Problem viewing Tamil fonts in chromium on Ubuntu

I am the big fan of tamil love poems.. 😊 Within Google reader all tamil blogs fonts are displayed correctly in chromium which was downloaded from Ubuntu software center. But when I goto that link directly, that page is not rendered properly. It shows some junk character in between.

For example Initially this blog shown below

image0 Tamil font is not rendered properly

But in the firefox its rendered correctly. It shows the fonts correctly. I solved this issue after little bit googling 😜

Here is the fix.

  • Goto that directory /usr/share/fonts/truetype/freefont/
  • Delete both the FreeSerif.ttf and FreeSans.ttf file.
sudo rm -f /usr/share/fonts/truetype/freefont/FreeSerif.ttf
sudo rm -f /usr/share/fonts/truetype/freefont/FreeSans.ttf

Then restart your browser. Now its shown correctly for me.

image1 Tamil font displayed fine

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