Since this blog has several posts about the Udupi and Mangalore region, I thought it would be good to do a short post on how to install the Kannada font in Ubuntu. I stumbled across this issue when I was trying to read a website in Kannada for an aunt of mine.
However I wasn’t able to get it working in Chrome. Here is how I got it working in Firefox on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
It is a simple single command to install the font. You need to be online to do this.
- Open the terminal by pressing Ctrl + ALT + T
- Type in the command sudo apt-get install fonts-lohit-knda and press enter
- Once the command has executed and installed, regenerate the font cache by typing sudo fc-cache -fv
If it doesn’t work, restart your computer . You should now be able to view the page in Firefox.
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