How to Display Text in Marathi

Many time you see garbage character on website particularly on Marathi websites, Marathi text is not display properly, instead we see blocks, question marks sign, or some garbage character we can't read them. This is very common issue with Marathi content on websites. To be able to see Marathi character there is some requirements like - your system must have Marathi Fonts (Unicode Marathi fonts), and Marathi language pack also (In windows 7, 8 ,10 already installed with Operating system), But in older windows OS like Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows 95, you have to install Marathi language pack manually.


Problem 1. Marathi Content Not displayed in MS Word etc. application

Solution: Install Marathi Unicode Font like Mangal, Arial Unicode MS, Aparajita  etc. If you are using Windows XP or older windows os then you have to install Marathi Language pack also. After that you will see Marathi content and text in any application. Just copy and paste Marathi fonts in Control panel -> Font Folder or visit  Font Installation Instruction Here.

Problem 2. Marathi Unicode Content Not Saved in Notepad etc application

Solution: When you try to save Marathi unicode text in notepad and many other application, and when again you open that file you see Question Marks(?????) or some other garbej character instead of your original Marathi content. Now learn how to save unicode text. Create a notepad file and type some marathi unicode content and instead of save, click on "save as" option in notepad and select Unicode in encoding option. See the below image.


save marathi in notepad


Problem 3. Marathi text not displayed properly in Google Chrome

Solution: Sometimes you will see Questions marks, blocks or garbage character instead of Marathi characters on Google chrome. The reason is Character encoding. You have to set character Encoding UTF-8 to see Marathi characters properly on web browsers.

See the below instructions to set Google Chrome Encoding

1. Click on Setting option at right top corner -> More Tools -> Encoding -> Select UTF-8 , see the below image-


Setting Chracter Encoding in Google chrome



Problem 4: Marathi content not displayed on Mozilla Firefox Browser

Solution: Make sure you have Marathi Unicode font like Mangal. Aprajita, Akhashar etc. on your computer system. Click on right corner in Mozilla Firefoz browser, you will a tool list will open select cutomize as given in below image.


Setting Chracter Encoding in Mozilla Firefox





1. Click on Customize Option, it will open a new tab, you will Text Encoding Option. Right click on Text Encoding Option


Setting Chracter Encoding in Mozilla Firefox1


2. You can add it in Toolbar or Menu (A symbol of text encoding will appear in menu bar). After that click on Text Encoding and Choose Unicode Encoding. Now you see garbage text in Marathi as seen on below image.


Setting Chracter Encoding in Mozilla Firefox2