9 Replies Latest reply: Jan 21, 2015 5:29 AM by Tom Gewecke
jiteshkhokhani Level 1 (0 points)



I would like to convert regional text books of different languages. I have created the book in the ibook author app by installing the font on my mac. But when i preview it then it does not show in the same font. it shows as junk font.


Can someone help me with this.


Can this be done. ?





Ibook Author, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • Fabe Level 3 (620 points)

    iAuthor only supports a select number of fonts. It appears the one you want is not currently supported. You should give Apple feedback and request the addition of this font. Alternatively, is there another font that will render your alphabet that iAuthor does support? - Fabe

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 (77,200 points)

    jiteshkhokhani wrote:


    I have created the book in the ibook author app by installing the font on my mac.


    What language exactly are you talking about?  Did you activate the proper keyboard layout in system prefs/language & text/input sources? It should not be a problem if you do that.


    Normally you do not need to install a font, and doing so is useless because you must use a font that is present on the iPad (users cannot install their own).

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 (77,200 points)

    PS In addition to languages that use the Latin script, the iPad should be able to display books in Greek, Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Macedonian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Cherokee, Hebrew, Hindi, Thai, Tibetan,  Gujarati, Gurmukhi, Tamil, Telugu, Sinhala, Oriya, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali, Armenian, Georgian, Lao, and Yi.

  • Fabe Level 3 (620 points)

    It is not iAuthor that supports a select number of fonts,but the iPad. I apologize for any confusion. - Fabe

  • Gandhily Level 1 (0 points)

    I have a similar question. but, I don't even see the Font option for Tamil Language as Tom Gewecke mentioned.

    I know that the users don't have to install Tamil Fonts on their iPad, but, I just can't figure out how to use the same Tamil Font on my Mac while creating the book on iBooks Author.


    Please advice. Thanks. - Narayanan N

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 (77,200 points)

    Gandhily wrote:


    I don't even see the Font option for Tamil Language as Tom Gewecke mentioned.



    Apple provides the fonts InaiMathi, Tamil MN, and Tamil Sangam MN.  Do you really not see these in Fontbook on your Mac?  Or in Format > Font > Show Fonts?


    Also you understand that you need to activate the Tamil keyboard layout to type Tamil, not just switch the font, right?

  • andyshrestha Level 1 (0 points)

    You can use custom fonts now.

    Here's how to use them:



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  • Anil Goswami Level 1 (0 points)

    you can use any language on ibook Author. just go to the right hand top in ibook Author the simbole is A there is Fonts you can Select any font to install on your system.Screen Shot 2015-01-21 at 1.25.00 pm.png

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  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 (77,200 points)

    I think it is a big mistake to use non-unicode Kruti dev fonts for an ebook.   The digital data is really English and not Devanagari.  Instead you should type using the Devanagari keyboards and international standard  Uncode fonts supplied by Apple.  This will ensure all platforms and processes see the proper script.