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Re: hindi

Subject: Re: hindi
From: Andreas Prilop
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 16:21:45 +0100
Newsgroups: fr.comp.normes.unicode
On 17 Jan 2006, nurka7 wrote:

> J'ai un document Word en hindi qui utilise la police "Kruti Dev
> 010". Quand je copie le texte du document Word dans UltraEdit,
> NotePad, une base de données, etc., j'obtient des caractères latins
> genre "vzguby vlktkl".

That's because the font "Kruti Dev 010" technically contains only
funny-looking ASCII characters - but no Devanagari characters.
Even if the characters *look* like Devanagari, they are still
ASCII characters, technically.
 http://ppewww.ph.gla.ac.uk/~flavell/charset/fontface-harmful.html

> Si vous pouviez aussi recommander de bonnes ressources pour développer
> les sites Web en hindi...

The principal (theoretical) advice is
 http://ppewww.ph.gla.ac.uk/~flavell/charset/checklist.html#s7
 http://ppewww.ph.gla.ac.uk/~flavell/charset/browsers-fonts.html#dont

Now to the practice: Install Devanagari fonts and a Hindi keyboard
layout *from your operating system*:
 http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=20891
 http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/handson/user/xpintlsupp.mspx
 http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Indic-Fonts-HOWTO/

Then type Hindi text in Mozilla Composer and you should get
something like this:
 http://www.unics.uni-hannover.de/nhtcapri/multilingual1.html#nagari
 http://www.bbc.co.uk/hindi/


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