Browsers don't display Devanagari script correctly

Bug #1800965 reported by उज्ज्वल राजपूत on 2018-11-01
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Bug Description

In the file /etc/fonts/conf.avail/65-nonlatin.conf the "Raghindi" font family is specified for devanagari script in Serif and Sans-serif style while "Lohit Hindi" in monospace. On the other hand, the Raghindi font is not installed by default. Because of this, the web browsers including Chrome and Firefox don't display the script correctly. A lot of people struggle to correct it by manually changing the settings in the browsers and partially succeed.
The problem can be completely solved by replacing "Raghindi" in /etc/fonts/conf.avail/65-nonlatin.conf with "Lohit Hindi" or any other pre-installed font.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.10
Package: fontconfig-config 2.13.0-5ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.18.0-10.11-generic 4.18.12
Uname: Linux 4.18.0-10-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.10-0ubuntu13
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Thu Nov 1 07:38:12 2018
InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-10-22 (9 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 18.10 "Cosmic Cuttlefish" - Release amd64 (20181017.3)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: fontconfig
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
mtime.conffile..etc.fonts.conf.avail.65-nonlatin.conf: 2018-10-26T14:54:05.700607

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