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FAQ

1. Which all browsers support Malayalam dynamic fonts?
2. I am not able to print the Manorama Online site. Why?
3.Why is the site appearing with junk characters?
4.Is the font problem related to my browser?
5.What should be my minimum system requirement for using Manorama Online?
6. I am not able to read Malayalam in Mozilla Firefox/Opera browser. Why?
7. I am using Firefox/Opera/Chrome/Netscape.I have manorama font installed on my system. But Malayalam fonts of manoramaonline appear as junk.Why?
8. How do I install fonts on Linux machines?
9. I get a JavaScript error: "Object does not support this property or method" when the Mail Compose page opens. What should I do?
10. I am having problems typing certain characters in Malayalam while composing mail. What should I do?
11. Do I need a different keyboard to compose my mails?
12. What do I do if I receive mail that was composed through Manorama Online?


1. Which all browsers support Malayalam dynamic fonts?

The Manorama Online site is using dynamic fonts and hence, it is not necessary to download the fonts for specific browsers. 

Browsers that support Manorama Online site with dynamic fonts are Internet Explorer 5.5 or above for Windows and Netscape 4.x (Windows, Macintosh, Unix). 

Note that Internet Explorer for Macintosh and Netscape 6 and 7 for any operating system do not currently support dynamic fonts.

Download font for PC

  Download font for Mac

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2. I am not able to print the Manorama Online site. Why?

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 for Windows does not fully support dynamic fonts for printing. When you try to print or print preview pages using Web fonts from Internet Explorer 5.5 for Windows, you do not get the dynamic font in the print preview or on printout. It appears that Internet Explorer dynamically rebuilds the page on the fly, stripping out the Web font tags. This prevents the dynamic fonts from printing. 

To print dynamic fonts in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 for Windows, click the print icon on the toolbar. Do not choose File > Print.

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3. Why is the site appearing with junk characters?

a)Check your browser version. Make sure you are using Internet Explorer 5.5 and above (Windows) or Netscape 4.x (Windows, Macintosh, Unix) to view dynamic fonts. For all other browser and operating system, please download the font by clicking on the below links and copy to your fonts directory (For Windows, got to Start -> Control Panel -> Fonts) 

b)Change the document encoding settings to 'User Defined' and reload the site. 

On Internet Explorer 5.5 or above, right click the mouse button, choose Encoding and then choose User Defined from the list. 

On the Netscape View menu, choose Character Set/Encoding and choose “User Defined” 

c)However, some users may have problems with the font due to some configuration issues or due to poor connectivity. Sometimes just pressing 'refresh' works.

If the problem persists, follow the below steps.

Step 1. Remove any fonts ('Mano.ttf') that you may have previously downloaded. Go To Start - Control Panel - Fonts - Remove fonts. 

Step 2. Download Font (by clicking on the above links) and save in your Fonts directory. (For Windows, got to Start -> Control Panel -> Fonts) 

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4.Is the font problem related to my browser?
If you are using an older version of browser, please either download the latest version of your browser or manually download the font to read the news in Malayalam. Also, check the supported browser versions in the above section.
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5.What should be my minimum system requirement for using Manorama Online?

Manorama Online currently supports Internet Explorer 5.5 and above, Netscape 6.0 and above, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Safari (Macintosh). We are working towards extending this support

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6. I am not able to read Malayalam in Mozilla Firefox/Opera browser. Why?
Please download the font manually by clicking on the below link and copy to your Fonts directory

Download font for PC> <Download font for MAC>

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7.I am using Firefox/Opera/Chrome/Netscape.I have manorama font installed on my system. But Malayalam fonts of manoramaonline appear as junk.Why?

A simple browser setting could do the job for you in most cases. Go to View Menu-->Charecter encoding/encoding option of the browser.Select Western(ISO-8859-1) .

 

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8. How do I install fonts on Linux machines?

Manually download the Manorama.ttf font by clicking on the below link. <Download Font>Copy the font to your Fonts directory (usually /usr/share/fonts). You need to login as the root user to perform this operation. 

Rebootthe system.

If you do not have the root permission, please do the following steps.

 Copy the Manorama.ttf font to a directory.

 Change to that direcroty and run the following commands.

Run ttmkfdir > fonts.dir
Run ttmkfdir > fonts.scale

/usr/X11R6/bin/xset fp+ <font directory>
/usr/X11R6/bin/xset fp rehash
Open the browser and change the character encoding to “User Defined”

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9. I get a JavaScript error: "Object does not support this property or method" when the Mail Compose page opens. What should I do?

Please click your Browser's "Reload" or "Refresh" toolbar button

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10. I am having problems typing certain characters in Malayalam while composing mail. What should I do?

You can use the keyboard help in the top of the compose window and click on the required characters

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11.Do I need a different keyboard to compose my mails?

No. You spell the word in English and type it using your present keyboard and Manorama Online displays the same word in Malayalam.

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12. What do I do if I receive mail that was composed through Manorama Online?
 
To read a mail composed and send through Manorama Online, you just need to install the correct font on your system. The links for font download and the procedure for font installation are available in "Download font" link. Please note that for composing mails you do not need to do this.

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