Tamil Font Issue

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by p.chandramouli, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. p.chandramouli macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2010

    I'm a new Mac convert. I installed few Unicode Tamil fonts on my Mac (OSX Snow Leopard). While typing tamil content in any editor, only Inaimathi font that comes along with the OS displays properly. Any other font that I installed doesn't display properly.

    I've attached the screenshot taken from TextEdit so that you can see what I mean.

    Your help is greatly appreciated.

    - Mouli

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  2. tom@bluesky.org macrumors member

    May 24, 2002
    Tamil Fonts

    Mac and Windows use different technologies for complex scripts like Tamil. You cannot use Unicode opentype fonts you download off the internet, but only Unicode aat fonts that come with OS X or are available from 3rd parties like


    Best to use the Apple discussion forums for questions about languages and unicode.
  3. p.chandramouli thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2010
    Thanks for your reply. I also saw a similar comment in the xenotypetech website.

    Thanks for sharing it.
  4. Kapali macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2012
    Tamil Fonts

    I am a new entrant to MAC. Can you please let me know how to use tamil fonts, as I enjoy writing in Tamil too for my Blog?

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