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I cant view Devanagari (Marathi/Hindi) fonts properly in:

Chromium 7.0.531.0 (60146) Built on Ubuntu 9.04, running on Ubuntu 10.04

The same is at my home, running 10.04. Here are some screenshots:

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As you can see, some text overlaps the other. I have not changed any settings, its the default. At first I thought Wine was responsible for screwing up the fonts, but on a different machine with a different version, the same problem occurs, so I am blaming Chromium for the problem. Any ideas how to get it working?

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I don't knwo how to fix your problem, but I have ecnountered Devanagari "aberrations" in the gnome-terminal (no problems in konsole).. Here is a link regarding Canonical's Charset project.. Devanagari is mentiond towards the end of the article. –  Peter.O Nov 24 '10 at 7:37

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It's a known but unfixed bug in Chromium (and Chrome). The bug causes complex scripts including Devanagari and Thai to position combining marks incorrectly.

http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=43951

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This happens also in Firefox, but the situation is never so bad as I can see the screenshot of that bug –  Manish Sinha Nov 24 '10 at 9:10
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It's possible a font may render poorly generally, but this specific bug where the maatraa are positioned wildly to the left is specific to Chromium/Chrome, specifically their Webkit engine. –  misterben Nov 24 '10 at 9:42

I see that Devanagari fonts are displayed properly when viewed in big font size (14-16) but they start overlapping when the size is 8-9.

I think the problem has to do with font as they themselves are responsible for kerning.

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