Downloading and Installing GNU Unifont

A tutorial example is provided on how to download and install GNU Unifont font family on Windows 7 systems.

GNU Unifont is a Unicode font family produced by Roman Czyborra and can be distributed under the GNU General Public License. The latest version of GNU Unifont covers 63,449 glyphs for large number of written languages.

Here is what I did to download and install it on my Windows 7 systems:

1. Go to http://unifoundry.com/unifont.html.

2. Click the link in this statement: "The Standard Unifont TTF Download: unifont-8.0.01.ttf (12 Mbytes)"

3. Save the downloaded file "unifont-8.0.01.ttf" to a local folder like C:\local\font.

4. On Windows Explorer, double-click on "C:\local\font\unifont-8.0.01.ttf". The Windows font installer window will show up.

5. Click the "Install" button. Windows will install the GNU Unifont font family and make it available as "Unifont" to Windows applications like MS Word.

Last update: 2015.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Character Sets and Encodings

 ASCII Character Set and Encoding

 GB2312 Character Set and Encoding

 GB18030 Character Set and Encoding

 JIS X0208 Character Set and Encodings

 Unicode Character Set

 UTF-8 (Unicode Transformation Format - 8-Bit)

 UTF-16, UTF-16BE and UTF-16LE Encodings

 UTF-32, UTF-32BE and UTF-32LE Encodings

 Java Language and Unicode Characters

 Character Encoding in Java

 Character Set Encoding Maps

 Encoding Conversion Programs for Encoded Text Files

 Using Notepad as a Unicode Text Editor

 Using Microsoft Word as a Unicode Text Editor

 Using Microsoft Excel as a Unicode Text Editor

Unicode Fonts

 What Is a Font?

 What Is a Unicode Font?

Downloading and Installing GNU Unifont

 Windows Tool "Character Map"

 Unicode Code Point Blocks - Code Charts

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version