Thursday, April 14, 2011

using google transliterate for Hindi when not installed

Got copy-paste to work even on a machine where 'complex fonts' were not installed, using the tips given at this forum post:

This is happenning because applications such as "Google Indic Transliteration" use hindi font mangal. Though windows xp comes preinstalled with Mangal Hindi font, one need to ENABLE Hindi (asian layout) support through Control Panel to able to edit documents in Unicode Hindi font like Mangal. Legacy Hindi fonts like Krutidev do not need this configuration.
Editing a word doc using mangal font won't be possible until asian language support is configured.
You can overcome this problem through one of the following way:
1. Use WORDPAD instead of MS WORD.
2. copy hindi text from "Google Indic Transliteration" and paste it on the word doc now change the font of pasted text to "Arial Unicode MS" if you have one installed.
3. install indic from XP Control Panel -> Regional and Language Options -> Languages -> Install files for complex script and right-to-left languages (including thai). For editing you need to goto Details... and add Hindi (or other indian language) keyboard layout.

1 comment:

  1. wow thanks for the tips.. its working in wordpad.

    thanks a lot