Does Your Device Support Gujarati?

If you want to know if your device supports Gujarati natively, you can test that here. Native support means that your device has a Gujarati Unicode font installed and the proper Unicode rendering support.

There are two tests presented on this page: Native support test and font-face CSS property test.

Native support means that your device has a Gujarati Unicode font installed and you would be able to read Gujarati anywhere in your phone, in apps, settings... anywhere.

The font-face CSS property test is a test to determine if your browser supports being able to embed a Gujarati font included by the site developer. If your browser does, then any webpage that has a Gujarati font embedded (such as Anirdesh.com), will show Gujarati text instead of blanks or boxes. Remember it's up to the site developer to embed a Gujarati Unicode font on their page pages.

Native Device Support Test

Below is an image of a shlok in Gujarati.

Image

What you see above is what you should see below if your device supports Gujarati natively. NOTE: It may not be the same font or the same formatting. Most likely, it will be a different font if your device is not an Android device; however, you should be able to read it below in a different font.

Begin native Gujarati support test.

પ્રસંગમજરં પાશમાત્મનઃ કવયો વિદુઃ ।
સ એવ સાધુષુ કૃતો મોક્ષદ્વારમપાવૃતમ્ ॥

End of native Gujarati support test.

If you did not see the text above, saw spaces, or gray boxes, then your device does not support Gujarati natively. This means your device does not have a Gujarati font installed.

Browser Font-Face Support

My website uses the font-face CSS property to embed Gujarati fonts so that even if your device may not have Gujarati font installed, you can still read the Gujarati text in your browser on webpages with a Gujarati Unicode font embeded. Not all browsers support the font-face CSS property. To verify it does, check below.

Begin font-face CSS property test.

પ્રસંગમજરં પાશમાત્મનઃ કવયો વિદુઃ ।
સ એવ સાધુષુ કૃતો મોક્ષદ્વારમપાવૃતમ્ ॥

End font-face CSS property test.

If you can read the above text in Gujarati (as it is in the image above but without the exact formatting, then your browser supports the font-face CSS property and you'll be able to read Gujarati on my website.

If you cannot read Gujarati text, then try using Firefox mobile or Chrome mobile browser. On desktops, most browsers do support font-face CSS property.

Installing Gujarati Support on Android

If you have an Android device that is not on the latest Lollipop update or if you are still missing the Gujarati font with Lollipop and are willing to root your device, see the guide here to add the Gujarati font: Add Gujarati Font in Android. You will also find some general information about Gujarati support for Android on this page.