Have you ever looked at the web pages in Telugu? e.g.: Wikipedia in Telugu. Cluttered Telugu rendering makes you leave the pages immediately. Until I have known about enabling the Telugu Indic script in Windows XP, my situation was also same. Now, I enjoy reading TeWiki (Telugu Wikipedia) and also BhashaIndiaâ€™s Telugu version run by Microsoft. See below images before and after enabling the complex script in XP.
TeWiki before enabling the complex script support
So, we will see how to enable the Indic script support in Windows XP. Open the â€œControl Panelâ€ in Windows XP and select the â€œSwitch to Classic Viewâ€ on the left side. Select the â€œRegional and Languages Optionsâ€ Then go to the second tab â€œLanguagesâ€ and select the check box â€œInstall Files for Complex Script and Right-to-Left Languages (Including Thai).â€ Make sure that you have the XP installation dump in your system or installation CD with you. It requires the fonts to be installed into the system from the CD. Once you have done, restart the system, and now you can see the Telugu websites in a readable form.
Refer to my Orkut scrapping in Indian languages post and using that you can scrap in Telugu also. Use Lekhini or English to Telugu Converter hosted on my blog to type in Telugu, then copy and paste it into your blog or on any webpage. You can paste that into messengers to talk in Telugu.
In Telugu Wikipedia, there are lot of articles are pending for translation into Telugu. If you want to enjoy and learn while translating, then go to this page.
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