hindi font doesn't appear, how to troubleshoot installation of unicode font RRS feed

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  • I am trying to learn how to use Hindi on windows 7. I dragged the Mangal font into the font folder in the windows directory, but I still can't see how to use it. When I open the Mangal font, the letters are in English, rather than hindi.

    Can anyone direct me to instructions to install this? (Most instructions seem to be for XP). Is there some simple step I'm missing? I'd like to be able to creat a word document that shows Hindi words and English translations.


    • Moved by Carey FrischMVP Sunday, March 18, 2012 4:05 AM Moved to more appropriate forum category (From:Windows 7 Installation, Setup, and Deployment)
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    Please refer this article to install font on Windows 7:


    Hope that helps.


    Leo   Huang

    Leo Huang

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, March 19, 2012 3:54 AM
  • You also need to change the keyboard to Hindi as described in the following article:


    Hope this helps.

    • Marked as answer by Jeff Leese Tuesday, March 20, 2012 5:31 AM
    Monday, March 19, 2012 7:47 PM
  • Thanks! Oliver Szimmetat had it right. Leo's answer didn't help, since I had already installed the font using the same steps as that link indicated.

    What I needed to do was add the hindi keyboard, and then once the keyboard was installed, change the active keyboard from the menubar (where it normally says "EN").

    After that I began to suspect that I really don't need the Mangal font, since it seems windows 7 has already got this hindi script. I went to try to remove mangal from the windows font folder but it would not allow that, saying it is a system protected font.

    Can anyone confirm that Mangal was not needed?

    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 5:38 AM
  • The built-in Arial Unicode MS font should also work (see http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2006/10/18/838232.aspx for a comparison).

    Hope this helps.

    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 7:41 PM
  • Thanks, I'm now using devanagari (hindi) font fine in word with the hindi keypad. I see that mangal is still needed. All's solved.
    Friday, March 30, 2012 2:18 AM