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SIL Dai Banna Fonts Download
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 These fonts have been superseded by the Unicode-encoded Dai Banna SIL Fonts.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
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 (SILDB.EXE) is a self-extracting archive. After the download is complete use File Manager or Explorer to select the drive icon where the SILDB.EXE file is located. Find SILDB.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 SILDB directory for the Users Guide (UGUIDE.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 Users Guide.
SIL New Tai Lue Keyboards for use with Keyman 6 (Aug-2002)
These are replacement keyboards for the Keyman 3.2 keyboards which came with the SIL New Tai Lue 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 Dai Banna 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 Dai Banna Fonts”. Look in this folder for the 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 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.)
StuffIt Expander (Note that StuffIt Expander is a shareware program. If you want to continue using it, you’ll need to register and pay for it.)