There are many Unicode Sinhala fonts available for free download. Below are some of the most popular and beautiful Sinhala Unicode Fonts.
Download ANSI fonts and start typing in Sinhala straightaway.
Open the Windows Explorer and go to
C:\Windows\Fonts directory. Then go
Control Panel, click on Fonts, click on "Install New Fonts" and finally go to
the directory where you have downloaded and extracted the font file.
Select all the fonts and click ok. This will install the required fonts.
After installation, you should now be able to see the Sinhala fonts on Microsoft Word or any other program that support text processing
If you are unable to see the installed font, you might need to restart the computer.
Both ANSI and UTF-8 are encoding formats. ANSI is a Microsoft-related standard for character and it is used to encode Latin Alphabets. Whereas, UTF-8 is one of the implementations of Unicode that includes more than 128,000 characters.
Unicode is a universal character encoding standard. It defines how individual character is represented in web pages or any other types of text files and documents.
There are different types of Unicode encoding with UTF-8 and UTF-16 being the most common. The UTF-8 encoding is used on the Web and it is the default encoding standard used in many software programs.
UTF-8 Unicode encoding can support up to four bytes to represent characters. For English characters, UTF-8 uses only one byte. European (Latin), Hebrew, and Arabic characters are represented with two bytes. On the other hand, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and other Asian characters are represented with three bytes. Some special characters are even represented with four bytes.