hindi fonts on xubuntu

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    why hindi fonts look like this in xubuntu on firefox:
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    is there any way to correct it?
     
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    ahaa..incompatibilities with different UNICODE version may be the reason.btw do u have ttf-indic fonts installed.btw may be some .ttf fonts available from that site?try it.
    edit: get the font exe from http://www6.jagran.com/news/font.zip extract the font.exe and get the font installed as per the howto given by me in the sticky @ Installing .ttf fonts in Debian/Ubuntu Linux locally
    http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6029&page=3
    nother edit:
    get raghu.ttf file and get it installed.copy that font from windows font dir if u have ;)
    Best of Lux.
     
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    you should send PM after editing the reply :)
    1. i am not having windows right now, but can copy it from my friends pc if there is not any other way.
    2. ok, trying other font for which i have htchanak.ttf file available. how to copy fonts to /usr/share/fonts/htchanak
     
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    i think in windows XP also that site looks same weird,btw the font is raghu1.ttf which is used by BBC Hindi website...i think there isn't much change going to happen after installing that font.

    if u wanna install fonts,install it locally(ie, /home/yourname/.fonts/ as what i have explained,in ubuntu u may need to "sudo apt-get install ttmkfdir" for the thingas to work.
    ttf-indic packages is already installed and the fonts are Unicode which can show great sizes in bbc hindi and other websites,leaving this site dainik jagran or..
    more about devnagri ttf:
    http://indlinux.org/doc/devanagaari.html
     
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    Dainik Jagran doesn't use Raghu. They use their own font, predictably named, "Jagran". You will have this problem in lots of places because of websites not following Unicode standards. You have two options, either you can go around installing fonts for every site you face problem with or you can install an extension named Padma for Firefox.
    http://padma.mozdev.org/

    Padma supports many websites in Indian languages and corrects the faulty Unicode rendering in real time.
     
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    dainik jagran has got a font.exe as downloaded.i ran it in win xp and the font that is installed is raghu1.ttf.BBC hindi also uses this font.

    http://www.mail-archive.com/ilugd@lists.linux-delhi.org/msg12097.html

    http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?t=46449
     
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    i have installed it but it doesnt work. but same problem is found in windows in opera browser (not checked firefox on windows) for jagran.

    BBC's hindi site looks better than jagran's :
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