How to Download Hindi Fonts to Microsoft Office Word

By Todd Bowerman

Working in Microsoft Word sometimes requires the use of non-English fonts. While the Office suite does come with native support for international fonts, this support is not installed with Office by default. Modifying your Office installation by adding universal font support will give you access to Hindi fonts in Microsoft Word and other Office applications. You do not need to download or install a third-party font to access Hindi in Word.

Step 1

Open your Windows Control Panel. Swipe to the bottom right-hand side of the screen, click the “Settings” charm, and then choose “Control Panel.”

Step 2

Click “Programs “followed by “Programs and Features” to see a list of all of your installed applications.

Step 3

Scroll down to your Microsoft Office install -- for example, “Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010” or “Microsoft Office Home and Business 2013.”

Step 4

Click the Office entry and then select “Change.” Wait while Office loads its setup and install tool.

Step 5

Select the button next to “Add or Remove Features” and then click the “Continue” button.

Step 6

Click the “+” button next to “Office Shared Features.” Next, click the “+” button next to “International Support.”

Step 7

Select “Universal Font” and then click “Continue.” This will begin the installation process; you may be prompted to insert your Microsoft Office disc during the install.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you are still unable to view Hindi fonts in Word, try enabling the font in your Windows settings. Open Control Panel again, click “Clock, Language, and Region,” select “Language,” choose “Add a Language,” select “Hindi” and then click “Add.” Double-click the new language and then click “Download and Install Language Pack” to finish installation.
  • Information in this article applies to Microsoft Office 2013 running in Windows 8. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.