[Padma] How to handle proprietary fonts encoded in utf-8

arjuna rao chavala arjunaraoc at googlemail.com
Sun May 3 06:57:08 PDT 2009

On Sun, May 3, 2009 at 12:07 AM, Gora Mohanty <gora at sarai.net> wrote:

> On Tue, 28 Apr 2009 22:53:57 +0530
> arjuna rao chavala <arjunaraoc at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > No need to be aware of language. Just have a glance at www.eenadu.netwith
> > Padma and www.sakshi.com with proprietary font loaded. You will see
> > extraneous characters (double dagger with www.sakshi.com.
> [...]
> Neither of these pages seem to be UTF-8 encoded.
> http://www.eenadu.net/ has charset=windows-1252,
> and charset=ISO-8859-1, and my Firefox3 recognises
> it as windows-1252. Of course, it does not have
> the proper font, so cannot show the characters
> correctly.

My point was not about eenadu

> http://www.sakshi.com/ does not specify a charset,
> so my Firefox defaults to UTF-8, but that is obviously
> wrong. Downloading the font, SW908.TTF, shows Telugu
> characters in places reserved for ASCII, and nothing in
> the places reserved for Telugu, so it is obviously
> non-Unicode. The portions that look OK seem to be images.
> However, one should be able to map this font for
> Padma.
Please select non utf-8 as encoding and see that Sakshi does not display
telugu properly in many of the places.

> Regards,
> Gora
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