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Windows 7 Tamil UNICODE rendering issues

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  • I have noted that windows 7 appears to have some issues when it comes to Tamil UNICODE rendering. I pariticpated a workshop at the Eastern University of Sri Lanka and one of the audience asked about rendering, so I post his question here where windows 7 Tamil uniciode rendering seems to buggy that need to fix. I have uploaded two files the first one which is buggy characters are circled in red via http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bug_unicodeProcessing.PNG and the other one is from window xp sp3 which is the correct one via http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tamil_UNICODE_rangavarisai.PNG please have look at it. Let me repeat the characters used in the file they are ர், ர, ரா, ரி, ரீ, ரு, ரூ, ரெ, ரே, ரை, ரொ, ரோ, ரௌ. I shall be thankful if this is fixed. If there is any issues please let me know. Thanks in advance.
    Umapathy (உமாபதி) MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician, Consumer Support Technician MCTS: Windows Vista - Configuration, BSc, MCP, A+, MCDST
    Friday, December 31, 2010 6:50 PM

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  • Hi,

     

    Before moving on, I would like to confirm that if the Tamil language pack is downloaded and installed properly. You may refer to the following link to obtain it:

     

    Get languages for Windows 7 and Windows Vista

     

    Also, please let us know the action which you have performed.

     

    Additionally, I am trying to involve someone familiar with this topic to further look at this issue. There might be some time delay. Appreciate your patience.

     

    Thank you for your understanding and support.

     

    Regards,

     

    Sabrina

     

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    Monday, January 3, 2011 7:16 AM
  • Hi,

     

    Before moving on, I would like to confirm that if the Tamil language pack is downloaded and installed properly. You may refer to the following link to obtain it:

     

    Get languages for Windows 7 and Windows Vista

     

    Also, please let us know the action which you have performed.

     

    Additionally, I am trying to involve someone familiar with this topic to further look at this issue. There might be some time delay. Appreciate your patience.

     

    Thank you for your understanding and support.

     

    Regards,

     

    Sabrina

     

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum.

     

    If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.com


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    Hi Sabrina,

    I have downloaded and installed the windows 7 language pack but the problem persists while I haven't come across this issue in windows xp sp3. Due to lack of hardware I couldn't participate in the beta testing of windows 7 however service pack for windows 7 is on the way I shall be thankful if this could be fixed.

    In the work shop I used the built in transliterate tool provided at Tamil wikipedia site where the Tamil characters , I also repeated the setps in a windows xp sp3 machine where I have been notified by one of the audience that  ர் character looks  different upon further inspection that not only  ர் but also characters ரி, ரீ rendered incorrectly. I checked the inscript keyboard comes with the windows operating system but the result is same.

    I checked a book namely Thirukkural published in Tamil Nadu, India where they used characters ர், ரி, ரீ as per windows XP SP3  and not like the way windows 7 shows.

    Tamil consists of 247 alphabets (excluding Grantha). Unfortunately UNICODE is stingy to allocate only 128 character which resulted in rendering the characters to display the Tamil letters. As there is no one to one mapping of the characters exists, softwares like Microsoft word countes letters of the Tamil UNICODE which may not be relevant to this bug. Tamil is classified as complex script by windows XP however this is subject to debate.

    Any forward step in this regard is highly welcomed.


    Umapathy (உமாபதி) MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician, Consumer Support Technician MCTS: Windows Vista - Configuration, BSc, MCP, A+, MCDST
    Monday, January 3, 2011 5:35 PM
  • Hi Umapathy,

    We reproduced this internally installing language pack and couldn't reproduce it. is this happening with any perticular tamil font?


    KetanT | Microsoft
    Wednesday, January 19, 2011 5:56 AM
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  • Hi,

    Did  you fix the issue?

    any update? let us know.


    KetanT | Microsoft
    Friday, February 4, 2011 6:32 AM
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  • Sir,

    I have exactly the same problem with Windows 7.

    It does not reproduce the Tamil (Latha) font variants: ரீ, ரி and ர் as they should be. The bent tip on the bottom should not be there in the above three variants of the font.

    I shall be grateful if Microsoft would solve this problem. It is a serious issue in using Microsoft Indic for Tamil language, in Windows 7.

    Robert B Grubh

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012 5:31 AM
  • Dear Sabrina,

    You said more than a year ago:

    “I am trying to involve someone familiar with this topic to further look at this issue. There might be some time delay. Appreciate your patience.”

    Unfortunately, the problem continues till today, and it is not possible to type properly in Tamil using Windows 7.

    I had to go uninstall Windows 7 and go back to Windows XP in order to complete a project in Tamil language.

    I am sure the Microsoft have the capability to fix this flaw, which is sending out garbled Tamil especially when it comes to using the letters ரி, ரீ and  ர்.

    It appears that Microsoft have failed to pay attention to this major issue.

    I request you to take this matter seriously and release a patch to fix this problem. Thank you.

    Robert B Grubh

    Wednesday, June 13, 2012 4:31 PM
  • Thanks, Vegan, using XP seems to be the only way it appears.

    I wonder why Microsoft can not provide a patch to fix this frustrating problem with Windows 7 Ultimate. Robert B Grubh

    Friday, September 21, 2012 4:54 PM
  • still iam facing this issue in windows 10. if some one knows. pls help me.

    Thursday, May 25, 2017 6:55 PM