It has been 30 years since the introduction of Myanmar fonts in the computer typing world. But so far, few people know much about Myanmar fonts and systems. This is especially true for those who switch from using a phone to using a computer. Therefore, I would like to make it easy to understand. Before we talk about fonts, let’s talk about the font system. Computers on Windows and Mac are generally based on three different fonts. True Type is Postscript and Unicode. There are many different font types and fonts, so the keyboard layout is different.
(True Type .ttf)
True Typeface is one of the most commonly used font types on Windows and Mac. Fonts that work with the True Type font are called True Type Fonts. Some True Type fonts already come with Windows installation. For example, Times News Roman and Arial, which are commonly used on Windows, are True Type fonts that come bundled with Windows. The TTF group is also being used as a True Type font. Its file system is (.ttf). The icon format shows (TT).
(Postscript .pfm & .pfb)
Postscript fonts were developed by Adobe more than 30 years ago and were installed on Windows directly with software called Adobe Type Manager. Adobe has created a wide range of fonts for its world-renowned software, such as Photoshop and Pagemaker. The Burmese fonts are Pagemaker and Win, Metrix, Pinny, Nyithit, and U4PS. The file system comes in two files (.pfm, pfb). You can install both files in Windows. The icon is (a).
Unicode Unicode is a global standardized encoding system. Unicode is not just for typing like other scripts like TrueType, but for a wide range of useful global encodings, such as programming systems, translation systems, and network computing. According to the history of Myanmar Unicode, Michael Everson introduced Myanmar Unicode in 1995 to the Unicode Association. Later, Burmese scholars created the Mya Pagoda and Zawgyi script system for use on computers and the Internet, and used it freely. In 2002, a group called Myanmar NLP under the then Ministry of Communications created the Myanmar 1,2,3 Unicode system, which became the official Unicode font. Since then, the Myanmar Unicode system has been recognized by the World Unicode Organization, and Myanmar Unicode has been included in the global operating system. In 2017, the Union font system was introduced nationwide. The font that uses Unicode is called Unicode font. Because Unicode is not just a typewriter, it is widely used in translation and other technical systems, so the Myanmar Unicode system is more widely used than fonts like Zawgyi and Myazedi. Therefore, Myanmar1,2,3 and Union fonts, Ethnic Unicode fonts have become the standard Burmese Unicode fonts by default. The file system is True Type based on Open Type.
The difference between Android OS and Windows is that Windows can use many different fonts and fonts. Android has only one Myanmar Unicode font. Therefore, typing a file with software that likes Myanmar fonts in Wimdows is less convenient if you open it on Android. Only the common Burmese Unicode will work. Another problem is that some of the fonts are not accepted by the software in Windows. Some software does not load on the day the fonts are installed. This is because some soft people only know the TrueType font. Postscript is not known. We do not know the PSFont Win Font Metrix group, especially in video editing video editing software. Another is the Windows version. Some Windows 10s may not be able to install PSfont fonts. PSfont Win groups Metrix groups are not compatible with some versions of Windows 10. This makes it a problem for Win and Metrix to find fonts that have been converted to True Type. There was no problem installing fonts in Windows 7.