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I am trying to use Gujarati fonts in my Affinity Photo on my MacBook - I can see in the Font Book there are 2 Gujarati fonts available, 1. Gujarati MT and 2. Gujarati Sangam MN and they both are looking good in Font Book. However when I try to use the same font in Affinity Photo, somehow the writing remains in English only!!!



Add either Artistic Text Tool or Frame Text Tool in the Photo 

Now select any of the above mentioned Gujarati fonts from the drop down above

Start writing words



It is writing in English only



It should write in Gujarati fonts


For your reference I have attached the screenshot of my image and in that words "asd" should have come in Gujarati however it has not. 


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Hi kedesol,

Welcome to the forums.

I've just done a quick test in Affinity Designer (Mac) using a font named Saumil_guj2 and typed "asd". You can see the result in the attached screenshot, can you confirm if this is correct. Can you also attached the font files you're using so I can do some further testing on Mac OSX and Windows.


Do the same fonts work as expected in other apps you have installed, such as Textedit or Pages?


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I don't know much about how this should work but I tried using the Gujarati Sangam MN font that came with my Mac, & got the same results as kedesol when I typed characters that Font Book shows at the standard Latin Unicode code points (like "a" at code point U+0061).


I am using a U.S. English keyboard & U.S. English as my system language, if that matters.


However, while I have no idea what code points or glyphs kedesol wants to use in place of the Latin Unicode ones, I can drag any of the ~500 glyphs in the Font Book repertory into an Artistic or Frame text block, or copy any of them from Font Book & paste them into a text block without any problems. (The repertory display is accessed by clicking the second Font Book icon that looks like 3 rows of four dots.)


So I am guessing this is working as expected, that the font is not coded to use non-Latin characters at these code points (assuming that is how some other fonts handle this, which may not be right).

Affinity Photo 1.9.3, Affinity Designer 1.9.3, Affinity Publisher 1.9.3;  2020 iMac 27"; 3.8GHz i7, Radeon Pro 5700, 32GB RAM; macOS 10.15.7
Affinity Photo 
1.92.236 & Affinity Designer 1.9.2 (showing 1.9.9) for iPad; 6th Generation iPad 32 GB; Apple Pencil; iPadOS 14.4 (18D52)

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