Sunday, April 15, 2007

Hindi/Marathi/Sanskrit Transliteration on Blogger.com !

So finally they did it. Now blogging in India's National language (Hindi), Marathi and Sanskrit has become even more easy. Great job guys !

Many may find a problem FireFox and Devanagari script. FireFox doesn't seem to render joined Devanagari letters correctly, at least on Windows. IE works just fine.

For example,

Entering 'kya kar rahe ho. ' in the blogger.com's post editor window in FireFox gives this:





Where as it should give this:




The correct output is from IE. Both browsers were set to UTF-8 Encoding. The above problem can be seen for words like 'hindi'. Here again FireFox fails to render the correct output.

I found a solution which I am yet to try out here:
http://marathiblogs.net/font_problem

Also one more piece of advice that I would like to give Google, is to make transliteration tools available on their website. Adding spell-check is also a great idea (am I asking for too much).

For more on Transliteration tools for Indian Languages:
http://ashishware.com/Transl.shtml

1 comment:

anshul said...

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just copy and paste this link,it works in mozzila also....