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SV: Preferred font styles

From: Lill Therese Jacobsen <lill.therese.jacobsen@norskinteraktiv.no>
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2003 12:21:49 +0100
Message-ID: <8C8383BBF6A0864E88119E3FCA4E816C175A27@ntserver.norskinteraktiv.no>
To: "souravm" <souravm@infosys.com>
Cc: <www-international@w3.org>
Hi Sourav!
 
The system is supposed to show russian, persian, somali, kurdish, norwegian, arabic and english in addition to urdu (probably several languages also). So it would be perfect if one font supported all these languages. If not, we have to find the prefered (windows-)font for each language.
 
I found a webpage (http://www.alanwood.net/unicode/fonts.html#general) that lists the languages supported by different fonts, but here, Arial for instance, is said to support arabic. But I see the same squares in the urdu text when using Arial as we did with Lucida sans unicode. 
 
So what I guess I’m looking for, is at list of languages with the belonging font (and the font covers all the necessary characters).
 
Regards, 
Lill
 
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Fra: souravm [mailto:souravm@infosys.com] 
Sendt: 22. desember 2003 11:59
Til: Lill Therese Jacobsen
Emne: RE: Preferred font styles
 
Hi Lill,
 
It seems that there is a problem in support of certain Urdu characters in Lucida Sans Unicode. Please check out Unicode site for other font which can be used. 
Also if your system is supposed to show only Urdu strings then why don’t you use Fonts specific to Urdu only ?
 
Regards,
Sourav
 
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From: Lill Therese Jacobsen [mailto:lill.therese.jacobsen@norskinteraktiv.no] 
Sent: Monday, December 22, 2003 4:27 PM
To: souravm
Subject: SV: Preferred font styles
 
Hi!
 
This is the html:
 
<font face="tahoma">URDU: اقوامِ متحدہ کی عراق </font>
<font face="Lucida Sans Unicode">URDU: اقوامِ متحدہ کی عراق </font>
 
This is what becomes 
 
 
 
in my browser (IE 6)
 
 
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Fra: souravm [mailto:souravm@infosys.com] 
Sendt: 22. desember 2003 04:44
Til: Lill Therese Jacobsen
Emne: RE: Preferred font styles
 
Hi Lill.
 
Lucida Sand Unicode is supposed to be display Urdu as Urdu is part of Unicode. However unless you specifically mention the FONT in HTML browser uses the FONT based on its own logic.
 
I’ll suggest you to write your own HTML page using Unicode code points related to Urdu letters and then check the FONT.
 
Regards,
Sourav
 
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From: Lill Therese Jacobsen [mailto:lill.therese.jacobsen@norskinteraktiv.no] 
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2003 2:22 PM
To: souravm
Subject: SV: Preferred font styles
 
Hi!
 
Thanks for your response!
 
I don’t know the urdu language, but here are some text I copied from an urdu site:

The first block of urdu is displayed with tahoma, the second with Lucida Sans Unicode. 
 
What does this mean? Do I do something wrong – or doesn’t Lucida Sans Unicode support the Urdu language?
 
I use Unicode as encoding.
 
 
Regards,
Lill
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Sendt: 19. desember 2003 09:18
Til: Lill Therese Jacobsen
Emne: RE: Preferred font styles
 
Hi Lii,
 
You can use Lucida San Unicode which comes as default with Windows 2000. This will take care of all fonts, especially if you are using Unicode as encoding.
 
Regards,
Sourav
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Lill Therese Jacobsen [mailto:lill.therese.jacobsen@norskinteraktiv.no] 
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2003 1:39 PM
To: www-international@w3.org
Subject: Preferred font styles
 
Hi!
 
Can anyone tell me which font styles are preferred for the following languages:
 
Russian
Urdu
Arabic
Persian/Farsi
Kurdish/Sorani
 
We are developing a multilingual website with dynamic content, and we don’t always know which language being displayed. Is there a font that covers all the characters needed for these languages? Arial Unicode (too big for download…)? Any font styles that are standard in windows 98/2000/XP?
 
Any help appreciated!
 
Thanks!
 
Lill Therese
 


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