Hi,
As I can see the fonts are not rendered properly. I have faced this issue
earlier but the email from Abhishek Singh describes the problem a bit more
in detail.


On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 1:46 PM, Abhishek Singh <aks.abhis...@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi All,
>         I'm using Firefox 11 on a x86_64 linux machine, and there are
> problems while rendering devnagari characters. On the same browser,
> other webpages with devnagari characters render well (e.g.
> http://nagariknews.com).
>
> When I looked at the css styling, I found that the default text is set
> to "Lohit Nepali" font. When I changed it to "Lohit Devnagari", it
> worked (also because the Lohit Devnagari font is installed on my
> system). The same page works fine on Google Chrome. On further
> debugging, I found that the woff version of the Lohit Nepali font is
> somehow aborted while loading the page ([Ctrl]+[F5] refresh this time).
> Same is the case with the IranianSans woff file. The locations are
>
> http://bits.wikimedia.org/w/extensions-1.19/WebFonts/fonts/Deva/Lohit-Nepali.woff?version=2.5.1&20111213
> and
>
> http://bits.wikimedia.org/w/extensions-1.19/WebFonts/fonts/Arab/IranianSans.woff?version=1.0&20111213
> (Keeps on loading, but could not load after a while and there is a
> timeout). Surprisingly though, when you try these URLs in your browser
> you would be able to download both the files.
>
> The screenshot of the problem with page rendering can be viewed at
> http://imagebin.org/204475 and the problem with loading the woff files
> as viewed in the "Net" panel of the firebug extension can be viewed at
> http://imagebin.org/204476
>
> Seems some sort of weird problem with my browser. Has anyone else
> encountered this problem?
>
> --
> Abhishek Singh
> FOSS Nepal Community
> http://wiki.fossnepal.org
>
>
>

On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 5:08 PM, Gerard Meijssen
<gerard.meijs...@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hoi,
> At translatewiki.net we installed the latest release of the Lohit fonts
> today. Among several improvements there are two things that stand out.
> There are now two new fonts specific for Devanagari and they support
> Marathi and Nepali. As you know certain characters are written differently
> when used for these languages.
>
> The Lohit Devanagari font does allow for the use of a local override but
> this requires a browser who deals with this properly and a source where the
> meta data explicitly states that the language is either Marathi or Nepali.
> By providing a font that is hard wired to show the variations for Marathi
> or Nepali a solution is provided that will always work.
>
> Our plan is to test the new Lohit fonts on translatewiki.net this week
> and have them go into production on Monday on all the WMF wikis with
> WebFonts support.
>
> Please test the Lohit fonts in your script and let us know as soon as
> possible when there are any issues.
> Thanks,
>     Gerard
>
>
> http://ultimategerardm.blogspot.com/2012/03/lohit-fonts-progress-to-release-251.html
>
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