I upgraded to 16.04 and all Dravidian pages (in Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu) have become blank rectangles. No problem with the Nagari-based North Indian languages (Hindi, etc.). The other laptop still running Ubuntu 15.10 has no such problem. Any idea what I can do?

  • Make sure these languages are checked in language support in your system settings – Mostafa Ahangarha Apr 24 '16 at 7:08
  • That worked, Mostafa Ahangarha: Thank you! But Hindi is not checked, and yet renders fine. Still, the immediate issue is resolved. – Giri RAO Apr 24 '16 at 8:53
  • Most welcome. Please accept the answer in order to close the topic – Mostafa Ahangarha Apr 24 '16 at 16:55

Go to System Settings and in Language Support check the mentioned languages

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In my case it fixed just after installing indic fonts. You can install that specific package by

sudo apt-get install fonts-indic

or even shorter

sudo apt install fonts-indic

Just follow this link How to Set telugu fonts clearly in mozilla firefox

you can add any language

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