Although Macintosh comes with variety of Web fonts, you may sometimes wish to install additional fonts, especially for working with ancient languages or undersupported minority languages.
In terms of an operating system, a font can come in several varieties:
To determine the license for a font, you should read the Web page or the "Read Me" file.
The following fonts are available to support additional characters not available in the default system fonts. All fonts are free for commercial use and can be installed on both Windows and Mac OS X except where noted. System 9 does not fully support Unicode fonts.
These sites list sources for different fonts by script. A Google search is also recommended for specific scripts.
If you can only find a Window TrueType font (.ttf file) , then you can use the shareware application TTConverter 1.5 to convert the file to a Mac format. Downloads are available from:
Go to a Web site which uses your script and is encoded as Unicode and make sure the script is visible. If necessary, adjust your browser settings so that the right script is matched with the right font.
Instructions for adjusting browsers
The following Web sites show Unicode with a number of different scripts. Some pages may take time time to download and process.
Results will vary. Some scripts such as Greek and Cyrillic are well supported, others such as Armenian and phonetic symbols have lesser support, and some such as Runic and Cherokee have little to no support.
To type an entire text, you will need to either:
Once the font is installed, it can be used with Word, WordPerfect, PowerPoint, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign or any product where content is designed for print.
If the content needs to be placed on the Web and you only have print font available, try converting the file to P D F.
To preview fonts in a print font, open the Key Caps utility in the Apple menu
and select the Font you wish to preview from the top menu.
Note: Characters will appear to not change in an Encoded font, you must switch keyboards to see how these fonts will appear.
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