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Marathi fonts

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TrueType font for Marathi at the Aikya newspaper: Kautilya (Wordstream, 1998). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Akhilesh Gupta

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Free truetype fonts (ISFOG family) for Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Gujarati, Tamil, Punjabi, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bhagwan Nebhraj Thadani

Winnipeg-based designer of a set of 23 Hindi, Sanskrit, Gujarati, Marathi and Sindhi-Devnagari truetype fonts (20 USD for the set). See also here. The Bhagwan has a Bachelor of Engineering degree (1952) from the University of Poona, India, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree (1965) from Bombay University. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Date Panchanga

Marathi truetype fonts: DV-TTGanesh-Normal, DV-TTManohar-Normal, DV-TTNatraj-Normal, DV-TTSurekh-Normal. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Some free Marathi fonts: LscapeRegDevPooja (ACES Consultants, 1999). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Three Marathi truetype fonts by More Services, B-12, Punjabi Baug: Kruti-Dev714, Kruti-Dev716, Kruti-Dev718. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Harsh Kumar

Indian type designer, who worked at some point for the Konkan Railway Corporation. He created free Marathi / Hindi truetype fonts, Shivaji and Shusha in the 1990s. He also made the fonts Vakil (Gujarathi) and Sandhu (Gurmukhi). Another source. Harsh Kumar has started BharatBhasha and contributed to the GNU Freefont project for these ranges:

  • Devanagari (U+0900-U+097F)
  • Bengali (U+0980-U+09FF)
  • Gurmukhi (U+0A00-U+0A7F)
  • Gujarati (U+0A80-U+0AFF)
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Jump page for most Indian languages: Telugu, Bengali, Gurmukhi, Oriya, Malayalam, Gujurati, Tamil, Kannada, Sanskrit, Marathi and Hindi. [Google] [More]  ⦿

indianlanguages.com (download page)

Devanagri fonts (LangscapeDevPooja&LangscapeDevPriya), plus other fonts for Marathi, Hindi, Sanskrit. Page run by Ninad Pradhan. Recently added fonts: two typefaces called AkLite_Imag; and LangscapeDevManoramaNormal, LscapeRegDevManorama, LangscapeDevPriyaBold, LangscapeDevPriyaNormal, LscapeRegDevPriyaBold, LscapeRegDevPriyaNormal, LangscapeDevPoojaBold, LangscapeDevPoojaNormal, LscapeRegDevPoojaBold, LscapeRegDevPoojaNormal, all by ACES Consultants, Thane. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Institute of Indology and Tamil Studies

As part of the University of Cologne (Germany), the IITS (Institute of Indology and Tamil Studies) published its own truetype font, IITS, which is used for the transliteration of Sanskrit, Pali, Prakrit, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Urdu and Dravidian Languages. Other Indian and Tamil fonts can be downloaded too. These include Adhawin-Tamil (K. Srinivasan, 1995), BengaliAssamese Vijay (Vijay K. Patel, 1995), Gayathri (Ethno Multimedia, 1993), Gujarati (Vijay K. Patel, 1996), Janaranjani (EthnoMultimedia, 1993), Kannada Vijay (Vijay K. Patel, 1995), Mantra (Shrikrishna Patil, 1994), Malyalam Vijay (Vijay K. Patel, 1995), Nepali Vijay (Vijay K. Patel, 1994), Progoty (Chetona Software Cafe, 1997), Palladam (T. Govindaraj, 1989-1990), PunjabiSans (Atech, 1991), RK Sanskrit, Tamil Vijay (Vijay K. Patel, 1995), Telugu Vijay (beware: need to type 5 to 7 keys to get one character). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Akhilesh Gupta]

ISE (Institute of Software Engineering) is Akhilesh Gupta's small software company and font foundry. He developed a Nagari-Latin font in 1995-1996. In 2005 he released Akhil_HE and Akhil_ME which are Unicode based OpenType Nagari-Latin fonts. These fonts are almost similar. The only difference is in design of glyphs for Devanagari digits FIVE, EIGHT and NINE (096B, 096E & 096F). The M in Akhil_ME indicates that glyphs are as used in Marathi rather than Hindi. These fonts are professionally hinted and render well on low resolution devices. Located in Gondia, Maharashtra, India. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kiran fonts

Free Devanagari fonts for Marathi, Hindi, and Sanskrit: Aarti (2001), Amruta (2001), Kiran (2000). Alternate URL, which in addition, has HemadreeModee (Belco Systems, Pune). [Google] [More]  ⦿


The Loksatta web font for Marathi. Truetype. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maha Web

Free Marathi truetype fonts: Aarti (2001), Amruta (2001), Kiran (2001). See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marathi fonts

LscapeRegDevPooja and LscapeRegDevPoojaNormal, both from ACES Consultants, Thane, 1999. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marathi Language Resources: Mumbai pages

Links related to Marathi fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marathi World

The Marathi truetype font MARmith0 (2000, mithi.com, Pune, India). [Google] [More]  ⦿


A free Hindi/Marathi/Sanskrit font, Richa (1994, Moser Database Pvt Ltd, Bhopal). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Monotype: All languages

Monotype sells fonts for the following languages: Amharic, Aksara Kaganga, Arabic, Armenian, Balinese, Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese, Coptic, Devanagari (Hindi/Marathi/Nepali), Farsi, Georgian, Glagolitic, Gujerathi, Gurmukhi (Punjabi), Hebrew, Japanese, Javanese, Jawi, Kannada, Korean, Laotian, Lontarak, Malayalam, Old Bulgarian, Oriya, Pushto, Sindhi, Sinhalese, Surat Pustaha, Syriac, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Monotype: Devanagari

Hindi (Devanagari) fonts at Agfa Monotype: ITR Aviraj, ITR Chakra, Monotype Devanagari, ITR Hari, ITR Kable, ITR Mitra, ITR Natraj, ITR Nilesh, ITR Shakti, ITR Shridar, ITR Vijay, ITR Vishal, ITR Yogesh. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nagari languages

Akhilesh Gupta's intro to Nagari langauges. I quote: Those Indian Languages which are written using Nagari can be called Nagari Languages. These languages have a common root, Sanskrit. Sanskrit was a language of Scholars (since 500 BC). Now only few hundred people speak Sanskrit and a few thousand can really understand it. Hindi, Marathi and Nepali, spoken by tens of millions of people, use Nagari. Awadhi, Bihari, Braj-bhasha, Chhattisgarhi, Konkani, and Marwari are spoken by between one and ten million people and also use Nagari. Rarer languages that use Nagari include Garhwali, Mundari, Newari, Bagheli, Bhatneri, Bhili, Gondi, Jaipuri, Harauti, Ho, Kachchhi, Kanauji, Kului, Kumaoni, Kurku, Kurukh, Palpa and Santali. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Neelam Audio and Video

Free Marathi TrueType font. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Omniglot jump page for Marathi. Devanagari descended from the Brahmi script sometime around the 11th century AD. It is used to write Sanskrit, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, and a number of smaller languages. Marathi is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by about 50 million people mainly in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Devanagari is also used to write Awadhi, Bagheli, Balti, Bateri, Bhili, Bhojpuri, Bihari, Braj bhasha, Chhattisgarhi, Garhwali, Gondi, Harauti, Ho, Kachchi, Kanauji, Kankan, Kashmiri, Konkan, Limbu, Marwari, Newari, Santali, and Sherpa. [Google] [More]  ⦿


A free Marathi font at Osmanabadonline.com, called Priya (2002). [Google] [More]  ⦿


The Marathi font SHREE-PUDHARI by Modular Infotech (1992). [Google] [More]  ⦿

PuneDarshan Marathi

Free DV-TT Surekh truetype font (Marathi), developed by The GIST Group, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC). Three free Marathi truetype fonts of the DV_TTSurekh family (Bold, BoldItalic, Italic). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Two Marathi truetype fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Saral Fonts

From Norway: "Saral Soft offers different collections of TrueType fonts for various Indian languages/alphabets." Included are Hindi, Gujarathi, Marathi, Tamil, Punjabi, and Bengali. From the readme file at this download site: Saral is a series of OpenType fonts in 9 Indic scripts for 12 Indian languages. These fonts have been designed and developed under the type font design directorship of Prof. R. K. Joshi and the fonters team at C-DAC, Mumbai (formerly NCST). Fonters team: Prof. R.K.Joshi, Vinay Saynekar, Rajith Kumar K.M., Omkar Shende, Sarang Kulkarni, Amresh Mondkar, Jui Mhatre, Kruti Dalvi, Nirmal Biswas, Seema Mangaonkar, Supriya Kharkar, Riddhi Joshi, Lokesh Karekar. SaralHindi has been designed and developed by Prof. R. K. Joshi (TypeFont Design Director, Visiting Design Specialist at C-DAC Mumbai), assisted by Ms. Jui Mhatre and Ms. Supriya Kharkar and Ms. Kruti Dalvi at C-DAC Mumbai (formerly NCST) under IndiX2, Project funded by TDIL, Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Govt. of India. SaralTamil has been designed and developed by Prof. R. K. Joshi (TypeFont Design Director, Visiting Design Specialist at C-DAC Mumbai) in association with Mr. Rajith Kumar K. M. (TypeFont Designer), assisted by Ms. Jui Mhatre and Ms. Supriya Kharkar at C-DAC Mumbai (formerly NCST) under IndiX2, Project funded by TDIL, Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Govt. of India. RRSaralTamil and RKSaralHindi are free at the latter site. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Commercial Indian language fonts. SaralSoft Hindi demo truetype font. Also, a Marathi demo font, and truetype fonts for Gujarati, Hindi and Tamil. The demos are quite useless, don't bother. [Google] [More]  ⦿


shivaji: three Marathi TrueType fonts, by Shreemant Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Trust, Pune, India. Free downloads. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shrikrishna Patil

Designer of the Indic fonts MSANGAM (1999), PUSHPA (1993), NUTAN (1994, for Marathi) and MoTAML (1999, for Tamil). See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Umesh Laxman Gawade

The Umesh truetype font (for Marathi) is brought to you by Umesh Laxman Gawade from Mumbai. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Unicode Compliant Open Type Fonts

TDIL stands for the Technology Development for Indian Languages. It has an archive with these downloadable Indic fonts: Raghu, Gargi-1.3, GISTYogeshN, GISTSurekhN, JanaHindi, JanaKannada, JanaMalayalam, JanaMarathi, JanaSanskrit, JanaTamil. These are all by C-DAC, Pune. Also included are CDAC-GISTYogeshN-OpenType font and CDAC-GISTSurekh-OpenType fonts. From the National Centre for Software Technology comes the Raghindi font. Other fonts are here. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Commercial Windows XP packages sold with foreign language fonts in TrueType and PostScript, called GlobalSuite, GlobalWriter and GlobalOffice. Includes most foreign languages. For example, in the Cyrillic sphere, they have Bulgarian, Byelorussian, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian plus over 50 additional Cyrillic languages such as Azeri, Kazakh, Kirghiz, Moldavian, Mongolian, Tadzhik, Tatar, Turkmen and Uzbek. And for North Indian, they have Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi, and Sanskrit. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vijay Kumar Patel

Fort Worth, TX-based creator of a commercial font collection that covers most Indian languages: Gujarati Radhika, Gujarati Priti, Gujarati Palana, Hindi Vijay, Assamese Vijay, Bengali Vijay, Tamil Vijay, Telugu Vijay, Sanskrit Vijay, Punjabi Vijay, Malayalam Vijay, Malayalam Radhika, Kannada Vijay, Marathi Vijay, Nepali Vijay, Oriya Vijay, Indian Artwork-Vijay. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Y.V. Sathaye

Free Marathi fonts by Y.V. Sathaye, 2000: Marathi-Hastakshar, Marathi-Kanak, Marathi-Kanchan, Marathi-Lekhani-Ital, Marathi-Lekhani, Marathi-Roupya, Marathi-Saras, Marathi-Tirkas, Marathi-Vakra. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿