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Old 06-07-2013, 04:51 AM   #1
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Devanagari?

Hi,

Has anyone been able to successfuly display Devanagari script on their T1? The following is the font declaration:

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@font-face {font-family: "Devanagari MT"; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; src: url(res:///ebook/fonts/../../mnt/sdcard/fonts/DevanagariMT.ttf);}
@font-face {font-family: "Devanagari MT"; font-weight: normal; font-style: italic; src: url(res:///ebook/fonts/../../mnt/sdcard/fonts/DevanagariMT.ttf);}
@font-face {font-family: "Devanagari MT"; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; src: url(res:///ebook/fonts/../../mnt/sdcard/fonts/DevanagariMT.ttf);}
@font-face {font-family: "Devanagari MT"; font-weight: bold; font-style: italic; src: url(res:///ebook/fonts/../../mnt/sdcard/fonts/DevanagariMT.ttf);}
That's included with an @include in the main CSS. I use this for all other fonts and they display correctly, including Chinese. But Devanagari displays only as question marks. I'd guess that the T1 might not support it but that'd be strange. I've also tried multiple Devanagari fonts with the same results.

Hope someone has had better luck.
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AFAIK, ADE/RMSDK based ebook readers cannot handle diacritics that logically follow a letter, but need to be displayed left of it. (For example, ADE cannot handle the Devanagari vowel sign I and similar Tamil diacritics.)

You easily test this by embedding a font in an epub. For example, in my test file the sixth word in the first paragraph (bud'dhimāna) wasn't rendered correctly, because of the I vowel sign.
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Thanks.

I was having problems getting Devanagari to show up at all. Haven't tested it but I think it's since I tried to apply two styles (like style="sanskrit centered").

Since there are issues anyway with ADE, I'll likely stick with iBooks. Is there no decent non-ADE reader?
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Thanks.

I was having problems getting Devanagari to show up at all. Haven't tested it but I think it's since I tried to apply two styles (like style="sanskrit centered").

Since there are issues anyway with ADE, I'll likely stick with iBooks. Is there no decent non-ADE reader?
Just a note that the Kindle does display such fonts correctly, if you fancy a change of platform.
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Just a note that the Kindle does display such fonts correctly, if you fancy a change of platform.
Glad to hear that HarryT. Might consider that someday.
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