Read Tamil webpages on mobile phone using Opera Mini

In this post I will show how to do settings for Opera Mini browser so that, Tamil web pages can be viewed using a mobile phone. This method will work for all mobile phones with java support. But before starting, if you are using android mobile, then there is a browser availabe from Mr. Dhanika which can render unicode tamil and simhala languages. This setting for Opera Mini is same as my previous post. But here I have added some of the screen shots related to viewing tamil pages.

Before starting, this is how a tamil unicode page looks, if you are trying to open a Tamil page without doing the setting.
Yahoo Tamil page - Before setting

First step is to type the address bar "about:config" and press go.
Opera Mini - Address to open configuration page
Now this will show a menu called "Power-User Settings" where some settings related to loading of pages will be shown, from this menu we have to change the setting "Use bitmap fonts for complex scripts". Default selection for this setting will be No. Inorder to read Tamil pages, change this setting to Yes.
Change setting to Yes

Now click save and go back to the Opera Mini home to open any tamil page and see.

Click Save button to save the settings
Yahoo Tamil Page - After setting
Note: Enabling this option will result in higher data rate. For example, yahoo tamil site size is 129KB with setting and it was only 32KB before enabling the setting. If you are upgrading Opera mini to a higher version, then this setting has to be done again.


  1. i use sony ericsson k530i opera version is 5. I tried this that showing this address is currently unavailable.Pls make sure that the web address is correctly. So pls help me

  2. Try entering just "config:" without quotes. Also this method will not work on opera mobile.

  3. Thank you...this method works correctly....

  4. Thank you, it's working. Anyone can try this!

  5. Very informative article..Keep posting more article..