Sunday, March 04, 2012

#Sanskrit #Wikisource will get WebFonts

Both the Sanskrit #Wikipedia and the Sanskrit Wikisource are written in the same language and the need for support for the language is the same.

As you can see, input methods are already available for the Sanskrit Wikisource and adding WebFonts on a Wikisource has much more potential. Historic texts were often written in a different style of the same script. With WebFonts it is possible to have multiple fonts available. When a specific font reflects the style at the time of a publication, it adds to an authentic experience.

One other fringe benefit is that text in a script that is supported by WebFonts can be indicated as being in the language and it will show up properly. We do not know of any Sanskrit sources including Cuneiform text but when there are, support for the Cuneiform web fonts can be invoked starting this Monday.
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