Why use AiPaiNutaaq and Allatuq Unicode fonts?

Syllabics always remain syllabics!

With Unicode syllabics text like AiPaiNutaaq, syllabics always remain syllabics. With AiPaiNunavik, syllabics sometimes change to a scrambled bunch of nonsense characters.

Syllabics characters at the beginning of a word do not randomly change

With Unicode, there are no problems with Microsoft Word Auto-Correct options because Unicode characters are not disguised roman characters. This common problem with AiPaiNunavik causes, for example, the first character of a word to magically change to something else. It is a conflict between Auto-Correct options and AiPaiNunavik.

The keyboard layout is identical to AipaiNunavik

All the syllabics characters are located at the same place on the keyboard as they were with AiPaiNunavik. There is no need to learn a new way to type.

It's easy to mix roman and syllabics characters

With Unicode, just activate the Caps Lock key (ON) to type in syllabics and deactivate the Caps Lock key (OFF) to type in roman alphabet. Your text can contain syllabics and non-syllabics text and all be in AiPaiNutaaq. With AiPaiNunavik, mixing roman text and syllabics required changing the font for roman text. This often resulted in problems after copying and pasting text from one document to another.

Using syllabics in an Excel document is easier

When syllabics text is typed in Unicode, the text appears in syllabics even in the formula bar of Excel. In Excel, the text in the formula bar (at the top) can never appear in syllabics with the non-Unicode AiPaiNunavik.

You can use syllabics in titles of email messages

Even where there is no way to change the font, such as in the titles of email messages, Unicode makes it possible to type in syllabics just by pressing Caps Lock.

Similarly, typing in syllabics anywhere in fields on Internet-based forms becomes possible because with Unicode all that is necessary is to press Caps Lock to type in syllabics.

You can see syllabics text without installing fonts

The Euphemia font, that comes installed on all Windows and Mac computers, contains all the syllabics characters. So anyone can see the content of websites and texts containing syllabics without installing any syllabics font. However, it still helps to install the AiPaiNutaaq and Allatuq fonts to match the exact appearance of documents typed with these fonts.

Google search results will be displayed in syllabics

Try doing a search in Google for the word ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ! When using Unicode, Inuktitut becomes a language recognized on the Internet. AiPaiNunavik is not recognized when doing searches.


AiPaiNunavik is not a Unicode font. AipaiNunavik (and other older syllabics fonts such as AiNunavik and AiPaiNuna) take the computer codes used for representing letters "A" through "Z" on a keyboard and replace them with syllabics.

AiPaiNutaaq, Allatuq, Euphemia, Pigiarniq, are Unicode fonts. All Unicode fonts encode syllabics characters with their own unique code and will never confuse roman letters and syllabics characters. These Unicode fonts are codified by international standards that all computers can understand.

Switching to the use of Unicode fonts was not a good idea in the late 1990s when AiPaiNunavik was first released because Unicode was fairly new and not compatible with all computers at the time. However, computers built since about 2005 are all compatible with Unicode.

Switch to AiPaiNutaaq and Allatuq Unicode fonts and benefit from the many advantages associated with the use!