Languages

BluffTitler offers the following 4 options in the font dialog: (choose Media > Change Font or press F6)

  • Font Family
  • Character Set
  • Kerning
  • Reading Order

This page explains how to use these options when using the following languages (in alphabetical order):

Arabic

Arabic is written from right to left and characters change shape according to their place in the word. Try the Arabic character set if Unicode doesn't work.

Set the text align mode in the text layer to Right with the first dropdown listbox below the textbox.

In the scroller layer set the Scroll Speed property to a negative value to make the scroller scroll to the right.

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Font: @Arial Unicode MS
Character Set: Unicode
Kerning: Optical Kerning
Reading Order: RTL


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Font: B Elham
Character Set: Arabic
Kerning: Optical Kerning
Reading Order: RTL


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Font: Tahoma
Character Set: Arabic
Kerning: Optical Kerning
Reading Order: RTL


Chinese

Chinese is written from top to bottom. If you want to write horizontally you will have to rotate each character 90 degrees. In BluffTitler you can do this by setting the Character Rotation property to: (0,0,-90)

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Font: @Arial Unicode MS
Character Set: Unicode
Kerning: Optical Kerning
Reading Order: LTR


Cyrillic

The Cyrillic alphabet is used by the Belarusian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian and Ukrainian languages.

Cyrillic can be written by using the Cyrillic or Unicode character sets.

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Font: Arial Black
Character Set: Cyrillic
Kerning: Optical Kerning
Reading Order: LTR


Farsi

Farsi (Persian) is a language spoken in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. It uses the Arabic alphabet.

Farsi is written from right to left and characters change shape according to their place in the word. Try the Arabic character set if Unicode doesn't work.

Set the text align mode in the text layer to Right with the first dropdown listbox below the textbox.

In the scroller layer set the Scroll Speed property to a negative value to make the scroller scroll to the right.

images/languages/farsi

Font: Arial
Character Set: Unicode
Kerning: Optical Kerning
Reading Order: RTL


Greek

Greek can be written by using the Greek or Unicode character sets.

images/languages/greek

Font: Arial Black
Character Set: Unicode
Kerning: Optical Kerning
Reading Order: LTR


Gujarati

Gujarati is spoken in the Indian state of Gujarat.

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Font: @Arial Unicode MS
Character Set: Unicode
Kerning: Metric Kerning
Reading Order: LTR


Hebrew

Hebrew is spoken in Israel. It is written from right to left and can be written by using the Hebrew or Unicode character sets.

Set the text align mode in the text layer to Right with the first dropdown listbox below the textbox.

In the scroller layer set the Scroll Speed property to a negative value to make the scroller scroll to the right.

images/languages/hebrew

Font: @Arial Unicode MS
Character Set: Unicode
Kerning: Optical Kerning
Reading Order: RTL


Hindi

Hindi is spoken in India. When using Hindi fonts in BluffTitler it is important to set the kerning method to: Metric Kerning.

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Font: Agra
Character Set: Unicode
Kerning: Metric Kerning
Reading Order: LTR


images/languages/hindi2

Font: Nagananthini
Character Set: Unicode
Kerning: Metric Kerning
Reading Order: LTR


images/languages/hindi3

Font: Amit-Normal
Character Set: Unicode
Kerning: Metric Kerning
Reading Order: LTR


Japanese

Japanese is written from top to bottom. If you want to write horizontally you will have to rotate each character 90 degrees. In BluffTitler you can do this by setting the Character Rotation property to: (0,0,-90)

images/languages/japanese

Font: @Arial Unicode MS
Character Set: Unicode
Kerning: Optical Kerning
Reading Order: LTR


Khmer

Khmer is spoken in Cambodia. The diacritical marks (accents) of the characters are separate unicode entries that need to be rendered on top of the previous character.

images/languages/khmer

Font: PhnomPenh OT
Character Set: Unicode
Kerning: Optical Kerning
Reading Order: LTR


Korean

Korean is written from top to bottom. If you want to write horizontally you will have to rotate each character 90 degrees. In BluffTitler you can do this by setting the Character Rotation property to: (0,0,-90)

images/languages/korean

Font: @Arial Unicode MS
Character Set: Unicode
Kerning: Optical Kerning
Reading Order: LTR


Tamil

The Tamil language is spoken in India, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Malaysia.

images/languages/tamil1

Font: Bamini
Character Set: Unicode
Kerning: Metric Kerning
Reading Order: LTR


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Font: Boopalam
Character Set: Unicode
Kerning: Metric Kerning
Reading Order: LTR


Thai

Thai is spoken in Thailand. The diacritical marks (accents) of the characters are separate unicode entries that need to be rendered on top of the previous character. Notice that the third character in this screenshot has 2 accents, so to render this character you require 3 unicode characters.

images/languages/thai

Font: @Arial Unicode MS
Character Set: Unicode
Kerning: Optical Kerning
Reading Order: LTR


Vietnamese

Vietnamese is spoken in Vietnam. Try the Vietnamese character set if Unicode doesn't work.

images/languages/vietnamese1

Font: Arial
Character Set: Unicode
Kerning: Optical Kerning
Reading Order: LTR


images/languages/vietnamese2

Font: Hoang Yen
Character Set: Unicode
Kerning: Optical Kerning
Reading Order: LTR


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