Monday ,October 23, 2017 10:35 PM IST

Install Meera Font

The font used in Catholicate News site is Meera Unicode. If you are using Internet Explorer, Firefox or Google Chrome you will be able to see the site properly, even if this font is not installed in your computer. But, for some browsers installation of Meera font is a compulsion for a proper visibility of the site.

Click here to download meera unicode font

Credits - Meera unicode font designed by K.H.Hussain and Suresh.P. (Suruma Suresh) (Swathanthra Malayalam Computing)


Meera font installation and setup in Windows :

Download Meera font and copy it. Then, go to Control panel open fonts folder and paste Meera font.

Configurations for browsers

The following steps will be required, when you can see some text properly, but some characters are not displaying correctly. Follow the instructions, based on your browser.

Internet Explorer Users
    Start Internet Explorer
    Go to: Tools Menu > Select Internet Options> Fonts
    In Language Script Select Malayalam & in Webpage Font, select Meera
    Save changes by clicking OK & Restart Browser.
Mozilla Firefox Users
    Start Mozilla Firefox
    Go to: Tools Menu > Select Options
    Select the Content tab
    In Fonts & Colors, Select Meera
    Click Advanced button > Select "Malayalam" and set Meera as font for serif/san-serif/monospace
    Save changes by clicking OK.
Google Chrome Users
    Start Google Chrome
    Click the spanner image at the right top corner and go to Options
    Select Minor Tweaks> Change Font And Language Settings > Select Meera in Fonts and Encoding
    [In higher versions of Chrome, you have to look in the Under the Hood tab for Change fonts and language settings ]
    Save changes by clicking Close.


Meera font installation and setup in Linux :


Create a directory for meera font, say, /usr/local/share/fonts/ttfmeera

mkdir /usr/local/share/fonts/ttfmeera

cp meera_04-2.ttf/usr/local/share/fonts/ttfmeera

ttmkfdir -o fonts.scale

cd /usr/local/share/fonts/ttfmeera

head -1 fonts.scale > fonts.dir

tail +2 fonts.scale | tac >> fonts.dir

cp fonts.dir fonts.scale

xset +fp /usr/local/share/fonts/ttfmeera

To verify that the font is installed properly,

xset q





If you are using a KDE desktop, start the 'KDE Control Centre'. Under 'System Administration', there is a 'Font Installer' utility. Switch to the Admin mode to install the new font from the font installer.


Meera font installation and setup in Apple Mac OS X :

Download RachanaMac.ttf for Apple & Macintosh from this site.
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