We often receive questions about writing text in languages other than English, and today we have some good news. We’ve expanded our international font support, making video production in (almost) any language easy to do in GoAnimate!
Rolling Out Support for 10+ Languages
Initially we’ve added ten Noto language fonts, with more to come. The Noto font family is a recent development from Google, “which aims to support all languages with a harmonious look and feel. (Google).” By adding the Noto font family to GoAnimate, we’re now able to support a larger variety of non-latin-based languages.
Using a Supported Language Font
To add non-English text to a GoAnimate video, you’ll need to select the “Noto Sans” font. The Legacy Video Player will also still support non-Latin-based alphabets in the Arial font, but Arial is not supported by the new HTML5 player. Languages resembling the English alphabet (like Spanish, for example) can also be used with in many of the previously available fonts.
Languages GoAnimate supports in the Noto Sans font include: Arabic, Hebrew, Thai, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Devanagari, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, along with all Latin-based languages.
When foreign characters (non-Latin-based alphabets) are detected in GoAnimate, there may be a short delay before the font is loaded. This is normal for more complex fonts like Chinese, Japanese, and Korean that have thousands more characters than other languages.
Here’s how to use non-Latin-based alphabets in GoAnimate.
For Languages Not Yet Supported
Some languages are not yet supported in GoAnimate, but we hope this initial release will be a stepping stone towards international language support.
If your language isn’t supported yet, there are still options:
- GoTeam subscribers can import a font file in any language (up to 15MB). Check to see if your language is available as part of Google’s early access BETA
- All subscribers can upload images of text (PNG or JPG) as props into GoAnimate
- Let us know! We grow our platform based on user demand and feedback, and want to hear what we can do to make video production easy for you. Drop us a line.
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We’re constantly working to improve GoAnimate, and we love your feedback. Thank you to our customers around the world who email in with requests, so we can strive for options that reflect the needs of our users.
How can we support your video creation? Let us know @GoAnimate on Twitter, or email [email protected] with feedback and requests.