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    what is the urdu default font on this website



    i get disjointed letters on my ubuntu,, i suggest you get the CRULP (pakistani linux group developed) Nafees and Naksh fonts and default and use the current font as third backup rather than main font... I am getting disjointed letters on browser in linux at http://www.crulp.org/software/locali...Nastaleeq.html... Also i want to ask what is the encoding for urdu text (i would encourage use of utf-16)


    Last edited by mannews66; 11-Sep-2010 at 04:02 PM.
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    Re: what is the urdu default font on this website

    I am having the same issue with Ubuntu, can someone please help.
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    @Adeel @Waseem @Mehrushka @Naeem

    seems like the issue is quite old and needs serious attention...

    Let me explain:
    When I do not install any additional urdu font, I get disjointed words on siasat.pk but not on urdu.geo.tv but the font style is same (ugly) on both
    But when I install Jameel Noori nastaleeq font, urdu.geo.tv adopts it automatically and life becomes beautiful but siasat.pk does not adopt it automatically .

    I have tried to install many urdu fonts uncluding nastaleeqweb but siasat.pk tass se mass nai hoti...

    This happens to both firefox and chrome so browser does not seem to be the issue.
    Also, in firefox-edit-preferences-content- fonts and colors - advanced, I have allowed the websites to force there default font styles. Maybe that is the reason when I install jameel noori nastaleeq, geo.tv accepts it automatically without telling it...

    Please do something or I will spam this thread until it comes on the front page..
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    I think its obvious that I am talking about ubuntu.
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    Re: what is the urdu default font on this website

    Well, I forgot to mention the version of ubuntu, its 11.10.
    Wanna know the versions of firefox and chrome as well???

    ps: I am not spamming YET.
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    @Adeel @Waseem @Qaseem @Naeem @Mehrushka @TruPakistani

    Anyone?????????
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    Re: what is the urdu default font on this website

    Originally Posted by aqeel813 View Post
    @Adeel @Waseem @Qaseem @Naeem @Mehrushka @TruPakistani

    Anyone?????????
    your message was received loud and clear.
    @Admin @Adeel @Waseem
    Please do not spam the thread.
    PM is best way to send a message to anyone, Admin or Moderators.
    Thank you
    Obey Allah and Allah will reward you.
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    Re: what is the urdu default font on this website

    Originally Posted by AbdulRehman View Post
    your message was received loud and clear.
    @Admin @Adeel @Waseem
    Please do not spam the thread.
    PM is best way to send a message to anyone, Admin or Moderators.
    Thank you
    isi liay aaj pm ki hai ....
    wese one more question,

    are the mentions working? I mean if I write @Adeel, will he get some notification that someone mentioned him in some post?
    I know that quotes work but I am asking about mentions..
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    Re: what is the urdu default font on this website

    I believe it does work.
    Try mentions for me and for yourself and verify that.
    Obey Allah and Allah will reward you.
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    all the way from 10.04 upto 13.04, Ubuntu has succeeded in "preserving" this problem !!!
    I installed every urdu/arbic/farsi(persian) font that I found on internet, on this Linux machine , but all in vain. Not only Siasat.pk but also facebook has this problem.
    However other news websites (e.g. BBC.co.uk/urdu and Express.pk) have no problems related to broken fonts.
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    Re: what is the urdu default font on this website

    In the right hand column of the following webpage,
    http://openfontlibrary.org/en/font/hussaini-nastaleeq
    the moderators can find a way to set specific encoding/fonts for siasat.pk
    I hope if the owner of siasat.pk do a little effort regarding setting the urdu font (in unicode), the Linux users will get a lot of benefit.
    For more information also forward this link to the webmaster:
    http://www.cle.org.pk/software/localization.htm
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