NRSI: Computers & Writing Systems
SIL Tai Dam Font Download
SIL Tai Dam and Unicode
This SIL Tai Dam fonts are a pre-Unicode or “legacy” font system. These fonts are superceded by the Unicode-encoded Tai Heritage Pro font.
SIL Tai Dam Pages
Table of Contents for this web page:
Downloading and Installing the Windows Package
To download the full package (including the fonts, keyboard and documentation) click on the link below. The download file (SILTD.EXE) is a self-extracting archive. After the download is complete use File Manager or Explorer to select the drive icon where the SILTD.EXE file is located. Find SILTD.EXE in the directory window and double-click on it. This will extract the files to the current directory. (In the Windows 3.1 File Manager you may need to press F5 to update the directory screen).
Once the files are decompressed, look in the newly created SILTD directory for the Tai Dam Users Guide (TDUGUIDE.PDF). Follow the instructions in this document to install the fonts and keyboard. Note that you will need Free Adobe Acrobat Reader to read the Tai Dam Users Guide.
SIL Tai Dam Keyboards for use with Keyman 6 (Aug-2002)
These are replacement keyboards for the Keyman 3.2 keyboards which came with the SIL Tai Dam Font System. They have been compiled for use with Keyman 6.
The original keyboards were written for Keyman 3.2 and do not function with Keyman 5 or 6. No corrections or additions have been made to these keyboards. They do not use Unicode.
Downloading and Installing the Macintosh Package
To download the full package (including the fonts, keyboard and documentation) click one of the links below. The download file will be either a MacBinary (.bin) or BinHex file (.hqx). Use Stuffit Expander or similar utility to decode the file. The result will be a self-extracting archive (SIL Tai Dam Fonts.sea).
If your utility has not already decompressed the contents of the archive, double-click on it. This will create a new folder on your hard drive named “SIL Tai Dam Fonts”. Look in this folder for the Tai Dam Users Guide. Follow the instructions in this document to install the fonts and keyboard. Note that you will need Free Adobe Acrobat Reader to read the Tai Dam Users Guide.
Some tools and resources for character input
WinZip (Note that WinZip is a shareware program. If you want to continue using it, you’ll need to register and pay for it.)