Problem with Display of Unicode Hindi Text
Thread poster: Ritu Bhanot

Ritu Bhanot  Identity Verified
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Aug 28, 2006

Hi,

I've just revamped my computer and there seems to be some problem with MS word. (I use Windows XP and word 2000.)

Whenever I type text in Hindi (Unicode or any other font)... there is a lot of space in the final text... and the same text appears correctly on websites (if copy pasted)...

Please advise me.

Thanks a lot for your time and effort.

Regards,

Ritu Bhanot


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Balasubramaniam L.  Identity Verified
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Some tips Aug 29, 2006

WindowsXP has full support for Unicode.

However, in a normal installation of WindowsXP, the files required for Hindi are not loaded. They have to be loaded separately. Here is how you can do it:

1. Go to Start.
2. Select Control Panel.
3. Select Regional and Language Options.
4. Select the Language tab.
5. Select Install files for complex script and right to left languages (including Thai). For this step, the computer may ask for Windows XP installation CD. So keep it ready.
6. After the files have been installed, click on Details in the same Language tab of Regional and Language Options.
7. In Settings, click on the button Add.
8. Click on the Input Languages drop down menu and select Hindi from it.
9. Click OK.
10. Click Apply in the Settings page.

Now you have added Hindi support to your computer. If you look at the task bar of your computer, you will see an additional button called Language Bar. If you click on it, it will show all the languages that your computer currently supports. It should now also show Hindi.

To switch between English and Hindi mode, use the key combination Alt + Shift.

For example, if you are typing this line and then you press Alt+Shift you will start typing in Hindi like this वक कराकर् कर तकरादर चच. To switch back to English, again press Alt+Shift.


[Edited at 2006-08-29 04:04]


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Ritu Bhanot  Identity Verified
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Does not Help Aug 29, 2006

Hi Bala,

Thanks for your help... in fact, those settings are already there but. I know that procedure and this was done when windows was loaded on my system but...
And it's not only unicode. Even if I type in some other script eg. Krutidev, still the same result. I can read the text of course but there are lots of spaces
like
क र क त च

but this does not happen in any other programme eg. yahoo messenger or any internet window, I get the normal hindi text.

and even the IT guys around don't know much as they rarely deal with problems in Language functions...

Thanks again for the suggestions,

Regards,

Ritu Bhanot


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Balasubramaniam L.  Identity Verified
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I think Word2000 has... Aug 31, 2006

... only a limited support for unicode.

I suggest you switch to WordXP which has complete support for unicode. You should not have this problem of spaces with WordXP.


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Ritu Bhanot  Identity Verified
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Thanks Sep 1, 2006

Thanks a lot for your suggestion and evidently others can see it correctly and the spaces appear only on my screen as well as in the PDF documents that I create.

I'll think it over.

Thanks once again.

Ritu Bhanot


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