Frequently Asked Questions about vyoma-saṃskṛta-pāṭhaśālā
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-Windows Operating System: Windows 2000 or higher
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-Sound: 16-bit sound card or higher
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Install fonts that cover the characters you need
1.1 For Windows XP, getting additional languages installed is as follows:
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Regional Options and Language Options.
In the Languages tab, check the Supplemental language support option(s) you want. Setting both options will install all optional fonts. This adds fonts as well as system support for these languages.
1.2 For Windows 2000, getting additional languages installed is as follows:
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Regional Options.
In the General tab, set all the languages you may want to display, the more you set, the more you will be able to process multilingual data through all your applications, including your browser. This adds fonts as well as system support for these languages.
1.3 Full fonts:
If you have Microsoft Office 2000 and newer versions, you can get the Arial Unicode MS font, which is the most complete. To get it, insert the Office CD, and do a custom install. Choose Add or Remove Features. Click the (+) next to Office Tools, then International Support, then the Universal Font icon, and choose the installation option you want.
1.4 To set your tooltip font to be able to display Unicode characters:
Right click on the desktop, pick Properties>Appearance>Advanced>Item: ToolTip, then set the font to Arial Unicode MS or other large font.
On Mac OS X, the Safari Web browser includes Unicode support and OmniWeb directly supports Unicode drawing. OmniWeb, however, does not currently provide support for all of Unicode. It can, however, take advantage of Unicode fonts for Windows if properly installed.
There are currently no Web browsers which provide direct Unicode drawing on the Mac OS 9.x or earlier. All the browsers use Apple Language Kits and WorldScript to varying degrees to support Unicode and international text.
Language Kits are installed using your Mac OS 9.x installation CD. Launch the Mac OS Install application. Proceed through the initial screens, selecting the appropriate boot disk. When you reach the “Install Software” screen, click on the “Customize” button. This opens up the Custom Installation and Removal dialog box.
Scroll down to “Language Kits.” Click on the check box, and then select “Customized Installation” from the installation popup to the right. (It will say “None selected” at first.)
This brings up a dialog box with a list of all the available language kits. Select the ones you want, or use the menu at the top of the dialog box to select all of them. Proceed with the installation.
If you already have Mac OS 9.0 installed, you will be asked if you want to add or remove software after you select the installation disk. Click on the “Add/Remove” button. This will bring you to the Custom Installation and Removal dialog box.
The installation procedure is the same for Mac OS 8.6, except that you will be installing “Multilingual Internet Access” instead of Language Kits. For Mac OS 8.5.5 and earlier, it will be necessary to purchase the individual language kits.
Configure your browser to use them.
You should make sure that you are using the most recent version of whatever browser you use, and have installed the fonts you want. The following then describes how to configure browsers for different fonts.
1.1 Internet Explorer
IE is fairly smart about picking tuned fonts for different characters. To set your font as the default for a given block of characters, choose Tools > Internet Options > Fonts, then select the fonts.
1.2 Firefox/Netscape Navigator
You will need to tell NN which fonts to use for which encodings. To set your font as the default for a given block of characters, choose Edit > Preferences > Fonts. Then for each encoding you are likely to use, pick the appropriate fonts for the Variable Width and Fixed Width fonts. It is particularly important to set default fonts for Unicode. These fonts will be used when NN encounters documents encoded in a Unicode variant.
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