Standardization of FontsThere are 2 types of fonts which we are using:True Type &Open TypeThese fonts are stored in different directories on thedifferent operating systems.
True Type FontsTrue type fonts requires only one file to be submitted buta separate file needs to be submitted for each instance ofthe font. For example, a different file is needed forNormal, Bold, Italic, Bold italic, etc. TrueType typefacesare generally intended for business office use and can beless reliable for publishing applications.
Open Type FontsOpen Type fonts are cross-platform compatible making iteasier to share files across Operating Systems. Fontmanagement is simpler because, all Open Type fonts use asingle font file for their entire outline, making filemanagement simpler. Since there is just one file involved. Itcan contain True Type (.ttf extension) or PostScript (.otfextension) font data.
Differences between True Type Fonts and Open Type Fonts Font Types Advantages Limitations Purpose of use extension TrueType Looks nice System dependent TrueType typefaces .ttf (supports Fonts Mostly used for Needs to be are generally ASCII-7 publishing downloaded intended for bits and purpose explicitly business office ISCII-8 Not recommended bits) for Websites OpenType No system Limitations with Used in websites. .otf and Fonts dependency as lower versions of Can be used for (Supports such Windows(below office purpose Unicode, No need to Windows 2000), also a16-bit download these Linux(old code) fonts explicitly versions), etc Recommended for websites Supported by all browsers
Unicode Unicode provides a unique number for every character, no matter what the platform, no matter what the program, no matter what the language. Hindi : Mangal Telugu : Gautami Tamil : Latha Bengali : Vrinda Kannada : TungaUnicode Consortium: www.unicode.org
Types of KeyboardThere are two kinds of Keyboards support availablefor All Languages :InscriptTransliteration
Online support for local language computing C-DAC, GIST tools Bhashaindia.com (Microsoft) Lekhini.com Google transliteration Google translation toolkit Wikipedia multilingual support
Enabling Indic support for XPFollow these steps: Start >> Control Panel >> Regional and Language option Step-01: Click on “Regional Options” Step-02: Select “India” from drop down box located at the bottom under “Location” heading Step-03: Click on “OK” buttonFollow these steps: Start >> Control Panel >> Regional and Language option Step-04: Click on “Languages” button Step-05: Check both boxes given below the “Supplemental language support” (After checking the box, one instruction will come to insert “Service Pack-2” CD to copy some file. Step-06: Click on “OK” button Step-07: Click on “Languages” button Step-08: Click on “Details” button Step-09: Click on “Add” button, given below the “Installed services” heading
Enabling Indic support for XPStep-10: Select language i.e Telugu from drop down box given below the “InputLanguage” headingStep-10: Click on “OK” button and then on “Apply” buttonStep-11: At the task bar (Right bottom) “EN” will appearStep-12: If that option not appeared, please restart your computerStep-13: After restarting “EN” option will appear at the Right bottom of task barStep-12: Open word pageStep-13: Change language with “Alt and Shift” key. If you have enabled Telugu then“TE” will appearStep-14: Start typing in Telugu languages. It provides support of Inscript keyboard.Step-15: If you want to use “Phonetic/ Transliteration Keyboard” then you have todownload Indic IME-1.
IME support to use Transliteration (Phonetic) Keyboard Step-1: Open the web page: http://bhashaindia.com/Downloads/Pages/home.aspx Step-2: Click on “Download” button for Telugu IME (Under “Indic Input-2) Step-3: Save the file on desktop and unzip it Step-4: Double click on “Setup” Step-5: After finishing the installation, better restart your computer Step-6: Open any word document and change the language option with “Alt + Shift” Step-7: Press any button from your “Keyboard” then one floating keyboard will appear and you can start typing in phonetic way.