How to read and write Hindi (Devnagri) script while answering and asking question on Kudoz
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chopra_2002  Identity Verified
India
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Jul 1, 2003

Proz.com has been doing a wonderful job by providing translators a common platform for getting their doubts dispelled and seeking the opinion of fellow professionals in respect of some typical and complicated expressions which they encounter during the course of translation by means of Kudoz.

We have been using Roman script for suggesting answers in respect of queries concerning English to Hindi translation as perhaps there was no provision to use Hindi(Devnagri) script. But I have seen recently that some of the professionals have started using Hindi script for the same. This is a great sign as Roman script does not contain all the consonants which Hindi has and it sometimes fails to convey the exact and actual sounds of some Hindi consonants and vowels simply for the reason that these do not exist in Roman alphabet. Therefore, we can express ourselves in a better way by means of using Hindi script instead of Roman.

But the problem with me is that I am unable to read this script on Kudoz. I can see nothing but a series of small squares in respect of answers provided or questions asked in Hindi. That is why I am unable to suggest any answer for the same. Could somebody guide me and tell me the procedure to read and write Hindi (Devnagri) script on Kudoz so that I may also benefit from this innovation?

Thanks in anticipation.

Regards

Langclinic


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Roomy Naqvy  Identity Verified
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Please use Unicode Jul 1, 2003

Dear Colleague,

Please upgrade to a windows 2000/xp machine and if you already have, then please use a unicode font like Arial Unicode Ms or the Raghu font which is used on the BBC world news website in Hindi and you would not face any problem.

Best wishes.


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chopra_2002  Identity Verified
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Thanks for your advice Jul 2, 2003

Roomy Naqvy wrote:

Dear Colleague,

Please upgrade to a windows 2000/xp machine and if you already have, then please use a unicode font like Arial Unicode Ms or the Raghu font which is used on the BBC world news website in Hindi and you would not face any problem.

Best wishes.


Dear Mr. Roomy,

Many thanks for your useful and informative answer to my problem. Since I am not much conversant with the methods and applications of the Computer, could you kindly explain the procedure in a detailed way? Where can I find Arial Unicode or the Raghu font? Can the same be downloaded from some site.

Your guidance and advice will be highly appreciated.

Regards


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