Tamil Font Installation

The windows system comes with a full set of default font. But if you want other fonts / Tamil font that is not present in your system firstly you have to install that font in windows OS, after that you can use that font. Font installation is quite simple in Windows operating systems. Here we are giving step by step procedure for font installation.

A. Install Tamil Fonts in Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP

Method - 1

Step I: Download Tamil font from given link.

Step II: After download the Tamil fonts zip file -> Extract it -> Now you will found .ttf file

Step III: Double click on .ttf font file -> When the file in open it shows a button for install.

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Step IV: Click on install button the Tamil font will be install on your system and now you can select the Tamil font in MS Word or type in Tamil font.

(Note : For Type in Unicode Tamil font you have to download and install Tamil Typing Software also)

Method - 2

Step I: Download Tamil Font from given link.

Step II: After download the zip file -> Extract it -> Now you will found .ttf file

For Windows 11, 10

Step III: Now go to Start -> Settings -> Search for Fonts -> Paste the font file

For Windows 8, 7, XP

Step III: Now go to Start -> Control Panel -> Fonts -> Paste the font file

Tamil font installtion guide

Step IV: You done all thing now go to MS word select Tamil font from drop down and type in Tamil font.

Type in Tamil on computer without installing any font or any software click on given link of Tamil Typing.

B. Install Tamil Font in MacOS

Step I: Open "Font Book". Use Spotlight to find "Font Book" application (Cmd + Space, then type "Font Book").

Step II: Go to "File" and select “Add Fonts” (or simply drag & drop the downloaded font files into the Font Book window).

The fonts will be added to Font Book and installed on your system.

C. Install Tamil Font in Linux

Step I: Open a file manager and navigate to the folder containing the downloaded font files.

Step II: Right-click on each font file and select "Open with Font Viewer."

Step III: In the Font Viewer, click the "Install" button to install the font.

After install fonts let follow these steps to use Tamil fonts:

Step 1. Restart Applications

After installing the required Tamil fonts, it’s a good idea to restart the applications in which you want to use them. This will ensures that the newly installed fonts are recognized and available for use in those applications.

Step 2. Test Your Tamil Fonts

After successful installation of Tamil fonts on your system. To test them, open a text editor (Notepad etc.) or a word processing application (MS Word etc.) and select the newly installed font from the dropdown list.

For Non-Unicode Tamil Font

Start typing and make sure that the fonts are displaying correctly.

For Unicode Tamil Font

If you select the Unicode Tamil font name and directly start typing will see English character instead of Tamil characters. To be able to type in Unicode Tamil font, firstly you have to activate Tamil language (or keyboard) from the language bar.

How to check font is Unicode or non Unicode ?

It's very simple, just double click on the font file (.ttf) and see the character are appearing in Tamil language or English; If the character are appearing in Tamil than it's a non-Unicode font and if the character are appear in English alfa bate than it is a Unicode font.