How to Display Text in Punjabi

Many time we seen garbage character on website particularly on Punjabi websites with text written in Punjabi, Punjabi text not displayed instead we see blocks, question marks sign, or some garbage character we can't read them. This is very common issue with Punjabi text on websites. To be able to see Punjabi character there is some requirements like - your system must have Punjabi Fonts (Unicode Punjabi fonts), and Punjabi 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 Punjabi language pack manually.

 

 

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

save in punjabi notepad

 

 

Problem 3. Punjabi content not displayed properly in Google Chrome

Solution: Sometimes you will see Questions marks, blocks or garbage character instead of Punjabi characters on Google chrome. The reason is Character encoding. You have to set character Encoding UTF-8 to see Punjabi 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: Punjabi content not displayed on Mozilla Firefox Browser

Solution: Make sure you have Punjabi Unicode font like Ravvi, Akhashar etc. on your computer system. Click on right corner in Mozilla Firefoz browser, you will a tool list will open select customize 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 Hindi as seen on below image.

 

Setting Chracter Encoding in Mozilla Firefox2