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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

OK i figured it out. Thank you very much!