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Old 11-27-2012, 04:56 AM   #1
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How to make Burmese font readable to Kindle

Help! I have Burmese Language ebook, used "ww_burn1.ttf" and it works perfectly fine in epub. However when converted to mobi all burmese characters messed up. Anyone here know how to make burmese fonts readable to Kindle devices.

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Old 11-27-2012, 05:14 AM   #2
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You might check/search "how to embed fonts" in Kindle. Embedded fonts on KF8 & Kindle Touch
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Help! I have Burmese Language ebook, used "ww_burn1.ttf" and it works perfectly fine in epub.
Unfortunately, there's a bug in the Qt rendering engine that is used by Sigil, Calibre and other readers that prevents some Burmese characters from being displayed correctly. It appears that Kindles have the same bug.

For example, if the letter Na (န) is followed by the vowel sign E (ေ), the vowel sign needs to be displayed left of the Na (နေ), however, Qt based rendering engines (and the Kindle) display the vowel sign right of the letter Na.

I'm afraid there's not much that you can do other than hacking fonts and/or changing the character order from logical order to physical order. (I.e. hard-code the visual layout.)
For more information see the other Burmese language thread.

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Old 11-28-2012, 03:29 AM   #4
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Fonts are already embedded in epub, but when I convert it to mobi using calibre all burmese characters messed up.
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Fonts are already embedded in epub, but when I convert it to mobi using calibre all burmese characters messed up.
Your font is most likely not a Unicode font and your source files are not Unicode encoded. Try opening it with Sigil and switch to Code View. If you don't see Burmese text, your source files are not Unicode encoded.

Also Kindles don't support embedded fonts for certain languages. E.g. Arabic and Hebrew.
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Your font is most likely not a Unicode font and your source files are not Unicode encoded. Try opening it with Sigil and switch to Code View. If you don't see Burmese text, your source files are not Unicode encoded.

Also Kindles don't support embedded fonts for certain languages. E.g. Arabic and Hebrew.
Yes right not a unicode font. Do you have any advise of what unicode font to use for burmese language. And to make the source files unicode encoded. Your help is highly appreciated.
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Found unicode converter. Thanks Doitsu!
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