Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Non-Unicode Tamil Fonts

While it is strongly recommended that only Unicode fonts be used for writing Tamil, sometimes you have to work on documents which were created using legacy encodings like TSCII, TAB, and TAM, which will not display properly unless you can find the right non-unicode font.  I recently came across a source for these which may be helpful in such cases at


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Worth a mention that, if you have Tamil text in one of the non-Unicode fonts, and it contains non-Tamil characters (e.g. English company names), be very careful when changing fonts or copying the text to other programs. It's highly likely that the non-Tamil characters will not be in the Tamil font. Same goes for other "ASCII" type Indian language fonts.

Chris Thompson