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Google Noto Fonts
SEAsite Tai Dam Fonts
SIL Tai Dam Fonts
SIL Tai Dam Keyboards
Tai Heritage Pro Font


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  • Google has been developing a font family called Noto, which aims to support all languages with a harmonious look and feel. Noto is Google’s answer to tofu. The name Noto is to convey the idea that Google’s goal is to see “no more tofu” (tofu being the nickname for the small square boxes displayed when characters are missing from a font). Noto has multiple styles and weights, and is freely available to all.

    LinkGoogle Noto Fonts download
    CopyrightCopyright Google Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    LicenseSIL Open Font License 1.1 Allows use, study, modification, redistribution
    ContributorLorna Evans
  • The Center for Southeast Asian Studies (SEAsite) at Northern Illinois University has released two legacy fonts for displaying text in the Thai Song (Tai Song Dam) and Tai Dón (White Tai) languages. These can be freely downloaded in TTF format. They also post, under the name SIL Tai Dam, the legacy Tai Heritage font, but we recommend using the Unicode encoded  Tai Heritage Pro from SIL instead.

    LinkTai Dam Fonts
    Copyright© 1997-2003 Center for Southeast Asian Studies, SEAsite
    LicenseRestricted - see terms below

    These fonts are free to download but may not be modified or distributed.

    ContributorSteph Holloway
  • The SIL Tai Dam Fonts are regular and bold versions of the traditional Tai Dam script and are closely based on handwritten letters. The fonts are available for both Macintosh and Windows systems and include keyboard definitions.
    Please note, these fonts are not Unicode encoded.  Tai Heritage Pro is a Unicode-encoded typeface based on the SIL Tai Dam fonts.

    LinkSIL Tai Dam
    LicenseRestricted - see terms below

    SIL Freeware License

    ContributorSteph Holloway
  • Mnemonic and typewriter keyboards are available for download from SIL. These were created primarily for typing the Tai Dam language; however the mnemonic keyboard can also produce the aspirated consonants found in Tai Dón.

    This is the mnemonic keyboard.

    This is the typewriter keyboard.

    LinkSIL Tai Dam Keyboards
    LicenseUse, study, modification and redistribution allowed - see details below

    SIL International X11-style License

    ContributorSteph Holloway
  • Tai Heritage Pro is a Unicode encoded font, designed to reflect the traditional hand-written style of the Tai Viet script. This is a sample paragraph of the font in use.

    LinkTai Heritage Pro
    LicenseSIL Open Font License 1.1 Allows use, study, modification, redistribution
    ContributorSteph Holloway

  • Posted by Jim Brase on 2012-11-27 06:22:00

    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.


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