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Dear netizens,

                    Welcome to Pudhucherry - Electronic Magazine. This is a non-remunarated Tamil Literary Service for the net browsing citizens; especially the younger generation of the Pondicherry. This Web-site exhibits the latest news items about the Tamil Literary activities in and around the Pondicherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam Regions and also in the Internet. The latest Profiles and the literary works of of the Great Tamil Scholers lived in Pondicherry are also depicted in different pages for knowledge of those who seek the taste of Tamil online.

                    This page is designed and embedded with Unicode Fonts or the Multi-lingual Fonts and UTF-8 encodings sponsored by the Unicode consortium. The following is the way to properly see the Unicode Tamil Fonts embedded in these pages:-

  • A Browser which supports Unicode font rendering/UTF-8 encoding is essential to view the contents (eg) Internnet Explorer -5 and above, Mozilla 1.5 or above, Opera 7.0 or above, Firefox 0.8 or above.

  • On the web-browser side it is not out of place to mention that the Internet Explorer version 4.0 and above is opt to view the dynamic eot font objects embedded web-pages of this site. If you are using the Internet Explorer or Netscape-8 as your default web browser, there is no need to download any font for viewing the pages clearly, since the web-pages themselves will show the fonts. But if your using any other web-browser, then just click this LINK to download and install some unicode fonts, so as to view the dynamic fonts embedded pages of this site

  • On the operativng system side the Windows- 2000/ Xp and above already have the support for Unicode / UTF-8/16 rendering. However Indic language support is to be enabled for viewing the unicode contents of a web-page as detailed in the microsoft site below. Except the Windows 95 operating system, with the Windows 98 SE (Partial support for viewing), Windows 2000/ Windows XP and above and Linux latest version (Unicode fonts must be installed), unicode fonts of a web-site can be viewed through an opt browser. As far as Windows 98 SE is concerned, uniscribe support has to be enabled to see the unicode contents of a web-site. The latest version of the "usp10.dll" should be there in the "c:\windows\system" folder. Here you can download the zipped verslion of the "usp10.dll". After downloading the compressed file, with the help of winzip or winrar, extract the single "usp10.dll" file to a temporary folder. Then go to "C/windows/system", find and rename the old usp10.dll file. After renaming, copy the extracted newer version of usp10.dll to the "c:\windows\system" folder. Now the embedded unicode font objects can be viewed clearly.

  • By default, Microsoft Corporation has already enabled unicode support in Windows 2000and Windows XP and other latest Operating Systems developed by it. Especially Windows XP and higher versions have already pre-installed with a Tamil Unicode font namely, "LATHA."

  • Indic language support has to be enabled as per the instructions in the following LINK, so as to view the unicode fonts.

  • For typing with Tamil Unicode fonts, using the existing English Keyboard, you use the online text converters from "www.suratha.com," "www.pudhucherry.com/pages /umar.html." You can also download and use Murasu Anjal, Kural, which offers support for various type of tamil keyboard layouts including romanized anjal keyboard or ekalappai, which also offers support for various types of tamil keyboard layouts.



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