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I am trying to learn a new language (malyalam, however on my labtop the characters of the language won't show in my browser.

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I'm trying to learn the language of Malayalam. On some computers the characters of the language shows up. However, for my laptop browser the characters will not show up. What download do I need in order for the characters to display. Here's the website in which the characters/letters are displayed on others computers but not mine:

http://mylanguages.org/malayalam_alphabet.php

here's a picture with some of the characters: http://www.entemalayalam.org/images/ammomma%20new.jpg

Chosen solution

Do all those computer have the same Operating System?

As you can see OS X 10.5 comes with a "needs font" direction and that means that you do not have that font by default.

You see such scripts you need to have language support and have fonts installed to display the characters.

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Additional System Details

Sites Affected

http://mylanguages.org/malayalam_alphabet.php

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 r183
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • DivX Web Player version 2.0.2.39
  • npmnqmp 071303000004
  • iPhoto6

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; rv:16.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/16.0

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Chosen Solution

Do all those computer have the same Operating System?

As you can see OS X 10.5 comes with a "needs font" direction and that means that you do not have that font by default.

You see such scripts you need to have language support and have fonts installed to display the characters.

Question owner

So i downloaded the "aruna font" from the 3rd link you sent (from the top). Unfortunately the font when download only yields the simple English alphabet (when it opens in my finder) . It doesn't seem to change anything, even after restart. I have mac os x 10.5 so this is certainly the problem. I'll look for more fonts...is there a way to update to mac os x 10.6 or something of the nature?

Question owner

OK i figured it out. Thank you very much!