View Full Version : Tamil Fonts in Linux?

10-05-2003, 01:52 PM
Whenever I am opening geetham site in my linux ( I am having mozilla web browser) I am seeing only boxes for tamil fonts. Sweetie.. Are you not facing this trouble?

Is there any way to install fonts in linux?

Where can I get those fonts? Give direct links here.


10-05-2003, 03:43 PM
Yes 6FACE....

I can neither the tamil fonts too... u get boxes... and I get the query symbol .. as in " ? "

I have seen some tamil fonts for linux in some places... but I have not tried them, coz I din feel like.....

neway... will check them out n try to give u the links soon... jus gimme some time please...

10-05-2003, 03:46 PM

Try this one 6FACE....... install the rpm file n see wat happens... since it is an rom file, I guess it will install all the fonts in the fonts directory... check it out...

10-05-2003, 03:49 PM

and see this one too... they have a coupla tamil fonts.... see if u get wat u want...

10-05-2003, 03:51 PM

Guess this is a simple n effective n quick help for getting tamil fonts..... read this 6FACE... guess this shud be it.....

10-05-2003, 06:53 PM
Open type fonts should work on linux!
Latha is a open type font, try that and reply here

latha font link

10-05-2003, 08:10 PM
None of the above menthods are working. :(

10-06-2003, 02:31 AM
WHAT ?????????

Dun tell me its not working ..... Did U see the help page I gave u ??? my last message in the message of 4 ......

Did U install the font in the first place ???
Did U make sure it was placed in the font directory ???? *Do < locate fonts > at the command prompt and u will get all the places where the fonts are present*
Sometimes u mite need to check up the X86config file.....

10-06-2003, 02:43 AM
See this page 6FACE............ This *shud* work for u.... if not then there is something that u r either not doing or something that ur comp is not doing... which mite be becos it mite be missing some lib's....

THIS is a useful page 6FACE.... read this.. it has got links abt where to get fonts as well as how to get them working...


BY THE WAY, When u post a message saying *something is not working*, please post the kind of error messages u mite be getting or please say a bit more clearly as to wat did U do, and what did the computer throw up ??

it will be easy to identify the problem, rather than just words saying *somethings not working..*