4 simple steps to use fonts other than English in MS word

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Most of the internet or computer users use Microsoft Office word for document purpose (Those who use Microsoft Operating Systems). This blog will show you how to use different text fonts other than English text.
For example: How to use Hindi , Punjabi, Bengali, Tamil, Malayalam fonts in MS word.

Follow these steps to install your desired fonts:

  1. Download the fonts that you wish to use in MS word. Foe ex: Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Tamil, Malayalam etc.   It should have .tff extension. Ex: hindi_font.tff
  2. Save this font anywhere in your system and then copy it to fonts directory. You can reach to Fonts directory in 2 ways
    1. Open C:/Windows/Fonts (will work in Any Windows O.S. like XP, Vista, Win7 etc)
    2. Got to Control panel there you will see Fonts Directory in Windows XP and Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Fonts for Windows Vista users
  3. Open that Fonts Directory and just paste the fonts. You are Done!
  4. Now open MS word and you will see that font name or font style in your font field.

I have tested it on Windows XP and Windows Vista only. If you find any issues in installing fonts into your system or  facing problem in using it. Please let us know we may solve your issues.

You can download few common fonts that may be useful for you from the attached links shown below:

Sanjeev Jaiswal

He loves web programming and security and co-founder of Alien Coders. He usually shares and helps engineering students and IT professionals in academics and jobs. An avid reader and quick learner.

1,045 thoughts on “4 simple steps to use fonts other than English in MS word

  • July 6, 2012 at 5:00 am

    I downloaded e kalapai software and tamil.ttf format and i copied it on C:windows/Fonts folder and i cant find font directory in control panel( I'm using Windows XP) if once I activated E kalapai tamil fonts appear in web pages but it nao appearing in ms.word
    pls help me in this regard…

  • July 6, 2012 at 7:06 am

    Hi Harish,
    Recheck gaain if you can see that tamil font in fonts folder or not. (C:\Windows\fonts\)
    If you can see it there, then open MS word first I am using MS word 2007 and then look by that name or name may be misleading.

    If you can't find that font name check tamil language font (i mean it will be written in tamil itself), if so use that.

    Let me know if it helps you

  • August 4, 2012 at 3:05 am

    Thanks Vibhor. Will keep sharing such things on regular basis.

  • August 4, 2012 at 2:05 am

    hi sir,

    that was really great …. thank u so much……….i really appriciate your work.

  • October 17, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    I'm a win 7 user, I need to view a web page that asks to install "kruti dev" font (hindi), I downloaded n installed it but still that page doesn't show the original content, tried various methods but still helpless, would you please help..

  • December 11, 2012 at 4:14 am

    Gr8 way….very simple way…thanks

  • January 11, 2013 at 12:48 am

    Hi Anonymous,
    You need to do any of these things:

    1. After pasting, you will get option to keep it as it is or match with the destination/source etc. Change the font accordingly
    2. Or simply paste it even hindi font goes, then select all text and change the current font to your hindi font through font option shown at ribbon toolbar

    Hope this would help


  • January 10, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    im windows xp user
    through i followed ur steps , hindi texts go boxes when pasted to word

  • March 30, 2013 at 7:56 am

    hi all please help to how to use mangal font in my computer using through ms office.

  • March 31, 2013 at 1:23 am

    Hi Jai,
    Did you try the given steps? What problem exactly you are facing while doing so?
    If you can explain mroe, may be we can help you.

  • April 2, 2013 at 8:23 am

    how to use hindi font(mangal) in ms word..

  • May 24, 2013 at 7:17 am

    Thank you so much.. Helped me a lot…

  • July 30, 2013 at 4:39 am

    I got the devnagari fonts in my fonts folder. but in MS word when i type AKHI its giving me कपग… actually it should be in AKHI in marathi font. i have all Marathi fonts in my FONTS folder.. i think, this is something to do with the keys?

  • July 30, 2013 at 5:48 am

    Hi Sanjeevani,
    As far as I know, you need to do some setting in your system apart form putting fonts in correct folder.
    1. Did you do all system settings?
    2. Did you install any Marathi fonts? as devnagri is not for marathi letter

    Please go through my previous comments, you may find useful and may solve your issues. If not then let me know in detail like what you tried and what you got, what you expected etc. We will be happy to help you.


  • July 30, 2013 at 6:15 am

    I tried the system settings you have mentioned like going to right most bottom corner change it to Marathi. It's showing Marathi now. Then i installed 4 marathi fonts with .ttf extension like Mangal, Utsah, aparajita, kiran, Akshar. For all fonts i am getting teh same results, If i press key P, it shows me . It should have been प.  so for every key, the corresponding Marathi letter is different. …. so how can i come to know what keys i need to press to get the desired Marathi word?

  • July 30, 2013 at 7:39 am

    try to download this font and install it in font directory.
    then open MS word and type kiran as font.

    Hope this would work, because it worked at my system. I typed paha and it showed पहा correctly.

  • July 30, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Kiran does work to some extent… thanks… but still, it does not give the correct translation of the keysike YENAR is ynar… apparantly i am not able to cntrl+V marathi word here.. in my earlier message i could copy-paste.. today i cant… ay, this was of much help and better as compared to earlier solution.. . thanks for our prompt and helpful replies… pls see if you can completely solve my problem.. 😉

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  • August 4, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    i am using display properties to convert hindi to engish using display tag in jsp i am generating pdf but headter data in hindi is not displaying can any one hepl me plaes

  • August 9, 2013 at 1:12 am

    How to use mangal font in word in windows 8?

  • September 15, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    hindi text copy from google translator  and past in MS WORD 2007 (XP) but in encrypted font 

    please help us  so that we can type in translator and past save hindi as it is


  • September 16, 2014 at 3:49 am


  • September 16, 2014 at 5:56 am

    Thanks Madhaw for the confirmation. Keep learning and sharing

  • September 16, 2014 at 1:23 am

    Hi ​Madhaw, can you send the screenshot of the problem which you are facing?
    Because, I am not able to simulate the same error with the suggested settings given in this article.

    Steps what I did:

    • I wrote something in google translator in english,
    • converted it into hindi
    • Copied from there and pasted in MS Word 2010
    • While pasting I didn’t set it to mangal font, it was in arial font settings. But after pasting the hindi text from google translator, It automatically set the font to mangal in my ms Word.

    Please, share your issues in detail step by step for better diagnosis.  Here is the screenshot of my example.
     mangal font example in msword 2010

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