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SIL Vai Fonts FAQ and Support

Lorna A. Priest, 2004-07-02

Note:

These fonts are still custom (legacy) 8-bit fonts. They are not Unicode fonts. We do not recommend that you use the SIL Vai font. However, we do provide links to some Unicode resources below:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Why isn't my keyboard working correctly? I'm not getting the right characters sometimes. The single and double-quote seem to be reversed.

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. In addition, the straight quote key and straight double quote are not assigned in this keyboard and shouldn't be used. See the documentation for how to type quotes.

Question: Nothing seems to happen when I type the letters "wa". With some combinations, the screen flashes or the font changes to Times New Roman for no reason.

Answer: Installation of certain other languages such as right-to-left or Far Eastern languages may affect the keyboard. To avoid this problem, be sure to associate the Vai keyboard with a specific language such as Icelandic. Follow the complete instructions for installation and turning on the keyboard found in Install.pdf or Keyboard Installation and Use.

Support

As these fonts and utilities are distributed at no cost, we are unable to provide a commercial level of personal technical support. This is the final release of these fonts.

Please note that these fonts are intended for use by experienced computer users. Installing and using these fonts 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.

Before requesting technical support, please:

  • Carefully read all the documentation provided with the fonts, including the documentation installed by the installation program.
  • Check out all the links on the web pages for these font packages, and read all the information and instructions they contain.
  • Review the list of Frequently Asked Questions to see if your question has already been answered. Additional information is also available on the general Font FAQ page.

If that fails to answer your question, or for more information, contact:

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Non-Roman Script Initiative
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Dallas, TX 75236
USA

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