Saving and Installing a Font for Inuktitut

1. Downloading the Font

  1. Click on the link to start the download of the font.
    Download the Pigiarniq font
  2. Save the file to your computer and make note of the location you save to.

2. Extracting (unzip) the Downloaded File

  1. To extract the downloaded file:
    1. If you are presented with a window (after download is completed) with the buttons <Open>; <Open Folder> and <Close>, click <Open>.

    2. If you are not presented with this window, open Windows Explorer by clicking on "Computer" in your Start menu, locate the folder you saved the font file to (example: C:\Users\(username)\Downloads).
  2. Click once on the file name to highlight it and then using the right mouse button, click and choose "Extract all files..." from the menu.

    (if you are not using Windows XP or later and do not have a program like Winzip, you can download a free evaluation copy.)
  3. Follow the instructions in the Extraction Wizard window that is launched. (Note: Typically you should chose the same folder to extract the file to that you chose to download to. The Extraction Wizard should select this folder automatically for you. If it does not, or if you wish to extract the file to a different location, you can click <Browse> when prompted and select an alternate location for the extraction.)
  4. select the box that says "Show extracted files when complete".
  5. When the Extraction Wizard has completed the extraction, the window open will show the fonts you want to install.

3. Installing the Font

Windows XP

  1. From your Start menu, select Settings and then Control Panel.
    Note: In Windows XP default mode, select Start and then Control Panel
  2. Double-click the Fonts folder.
  3. From the File menu, select Install New Font.
  4. Locate the font you wish to install.
    1. From the Drives list, select the drive containing the folder of the font you wish to install.
    2. From the Folders list, find and double-click the folder that contains the font you wish to install. The font(s) in the folder appears above in the List of Fonts box.
  5. In the List of fonts box, select the font you wish to install.
  6. Ensure that the Copy fonts to the Fonts folder check box is selected.
  7. Click <OK> to install the font.

Windows 7

  1. Open the folder you downloaded/extracted the font into in the step 2. (example C:\Users\goldenb\Downloads\pigiarniqFont )
  2. select all, Right-click and choose "Install" from the menu

Note for users of Internet Explorer version 7+

The Inuktitut font may not display on your screen if you are using Internet Explorer 7+. If you are experiencing this problem, please do the following:

  1. In Internet Explorer 7+, go to "Tools", then choose "Internet Options".
  2. In the Internet Options box, click on "Fonts".
  3. In Fonts, go to the pull down menu and choose "Canadian syllabics".
  4. Then click on Pigiarniq to select this font and click on "OK"
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