The Non-Roman Script Initiative of SIL International is pleased to announce the release of the latest version of our Tai Heritage font — Tai Heritage Pro 2.5.

The latest in the Tai Heritage series of fonts, version 2.5 continues to reflect the traditional hand-written style of the Tai Viet script. Both regular and bold typefaces are now available. In addition to the Graphite rendering technology used in earlier versions, limited OpenType rendering is now supported.

New in version 2.5:

  • A bold face is now available.
  • OpenType rendering is supported in applications which use ICU shaping. (Uniscribe shaping, used in all Microsoft applications, does not yet support the Tai Viet script.)
  • The character repertoire has been expanded to include a broader set of Latin characters and punctuation. (This is intended to make the text readable when Vietnamese, French, and/or English text is mixed with Tai, but Tai Heritage Pro is not intended to substitute for a publication-quality Latin font.)
  • The Graphite features in this font now work with the CSS support in Firefox 11 and later.

The font and related keyboarding software are available on SIL's  Tai Heritage Pro page.

Please feel free to forward this announcement to anyone in the Tai community who may be interested in it.