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iOS 7's new font

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iOS 7's new font

Postby zenkatt » Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:23 pm

Hi! As you know, Apple's iOS 7 has introduced a new, modern Thai font. Unfortunately, I'm still only able to read the standard, traditional Thai characters. Does anyone know if it's possible to change this font without jail-breaking the iphone or going back to iOS 6? Barring those possibilities, then I need some help/advice on learning to read modern fonts ASAP!! :? I've already got texts on my phone I can't make heads or tails out of... :shock:

Thanks much
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Re: iOS 7's new font

Postby David and Bui » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:13 pm

We should all comment at http://www.apple.com/feedback/
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Re: iOS 7's new font

Postby bifftastic » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:28 pm

Yes, the new font in iOS7 is a bit tricky to read isn't it?

Unfortunately, you can't go back to iOS6 and I would imagine that a jailbreak for iOS7 probably isn't available yet.

What I have noticed, however, is that in the social chatting apps such as whatsapp, the Thai font is one of the more legible ones. So it might be a short-term fix to try to use those?

I know there is discussion about how unhappy a lot of Thai users are about the iOS7 font, but quite how long we'll have to wait for Apple to give us more options is not yet clear.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
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Re: iOS 7's new font

Postby bifftastic » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:33 pm

David and Bui wrote:We should all comment at http://www.apple.com/feedback/



Thanks for the link, I've sent them my thoughts :)
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Re: iOS 7's new font

Postby zenkatt » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:39 pm

Thanks so much for all the replies, and I definitely will be contacting Apple about this as well. One workaround I have just discovered for any text that can be copied & pasted is to paste it into the wonderful Bulk Lookup here at Thai-Language and the text will appear in traditional style... :mrgreen:
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Re: iOS 7's new font

Postby zenkatt » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:09 pm

I will say this in favor of the change: The keyboard itself has remained the same, but you'll notice as you're typing text that it's showing up as the new font. This might turn out to be a pretty cool assist on the to way to learning the modern script! ;)
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Re: iOS 7's new font

Postby bifftastic » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:09 pm

good point :)
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Re: iOS 7's new font

Postby David and Bui » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:51 pm

Let's do a poll: How many people (native Thais and foreign learners) actually use the new font for handwriting? How does your handwriting distinguish between, for example and or and ?
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Re: iOS 7's new font

Postby bifftastic » Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:10 am

I don't do any handwriting (I know, I should) but all the handwriting I've seen bears little or no resemblance to any font.

Apart from my step-daughter's school work of course, but that's quite normal I feel, when first learning to write, people have to write as instructed.

Later in life their own 'hand' develops.
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Re: iOS 7's new font

Postby Tgeezer » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:14 am

zenkatt wrote:Hi! As you know, Apple's iOS 7 has introduced a new, modern Thai font. Unfortunately, I'm still only able to read the standard, traditional Thai characters. Does anyone know if it's possible to change this font without jail-breaking the iphone or going back to iOS 6? Barring those possibilities, then I need some help/advice on learning to read modern fonts ASAP!! :? I've already got texts on my phone I can't make heads or tails out of... :shock:

Thanks much

I can't imagine how different the font can be. I have iOS 7 on the iPad and there is the same as it was with iOS 6.
I wonder if the iPad will show the new font, can you post an example?
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