Charis

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README - WINDOWS

Charis SIL Release 4.106

30 March 2009

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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.

TIPS

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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:

Encoding:

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.

Keyboarding:

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

(http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/tools/msklc.mspx).

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.

Rendering:

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"

(http://scripts.sil.org/Complex_AdLvSup).

CONTACT

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For more information please visit the Charis SIL page on SIL International's

Computers and Writing systems website:

http://scripts.sil.org/CharisSILfont

Or send an email to

  • CharisSILR.ttf
    CharisSILR.ttf
  • CharisSILB.ttf
    CharisSILB.ttf
  • CharisSILBI.ttf
    CharisSILBI.ttf
  • CharisSILI.ttf
    CharisSILI.ttf
Character Map Charis Character Map
File Contents
filename filesize type options
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
Font Details
Designer Name: SIL International
Font License: Public domain / GPL / OFL
Website: http://www.sil.org/computing/catalog/show_software_catalog.asp?by=cat&name=Font

Designer Name: SIL International


Font License:Public domain / GPL / OFL