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Support: Sundanese Font and Keyboard

Note: The Sundanese Font and Keyboard app is no longer offered in the App Store. This page is maintained to assist customers who purchased the app in the past.

Which iOS fonts support Sundanese characters?

iOS 10 and higher provide basic support with the Noto Sans Sundanese font. The Sundanese Font and Keyboard app contains a Sundanese font named “Bandung”, which can be installed from within the app. The Bandung font is an enhanced version of Noto Sans Sundanese.

Which characters are supported by the Bandung font?

The font supports all Sundanese characters defined in the Unicode standard except the one used to construct pasangan, the conjunct form of consonants.

How do I make the Bandung font available to other apps?

To make the Bandung font available to other apps, go to the Font pane of the Sundanese Font and Keyboard app, tap the “Bandung” button, and continue until the installation is done. In iOS 12.2 and later, you’ll then also have to go to the Settings app, look for an entry “Profile Downloaded” near the top, tap it, then tap “Install”, and follow the steps to complete the installation of the Bandung profile until “Done”.

Do all iOS apps work with this font?

On iOS 13 and 14, the Bandung font only becomes available in apps that let users choose fonts using an OS-provided font menu, including Pages, Keynote, Numbers, Notability, Affinity Designer, Photoshop, Clip Studio Paint. Users can then choose it from the font menu to apply it to Sundanese text. All other apps on iOS 13 and 14 use Noto Sans Sundanese. On iOS 10, 11, and 12, the Bandung font becomes available to all apps, including Safari, Messages, and more; it effectively replaces Noto Sans Sundanese. Most iOS apps will work with the Bandung font once it’s available to them. One known exception is Microsoft Word, which uses its own and less capable font rendering.

Why can’t my friends see Sundanese text that I post on social media?

To see the Sundanese text displayed on their devices, your friends need to have a Sundanese font installed, just like you:

Which characters are provided by the Sundanese keyboard?

The Sundanese keyboard provides almost all Sundanese characters in the Unicode standard; including consonants, independent and dependent vowels, signs, and punctuation. It does not provide the Unicode character needed to construct pasangan, the conjunct form of consonants.

How do I make the keyboard available to other apps?

To make the Sundanese keyboard available to other apps, go to the Keyboard pane of the Sundanese Font and Keyboard app, and follow the instructions there.

As a workaround, you can also take a screenshot of Sundanese text on your device and post the image.

Other questions?