Aadarsha Ratne : Download Installation Demo FAQ


Aadarsha Ratne font set is developed in dedication to our beloved father Ratneswar Deka; he left us for his heavenly abode on September 30, 1998 (aahin shukla nabami tithi 550 sankarabda, Vaishnava Incurnation Day). This project is carried out under project name Ratne Prakalpa that started in October 1998. Aadarsha Ratne is World's first 32-bit TrueType font-set supporting languages such as Assamese, Baro, Bengali, Kamrupi, Karbi and Manipuri. Aadarsha Ratne font set supports all type of "juktkshyar" or conjuncts. Now all Aadarsha Ratne scripts are OpenType.

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Aadarsha Ratne Internet font-set license fee is free for non-profit e-mail/Internet applications, for other personal non-printing non-publishing applications the license fee is $9.95. For all other purposes Ratne Research will issue licenses as appropriate, contact Ratne Research.

  Download WinZip "Ratne.zip" file for Aadarsha Ratne Internet

This WinZip file includes latest ARIN300.ttf, UTF-8 Latin-script based, and its dynamic version with Users' Guide in PDF, a Microsoft word doc with all possible conjuncts alphabets, a demo file in PDF, and a dynamicratne folder with two dynamic web-page examples. Acrobat PDF reader can be downloaded and installed from Acrobat.

OpenType UTF-8 Bengali-script based Aadarsha Ratne scripts is available supporting languages such as Assamese, Baro, Bengali, Kamrupi, Karbi and Manipuri enabling all type of conjuncts. For licenses contact Ratne Research.

Aadarsha Ratne family of scripts is also popular among different users by names :- Assamese fonts, Bengali fonts, and Manipuri fonts respectively, however, a single scripts' file supports all of them.

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     In India pay SBI A/C No. 00000011004702051 GARCHUK Branch
     Outside India mail check to Aadarsha Ratne, 1324 S Winchester BL Unit 177, San Jose, California 95128, U.S.A

 
Installation

Installation instruction in detail is available in the PDF version of users' guide included in "Ratne.zip" file - download from above link.

  Aadarsha Ratne for MAC Unix & Linux - any of the Aadarsha Ratne family OpenType font-set works in these machines, drug the font file and drop it in "Font Folder".
 
Demo

At present Aadarsh Ratne script set has a total of 21 different types of font faces, all Open Type. Viewers will need to install Acrobat Reader to view any of the demo pages.

  • An Internet magazine Cosmic Ratna includes several styles of Aadarsha Ratne scripts - note that this PDF page has audio & jpg images links.
  • Some of the early letters came to the developer of Aadarsha Ratne script is in link Chithi.
FAQ : Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Where is the Keyboard Mapping document ?
  2. Would like to know how I can use Ratne font to send e-mails to my friends ?
  3. I know once you wrote in Assam Net with an example JPG file explaining how to use Ratne Fonts to write HTML files for Web application. I had deleted the e-mail by mistake. Would you tell briefly how I could do so and what I should do to put the same file in the Web ?
  4. What do you mean by Alt+0+number ? Do you mean Alt, shift +, 0, shift +, number ?
  5. I could not see the "daari" I don't know why ?
  6. I do not understand the local mapping please help me ?
  7. Some of the alphabets that I typed using Ratne Fonts automatically transposes to different alphabets what should I do ?
  8. How do I write HTML files using Aadarsha Ratne Internet font-set ?
  9. What exactly is Dynamic Ratne font ? Now we will be able to read Assamese written in Ratne font from any machine, right ?
  10. Can we also write with Dynamic Ratne, or is it only for reading ?
  11. Where can I get Dynamic Ratne Script ? How can I write a Webpage using Dynamic Ratne script ?
  12. Can we write Assamese PDF file using Acrobat Reader and can the same file be used in Website ?
  13. Can we organize a Website both in Assamese and English ?
  14. While I use "copy & paste" feature in some cases I see that Ratne Script transposes to Latin ?
  15. How can I send a Assamese FAX using Ratne Script ?
  16. What am I doing wrong ? I have Macro Utility installed but I am unable to type juktyakshara using Outlook Express.
  17. How can I install the Macro Utility in my PC ?
  18. How can I get "Jagatguru" script ?
  19. If I write HTML for my Webs Site with this font, should the visitor of my Web Site require ARIN font installed in his computer to see the text ?
  20. Do you have English manual for using ARIN font ?
Where is the Keyboard Mapping document ?

Upon unzip the file "Ratne.zip" read the Users' Guide (PDF format) and follow the instructions until you install the fonts. Users' Guide also tells about keyboard mapping. Ratne Font is needed to view Assamese in this this file; so install the fonts. In case of some PC you might have to re-boot the PC after you install the fonts.

Would like to know how I can use Ratne font to send e-mails to my friends ?

Right now you can send (receive) e-mails to your friends (from your friends) using Ratne Internet provided your friends also use Ratne Internet in their computer(s). If your friend does not have Ratne Internet font-set feel free to ask download & install the same in the machine. Just for email purposes, Ratne Internet license fee is free..

You need to use an email editor that supports both MIME and HTML, to write emails using Ratne Script in the languages such as Assamese, Baro, Bengali, Kamrupiya and Manipuri.

Outlook Express, Udora, and Microsoft Exchange are the three email editors that support MIME and HTML format. Choose any of these editors and set the editor to HTML as the default. 

Suppose that you have chosen Outlook Express. On top right side of the Outlook Express window, click on "Tools". A pull down menu appears, choose "Options". A small window appears; on top of this window click on "Send" then set both "Mail Sending Format" and "News Sending Format" to HTML. You are now ready to write emails using Ratne Script.

To write an email, click on "New Mail" icon located on top left side of the Outlook Express window. Just like MS Word, you can choose Ratne Internet to write your email and thus send accordingly.

If you use Netscape Communicator to read/write emails you can do the same setting.

At present, most Web based email service providers support MIME and HTML format. As a result, any email written using Ratne Script can be viewed by any recipients with Web based email IDs, such as Hotmail, Yahoo, Hotvoice, etc. However, none of these email service providers support HTML featured email editor(s). For this reason, you cannot write emails using Ratne Script with their editors, but the following is an alternative. 

Choose Netscape Communicator to read your Web based email. Notice the HTML editor "icon" on the bottom right side of the Netscape Communicator window. Use this editor to write your email in HTML format and save the same in a folder. Then send the saved file as the attach using the "File Attached" feature of the Web based email editor. 

I know once you wrote in Assam Net with an example JPG file explaining how to use Ratne Fonts to write HTML files for Web application. I had deleted the e-mail by mistake. Would you tell briefly how I could do so and what I should do to put the same file in the Web ?

Answer to first inquiry: yes I once posted a note on Assam Net telling how to edit/write HTML file for Web. Then I used an expensive professional Web Editor that has the feature to choose fonts from a pull down menu, but your best option will be to use Microsoft Word 97 and write a DOC file and then save the same as HTML file. You can also do the same with Netscape HTML editor.

Answer to second inquiry: to view your Assamese Web page the viewers must have Ratne fonts locally available in her/his computers. Right now two ways exist to help others to view your Web pages. One is they must install the same Ratne fonts in their computers, while the other is that you integrate Dynamic Ratne fonts to each page in your Website. 

What do you mean by Alt+0+number ? Do you mean Alt, shift +, 0, shift +, number ?

In your keyboard both left and right side of space-bar there is a key marked "Alt". In your right hand side of the key there are number of buttons marked with from 0, 1, 2, 3, ... 9. Suppose that the number you want to type for a "juktyakshar" is 241. Now open a Microsoft Word doc, then choose Aadarsh Ratne font from the pull down menu. Press the button "Alt", then using your other hand press 0241 in the right side number-buttons while you keep pressing "Alt" button. Upon finishing typing 0241 you can release "Alt" button. This is what is called "Alt+0+number" operation for Windows ANSII characters (make sure that you turn on the "Num Lock" button located in your keyboard; this is important). 

I could not see the "daari" I don't know why ?

The "daari" is mapped to "|" character located on top of "enter" button. Please make a note that you do not hit "space bar" between the last word of the sentence and the "daari". You need to obey this rule to keep the auto-format feature perfectly working. My suggestion would be to get a print out of the Users' Guide from the link Ratne Script Users' Guide and use as the reference while typing. 

I do not understand the local mapping please help me ?

Local mapping or Ratne Mapping for Microsoft Word is now well described in Ratne Script Users' Guide.

Some of the alphabets that I typed using Ratne Fonts automatically transposes to different alphabets what should I do ?

Please turn off any Auto Correction as well as First Alphabet Uppercase feature in your Word Doc. To do so click on Insert menu and from the pull-down menu choose Symbol and then a window will pop-out with all Ratne fonts. Click on AutoCorrect button and un-select all features. Note: If you do not see Ratne fonts in the pop-out window select Ratne font in this window in the font manu (or any Ratne family font if you have installed more then one such as Ratne Internet, Ratne New, Ratne Narrow, Jagatguru, Bangla Ratne, Manipuri Ratne). 

How do I write HTML files using Aadarsha Ratne Internet font-set ?

First download Aadarsha Ratne Internet font-set and install in your PC. If you have any HTML editor that supports the "choice of font faces" then you choose Ratne Internet in the editor and write the HTML pages accordingly.

Otherwise you can write your document using MS Word and save the file in HTML format. Netscape also supports HTML editor. Note that you can also write both Assamese and English in the same HTML file. 

What exactly is Dynamic Ratne font ? Now we will be able to read Assamese written in Ratne font from any machine, right ?

The Dynamic Ratne is the dynamic version of Aadarsha Ratne script. Any dynamic font-set is the font-set that is not available statically, i.e., not installed in your machine. The font-set is supplied real-time as you click on a link that supports it, so the term "dynamic". Now we will be able to read Assamese written in Ratne font from any machine, provided the pages support Dynamic Ratne script.

[PFR (portable fonts' repository/resources) is the technical name for dynamic font-set; the font-set that can be ported to a port of a computer from its repository/resources. Telephone hook in your computer is a serial port but printer hook is in general a parallel port. So the URL hard disk from where Dynamic RatneScripts' page you click to read is what is repository/resource.] 

Can we also write with Dynamic Ratne, or is it only for reading ?

Yes we cam write, but we need embedded editor for this purpose. As you can write using static RatneScript same is readable using dynamic or vice-versa. 

Where can I get Dynamic Ratne Script ? How can I write a Webpage using Dynamic Ratne script ?

You need to order for Dynamic Ratne script form Ratne Research. Then upload the same to a folder "pfrfile" in your Website; choose the folder location in the root. Then you need to write your HTML pages using Aadarsha Ratne Internet font set. Use a TXT editor to edit each HTML file, and add the following codes in the header, i.e., in between "<head> </head>" and save the file. 

<head>
   <link rel=fontdef src="../pfrfile/ratne.pfr">
   <script SRC="http://www.bitstream.com/wfplayer/tdserver.js" TYPE="text/javascript">
   </script>
   </link>
</head> 

Upload the HTML file to your Webpage. This page supports Dynamic Ratne script and can be viewed from any machine.

If a user uses a browser that does not support Dynamic script then s(he) should download Ratne Internet and install the same, click to download Ratne Internet font-set. 

Can we write Assamese PDF file using Acrobat Reader and can the same file be used in Website ?

You need Acrobat Writer to create PDF file. Install Acrobat Writer in your PC or MAC. Now use any editor such as MS Word, Power Point or any HTML editor to write your document using Aadarsha Ratne Internet font set. Then print your document in PDF format to a file (say filename.pdf). This file is what is your document in PDF format. You now can read this PDF file using Acrobat Reader. IF you upload "filename.pdf" to your Website viewers can read this file with the help of Acrobat Reader.

Can we organize a Website both in Assamese and English ?

Yes we can organize Website that supports both English and Assamese. I would suggest to use to separate folders for both Assamese and English pages. Read some of the FAQs on how to write Assamese HTML pages using Aadarsha Ratne script. Here you may use Dynamic Ratne script as well. Your "index.html" file sits in the root of your Website which will direct the viewers either Assamese or English. 

While I use "copy & paste" feature in some cases I see that Ratne Script transposes to Latin ?

You will have this problem if you use editors developed by different vendors for the copy and paste operations. For example if you copy from MS Word and paste in Outlook Express you will not see this problem. But if you copy the same from MS Word and paste it to Netscape HTML editor this problem will occur. Your best choice will be to save the MS Word document in HTML format and open/edit with Netscape HTML editor. 

How can I send a Assamese FAX using Ratne Script ?

First you write your FAX in MS Word using Ratne Script. Now you can get a printout of the document and use a FAX machine to send the FAX. The other option is to use the same PC to send the FAX. Here from the "Start" menu go to "Programs" and go to "Accessories" then select FAX. Follow the instructions and attach you MS Word document and send the FAX. Prior to doing so you need to connect your PC to a telephone line and prepare your PC for FAX handling. 

What am I doing wrong ? I have Macro Utility installed but I am unable to type juktyakshara using Outlook Express.

The Macro Utility works only with MS Word. For this reason you cannot type juktyakshar using Outlook Express. You might like to write emails using hashanta for juktyakshara. 

The other option is to write emails in MS Word then cut and pest the same to Outlook Express. I am also working on a generic typing utility once it is done one should be able to type juktyakshara using any editors. 

How can I install the Macro Utility in my PC ?

The Macro Utility that you got from Ratne Research works with MS Word only. There is a plan to develop a generic short-cut utility that will support any Editor such as Page Maker, Frame Maker, MS Word, Outlook Express, Eudora, Netscape, etc.

You need to copy the file "Normal.dot" to "Templates" folder. Make sure that you back up the original "Normal.dot" file or rename it in the same folder to "Normal.dot.old". Following method allows installing "Normal.dot". If for some reason "Normal.dot" file is not found in "Templates" folder search for "Normal.dot" using "Start" menu and "Find" then go to the right folder.

Double click on "My Computer"; double click on "drive C:\"; double click on "Program Files" ; double click on "Microsoft Office"; double click on "Templates".

Now that you are in a folder where a file called "Normal.dot" exist. Rename this folder to "Normal_old.dot".

Now copy the "Normal.dot" file to the same folder. You are done. 

How can I get "Jagatguru" script ?

"Jagatguru" script/font is designed especially for Vaishnava usage. One got to be a member of a Vaishnava community and may not worship/perform idol/life-sacrifice on the name of spirituality. 

"Jagatguru" script's license fee is free but the script may only be used for Vaishnava matter printing and for non-profit purposes. If profit is earned from such printing, this should be utilized for charity. 

Users in that case are asked to donate a portion of the profit to Jagatguru Prathamic of Srimanta Sankaradeva Sangha, North American Branch. The users' are required to contribute the other portion for charity of their choices. 

If I write HTML for my Webs Site with this font, should the visitor of my Web Site require ARIN font installed in his computer to see the text ?

The answer is YES. Aadarsha Ratne Internet (ARIN) is designed using same principle as Times New Roman or Ariel font faces. As a result, a viewers must need to install ARIN in his/her computer.

However, if you equip your Web Site with dynamic ARIN any user can view your site from any computer, without installing ARIN, and you still need to write your Web Site using ARIN. There are FAQs above on how to equip your Web Site with dynamic ARIN. In brief, I will have to design dynamic ARIN that will embed your Web Site and you need to save this dynamic font file in your Web Site. There is a fee to be paied for this purpose. 

Do you have English manual for using ARIN font ?

YEA, it is included in Ratne.zip file.
 
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