Odia text not rendered properly in NPP

  • Conjunct consonants are not rendered properly when one matra is combined with two consonants in Odia language.
    Example: କ + ର + ୁ = କ୍ରୁ rendered as (କ୍ ରୁ)
    Another: ସ + ମ + ୃ = ସ୍ମୃ rendered as (ସ୍ ମୃ )
    Please help

    The image of the problem is below:
    odia_rendering problem.jpg

  • @Ajit-Nayak

    Have you tried setting driectwrite?

  • Hello, @ajit-nayak, @ekopalypse and All,

    Sorry, @ajit-nayak, as an European man I’m not acquainted, of course, with Indian languages !

    However, I’m pretty sure that your problem is related to the current fonts, installed in your OS and not related to Notepad++

    Presently, on my OS ( an old XP SP3 laptop ) I’ve got the following typefaces, relative to Indian languages and scripts :

    |  Typeface   |   Font Name   |  Target Language / Script  |
    |  gautami    |  gautami.ttf  |  Telugu language           |
    |  MV Boli    |  mvboli.ttf   |  Thaana writing system     |
    |  Raavi.ttf  |  raavi.ttf    |  Gurmukhi abugida          |
    |  Shruti     |  shruti.ttf   |  Gujarati language         |
    |  Tunga      |  tunga.ttf    |  Kannada script            |
    |  Vrinda     |  vrinda.ttf   |  Bengali language          |

    Refer to this link for an oversight of all the typefaces on Windows systems :


    From this list, I did not have any font for the Odia language ( formerly spelled as Oriya )

    Refer to the link below, which explicits all Odia Unicode characters :


    Luckily, after some researches on Google, I came across this site   http://odiafonts.com/

    So, follow these steps :

    • Close any Notepad++ instance, first

    • Download the archive ananta.zip :    http://odiafonts.com/d/13058/ananta.zip

    • Extract the OR51_Ananta.ttf font file

    • Double-click on the OR51_Ananta.ttf file ( before installing this font, definitively, on your system ! )

    • Re-start Notepad++ :

    • Select the Settings > Style Configurator... > Global Styles > Global override style

    • Then, in the Font Style section, choose the Odia Ananta font

    • Tick the Enable global font option

    • Click on the Save & Close button

    With this font , containing 755 characters and 1245 glyphs, all the Unicode Odia characters are correctly displayed, except for the character \x{0B55} ( ORIYA SIGN OVERLINE ) !?

    And I was able to get your composed characters, shown in your post. For instance :

    • Concerning your first example :

      • \x{0B15} => କ
      • କ + \x{0B4D} => କ୍
      • କ୍ + \x{0B30} => କ୍ର
      • କ୍ର + \x{0B41} => କ୍ରୁ
    • Concerning your second example :

      • \x{0B38} => ସ
      • ସ + \x{0B4D} => ସ୍
      • ସ୍ + \x{0B2E} => ସ୍ମ
      • ସ୍ମ + \x{0B43} => ସ୍ମୃ

    To end with, here is an example of a regex S/R which change the latin letters A and Z, whatever their case, into your two characters :

    • SEARCH (?i)(A)|(Z)

    • REPLACE (?1\x{0B15}\x{0B4D}\x{0B30}\x{0B41})(?2\x{0B38}\x{0B4D}\x{0B2E}\x{0B43})

    So from the simple line

    A - Z

    You would get :

    କ୍ରୁ - ସ୍ମୃ

    I hope I’m not too “off-topic” !

    Best Regards,


    P.S. :

    Of course, the real glyph of composed Odia characters, resulting of the four consecutive characters, can ONLY be seen is you open this text, using the OR51_Ananta.ttf font file :-))

    Ah ! Here is a picture of my file :


  • Hello, @ekopalypse and @guy038
    Thank you very much for the quick response.
    The Solution provided by @guy038 completely solves the problem and now I can write anything in my language.
    So nice of you @guy038 to provide the solution with other research outputs that will further help us for using it effectively.
    with regards

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