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In Mac OS 8, Charcoal replaced Chicago as the default system font. Chicago continued to be distributed as a standard component of the system, and Apple even urged developers to keep designing user interfaces for the Chicago typeface, since the new alternate fonts used the Chicago metrics as a foundation.
Though the original font is no longer bundled with MacOS, two Thai-language fonts bundled with MacOS, Krungthep and Silom, use Chicago for their Latin letters and hence can be used as modern replacements.
The font designed for the user interface of the original Macintosh, launched in 1984. Although no longer supplied with the Mac, the Thai font Krungthep supplied with Mac OS 10 has the same Latin characters.
I was having the same problem, lacking Thai fonts. Even when I converted PDF files to Word, Thai characters displayed as squares. I cannot vouch for the safety of this procedure, and am leery of third-party sites offering free anything, but I needed Thai fonts. So use at your discretion. It worked for me.
and downloaded and expanded the Zip file. I opened the Mac Font Book application, then to File > Add fonts. I downloaded the fonts and installed them into Font Book. When I re-started Word, the Thai characters displayed correctly.
Tried it just now for a friend who was having a problem on a new MacBook with Word 2011 for Mac... The fix does work... Thanks Phillip from Chiang Mai... You rock the BIG HOUSE with that Thai font fix!! I was thinkN that the friend would have to scrap plans to use Word and go with Pages, which I am guessing is more foreign language font friendly, right from the GIT_GO... but that is not really a good solution as the friend is already semi-familiar with Word and wanted to use that app rather than Pages...
Just about every other app I know of is more foreign language friendly than Word for Mac. Have the look at the limited number of keyboards which Word officially supports, and consider all those for middle eastern, indic, and s.e. asian scripts including Thai which are absent. Even though you may get a font to display, there may well be other bugs which make it advisable to use something else for your work.
That's not true. I've been using MS office for mac since 2011 and there was no problem with Thai until I upgrade mac to OS Sierra, then the only Thai font it keeps going back to default name "Krungthep" even when I set default font to Arial. At times, it displays correct alphabets thought going back to Krungthep font all the times, and once in a while it turns everything to small boxes.
Arial font contains Thai characters, as I've been using it for a very long time. What appears when I use Arial as default font on the MS Word when upgrade to OS Sierra (which as a matter of fact requires reinstall of the MS Office), the font in Arial first appear correctly, then changed to boxes... Sometimes, it changes first to Krungthep font, which I've never heard or used before, and then boxes again, which was very odd.
Go to Applications > Font Book. Select Arial. Do View > Repertoire. Do you see any Thai? Do View > Show Font Info. Do you see the list after Scripts? Is Thai there? If your answers are Yes, what is the font version number? I have 5.01.2 and it has no Thai. Perhaps mine is old?
Krungthep is one of the standard Thai fonts long provided by Apple with MacOS. Others are Ayuthaya, Sathu, Silom, Sukhumvit Set, and Thonburi. Fonts often present which have multiple scripts including Thai are Microsoft Sans Serif, Tahoma, and Arial Unicode MS.
Most of these fonts are installed and enabled automatically. Others can be downloaded using Font Book, which is in your Applications folder. Fonts that can be downloaded appear dimmed in Font Book.
These fonts are available only to documents that already use the font, or to apps that request the font by name. Some are older fonts that were included with earlier versions of macOS or Apple apps.
You can use Font Book to install and remove fonts, validate and resolve duplicate fonts, and restore the standard fonts that came with macOS Monterey. For more information about Font Book, choose Font Book Help from the Help menu in Font Book.
Choosing the right font pairings is an essential part of good graphic design. Whether you're designing a website, artistic documents or simply exploring typography you'll want to make sure you choose fonts that don't clash with each other. It's important to remember "contrast not conflict".
We've decided to give you a helping hand by rounding up some of our favourite font pairings into one handy list. First and foremost, we'll be starting out with some handy tips about what to look for if you opt to make your own font pairings. Once you scroll past that, you'll find our our favourite examples of the perfect font pairings. For further font inspiration, we have a round up of the best free fonts available now as well as a guide to the best places to download them.
I'd love to be able to set type in the oldest Macintosh system font, Chicago. Is this font included anywhere in OS X Mountain Lion? If not, what is the most recent Macintosh operating system to include the font, and can the font be purchased anywhere?
Apple actually released System 7 for free download here. Conceivably you could load up System 7 in an emulator like Sheepshaver and get the font out somehow. Or unpack the system images provided by Apple, though I don't know which software you would need for that.
InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator have Adobe Fonts (previously named Typekit) fully integrated with the desktop software. When you open a file that uses fonts which aren't available on your computer, the missing fonts window will show which of those fonts are included with your Creative Cloud subscription.
You can browse or search for the missing fonts from the Adobe Fonts website, and activate them through Creative Cloud desktop. Once they are added to your computer, they will be available to use from your desktop software programs.
The PDF will look fine if the font is installed on the system. Therefore it will look okay on your system. However, any system which does not contain the font may not render that particular font properly.
In some cases you can convert type to outlines and remain within the non-embed license. In other cases, a license which restricts embedding the font may also restrict converting the font to outlines. In which case, you're out of luck.
In addition to Scott's answer, you can circumvent this issue by converting all type in the offending font into outlines: Type > Create Outlines. This will markedly increase your .pdf file size if you're using the font a lot (for say, body text).
Problem: Barcode fonts would print to the printer, but would not embed in PDF. I tried reinstalling the fonts and the PDF creator, and upgrading Adobe Reader. The fonts were licensed. I just could not get them to embed in a PDF no matter what I (thought) I tried.
Solution (for me): Uninstall all the troublesome fonts first! Make the Windows User (this is important) who will be using the embed feature an administrator on the PC. Usually just log in as Domain admin, change the user account type to administrator and log off. Log back in and make sure the fonts are indeed deleted from the admin folder.
Reinstall all the troublesome fonts. Now try to create the PDF. Demote the user. Why this worked for me is the fonts were usable in many programs but since they were not installed as administrator, I could not get the licensing to function - which PDF's need in order to embed. 2b1af7f3a8