Monday, April 25, 2011

Reading Non-Unicode Indic Language Web Sites

Earlier I mentioned the Padma extension to Firefox which lets you read web pages in various Indic languages that require custom fonts. I have recently found a Gateway site which converts a number of such sites to Unicode so you can read them on any browser, as long as you have a Mac Unicode font installed for the script:

Scripts covered are Bengali, Devanagari, Gujarati, Gurmukhi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu.

This site might be especially useful for the iPad and other iOS devices where you cannot install Firefox or add custom fonts.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

iOS Has No Capital Sharp S (ẞ)

A poster in the Apple Support Communities recently pointed out that iOS devices cannot display the character Latin Capital Letter Sharp S (U+1E9E), which was added to Unicode in 2008 and can potentially be found in German language text. Oddly even the full OS X only has one font that includes this character, Geneva Regular. For some background, seeß

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Unicode Demo

For a page that displays all 109,384 characters in Unicode 6.0 in succession, go here: