Thank you for your interest in Andika ("Write!" in Swahili), a
Unicode-compliant sans serif font designed by SIL International
primarily for literacy use.
Andika supports a wide range of Latin and Cyrillic characters.
Documentation for the font is available on Andika website
(http://scripts.sil.org/andika), including details on what ranges are
Andika is released under the SIL Open Font License.
See the OFL and OFL-FAQ for details of the SIL Open Font License.
See the FONTLOG for information on this and previous releases.
See the website (http://scripts.sil.org/andika) for further documentation.
Andika FAQ (http://scripts.sil.org/Andika_FAQ-KI) for frequently
asked questions and their answers.
See the SIL Unicode Roman FAQ (http://scripts.sil.org/ComplexRomanFontFAQ)
for frequently asked questions and their answers regarding SIL's Roman fonts.
As this font is distributed at no cost, we are unable to provide a
commercial level of personal technical support. The font has, however,
been through some testing on various platforms to be sure it works in most
situations. In particular, it has been tested and shown to work on Windows
XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. Graphite capabilities have been tested
on Graphite-supported platforms.
If you do find a problem, please do report it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can't guarantee any direct response, but will try to fix reported bugs in
future versions. Make sure you read through the
SIL Unicode Roman FAQ (http://scripts.sil.org/ComplexRomanFontFAQ).
Many problems can be solved, or at least explained, through an understanding
of the encoding and use of the fonts. Here are some basic hints:
The fonts are encoded according to Unicode, so your application must support
Unicode text in order to access letters other than the standard alphabet.
Most Windows applications provide basic Unicode support. You will, however,
need some way of entering Unicode text into your document.
Andika does not include any keyboarding helps or utilities. It uses the
built-in keyboards of the operating system. You will need to install the
appropriate keyboard and input method for the characters of the language you
wish to use. If you want to enter characters that are not supported by any
system keyboard, the Keyman program (www.tavultesoft.com) can be helpful
on Windows systems. Also available for Windows is MSKLC
For other platforms, KMFL (http://kmfl.sourceforge.net/),
XKB (http://www.x.org/wiki/XKB) or Ukelele (http://scripts.sil.org/ukelele)
can be helpful.
If you want to enter characters that are not supported by any system
keyboard, and to access the full Unicode range, we suggest you use
gucharmap, kcharselect on Ubuntu or similar software.
Another method of entering some symbols is provided by a few applications such
as Adobe InDesign or OpenOffice.org. They can display a glyph palette or input
dialog that shows all the glyphs (symbols) in a font and allow you to enter
them by clicking on the glyph you want.
This font is designed to work with Graphite or Opentype advanced font
technologies. To take advantage of the advanced typographic
capabilities of this font, you must be using applications that provide an
adequate level of support for Graphite or OpenType. See "Applications
that provide an adequate level of support for SIL Unicode Roman fonts"
For more information please visit the Andika page on SIL International's
Computers and Writing systems website:
Or send an email to email@example.com