Easy-Key and WEBBS

There is no, single font which works (or works well) with all Unicode characters. So you may need to choose a different font for different tasks. When you install Easy-KeyEdit or Easy-KeyToolkit for the first time, you will also need to install each of the fonts described below using your Easy-KeyDownloadManager, where they are listed in the drop-down menu. If you have been keyboarding for some time, you may have an older version of the fonts that we use, but you can update to the latest version, using the Easy-KeyDownloadManager.

Most keyboarders have no problems with this, but a few users have reported difficulties. If you experience such difficulties, please see the item entitled "Installation" under "Support - Fonts" above. This will guide you through the process of installing individual fonts on your system, and the "Fonts" menu also provides links to the individual websites that provide these fonts. Normally, you should not need to use these links, and we recommend that you use the Easy-KeyDownloadManager to install or update your fonts.

Charis SIL is ideal for general readability and clarity. It is an open source font, but does not support all the characters that we need.

The widest range of character support comes with Code2000.

Gentium is a new, open source font that is intended to be highly readable, reasonably compact, and visually attractive. It supports a good range of extended characters for Latin, Greek and now Cyrillic scripts.

Notes: Code2000 is shareware. Work for MissionAssist is covered by SIL's group licence.

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