Displaying fonts in Safari

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by dbooster, Dec 13, 2004.

  1. dbooster macrumors member

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    I'm having trouble installing new fonts for display in Safari and I'm wondering if there is another step I need. There are 2 fonts specifically that I can't get to display. Recently I downloaded a Rune font (Futhorc - the Anglo-Saxon Runes) and installed it, yet Safari refuses to display the new font when I go to a webpage that uses a Rune font, such as the Wikipedia entry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Runic_alphabet). I have a similar problem with Devanagari script (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devanagari) - Safari won't display it, despite the fact that I have downloaded several devanagari fonts and installed them. This is rather frustrating. I'm a lingustics student and it would really be quite helpful if I could get Safari to display these fonts correctly when I go to webpages that use them.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

    -Dave
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Have you restarted Safari after installing the fonts?
     
  3. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Devanagari works fine for me and I've added no fonts to my system - they're included in the unicode set, AFAIK.

    As for your runic font issues, go into Font Book and see if they're listed there - if not try adding them from that app and see what happens.
     
  4. dbooster thread starter macrumors member

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    Yep, the runic font is in my font book (as are the devanagani fonts). When I go to a web page that uses devanagani, all I see is this -->"?" for every single character; it seems to be a placeholder used in the absence of the font. (if that doesn't show properly for you, it is a square tile with the "ka" devangani character enclosed in it)

    Perhaps that wikipedia link was a bad one since it contains an image of devanagani font that looks exactly like text; follow the link below it to the hindi wikipedia site - can you see the devanagani on that page?

    -Dave
     
  5. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Nope devanagari works fine using Apple's fonts - was OS X installed with the extra fonts for Asian/etc. languages?
     

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  6. dbooster thread starter macrumors member

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    Yea, I have have no trouble viewing most other languages, asian or arab, et al, but the two that I mentioned before are still not showing up. I am about to give up. I suppose it doesn't much matter, but it is rather frustrating that I can't get these to display correctly.
     
  7. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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