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What languages and fonts would you like to see?

With the arrival of v3.6 of VideoScribe, we have a whole new text and font system with more supported languages than ever before and inbuilt Google fonts... Find out more about this here.

This is just the start and we are keen to add to the range of fonts and languages available. We would love input on this from Scribers all over the world so please comment below with your suggestions and the more detail you can provide on why the font or language you need would be useful, the better! If you can include a link to the font from as well that will make sure there is no confusion

Over to you... 

Edit 21/10/2020...

There have been a few common questions on this post so I thought I would add some FAQs to the initial post for all to see.

Why can't you add your own fonts anymore? 
There were a number of issues with fonts in v2-v3.5 which customers had been wanting to see improvements too for quite a while. The main ones were:
• Support More languages (we've added Arabic, Chinese Simplified, Japanese & Korean so far)
• Quality of the text (imported fonts were not HD and could be very fuzzy when zoomed in)
• Kerning issues
• Some fonts with longer tails on y's and j's would get cut off and look poor
To fix all these issues we had to add some boundaries to the fonts we were going to deal with in order to be able truly test each font and know that what you see is what you get when it comes to all those factors. This why we switched to GoogleFonts and why the initial deployment had 60 of their fonts available, there are plans to add more Google fonts and more languages over time. I understand some customers will not like this change but this is very much about providing a top quality finished video and a huge step forward in that regard.

What fonts support my language? 
We have a handy help page which shows all the fonts and which languages - Supported languages and fonts and this will be updated as and when new fonts/languages are added. We also have a blog post on the inital 60 fonts that shows examples of the options for the new languages - Choosing the best fonts for our supported languages

If a new language or font is requested, how long does it take to get it? 
The purpose of this forum is to help us gauge which languages and fonts will be popular. We have our own data on this such as where our customers are from or looking through the Google options to see styles that are not represented well in the original 60. So requesting a font or language here does not mean it will be in VideoScribe, it just means we will consider it when we are deciding what to add next. As the answer to the first FAQ here shows adding a new font, and especially a new language take a fair bit of time, effort and testing so you are not going to see these turned around quickly. We will be looking to add more and more over time but these are likely to be in small batches periodically instead of a regular steady stream. 

How can I increase the chances of my request being chosen? 
Details! If you just provide a font name we'll still consider it but understanding why you would like it will allow us to see the request through your eyes a lot more and fully understand your need and if it can apply to other people too. 

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Dear Barry,

Please add Tamil language, 

Available google fonts are catamaran, Hind Madurai, Meera Inimai, mukta malar, Arima Madurai, paavanam, baloo thambu 2, coiny, kavivanar.

Many Thanks

Dear Brother Barry, Plz...Plz...Plz...Plz.. New Release Videoscribe 3.6 Never Display Hindi Font Some letter or letter part On Canvas. Letter typing correctly but when typing letter and hit right mark missing some parts of letter on canvas. Such as... Im Type hindi (के) letter after hit enter & Display in canvas (क) letter. Also give example- type & display मे-म ले-ल कु-क कू-क कां-का Here I'm giving few letter but I faced Many letters problem. This problem are face about many letter. Pleasssssssssssssse Dear Solve this problems. Many Thanks
Please add M PLUS Rounded 1c. Thanks

Please add: Amatic, Bebas Neue, Funsized, Futura, Monserrat, OblixPro, Open Sans. Also it will be great if there are some condensed version fo the fonts like Roboto and Open Sans condensed version.

 Open sans

 But actually being able to upload a custom font is the ONLY way to be able to follow our client's visual identities

Hi Barry, 

Is popping back in Basic (Sparkol) something you would have scope for? 

At my company, we create eLearning videos with VideoScribe as part of our main product. We have a very distinctive style and we use the Basic typeface for any text we write within our videos. 



Thanks for sharing all your requests! As soon as we know what's going to be added next we'll let you know. 

Uploading new custom fonts is not available in v3.6, you would need to be using v3.5 for that. Custom fonts will support fewer languages and also not have the quality (resolution) levels of GoogleFonts in v3.6.

If you have a custom font in an existing project or the BASIC font you can use them in v3.6 by following the steps on our Historic fonts help page.

As some others have said, uploading custom fonts is critical for our projects since client branding guidelines dictate which fonts we can use.

Looks like moving back to v3.5 is our best option at this time. Hopefully you add the custom font capability back in the next version.

Would really appreciate if you can add Sinhala fonts. I have made 4 videos with good response. But I live in Sri Lanka - so ideally I would like to make these videos in Sinhala. 


Hi Barry,

Please add Thai font to your system. 

There are a lot of Thai font in Google Font. I recommended to add Sarabun, Kanit, Sriracha, Prompt, Itim, Charmonman.

Thank you very much.

Dear Barry,

Please add Tamil language, 

Available google fonts are catamaran, Hind Madurai, Meera Inimai, mukta malar, Arima Madurai, pavanam, baloo thambi 2, coiny, kavivanar.


Why I can't use Myanmar font and you should add Myanmar font in your app for more convenience of the user from Myanmar.

Best regards,

Aung Zaw Lwin

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