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Installing a Native Language Font on a Mac

These are generic instructions to help you download and install either a PC or Mac version of any Alaska Native Language fonts available through www.Alaskool.org. If you wish to check what fonts are available at Alaskool.org, please return to the Native Language Index page.

You might want to print these instructions to have them handy as you install the Native Language font that you have selected.

The font file for the Mac is a self-extracting. To be properly installed on your Mac, it must end up in the Fonts folder which is in the System folder. Please follow the steps below to download the Native Language font and install it on your Macintosh computer.

  1. First download the Mac version of the Native Language font.
  2. Next quit out of all your applications and find the font. You will find it's name on the font download page. It may be on your desktop or in your system folder or perhaps in another folder. Where it is depends on the download settings of your browser.
  3. After you've found the font, drag it to your System folder. The system should prompt you that it will automatically put the font file in the fonts folder.
Please note: If on checking to see whether this font is installed properly you find out that the Native Language phrases don't match, we suggest that you check whether the font is in the Fonts folder. If not you should drag it to the Fonts folder.

Check Font Installation: The Native Language font should now be installed on your computer so you can view Native Language materials on the Native Studies Curriculum site. The Download page for the font shows a text and graphic version of the font. If the installation is correct, these will appear to be the same.

The Native Language font is also now available on your computer to use with your word processing programs or any other software that recognizes fonts. Any PC or Mac computer with the Native Language font installed can share documents using this font and the words will appear correctly. If documents created with the Native Language font are viewed on a computer without the font installed, other characters will be substituted for certain Native Language characters so that text will appear incorrectly.


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