6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 2, 2012 2:50 PM by limtc
limtc Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

Does anyone has experience with Chinese font?

 

I wish to use Kai Ti font for the text and Hei Ti font for the title. In iBooks Author, it seems that I can choose Marker Felt and it will show Kai Ti. But when it is shown on iPad, I will see Kai Ti for a brief moment, then the font will be changed! Is there any safe font to use for Kai Ti and Hei Ti?

 

Here's what happened on iBooks Author and when shown in iBook.

 

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iBooks Author, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • 1. Re: Chinese font issue
    Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (71,730 points)

    limtc wrote:

     

    In iBooks Author, it seems that I can choose Marker Felt and it will show Kai Ti.

     

    Since Market Felt font has no Chinese characters in it, that is an illusion of some sort.

     

    The iPad can only display fonts that it has installed.  For Chinese that is only Heiti.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5072

  • 2. Re: Chinese font issue
    limtc Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    This makes a lot of sense! Thanks!

  • 3. Re: Chinese font issue
    limtc Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    Just discovered that Chinese font Kai Ti is there, but still need to be accessible via an English font (Marker Felt)?

     

    Se the title. But it only seems to work in this case though - prove that Kai Ti is indeed in iPad itself.

     

    IMG_0171.PNG

  • 4. Re: Chinese font issue
    Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (71,730 points)

    limtc wrote:

     

    Just discovered that Chinese font Kai Ti is there, but still need to be accessible via an English font (Marker Felt)?

     

    Se the title. But it only seems to work in this case though - prove that Kai Ti is indeed in iPad itself.

     

     

    A more likely explanation (since no list of fonts for iOS includes Kaiti) is that the Title has been transformed into an image during the publishing process.  But more research is needed.....

  • 5. Re: Chinese font issue
    Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (71,730 points)

    PS It looks like you can use any font you want in the cover title, as that is turned into a graphic and this graphic is also then used at the top of the Table of Contents in Portrait View.

  • 6. Re: Chinese font issue
    limtc Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    I think this is a very good explanation. Thanks!