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Old 10-22-2012, 07:43 AM   #1
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I have a problem with an epub that contains text in English and Sanskrit (the script is Devanagari). On my KT, there are two fonts that support both languages/scripts, Arial Unicode MS and Sanskrit 2003. Now, the strange thing is that if I change the font to Arial Unicode MS whole paragraphs disappear or to be more precise appear as empty gaps (no question marks, no crossed boxes, nothing). I add 15 paragraphs as an example. All paragraphs are formatted in the same way, and each paragraph contains English and Sanskrit phrases. Paragraphs 1, 3, 6, 8, 9 and 14 disappear when viewed with Arial Unicode MS. This seems alarming to me. Or is there a simple explanation to it?

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<p>1. The king of the Vaṅgas lost his life in battle.
<span class="sa">वङ्गानां राजा युद्धे</span> (<span class="sa">मृधे</span> - <span class="sa">संख्ये</span> &amp;c.) <span class="sa">प्रानान्विजहौ</span> or <span class="sa">असुभिर्वियुक्तः</span> or <span class="sa">वियुयुजे ॥१॥</span>
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<p>2. When she saw that dreadful sight, her hands and feet began to tremble.
<span class="sa">यदा सा तद्भयावहं दर्शनमपश्यत् तदा तस्या हस्तौ पादौ चावेपन्त ॥२॥</span>
</p>
<p>3. O Govinda, thou art my life, my joy, my object of pride, my all the world.
<span class="sa">भो गोविन्द त्वं मम जीवितं (प्राणाः), प्रमोदो ऽभिमानास्स्पदं</span> - <span class="sa">हेतुर्मम सर्वस्वीभूतश्च ॥३॥</span>
</p>
<p>4. They became an object of suspicion without any fault of theirs.
<span class="sa">स्वापराधमन्तरेण</span> - <span class="sa">विना</span> or <span class="sa">ऋते ऽपराधात्</span> - <span class="sa">ते शङ्कास्थानं बभूवुः ॥४॥</span>
</p>
<p>5. Good wives are the prime cause of all religious actions.
<span class="sa">स्तयः</span> - <span class="sa">शीलसंपन्नाः</span> - <span class="sa">सुवृत्ताः स्त्रियः सर्वासां धर्म्यक्रियानां मूल</span> - <span class="sa">प्रधान</span> - <span class="sa">हेतुः</span> - <span class="sa">आदिकारणं सन्ति ॥५॥</span> 
</p>
<p>6. Bhīṣma, Droṇa, Kṛpa, Karṇa, thyself, the powerful Bhoja, Śakuni, drauṇi, and myself, constitute, o king, your army.
<span class="sa">भीष्मद्रोणकृपकर्णास्त्वं बलवान्भोजः शकुनिर्द्रौणिरहं च भो रजंस्तव सैन्यं भवामः or स्मः ॥६॥</span> 
</p>
<p>7. When he fell down from his horse, Rāma, Gopāla, and we two were present.
<span class="sa">तस्मिनश्वात्पतति रामो गोपाल आवाम् च तत्र संनिहिता आस्म ॥७॥</span>
</p>
<p>8. Why do you and Kṛṣṇa not  try to finish this work? Is it very difficult?
<span class="sa">यूयं कृष्णश्च तत्कार्यं समापयितुं किं न यतध्वे । अपि तदतिदुष्करम् ॥८॥</span>
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<p>9. Obedience, truthfulness, want of pride, and assiduity in doing his work: these are merits of a servant.
<span class="sa">आज्ञाकारित्वं</span> - <span class="sa">अनुविधायित्वं</span> - <span class="sa">आज्ञानुरोधः सत्यवादित्वमनवलिप्तता</span> - <span class="sa">दरोआभावः</span> - <span class="sa">स्वकार्यतत्परता च भृत्यस्य गुणाः ॥९॥</span>
</p>
<p>10. You, Rāma, and myself passed the time happily in the forest of Daṇḍakā.
<span class="sa">यूयं रामो ऽहं च दण्डकारण्ये सुखेन कालमनयाम</span> - <span class="sa">अयापयाम ॥१०॥</span>
</p>
<p>11. Riches are a source of innumerable miseries in this world.
<span class="sa">अस्मिञ्जगति सम्पदः संख्यातीतानां</span> - <span class="sa">अगणेयानां आपदां पदम् ॥११॥</span>
</p>
<p>12. Paraśurāma, the son of Hari, is the jewel of his class, and the ornament of his family.
<span class="sa">प्रशुरामो हरिपुत्रः स्ववर्गस्य रत्नं स्वकुलस्यालंकारश्च ॥१२॥</span>
</p>
<p>13. Let that man or these boys take this fruit.
<span class="sa">स नर इमे बाला वैतत्फलं गृह्णन्तु ॥१३॥</span>
</p>
<p>14. Hari and I, or you and Kṣṇa, can do this work; neither Gopāla nor his younger brothers can do it.
<span class="sa">हरिरहं च यूयं कृष्णश्च वैतत्कार्यं कर्तुं शक्नुथ । न गोपालस्तस्य कनीयांसो भ्रातारो वा (कर्तुं शक्नुयुः) ॥१४॥</span>
</p>
<p>15. You two, the three servants of Puṣpamitra, and two other men should go to the royal court.
<span class="sa">युवां पुष्पमित्रस्य त्रयो भृत्या अन्यौ द्वौ नरौ च राजसभां गच्छेत ॥१५॥</span>
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:12 AM   #2
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Now, the strange thing is that if I change the font to Arial Unicode MS whole paragraphs disappear or to be more precise appear as empty gaps (no question marks, no crossed boxes, nothing).
Umm, don't do that!?!
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