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Tamil Latha Font for MSWord (Office 2010) in Windows 10

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Tamil Latha Font for MSWord (Office 2010) in Windows 10

Going from default Nirmala UI (Windows 10) to Latha

Thayumana Somasundaram     Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015.

தாயுமான சோமசுந்தரம், செவ்வாய் கிழமை, ஆகஸ்டு 25, 2015

Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010 (Word 14) and Tamil font Latha with NHM Writer 2.9

I have been using, for several years, my Windows 7 Home Premium PC with Office 2010 (MSWord 14 | MSWord 2010) with NHM Writer 2.9 (http://software.nhm.in) to type in Tamil (phonetic) and Hindi (phonetic) documents by selecting combinations of ALT+0 for English, ALT+2 for phonetic Tamil, and ALT+3 phonetic Hindi, etc., Typically when I typed in Tamil, MSWord used Latha font and when I typed in Hindi, MSWord used Mangal font. Of course when I typed in English there were multiple choices. Latha and Vijaya are typical fonts for Tamil Karthika for Malayalam, Mangal for Hindi, Vani for Telugu and Tunga for Kannda that are provided by Microsoft and many adhere to the Unicode (www.unicode.org) standards since Window 2000 or earlier.

In early August 2015, I upgraded my Windows 7 Home Premium PC with Office 2010 (MSWord 14) to the free version of Windows 10 Home. Soon I realized when I typed Tamil the default font in Word (actually in Windows 10) was NOT Latha but Nirmala UI. Even though it worked okay, I missed the Latha font since I had used it for many years.

The Internet search yielded one link and I will show how I got my Latha font back.

Window 10 Tamil font forum link

Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2010 (Word 14) and Tamil font Nirmala UI and Latha with NHM Writer 2.9

As I mentioned above, the default font for தமிழ் in Windows 10 became Nirmala UI and I will show you how to get Latha font while still retaining Nirmala UI

Step 1

From Windows 10 Start Menu, select the Settings

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Step 2

In the Settings window, select Time & Language

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Step 3

In the Time & Language window, select Region & Language (left hand side panel)

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Step 4

The default Tamil (தமிழ் நிர்மலா எழுத்துருவம்) font in Windows 10 for Microsoft Word 2010 (actually it is the operating system Windows 10 that specifies the font) Nirmala UI and NOT Latha

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Step 5

Now from the Region & Language window (Step 3), select + Add a language

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Step 6

This opens a new window with many language options. So scroll left until you see Tamil and select it

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Step 7

The next window gives you an option Tamil (India) or Tamil (Sri Lanka). Select Tamil (India), I guess!

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Step 8

This opens another window for Tamil language pack, click to download the pack

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Step 9

The install will take few minutes complete (you need to be connected to the Internet, of course)

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Step 10

Now if you look at the Region & Language panel, you will see Tamil language pack is installed

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Step 11

Now if we open Microsoft Office and see, Latha Tamil font is now installed.

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So here I have shown in steps how to install Latha and optionally Vijaya fonts in Microsoft Office under Microsoft Windows 10. As noted above, Windows 10 Home comes as a default Nirmala UI font for Tamil. Other Indic fonts are considered special and are NOT installed automatically when you upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10.

 

The procedure shown above should allow you to add more Indic fonts like Latha, Vijaya, and others to Windows 10 Home.

Enjoy!

Windows 10 ல் இனிமேல் லதா எழுத்துருத்தில் எழுத முடியும்.

The same post in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

 

Possible relief on Weems Road

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Possible traffic relief for Weems Road

Wed, Jun 10, 2015

Two days ago, I saw in Tallahassee Democrat, our local newspaper, a public notice from Florida Department of Transportation FDOT (http://www.dot.state.fl.us/) about resurfacing of the portion of the Capital Circle Southeast closer to where we live.

Currently the FDOT resurfacing the main artery to the city, Mahan Drive (US 90) from Capital Circle to Magnolia Drive. However, the public notice mentioned below would resurface area close tothe current resurfacing but would also add right turn lane on Capital Circle SE on the north bound lanes. The latter part is very important.

This will probably have direct impact for our neighborhood where it has become increasingly difficult to get in or out of our own neighborhood. This is true during the morning and especially during evening rush hour as people driving north bound in Capital Circle SE  take a short cut at Easterwood Drive and proceed to Weems Road to get Eastern Tallahassee where many of them live. This makes Weems Road, which is undivided single lane road, congested. To get in and out of our neighborhood occasionally it takes about a minute not because so many people live in our neighborhood but so many others who don’t live are driving on the only road we have access to the public road ways.

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VIP Presentation

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

VIP Presentation

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015

VtS and some his friends gave a talk in their VIP event this evening.

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TTS Deepavali Dinner

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

2014 TTS Deepavali Dinner

Miccosukee Community Center

Saturday, November 01, 2014, 6-9 PM

The Tallahassee Tamil Sangam held its 2014 Deepavali pot-luck dinner tonight at the Miccosukee Community Center. About 40 families came for the event. More information and photos are available at

https://sites.google.com/site/tallahasseetamilsangam/home/2014en

Mayor Marks Farewell

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Mayor Marks Farewell

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Cascades Park, Tallahassee, FL

In the evening, I went to the Cascades Park and joined the Farewell to Tallahassee Mayor John Marks. The event was organized by the City of Tallahassee in recognizing his twelve years of service (as Mayor) to the City of Tallahassee.

I met many friends and spoke to several of them.

Cascades Park Visit

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Visit the Cascades Park

Friday, October 24, 2014

During the lunch time when I went make a duplicate key for my car, I stopped by the Cascades Park (the new Park in Tallahassee). I took some pictures of this park.

2014 Deepavali

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

2014 Deepavali (தீபாவளி)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tallahassee, FL, USA

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Today we celebrated 2014 Deepavali (தீபாவளி) in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. In the morning we all got up had showers and did a small prayer (pooja; பூசை). Since today was a working day in the US, VtS and I went to Florida State University and Bhanu went to work.

However, we all wore Indian clothing to mark the happy occasion. This was also first Deepavali after my mom and dad’s first year death anniversary.

Meet with Graham

Monday, October 13th, 2014

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Meet with Governor Bob Graham and Ms Gwen Graham

Monday, October 13, 2014

Tallahassee, FL, USA

Today VtS and I along with several others had an opportunity to meet with former Governor and Senator Bob Graham and his daughter Gwen Graham.

We spoke with them briefly before a dinner. The reception was very nice.

WFSU TV Dimensions Interview

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

WFSU TV Dimensions Program

Tallahassee PBS

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Aurora and I have been interviewed by the WFSU-TV’s Dimension program’s host Julz Graham about our upcoming Tenth Annual Experience Asia Festival 2014 and the Pre Event. Here is the link to the interview (~ 5 min long).

http://www.wfsu.org/dimensions/viewvideo.php?num=595

Book Club Meeting

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

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Book Club Meeting

ESL Meeting Room

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Today Bhanu coordinated the Book Club Meeting at ESL Meeting Room. The book the club considered was written by Rohinton Mistry titled “A Fine Balance”. This novel is in Bombay (currently called Mumbai) India during the period of 1975 and 1984, part of the time when India was under Emergency Rule declared by then Prime Minister Mrs Indira Gandhi.

I was invited to be present at the book club meeting since I was a college student from South India during that period. There were some questions about the Emergency Rule in India but most of the questions were about the characters in the novel and its impact on the people living through out the world.