Excuse me if you've tried this already, but check whether the encoding is not
Western or something. UTF-8 or, in the case of many sites, user-defined encoding
works just fine. Please check
for more info.
I'm not on Windows now, and hence, unable to go through the above process.
"That language is an instrument of human reason, and not merely a medium for
the expression of thought, is a truth generally admitted."
- George Boole, quoted in Iverson's Turing Award Lecture
----- Original Message ----
From: shirish शिरीष <shirishag75(a)gmail.com>
To: wikimediaindia <wikimediaindia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Sent: Fri, December 17, 2010 9:42:08 AM
Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] Looking for Devanagri help - windows this time .
Because things are still a bit fresh in my mind, I tried to see how
Indian languages performed both on windows box as well as on
This mail would talk only about windows xp while another mail would
give the issues in GNU/Linux.
While I can't give screenshots atm, this is on a friend's system and
he has the following browsers on the system :-
a. Mozilla Firefox 4.0b7 (beta)
b. Chrome 8.0 (stable)
c. Opera 11 (newly released)
We went through the whole she-bang at http://bit.ly/fCxKrf
looked at the uniscribe stuff http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniscribe
saw the discussion at
Also looked at http://www.catch22.net/tuts/neatpad/11
and were still scratching our heads as to why we weren't able to see
Devanagri in Google Chrome.
We installed the font Rachana.
Then we rebooted and in Firefox it renders but Google Chrome not
The USP.dll is at version 1.420.2600.2180 on my friend's system. This
was done using the steps outlined at
and looking at the version numbers at
Looking for answers - it was fun.
Shirish Agarwal शिरीष अग्रवाल
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