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International rendering engines on Linux are yet to be standardised. Despite certain limitations, the Pango renderer, which is used by the GNOME suite of applications and some others, has the best Indic rendering support so far. ISIS will operate correctly and run as a tray applet only in a GNOME desktop environment on a GNU/Linux operating system. At present it works only in applications using Pango, e.g., Gedit, Nautilus, etc.
ISIS for Linux consists of
So far, the following scripts are supported by ISIS for Linux: Bangla, Devanagari, Gujarati, Kannada, Oriya, Tamil and Telugu
Download Unicode fonts
You can download Indic Unicode fonts for free from the links below. It is recommended that you download the entire font package from here. To install fonts, run the install.sh shell script supplied in the package
Download individual fonts (do this only if you know how to install fonts under Linux)
Bangla (Bangla) UniBangla (Bangla) Sanskrit2003 (Devanagari) Padmaa (Gujarati) Sampige (Kannada) Utkal (Oriya) RRJana (Tamil) Pothana (Telugu)
Install ISIS for Linux
Installing fonts under Linux
The X Window system detects any fonts placed in any of its font directories automatically. To find out the list of font directories on your system, run
To keep your fonts organised, they are usually kept in separate folders based on their type or extension. True Type fonts are typically kept in a directory called TTF ot TrueType. But it is perfectly okay to keep your fonts in any font directory.
To add a new directory <dir-name> to the list of font directories, run
Limitations and dependencies
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