Saturday, April 14, 2012

How to Install Unicode Fonts - Windows XP

A Unicode font (also known as UCS font and Unicode typeface) is a computer font that contains a wide range of characters, letters, digits, glyphs, symbols, ideograms, logograms, etc., which are collectively mapped into the standard Universal Character Set, derived from many different languages and scripts from around the world. Unlike most conventional computer fonts, which are specific to a particular language or legacy character set and contain only a small subset of the UCS characters, these fonts attempt to include many thousands of possible glyphs, so that they can be used as a single typeface across multi-lingual documents.

Step-1: Go to Start Button -> Setting -> Control Panel.

Step-2: Select 'Regional and Language Option', then click on 'Language' Tab option as below:

Step-3: Click on first Check Box and check it, then a message box like 'Install Supplement Language

Support' appears as below, click 'OK' button.

Step-4: After clicking on Apply button, it asks for Windows-XP CD, then enter CD into CD-Drive and press OK button. It copies the required supporting fonts from CD to your Computer's Hard Disk and then restart the Computer to take effect of these fonts.

In case if Windows-XP CD is unavailable, then an alternate option is, if there exists a 'i386' folder in any of your Hard Drive C or D....., then you select this folder in place of XP-CD then click on OK button withoutinserting any CD.