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I've just received a file containing text in hindi language. The document was created using a font installed on the document-creator's PC. So I don't have the language font installed on my system. I open the sent_file.doc in my word 2010, and it shows garbage text with no meaning or formatting. I tried looking online for a solution of how to find the font or the font name, but couldn't find anything.

I just need a printout of the document. Please can someone provide any help?

Thanks.

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quickest solution might be requesting the file as pdf from the sender –  angs Jul 7 '13 at 11:28
    
Well, I asked the sender for the font name. He replied it was devnagri.... Then I searched for devanagri and found atleast 500 different types of devanagri fonts listed on the devanagri website. So I downloaded 2 of the popular types, and installed them temporarily. Opened the document.doc and still garbage text was showing. Then I glanced at the font word was using to display the document, and noticed that it wasn't the ones I had downloaded: Kruti010. So I searched google again for the particular Kruti010 and found it. Installed it temporarily, and problem solved!! :D –  mk117 Jul 7 '13 at 12:10
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you can post your solution as reply then accept it as a solution. –  angs Jul 7 '13 at 13:41

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Solution to my problem was solved in a simple way..

  1. I asked the sender for the font name. He replied it was devnagri....
  2. Then I searched for devanagri and found atleast 500 different types of devanagri fonts listed on the devanagri website.
  3. So I downloaded 2 of the popular types, and installed them temporarily.
  4. Opened the document.doc and still garbage text was showing.
  5. Then I glanced at the font word was using to display the document, and noticed that it wasn't the ones I had downloaded: Kruti010.
  6. So I searched google again for the particular Kruti010 and found it.
  7. Installed it temporarily, and problem solved!!
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