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Microsoft's New "Segoe UI" Font


Dear Maharajas and Prabhus, please accept my humble obeisances. All

glories to Srila Prabhupada!


According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki<wbr>/Segoe_UI , this new font

comes with Microsoft Vista and MS Word 2007. It's the first "off the

shelf" font that I've seen that displays all of the 31 standard ISKCON

diacritic characters correctly, including "LATIN SMALL LETTER L WITH



Maybe you have it on your computer. One easy way to tell is to simply

go to http://llbest.com/ListAvailabl<wbr>eFonts.htm , but that particular

web page only works with IE6 or later.


Unless you know for sure that you don't have it installed, please try

the following:


1. Go to http://pratyatosa.com/Sanskrit<wbr>DiacriticTextConversion.htm .


2. Select "3. Segoe UI."


3. Click "Sample text."


4. If you don't have Segoe UI installed, then you will see a bunch of

graphics characters, in which case there's no use going any further.


5. Click "Compress."


6. Click "Zoom in" twice.


7.You should see that all 31 standard ISKCON diacritic characters are

displayed correctly using IE, and 30 out of 31 using Firefox.


8. Click "Bold."


9. Click "Italic."


10. Click "Bold" again.


11. If you are using IE, you will see that the last character in the

list ("LATIN SMALL LETTER L WITH CHANDRABINDU") is always displayed



Your servant, Pratyatosa Dasa

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