README - WINDOWS
Charis SIL Release 4.106
30 March 2009
Thank you for your interest in the Charis SIL fonts.
We hope you find them useful!
Charis SIL provides glyphs for a wide range of Latin and Cyrillic characters.
Please read the documentation on the website
(http://scripts.sil.org/CharisSILfont) to see what ranges are supported.
Charis SIL is released under the SIL Open Font License.
Charis SIL is a trademark of SIL International.
See the OFL and OFL-FAQ for details of the SIL Open Font License.
See the FONTLOG for information on this and previous releases.
See the website (http://scripts.sil.org/CharisSILfont) documentation or the
Charis SIL FAQ (http://scripts.sil.org/ComplexRomanFontFAQ) for frequently
asked questions and their answers.
We cannot afford to offer free technical support. The font has, however,
been through some testing on various platforms to be sure it works in most
situations. In particular, it has been tested and shown to work on Windows
2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista. Graphite capabilities have been tested
on Graphite-supported platforms.
If you do find a problem, please do report it to
We can't guarantee any direct response, but will try to fix reported bugs in
future versions. Make sure you read through the
Charis SIL FAQ (http://scripts.sil.org/ComplexRomanFontFAQ).
Many problems can be solved, or at least explained, through an understanding
of the encoding and use of the fonts. Here are some basic hints:
The fonts are encoded according to Unicode, so your application must support
Unicode text in order to access letters other than the standard alphabet.
Most Windows applications provide basic Unicode support. You will, however,
need some way of entering Unicode text into your document.
Charis SIL does not include any keyboarding helps or utilities. It uses the
built-in keyboards of the operating system. You will need to install the
appropriate keyboard and input method for the characters of the language you
wish to use. If you want to enter characters that are not supported by any
system keyboard, the Keyman program (www.tavultesoft.com) can be helpful
on Windows systems. Also available for Windows is MSKLC
For Linux systems, KMFL (http://kmfl.sourceforge.net/)
is available. Ukelele (http://scripts.sil.org/ukelele) is available for Mac OS X
versions 10.2 and later.
Another method of entering some symbols is provided by a few applications
such as Adobe InDesign. They can display a glyph palette that shows all the
glyphs (symbols) in a font and allow you to enter them by clicking on the
glyph you want.
This font is designed to work with any of three advanced font technologies,
Graphite, AAT or OpenType. To take advantage of the advanced typographic
capabilities of this font, you must be using applications that provide an
adequate level of support for Graphite, AAT or OpenType. See "Applications
that provide an adequate level of support for SIL Unicode Roman fonts"
For more information please visit the Charis SIL page on SIL International's
Computers and Writing systems website:
Or send an email to
|CharisSILB.ttf||2 MB||Font File||Download|
|CharisSILBI.ttf||2 MB||Font File||Download|
|CharisSILI.ttf||2 MB||Font File||Download|
|CharisSILR.ttf||2 MB||Font File||Download|
|FONTLOG.txt||10 kB||Text File||Download|
|OFL-FAQ.txt||29 kB||Text File||Download|
|OFL.txt||4 kB||Text File||Download|
|README.txt||3 kB||Text File||Download|
|Designer Name:||SIL International|
|Font License:||Public domain / GPL / OFL|
Designer Name: SIL International
Font License:Public domain / GPL / OFL