How to read Kannada (Indic) on Android
Like I had written earlier you can't read/write Kannada on an Android phone. I have given this feedback to Google and its also on the bug list. But I am not sure when will Google implement it. The biggest thing I missed is reading Kannada blogs. But then this tip helped me to get Kannada back on mobile.
1. Search for Opera Mini on Android market
2. Install it
3. Or use this QR code
4. Type about:config in url bar and then press go
5. Scroll down until you see the setting Use bitmap fonts for complex scripts
6. Change it to yes and save
7. Now try sampada.net and you should be able to read Kannada on Android
This setting will make the Opera Mini to render the page on server side and then deliver it. Hence even though your phone doesn't have Unicode fonts or rendering capability, you can still read it.
I tried it on my Nexus One and it worked. It should work on most of the other Android mobiles.
Thej, Does it work for tamil fonts? Did you try reading any tamil blogs?
I haven’t tried but it should work.
Cool, Thx for the tips. Used the QR codes to download the Opera Mini and worked on Galaxy S, but the page title on the browser is still garbled…and any workarounds to enable kannada fonts in applications like tweetdeck for android?
Thanks man… It worked out.
@prasanna this is a temporary hack. As of now I don’t know anything that enables actual indic rendering.
Yes, this should work for Tamil, Telengu, Hindi etc. It is working great with Malayalam for a long time for me :)
Thanks a lot. Now I am able to read e prajavani on my samsung galaxy s
actually my wife wanted an article on biotechnology in kannada. We have searched many sites. Unfortunately we have not find even a single article.
I was using Opera on my Galaxy S, but still was not able to read kannada portals. Your tip helped me to resolve that issue.
The option of Opera Mini does not work for Kannada prabha…
any tips on that….
Thanks for the article! It works!!
Thanks for the tip. It works for me on HTC Hero. But do you know how to make it work on the default browser that comes with the phone?
Hey, Thanks a lot, it worked. I wanted to access kannada websites like sampada.net , thatskannada.in on my galaxy s and was unable.
Thank you for your tip :-)
hi, as u mentioned i did up to no4, but did’t see
no 5. Use bitmap fonts for complex scripts
when i type about:config its taking me to opera:config and its doesen’t have ‘Use bitmap fonts for complex scripts’option
I’m using opera mini 6 on a nokia 7210 supernova. Is there any way i can get to read kannada sites?
Super. Works great
Super. Works great in Samsung Galaxy Pop
It works not only on android, it also works on windows mobile,Symbian OS and java platform.
How & from where can I download Kannada fonts for my Android phone (HTC D HD) and how to install it on my phone. I have downloaded Anysoftkeys for Kannada but it isn’t showing any options to type in Kannada.
Im using HTC HD2, windows mobile. Ur tipis not helping me. Can u please help me to read kannada portals…..
Search for the application “New Hunt” from the market. Install it. You will able to view, Kannadaprabha, Prajavani, oneindia in kannada. This will not resolve the ongoing kannada fonts issues, but it will enable you to see kannada fonts and read newspapers in kannada within this application, I am using HTC Senstation 4G and it works for me.
Thank u. Now I can read kannada papers in my mobile
I am using C5 -03 nokia Symbian OS, & it started working …..
oh great tip!!!!!
thanks a lot.
it worket in my samsung galaxy 551.
hi am using HCl android based tab ? can you tell me how to instal kannada fonts and read it in tab
Thanx lot.. it worked
It worked fine. JAI KARNATAKA.
Let me know is it possible to implement in the contacts fonts also.
Hey, I am able to read kannada in my htc wildfire s. To look at Queen of World Scripts in Android phone is really great.
its working fine with Sonyericsson Experia neo.
mobile nallu kannadada oodalu bahala khushiyagutte.
Thanks a lot… It helped me. :) I’d missed reading all my Kannada blogs for so long.
Hi, i am using htc wildfire. I can not type in Kannada in mobile. I used any soft keyboard with Kannada. But i see only boxes. Any help will be appreciated.
It is working to me for Telugu. Good Job.
Thej, You simply rock! I was very much in need to read and follow blogs and online kannada magazines. Keep it up
Thank you.It worked on my HTS Salsa
Awesome.. thanx a lot dear. Works fine in my Galaxy Pro.
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Thank you very much. It helped me a lot. I tried in my Samsung Galxy pop. It is working
it worked… thanks a ton brother….
thank u so much man.. thanks.. now it support all the fonts
thanks for the info. please let me know better ways of having local language support.
thanx lot, it works perfectly
great. its working on my Sony Ericsson xperia mini. :)
thanks for the input
Helped me a lot :)
Hi..I’m not able to see setting Use bitmap fonts for complex scripts in my opera mini. mine is samsung galaxy ace. Please help. Thank you very much.
Great Thanks Dude…
It worked for me superb!!!! – Please concentrate on kannada application for android in future.. we all need this.
It worked…sooper guru..but its not working in otherbrower..but in galaxy x s i am able to read kannada
Thank u so mch…. it worked on ma mobile…. thanx a bunch… :) :) :)
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thank u very much guru I am very happy…..
he man in config there is no settings&bitmap fonts.please tell me a direct download
Thanks. Any tips For kannadaprabha
Thanks.any tips on kannadaprabha
Hi. I am using Opera Mobile 11, not Opera mini. I didn’t find this option in Opera Mobile Software. Please help me find similar setting for Opera Mobile 11 also.
Thanks in Advance, Vivek :)