Multi-Lingual Code in NetBeans

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In NetBeans, is there a way to use Multi-Language characters in your code? I guess, unicode?

Example:
var office_ta = 'அலுவலகம்';

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When I paste the Tamil, i just get squares.

Thanks.
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Chinmay PatelChief Technology Ninja
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Hi APD Toronto,

Which version of Netbeans you are using? And have you tried changing the font in the IDE that supports Unicode?

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Chinmay.
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I am using Netbeans 8.2

I changed the font to Courier New and Cyrilic works, but not Tamil or Mandarin.
Chinmay PatelChief Technology Ninja
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Do you have any free Tamil fonts installed on your machine? Maybe you already have them, please use if any of those are preinstalled on your computer. Which O/S are you using? maybe try to get a compatible font and see if it works.
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APD TorontoSoftware Developer

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I use Windows 7, and under the regular notepad I can paste Tamil text.

Notepad is using Lucida Console, and when I change to this font in Netbeans it still shows squares.
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Please paste it in Microsoft Word and then select the  text and check which font appears in Microsoft Word.
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Thank you!

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