The purpose of this page is to provide simple instructions for anyone who needs to install the Padauk Unicode compliant fonts.
Fonts determine the shape of the character when a computer goes to display the text. That's why, if you don't have fonts installed, the computer doesn't know what the character should look like and may display a box or question mark instead.
The first step is to download the Padauk font files from the Internet.
We also need to get the Sgaw Karen version of the Padauk font.
This font is basically the same af the Padauk font, and really you can use either. This one just has a few small styling differences that make it especially suitable for Karen.
Now we need to navigate to the folder where we saved those files. If you didn't specify a location, they're probably in your downloads folder.
Now we need to find the Downloads folder. It's probably listed under favorites in your sidebar. If it's not there, you might have to go to your Home folder and look for it there.
Now we need to unzip the files. You should have an unzipping tool available in the files context menu. If not, you may need to install an unzipping utility.
Now it's time to install the font files so that your browser and other programs on your computer can find them.
Now, last of all, you need to install the Padauk font files.
Note, don't worry about the OFL file. You can just delete it if you want.
Keep the font files and share them with all your friends. The more people who have these fonts on their computers, the more reliable and enjoyable it will be to use the Karen language in computing.
Next step, get a keyboard layout.