I was looking for how to install sinhala unicode fonts for Mac. When I initially checked out about this I could not find this details from Siyabas site by ICTA where it has all other information regarding installing Unicode fonts for different Operating Systems. For OS X (Leopard, Snow Leopard) site did not contain any information. Then through wikipedia article on Sinhala Font Guide, I was able to get a link to download Malithi web sinhala unicode font designed for Mac. So I just thought of posting this few simple steps on how to have sinhala unicode running for a Mac. But still with some rendering problems may be
- Download Malithi web font for Mac from here (.ttf)
- Copy the file to /Library/Fonts folder simple as that
At this point at least now we can see some sinhala web pages but still with some rendering issues for letters with ‘combu’ some times. I will add it here if I find a better solution than this later.
Download Mac Compatible Kaputa font
There’s Google Noto Sans Sinhala font to be downloaded as well. This font was released as a result of Google’s attempt to make free fonts available for all languages.
There seems to be a really well made sinhala font designed for Mac. It is mac version of Bhashitha Font. Download Mac Bhashitha font.
Also you could download Unicode equivalent FM Fonts from Unicode equivalent FM Fonts
Also you could download FireFox RC2 with Sinhala for Mac.