How to install Kannada Font

The windows system comes with a full set of default font. But if you want other fonts / Kannada 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 Kannada Fonts in Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP

Method - I

Step I: Download Kannada fonts from given link.

Step II: After download the 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 as showing in below image:

Kannada font installation

Step IV: Click on install button the font will be install on your system and now you can select the Kannada font in MS Word or type in Kannada language. (Note : For Unicode Kannada font you have to download and install Kannada Typing Software to type in Kannada Font) 


Method - II

Step I: Download Kannada 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

Kannada font installtion guide

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

B. Install Kannada 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 Kannada 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 Kannada 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 Kannada Fonts

After successful installation of Kannada 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 Kannada Font

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

For Unicode Kannada Font

If you select the Unicode Kannada font name and directly start typing will see English character instead of Kannada characters. To be able to type in Unicode Kannada font, firstly you have to activate Kannada 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 Kannada language or English; If the character are appearing in Kannada than it's a non-Unicode font and if the character are appear in English alfa bate than it is a Unicode font.

See Also:

Click here to Download software for open (extract) zip file

Click here to Kannada Typing