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.
Just found a better article on this subject with the help of a friend from sinhala-fonts google group. From here you can download a better Mac compatible unicode font.
You can Download the font from here directly since most of the content in this article is in Sinhala. And you might have to use firefox for your work then still
Download Mac Compatible Kaputa font
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 FireFox RC2 with Sinhala for Mac.