Syllabics Resources

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Canadian Syllabics & Latin Scripts

Euphemia covers most languages which use the Canadian Syllabic script including various Cree orthographies, Inuktitut and the historical Carrier/Dakelh script (dulkw'ahke). Three fonts are available with free end-user licences in TrueType-OpenType format (.ttf).

Windows/OSX TrueType font files

· Current version 2.66
· Font family includes Regular, Bold and Italic styles.
· Character compliment includes Unified Canadian Syllabics Unicode range, Windows 1252 Latin script codepage. Small Caps and OSF to be re-introduced in ver. 2.7. Version 2.66 matches Vista distribution.

   Character compliment
(small caps & OSFigures not shown in this document)

· Hinted for ClearType and greyscale rendering

NOTE: licenses for these fonts are distributed free to end-users. If you wish to re-distribute the fonts in any manner, please contact Tiro for information on distribution licenses. Redistribution of these files is prohibited without a Distribution License.

  Read the Euphemia UCAS EULA

If you already have copies of Euphemia which you downloaded previously, or which came bundled with Windows or Mac OS X, you will always find the most up-to-date version on this website should you want to upgrade. Fonts downloaded from the Tiro website may not have the same name as other distributions. Versions shipped by Microsoft or Apple or others are not guaranteed to be fully compatible with Tiro versions (generally Tiro versions will have a larger character and glyph set as well as other updated features).

NOTE for those using InDesign: Euphemia (and Pigiarniq, Uqammaq) have a default space glyph which is designed to work with syllabic texts. This space will seem too wide for Latin-based texts. To deal with this issue, all Latin characters are kerned against the space glyph. If using InDesign, use 'Optical' spacing for syllabics and 'Metrics' for Latin/Roman text. Turning kerning on in other applications may also resolve the issue.

© 2004 Tiro Typeworks & Ross Mills


Inuktitut Keyboard Driver

NT/Windows 2000/XP Unicode keyboard for Inuktitut

Self-extracting archive.

 Installation instructions

Macintosh keyboards for Inuktitut are available with Mac OSX 10.3 or later. They are compatible with both the version of Euphemia available here as well as the version of Euphemia that comes with OSX, as well as any other Unicode-encoded Inuktitut fonts or UCAS fonts. If you wish to have the latest version, and/or a version of Euphemia that has the extra features (smallcaps, old-style figures etc.) you can download the version from this site.

ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ ᑎᑦᕋᐅᓯᑦ | Inuktitut Fonts

ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᖅ| Pigiarniq
Windows/OSX TrueType font files

(Regular Zip archive) [354KB][27.vii.2002]

Note that these are the last shipping version of Pigiarniq. New versions will be made available soon, the versions above will still be available through our version archive.

ᐅᖃᒻᒪᖅ  | Uqammaq

Windows/OSX TrueType font files

(Regular Zip archive) [266KB][27.vii.2002]

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   See Also: Syllabics Main Page
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