Digital Dictionaries of South Asia

Browsers and Fonts

A Unicode font must be installed on your computer to view roman characters with diacritics and South Asian characters. Please see Unicode Fonts for South Asian Languages created by the South Asia Language Resource Center. That site has reliable recommendations on browsers and fonts for use with South Asian materials. It also includes information on how to install browsers and fonts, suggestions for configuring browsers, and a guide to keyboard settings and alternate keyboards for non-roman characters on Windows and Mac systems.

Linux users are encouraged to use Firefox browser for the most reliable results with Digital Dictionaries of South Asia resources.

Users who are not able to download Unicode fonts are able to view the dictionaries in a simplified display. The simple view uses roman characters without diacritics or South Asian scripts.

A more technical introduction to Unicode is available at the Unicode Consortium Web site.

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Browsers & Fonts

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