Although Windows comes with a wide 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:
Note: For some undersupported languages, you may need to install both a Unicode font and a Print font.
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.
Install all .ttf or .otf files. To install fonts you can use one of the options below.
Note: Admin level access is required for for these operations.
The fonts folder may be hidden by default. To reveal hidden folders.
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 insert individual characters into a document, use the CharMap utility. Select the font you installed and scroll down to the individual script block to find the appropriate character.
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.
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