Viewing malayalam blogs on Mac with no downloads or font installations

(Last Updated On: July 31, 2008)

Sometimes technology can be frustrating. When I was trying to read some malayalam blogs, that’s exactly what happened.

While some of the showed fonts automatically, some of them simply won’t show up, rather show me only the title in malayalam with garbled text on the browser (I’m on Firefox and Mac OS X).

Doing some Googling, and after installing numerous “tweaks” and “emulators” found this wicked browser that will automatically detect the font (malayalam, chinese and the huge list they have) and display perfectly.

It’s called iCab and you can download it from here. It’s a German website so I guess, it’s made by Germans. Must salute them!
It’s free with a nagging screen as a shareware, but I bought it for USD 25, and I think it is completely worth that money.

Just wondering, who could be the mallu guy who might have helped on this project?

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