Installing a Malayalam Unicode font

To use Tapioca, you computer needs to be installed with a Malayalam Unicode font which should enable your computer to display the Malayalam characters in all its beauty. Panic not!, it is not that difficult to install a Malayalam font. Follow the steps below and you should be ready-to-go soon!

To install a Malayalam unicode font, follow the steps below:
  • Download the Anjali Old Lipi* font by clicking on this link and save it to a location on your computer (Desktop or C:\ is a good choice)
  • Browsing to above location using Windows Explorer, you should now be able to see a file AnjaliOldLipi-0.730.ttf
  • Click on the Start button and select Control Panel
  • In Control Panel click and open Fonts
  • When the Fonts window opens, choose in the menu bar, the item File followed by Install New Font
  • In the Add font dialog that appears, navigate to the directory where the Anjali font file was earlier saved
  • When the Anjali Old Lipi font appears in the dialog, select and click OK
Anjali Old Lipi font © Kevin and Siji

If your computer is running Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2), it should already be enabled to handle Malayalam unicode. If this is the case, you would have been able to read the malayalam text on the Tapioca and home page and probably would not have come to this page.

In addition, you may also want to refer to one of the external links given below.

External Links on Malayalam Unicode Support

Tapioca Home
The Fine Print