.andhrajyothy.com" sites
> > correctly.
> > > > I
> > > > > > have
> > > > > > > trouble with choppy font.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Thanks
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Srikanth
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
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