Fonts

Step 1: Urdu Nastaleeq Fonts Installer (v2.1)

Released 10th March, 2009

 

اگر آپ یہ اردو الفاظ اسی طرح ٹھیک پڑھ سکتے ہیں جیسا کہ مندرجہ ذیل اسلام کے بارے میں جملہ لکھا ہوا ہے تو پھر اردو فونٹ آپ کے کمپیوٹر پر انسٹال ہوگیا ہے یا پہلے سے ہی موجود ہے ۔اس لئے آپ کو مندرجہ ذیل ہدایات پر عمل کرنے کی ضرورت نہیں۔ ۔ لیکن اگر یہ تحریر کا انداز ویسا نہیں تو آپ فانٹ انسٹال کرکے اس کو مزید نکھار سکتے ہیں۔ شکریہ اور جزاکم اللہ

 

Sample Image
Urdu Font Sample

 


How to install Urdu Fonts on Windows

اردو فانٹ کیسے انسٹال کریں؟
If you are using Windows XP or Vista computer, you can download and run this program: Jameel Noori Nastaleeq Urdu Fonts Installer – click here to download. When you click, you will see the following popup window, please click on the Run button: اگر آپ ونڈوز کمپیوٹر استعمال کررہے ہیں تو آپ ایک خوبصورت نستعلیق فانٹ یہاں کلک کرکے ڈاؤن لوڈ کریں اور اپنے کمپیوٹر پر اس پروگرام کو چلائیں تو یہ اردو فانٹ آپ کے کمپیوٹر پر انسٹال ہوجائے گا۔. جب آپ یہ ونڈو دیکھیں تو Run کا بٹن دبائیں
Font Installer Popup
and click on Run again if you get this popup window: اور اب اگر یہ ونڈو دیکھیں تو پھر Run کا بٹن دبائیں
Font Installer Unknown Publisher
after this click on Next button on this screen: اس ونڈو پر Next کا بٹن دبائیں
Font Installer Popup
Next click on Install button: اور اب Install کا بٹن دبائیں
Font Installer Popup
The Urdu Fonts will be installed after this step. Please restart your Internet Browser. Enjoy reading Urdu now! اس کے بعد اردو فانٹس انسٹال ہوجائیں گے۔ اپنے انٹرنیٹ براؤزر کو بند کرکے پھر چلائیں۔ اب آپ اردو نستعلیق میں پڑھ سکتے ہیں۔

If you get a warning on Windows Vista that a program is trying to access your computer, please allow it to run so it can install the font. After this the font will be installed and you can close the window, and restart your browser or refresh/reload this page to view the text in newly installed font. If you install the font again when new update becomes available, you may need to restart your computer.

Other Operating Systems

If you are on Linux or other operating system which also supports OpenType/TrueType fonts, then you can manually download and install the ttf files from here. The zip file contains 3 ttf files. Please follow your operating system instructions on how to install these fonts.

Installing the Urdu Font on Apple Mac

Download the font zip file from here. Extract the zip file and double click the ttf files one by one to install. When you double click the font file, you will be presented with a small preview (written in the Roman alphabet) along with a button at the bottom that says “Install Font” as shown below:

Installing Urdu and Arabi Font on Mac
Clicking it will install the font.

Proceed to Step 2…

Step 2: Install Urdu Phonetic Keyboard (v1.0)

Download and run Urdu Phonetic Keyboard Installer.

Windows Vista

If you are using Windows Vista, after installing the above keyboard you can type Urdu on your Windows Vista Computer. To switch between Urdu and English keyboard, you can press Alt+Shift. Or on your taskbar you can see EN or URand click on it to select the language as shown in this figure:

Vista Taskbar Showing Languages

Windows XP

If you are using Windows XP, you need to follow step 3to enable Unicode Urdu in Windows.

Keyboard Layout

You can also download and print this Urdu Phonetic Keyboard Layout for your reference. This page explains which key has alef, bay, pay etc. Here is the low resolution image:

Regular Urdu Keyboard Special Urdu Keyboard

Proceed to Step 3…

Step 3: Enable Unicode Urdu in Windows XP

If you are on Windows XP, follow these steps: (Note: this step is not required for Windows Vista)

  • Click on Start, Settings, and then Control Panel
    Control Panel in XP
  • Click on Regional and Language Options. (You may need Windows XP CD in your CD/DVD drive after this step)
    Regional and Language Options in Windows XP
  • Click on Languages tab, and select first checkbox that says “Install files for complex scripts and right-to-left languages…”
    Install Complext Sripts Urdu in Windows XP

    and then click on OK button. This will bring this prompt. Click OKbutton to continue:

    Install Complext Sripts Urdu in Windows XP
  • Now it will ask you for Windows XP CDin your CD/DVD drive:
    Windows XP CD

    Once you press ok and the correct CD is in the drive, it will continue with the installation like this:

    Installation in process
  • Next it will ask you to restart the computer. Select Noat this time.
    Do you want to restart your computer?
  • Now click on the Details…button which will bring this window, which lists the currently installed languages and keyboards:
    Text Services and Input Languages
  • Now click on the Add… button which will bring this window, where you will select Input language: Urdu and Keyboard layout/IME: Urdu Phonetic 1.0 (this is the keyboard layout that we installed in step 2)
    Add Input Language
  • Now press OK on all windows to close them. You can restart your computernow to load new settings. Once you have restarted, you can see that Urdu language is available in your taskbar as shown in this screen shot:
    Urdu Keyboard in Windows XP taskbar
  • Now to switch between Urdu and English, you can press Alt+Shift. Or on your taskbar you can see EN or UR and click on it to select the language.
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