[Fsf-friends] Fwd: success--in viewing maharashtra's electoral rolls in the open source firef

krishnaact krishnaact@yahoo.com
Sun Sep 11 08:12:19 IST 2005

--- In eGovINDIA@yahoogroups.com, Kush <kushkaran@f...> wrote:
Hi all,

I am trying to see the results for the electoral rolls from or any other district except "Mumbai city"

in the open source web browser known as firefox. Unfortunately there
is a need to install a font called DVBW-TTSurekh available from 

specifically http://www.maharashtra.gov.in/fonts/bin/Dvbwsr0n.ttf
(For windows machines-- this has to be copied into the windows\fonts
directory whereas for linux its to be copied into the user's home
directory's .fonts directory ie ~/.fonts)

and the following lines at the beginning of the source page of the
result need to be added (which only a person with a little knowledge
of html and a text editor would be knowing)

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">

Then only the results are seen properly.

THERE IS NO NEED FOR A CDAC PLUGIN AT ALL--something which has been
made mandatory for all visitors so that they only use microsoft's 
Internet explorer. The results were deliberately not working except 
for "mumbai city" which is the elite section of maharashtra because
the results page had a missing meta tag as above. Only search
results generated from mumbai city were working because this meta
tag was generated correctly for them. this affected search results
for all districts other than "Mumbai city" including Mumbai Suburban
and Pune.

Once the tag is properly generated in each resulting page, any browser
(netscape, opera, mozilla etc) can view the results. This is another
way that a premier GOVT agency like CDAC helps propagate Microsoft
and its products in preference to what is good for the country by
forcing the layman to use microsoft products and showing that there
is no other way to get IT work done.

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