Support for Indic script in Mozilla Browsers on the Mac has so far been missing. But I got a pleasant surprise with the latest trunk builds of both Firefox and Camino. They both handle Indic Scripts pretty well. I am sure this is thanks to Gecko 1.9.
Here’s what I am talking about. The snapshot below shows rendering of Hindi version of Google News on Camino 1.5. It is mostly… well, question marks!
Following is the same page viewed with the trunk version of Camino. That’s more like it!
Like I mentioned, I saw this with trunk versions of both Firefox and Camino – with many websites using Indic script.
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I like Camino, but it is not my default browser on the Mac – Firefox is.
So far, I was under the impression that Firefox like Live Bookmarks – or more so the lack of them in Camino – was the show stopper for me. But recently, I have stopped, although not completely, using Live Bookmarks in Firefox.
I was wondering, what changed? Turns out, I was mostly using Live Bookmarks like a feed reader. Once I started using Google Reader, I no longer felt the need to use Live Bookmarks the way I was using them.
Secondly, I had feed that contained all the websites I visit frequently. I Live Bookmark’d that feed to get access to that list from multiple machines. I’ve started using Google Bookmarks – via the Google Toolbar – to maintain a globally accessible repository of my bookmarks.
So it was not exactly Live Bookmarks that I was missing in Camino. What I was missing was the ability to gain access to my bookmarks that I might have updated at work, or on a different machine etc. Now I am going to find out if there is a way to use Google Bookmarks in Camino – other than over the web of course.