Most of the regional language news websites in India have very poor compliance with UTF-8 encoding. The list includes Telugu sites like Eenadu and Sakshi, Kannada sites like Prajavani and Kannadaprabha, etc., Atleast those are the sites which I frequenty access for regional news. However, these sites do provide their own ttf (True Type Font) to make the site readable. Many of these sites do provide instructions on how to install these fonts on a windows based operating system. Sadly, none of these sites provide any support information for Unix or Mac OSX operating systems.
I got the new MacBook Pro recently and that prompted me to find the solution for these issues. Well, the solution is very simple. All you need to do is download the same ttf file each of those sites provide.
Once the download is complete, move the TTF files to ~/Library/Fonts/ folder in Mac OSX
Here is a list of TTF files along with the site information. Feel free to install and enjoy reading your choice of news in local language where ever you are!
Eenadu.net – eenadu.ttf
Sakshi.com – SW908.ttf
Kannadaprabha.com – KNWNN0NT.ttf
Other generic Telugu and Kannada fonts (these two work for most of the sites) – Pothana and kedage
Prajavani.net – Damn… I am yet to figure out how to solve this miserable site. No help available on this site what so ever! If you have a solution for this site, please feel free to share.
Similarly, for any other Indian languages including Tamil, Malayalam, Gujarati, Marathi, etc., on Mac OS X simply download the ttf file and move it to specified folder. This should work like a charm.