VLC Media Player and Chinese Subtitles

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HOW TO INPUT CHINESE SUBTITLES INTO VLC MEDIA PLAYER: STEP BY STEP
Hello there. You must be here because you met with the problem that after you put in the subtitles all you see are white squares. Bummer isn't it. Follow these instructions for a quick solution:


1. Download the subtitles file (SRT files) from http://www.subtitlesearch.org or my favourite piratebay.se - these are the sites I find relatively safe. I also have McAfee working for me so it takes out trojan horses whenever it spot them and I haven't had troubles with these two sites before. (Then again there's always a first) 


2. In VLC Media Player, go Tools > Preferences > Subtitles & OSD, make sure your settings are as such: 



In particular,

Position:  Bottom-Left
Default encoding: Universal, Chinese (GB 18030)
Font: LiSong Pro (儷宋 Pro) (Arial Unicode MS may also work, try that first!)
Font Size: Normal


The VLC Media Player is very fussy and only accepts LiSong Pro (儷宋 Pro) (Previous link no longer works, Comment below with your email address and I can send it over by email). Put the downloaded font into C:\Windows\Fonts. SimSun and all other fancy Chinese fonts don't cut it for VLC. 


3. Close VLC Media Player and re-open (the font doesn't reflect immediately so you need to close the window). Right-click at the movie and select Subtitles and select your subtitles file to the place you saved it at. It should work perfectly fine now. 


Enjoy. :) 

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  2. Hi Anonymous, you don't need an account to download from both subtitlesearch.org or the LiSong Pro font. :) Subtitlesearch might lead you to an external link (hence the prompting to create an account) - I would advise not to because they are usually rigged with viruses! Which movie's subtitles are you trying to find?

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    1. Hi Amie.

      Can you send me the LiSong Pro font file please. My e-mail address is andrew_clarks@hotmail.co.uk. Thanks

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  3. Hi Amie, very useful information:) But the download link for Li song pro font is no longer available and I can't find any download on the web. Please help...

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  4. Can you please send me the font? My email is Joseph.Lemien at at gmail.

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  5. Hi Joe,

    I've sent it to you. :)

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  6. Hi, can u send me the LiSong Pro font? my email is ahpeng616@gmail.com
    thank you.

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  9. keiko_harmony@hotmail.com thank you beforehand :)

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  10. Amie, could I also have it? My email is gbear6989@gmail.com

    Thank you so much~

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  11. Hi John,

    It's sent! Hope it helps :D

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  12. Hi Amie, if you could send it to me as well?
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    Thanks a bunch~

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  16. Hi,I need a copy of the font as well. Thanks in advance. My email is
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  17. Hi Raymond and Shinn Asuka, it's sent :)

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  19. Hi Amie could you please send the font to me? my email is liz.chu521@gmail.com
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  20. Hey Amie, sorry to do this to you, would you be able to send me the font as well?
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  21. Hi Elizabeth & rasei, it's sent! :D

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      Can i get the font pls?

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    2. Hi Eartha, please provide your email address so I can send it to you:)

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  26. Hi Amie, can you please send to me too? My email is rachel.jie88@gmail.com
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  27. Hi titantiantitan1, jslee767 and rachel.jie, I sent the fonts to your emails :)

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  29. Hi dedricklau,

    It's sent to your inbox. :)

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  30. Hi amie! Can you send it to me too? suechang123@gmail.com

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  31. HI Sue, check your inbox, I've sent it over :)

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  32. Hi Amie,

    can you send it to me? Mine is marilynwongshuling@gmail.com

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  33. wow wonderful news been trying for a while could please send me one too
    Thankx Very much Amie Hu, My email is thisnewfire@yahoo.ca

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  34. Hi Amie Hu, you're right cant find on internet please send to me
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    thank you

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  35. Hi there!!! Can you please send me the LiSong Pro ttf to kyofu_83@hotmail.com
    Thanks!!!

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  36. Hi thisnewfire, eightdoorme and kyofu, check your inbox, I've sent it over :)

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  37. Hi, could you please send the LiSong Pro Font to adamr0x@hotmail.com? Much appreciated!

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  38. Hi, could you help me out too? Can't find the fonts else where.
    teosoonhow1994@gmail.com Thanks!!

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  39. hi! managed to find this your blog by chance while trying to fix my chinese font problem. can you send the link to o_weijie@yahoo.com.sg? thanks you!

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  40. Could you please send the link to soderquist.david.m@gmail.com for the lisong pro? Thanks.

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  41. Hi Silent angel, Weijie and Davo, it's sent, check your emails :)

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  42. Finally, a solution. can you send me the LiSong Pro link?
    Thanks.

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  43. Hi.. Does it work the same for mac? and could you please send the link to christiantimoty@rocketmail.com? Thank you!

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  44. Hello Jim Cook, do tell me your email so I can send it to you :)

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  45. Hi Christiantimoty,

    Not sure if it is compatible with Mac but you can give it a go with the font I sent you :) Cheers~

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  46. Could you send the link to runningmanfan007@gmail.com too?
    Thanks a lot.

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  47. Hi runningmanfan007,
    I've sent it over :)

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  48. can I have a copy too? Thanks! yd23duke@gmail.com

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  49. can u sent to me as well? jc2002@gmail.com, thanks!

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  50. Hi Amie, could you please send the font to runt.michael@gmail.com? I've spent days to figure this out. Thanks a lot!

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  51. Hi Amie,
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    thanks

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  52. me too pls , thank you very much kenchung07@live.com

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  53. Hello, would you be able so send me the font as well.
    My sister is in Shenzhen and I'm trying to help her get subtitles for cartoons to help her students learn English!
    Thank you very much!
    abbeyi_5@hotmail.com

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  54. Hi abbeyi, kenchung, liang78959, runt.michael, jc2002, and yd23, I've sent it over :)

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    Thanks.

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  58. Hi qurufeng2, coralsnare and azizul, check your inbox :)

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    Can you please send me the font?
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  64. Thank you!!!

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    1. Hello lobito! I've sent it to you :)

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  76. Hi, could you send the font to me as well?
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  77. Hello whosays987 and Erik, check your inbox :)

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  78. Hi Amie,
    Please send a copy to my email johnwu8888@gmail.com
    Thanks,
    John

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  79. Please be so kind as to send the LiSong Pro ttf to: johnopolo@yahoo.com - it's much appreciated :-)

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  80. Hi Amie! Can you please send me the font?
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  81. Hi, could you please send the LiSong Pro Font to acmilan_rulez@hotmail.com? Thanks!

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    1. Hi Toh, it's sent. Check your forwarded mail inbox as well, in case it lands up there. ^_^

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  82. Can I have a copy of the font as well please? Thanks!
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    1. Hi Kennan, I've sent it :) Check your junk mail as well~

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  86. Hi. I also need the LiSong font please! tricialebel@hotmail.com
    Thanks.

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    1. Hi mslebel, just sent :)

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    2. Hi, may i have a copy of the font too. Your help will be appreciated and thanks in advance. My email is
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    3. Hi Pooh Ping, I've just sent it to your email :)

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    4. Amie, thanks a lot. The font works nicely with the VLC player.

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    5. Amie thanks a lot. The font works nicely with the VLC.

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    6. You are most welcome :)

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  87. Hi can I have the font please? thanks!
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  88. Hi can I have the font please? Thanks!

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  90. Hi Amie, I have been trying to find it elsewhere so I don't have to bother you with it... but... I can't! This font looks really helpful! Is it possible that you could send it to me as well?? I would sincerely appreciate it!
    my email is: nathan.paine@gmail.com

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    1. Hi, no problem. I've sent it to you, do check your email!

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    2. You're amazing! sorry for posting twice--I didn't see the message about being posted after approval.... BUT I just tested it with VLC and it works fantastically! Thanks SO much!

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    3. Glad it's useful for you! :)

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  91. hi amie, can u send it to me at s p i d d y d u de @ h o t ma il.com please :) thank you

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    1. Hi Athlete, it's sent to your email :)

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  92. Hi Amie, can you please send me the font file too. I'm also having a lot of trouble with VLC playing chinese subtitles. Thanks! alanhoo @ gmail . com

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    1. Hi alanhoo,

      I've sent the font to your inbox, hope it can be of help. :)

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  93. Hi Amie :) May I ask for the font file, too? :)

    zarago116@gmail.com

    Thank you so much! :)

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    1. Okay sending to you right away :)

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  94. Hi Amie, can you please send the font file to me too? Thank you very much :)
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    1. Hi Marvin,

      It's sent :) Do check your inbox!

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  95. Hi Amie, can you please send the font file to me?
    Thank you so much! i've been looking around for so long!
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  96. Your blog is so helpful. Thank you so much! <3
    Can you please email me the font too?
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    Thanks again.

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  97. Can you send it to me also? anonpong@gmail.com
    Thanks!

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  98. Hi! can i have the font? bl8zefire@gmail.com
    Thank you!

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    1. Hey bl8zefire!

      I've sent the font to your email =D

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  99. hi can I have the font too? Email: yanhua.mandy@hotmail.sg Thank you!

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    1. Hi Mandy! :)

      I've sent the font to your inbox, do check :)

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  100. Hi Amie, my name is Richard and I've just emailed you for the font :)

    Hopefully I can watch movies with my mum soon lol.

    Thanks!

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    1. HI Richard!

      I've sent it over, hope you enjoy the movies :)

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  101. Hi Amie, can you please send me the Lisong pro font? My email is brandonguy123@yahoo.com

    Thank you!! ^o^

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    1. Hi Brandon,

      I've sent it to you, please check if you've received.

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  102. hi can I have the font too? Email: joo3beh@hotmail.com Thank you!

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    1. Hi,

      I've sent it to you, please check if you've received.

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  103. Hey, I'd like the font
    eackzem@gmail,com, ty

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    1. Hi, I've sent it over. Pls check :)

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  104. Hi, can you send me the link to the font?
    hozh_hui@hotmail.com

    Thank you! :)

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    1. Hi, just sent it over~ have a great day :D

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  105. Hi, can i have the link for the font, please?thank you

    black__cat__xiii@hotmail.com

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  106. Hi, can I have the link for the font too please? My email is emman19tw@yahoo.com

    Thanks so much!

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  107. Hi Amie. Do you mind sending me the LiSong pro font. My e-mail address is andrew_clarks@hotmail.com. Thanks in advance.

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  108. Hi Amie,
    can you send the LiSong font please? My email is tjoen@hotmail.com

    Thanks so much!

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    1. Hello! I've sent it to your email :D

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  109. Hello Amie,

    My email is candidgadfly@gmail.com
    Can you send me the LiSong pro please? I want to watch traditional chinese movies to learn to read them. Thank you!

    Lilian

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    1. Hi Lilian, it's sent :D All the best with learning Chinese :)

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  110. Hello Arnie, can u send me the LiSong pro please? My email address is joohooimeen@yahoo.com TQ!

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  111. Hi Arnie, can you please send the font file to darrenfriar90@hotmail.com cheers

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    1. Hi Darren,

      Just dropped the font in your email :) Keep a lookout for it~

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    2. Hi Amie,
      can you send the LiSong font please? Email: Lurken88@hotmail.com
      Thanks

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    3. Just dropped the font in your email. Keep a lookout for it! (:

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  112. Thanks Amie. The chinese subtitles work now :-)

    I also found that "Arial Unicode MS" works. This font is built-in with Windows 7.

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  113. Hi Amie could i get the font sent over to my email please? hope you see this (spazzymcgeee@hotmail.co.uk)

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  114. Please send the font to tiijay at gmail.com, thanks Amie!
    I've been looking all over for it but nothing works to dl anymore :/

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  115. Can I have the font too, tkwang at yahoo dot com? Thanks.

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  116. Hi there, can you send me the font ? My email is xying927@gmail.com. Thank you very much ^^

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  117. Hi Amie,

    Can you please send the lisong pro font to me? my email is blueshimmer at hotmail dot com. Thanks a lot!
    And thank you for the post. I've spent too much time trying to fix this.

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  118. Hi Amie,

    Can you also send me the file. My email is meloca at live dot com .
    Thank You for your trouble. :-) If I can get this to work I can spend time watching movies with my mom~

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  119. Hi Amie,

    Can you send to me too? TL2487@yahoo.com
    Big Thanks.

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  120. Hi Amie can I also have the font please.
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    Thank you

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  121. Hi Amie, could you send me the file to jackontherock18@hotmail.com? Thanks a bunch.

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  122. can someone please send it to me

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    thanks

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    1. Hey Tarun, I just sent it to you (:

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  123. Hi Amie,

    Can you please send it to me at unique2crazy@yahoo.com? Thanks in advance.

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  124. Hi Amie, could you send me the lisong pro file to alth83@gmail.com? Thank you very much!

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  125. Hi Amie,

    Can you also send me the LiSong Pro file please. My email is ayu246 at orcon dot net dot nz

    Thank you :)

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    1. Hey there :) I just sent it to you!

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  126. Hello Amie,

    Could you please send me the LiSong Pro font file?
    My email is kyen09@gmail.com

    Thank you!

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    1. Hey there :) I just sent it to you!

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  127. Hi Amie,
    Pl send me the Lising Pro font.
    My email is tinamoay@yahoo.com.
    Thanks

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    1. Hey there, I've sent it to you! ^^

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  128. Hello Amie,

    Could you please send me the LiSong Pro font file?
    My email is simpohhong@hotmail.sg

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