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I wish to enable Indic fonts on my MacBook running OS X 10.6.

I found some OS X support pages which said that some Indic fonts are enabled by default in 10.4, but I've not been able to find any such page for 10.6.

Can I enable these somehow or will I need to install third-party fonts?

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There are e.g. Gujarati and Devanagari character lists in Character Palette (Character Viewer), provided by fonts like Gujarati MT. There are matching input types available in System Preferences » Language & Text » Input Sources. What is it you're missing? There's no need to "enable fonts", they're just there. (Wikipedia says these are alphabets from India, but I have no knowledge there, so I might be wrong) – Daniel Beck Jun 9 '12 at 15:09
If you don't have these fonts: Pre-10.7 versions of OS X allowed some customization during setup. It's possible the fonts were deselected. In that case, insert the OS X DVD and install them. – Daniel Beck Jun 9 '12 at 15:13
What I mean is that all I see is unicode boxes when I go to a hindi language site. One could assume that some sites are malfunctioning, but all of them, including google? – apoorv020 Jun 9 '12 at 15:13
@DanielBeck: Mine is a corporate laptop, so dont have an installation disc. – apoorv020 Jun 9 '12 at 15:14
No. You're supposed to have the disk. You should probably ask IT for help. – Daniel Beck Jun 9 '12 at 15:36

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