Download free Nunacom font for Inuktitut syllabics
Nunacom is a new 7-bit font designed for reading Inuktitut syllabic web pages for both Windows and Mac computers. Nunacom was designed by Nortext, developers of this web site, nunavut.com, an online information and news service for Nunavut. The Nunacom font is FREE to all users.

Download Nunacom here. In order to view this font, you will need Netscape Navigator 3.0 or higher, or Microsoft Explorer 3.0 or higher. If you have any questions or difficulties, please contact webmaster@nunavut.com.

You can create your own documents in Nunacom too -- usable in all Mac and PC systems in all popular software from Microsoft Word to Excel. Perfect for creating your own Inuktitut syllabic web pages. Print out a keyboard layout for quick reference, and for added precision, print out a Character Combination chart, for accurate placement of diacritics.

WINDOWS 95 or higher

  1. Downloading Nunacom
    Click HERE to download the non-compressed font file (28K) to your hard drive. After you download this version, you will be left with a file called nunacom.ttf. (If "Click HERE" doesn't work, hold down the right mouse button. When pull-down menu appears, scroll down to "Save this Link as...". This will allow you to save the font onto your desktop.)
     
  2. Installing the Nunacom font.
    Now that you've downloaded the font, you need to install it.
    a) Go to the "Start" Menu, choose "Settings," then "Control Panel."
    b) When the Control Panel window opens, double-click on "Fonts."
    c) When the Fonts window opens, go to the File menu, then select "Install new font."
    d) When the "Add Fonts" window appears, find and click on "nunacom.ttf." The "nunacom" font should now appear in the "List of fonts" window.
    e) Click on "OK."
     
  3. View web pages in Inuktitut syllabics!
    You need to restart your browser in order to view the "nunacom" font. You should not have to restart your computer.

MACINTOSH

  1. Downloading Nunacom
    Click HERE to download the compressed font file (40K) to your hard drive. (Please note, you need to click and hold the mouse button down until a menu appears. Select the "Save Link" option.) This file can be saved on your desktop or in any folder on your hard drive. This file is "Stuffed" (or compressed). Your browser may automatically open, or decompress this file. If not, you may need to use a program like "Stuffit Expander" to extract the font. In other words, you may need to use Stuffit to get the font out of its package before you can install it. (Don't have it? Stuffit Expander is a shareware program that is available for downloading at www.download.com) After you download and unstuff the file, you will be left with a file called Nunacom.
     
  2. Installing the Nunacom font.
    Now that you've downloaded the font, you need to install it. Drag the font file "nunacom" (shaped like a suitcase) over the (closed) "System Folder" located on your hard drive. (DO NOT DRAG THE WHOLE "nunacom" FOLDER, JUST THE FILE "nunacom"). A dialogue box will tell you it is directing the font into the appropriate part of the System Folder -- click "OK."
     
  3. View web pages in Inuktitut syllabics!
    You may need to restart your browser in order to view pages with the "nunacom" font. You should not have to restart your computer.