Marathi Lekhani Font :
This font works according to the keyboard of English typewriter. When English letter k is typed, Marathi letter k appears on screen. When letters n a g p u r are typed, Marathi word nagpur comes into existance. There are some exceptions. English letters are only 26 in number. But Marathi letters (original, complex, joint) require more keys. Hence exceptions are there. Joint letters (Jodakshar, Samyukta Akshar) are created by using ALT button. Alt plus four digit number gives you particular complex letter . Please go through character map for clarification.
Marathi Lekhani is available on internet free of cost. Please visit Mr. Y. V. Sathaye's website and download the font. After unzipping, the font is ready for installation.
This font is also available at following place.
Various fonts having same keyboard are available. Marathi Sharada, Marathi Saras, Marathi Tirkas, Marathi Kanak, Marathi Pankaj, Marathi Roupya, Marathi Vakra.
Tips for Devanagari Website :
(1) Typesetting : Please use Netscape Composer for creating Hindi Marathi webpage. Its Encoding should be
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=x-user-defined">
Observe the webpage through Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer. Compare the typesetting of Devanagari words.
MS Word 97 for Hindi Marathi Typesetting : You will face a typical problem of capitalization while using MS Word 97. First letter of sentence automatically becomes capital, which is unwanted for Marathi Lekhani Font. Capital letter means half alphabet in case of Marathi Lekhani. To solve this problem, please open Tools Menu of MS Word. Select Auto Correct button, then again Auto Correct tab. Uncheck the following checkbox: "Capitalize first letter of sentences".
(2) Supporting Downloads : Make arrangements for easy download of Netscape Navigator and Hindi Marathi Fonts. Give instructions in two or more languages. Give list of useful websites by using hyperlinks.
(3) Encoding of Browser : Give instructions about encoding. Following are the guidelines for viewers.
To set proper encoding, open View Menu and click Encoding. It should be either
English Website : Encoding should be
Devanagari Website : Encoding should be
Tests of fonts and browsers. Webpage having Marathi Lekhani font was tested on three popular browsers :
(1)Netscape Navigator (2)Internet Explorer (3)Opera.
Useful Websites :
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