NRSI: Computers & Writing Systems
SIL Dai Banna Fonts FAQ, Known Issues and Support
SIL Dai Banna Fonts and Unicode
The SIL Dai Banna Fonts are pre-Unicode or “legacy” fonts which were originally released by SIL in 2000. These fonts have been superseded by the Unicode-encoded Dai Banna SIL Fonts.
SIL Dai Banna Pages
Unicode fonts for this script
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Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Why isn't my keyboard working correctly?
Answer: This may be due to the Smart Quotes feature of many programs - If this feature is turned on you will get incorrect results when using the keyboards. Turn this feature off when using the keyboards.
Question: Why do my characters run into each other?
Answer: There are character combinations that will result in letters running into each other. The fonts do have kerning information that will respace these letters corectly. Many programs, however, do not support kerning. In those cases you can manually insert thin spaces if you wish. On the Macintosh these can be entered by typing option-period. On Windows type right-alt - space .
Question: Multiple-key combinations do not work - Macintosh
Answer: When using the New Tai Lue keyboard some multiple-key combinations (such as Command P , etc.) may not work. Switch to one of the standard Macintosh keyboards when typing these if you have problems.
Documentation troublesome in Acrobat Reader 3 — Windows
When printing the Users Guide from Acrobat Reader 3 to a PostScript printer, some of the standard Roman characters and punctuation may print with the wrong font (such as Times New Roman or Courier New). The New Tai Lue characters, however, should print out correctly. Using Acrobat Reader 4 will avoid this problem.
Documentation troublesome in Acrobat Reader 3 — Macintosh
When viewing the Users Guide in Acrobat Reader 3, the Reader may complain about the embedded fonts and state that “some characters may not display or print correctly”. Some of the punctuation characters (such as the bullet, paragraph mark, etc.) may appear as boxes. The New Tai Lue characters, however, should display correctly. When printing to a PostScript printer, though, many of the fonts may be incorrect. Using Acrobat Reader 4 will avoid these problems.
As our fonts and utilities are distributed at no cost, we are unable to provide a commercial level of personal technical support. We will, however, try to resolve problems that are reported to us.
We do hope that you will report problems so they can be addressed in future releases. Even if you are not having any specific problems, but have an idea on how this system could be improved, we want to hear your ideas and suggestions.
Please note that our software products are intended for use by experienced computer users. Installing and using them is not a trivial matter. The most effective technical support is usually provided by an experienced computer user who can personally sit down with you at your computer to troubleshoot the problem.
General troubleshooting information, including frequently asked questions, can be found in the documentation. Additional information is also available on the FAQ pages. If that fails to answer your question, please contact us by starting a topic on the Language Software Community site.
We also have an email contact form, however we will responding to those messages only as staff resources allow. Please use the new community site before using the form.
This is the final release of these fonts.