[thelist] translating a website into Nepali

Brent Eades beades at almonte.com
Tue Sep 9 16:21:20 CDT 2008

Nan Harbison wrote:

>  I thought I would be able to just copy and paste the actual text. What they
> did for me with the Rwandan language was send me a paragraph by paragraph
> translation, so I copied and pasted it.
> It just occurred to me that I should ask them to send me some sample text
> from this language so I can play with it.
> Thanks Fred and Barry!

Yes, the language is usually called Nepali. Though sometimes also 
Nepalese. Hope that helps :)

Anyway -- here's the BBC's Nepali home page:


On my WinXP Home (SP2) box it correctly displays the Nepali character 
set in Firefox, Chrome, IE6 and Safari. It's using a font called 
'Mangal', which I already seem to have on my box, though I certainly 
don't recall ever installing it. Does it come with Windows by default? 

Note that the BBC page begins:

<html lang="ne">
       <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">

And the source shows things like:

alt="">मिल्छन् कि भिड्छन् वाइसिएल, यूथ फोर्स

(In Thunderbird the Nepali characters appear correctly in the line 
above... would be curious to know what others see...)

Brent Eades	
Almonte, Ontario

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