For a long time (since iOS 7.1), users of the Keyman for iPhone and iPad apps have been reporting issues when using keyboards that relied on custom font profile installations — we blogged about the issue back in April (

With the release of iOS 8, we can officially say that this issue is now resolved! Downloading and installing a font profile for a keyboard (for example Amharic) now works correctly, with the fonts remaining registered even after device restarts.

This means any text written that requires a custom font now displays correctly wherever you use it, be it the messages app, mail app, notepad app or Facebook.

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Steps to update your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8

  1. Open the 'Settings' app on your device.
  2. Open the 'General' settings.
  3. Touch 'Download and Install'. (Please note that iOS 8 requires 4.6 gb of space on your device to install).
  4. Follow the prompts.

You can learn more about iOS 8 at the Apple website:

2 thoughts on “Keyman for iPhone and iPad font issues resolved with iOS 8”

Michael · October 5, 2014 at 4:06 pm

Thank You for the great Job!!!

I had a quick question regarding using keyman font in my website for users to see the website correctly in mobile safari. Would this be possible if I install keyman in my website and use font-face.

k martinson · July 31, 2017 at 4:39 am

keyman amharic font did not display on iphone facebook.
Solution: uninstall keyman, power off, power on, install keyman.

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