Using Microsoft Internet Explorer with Dzongkha
Set Character Encoding
Common problems and their solutions
Dzongkha text displays as meaningless Latin characters
When the browser does not properly recognize the character encoding of a web page, Dzongkha text may be displayed as meaningless Latin characters as in the example immediately above. To rectify this problem:
Dzongkha text displays as boxes
When Dzongkha fonts are not properly installed on your system, Dzongkha text may be displayed as box characters as in the example above. Here Internet Exporer is trying to use a font without Dzongkha glyphs needed to display Dzongkha text. The box is the glyph in that font representing a missing character. To rectify this problem:
Dzongkha letters do not join up
Dzongkha text displaying with Arial Unicode MS font
This problem can occur when your your web browser is using Microsoft's Arial Unicode MS to display Dzongkha text. The Arial Unicode MS font, which is installed with Microsoft Office, has glyphs for Dzongkha script but it does not contain the inbuilt rules required for combining Dzongkha letters, or the ligature glyphs neccessary to display these combinations properly. However, because the font contains glyphs for Dzongkha, Windows and Internet Explorer may automatically choose Arial Unicode MS as the default font for Dzongkha.
To solve this problem:
Dzongkha letters overlap, ligatures are not formed properly
Dzongkha text not formed properly with old version of Uniscribe
This problem, illustrated in the screenshot above, occurs on Windows XP when you have a version of Uniscribe (USP10.DLL) installed in your C:\WINDOWS\System32 directory which does not have support for Dzongkha and Tibetan script. To solve this problem, carefully follow the Instructions for updating Uniscribe on Windows XP on the Windows XP Instructions page of this site.
After following this proceedure, and restarting Windows and Internet Explorer, Dzongkha ligatures should display properly as in the screenshot below:
Dzongkha ligatures formed properly after updating Uniscribe