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FONT RECOGNITION VIA FONT MOOSE
Kathmandu-based designer of a Nepali Devanagari font families called Ananda Kalpana (2012), Adhunik (2012), NepSerif Nepali Devanagari (2012), Ananda Lamcho (2012), Ananda Akchyar (2011), Gaijatra (2011), Ananda Ashlesha (2011), Ananda 1 Hv (2003), Ananda Kinara (2011), Ananda NepTouch (2011, free Latin face), Neptouch2 (2011), Ananda Namaste (2011, Indic simulation face), and Ananda Sansar (2011).
In 2014, at FontStruct, he created the Devanagari typefaces Ananda Thopla (dot matrix) and Ananada Devanagari Round.
In 2015, he published the free monoline Devanagari font Ananda Ukaliorali, and theanskri-inspired Latin typeface Ananda Neptouch Caps, Devanagari font Ananda Chautari.
Typefaces from 2016: Ananda Devanagari (free), Ananda Fanko (a brush Devanagari typeface specially made for trhe Nepali movie Fanko).
Asia Graphics Tech
Himalb: free Arabic truetype font. In this sub-directory, some Nepali fonts: GauriShanker (John P. Yangos), Himalb, FontasyHimali (Michael Frank and R. Josephson, 1993), FONTASYHIMALITTNORMAL (Michael Frank, 1992), Kanchan, Lakshmi, Preeti, Rukmini. [Google] [More] ⦿
Nepali fonts: FONTASYHIMALITTNORMAL (Michael Frank, 1992), FontasyHimali (M. Frank and R. Josephson), GauriShanker (John P. Yangos, Rainbow Computer Applications), Himalb, Kanchan, Lakshmi, Preeti, and Rukmini. [Google] [More] ⦿
CDAC is Pune's Center for Development of Advanced Computing. They sell typefaces for all Indic languages. They introduced the Indian Script FOnt Code (ISFOC) standards to enable composing Indian language text. Scripts covered include Devnagari (Hindi, Marathi), Gujarati, Punjabi, Kannada, Bengali, Assamese, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Oriya, Sanskrit, Diacritic Roman, Sinhalese, Bhutanese, Nepali, Tibetan. Useful type catalogs in PDF for Devnagari (Hindi, Marathi), Gujarati, Punjabi, Kannada, Bengali, Assamese, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Oriya, Sanskrit, Diacritic Roman, Sinhalese, Bhutanese, Nepali, Tibetan, PersoArabic (Urdu Open Type, Kashmiri Open Type, Sindhi Open Type, Nashir True Type fonts). Type subpages with catalogs. The Indian Script FOnt Code (ISFOC) standards were invented by CDAC for their software products, Most of their fonts follow this standard. Scans from 1996: Swastik, Zodiac signs, National heroes, Dashavtar. [Google] [More] ⦿
Free Nepali fonts made in 2008: GISTNETTDhruvBold, GISTNETTMohiniBold, GISTNETTSubodhBold, GISTNETTVinitBold, GISTNETTVishakhaBold, GISTOTBRXDhruvBold, GISTOTBRXDhruvBoldItalic, GISTOTBRXDhruvItalic, GISTOTBRXDhruvNormal, GISTOTBRXMohiniBold, GISTOTBRXMohiniBoldItalic, GISTOTBRXMohiniItalic, GISTOTBRXMohiniNormal, GISTOTBRXSubodhBold, GISTOTBRXSubodhBoldItalic, GISTOTBRXSubodhItalic, GISTOTBRXSubodhNormal, GISTOTBRXVinitBold, GISTOTBRXVinitBoldItalic, GISTOTBRXVinitItalic, GISTOTBRXVinitNormal, GISTOTBRXVishakhaBold, GISTOTBRXVishakhaBoldItalic, GISTOTBRXVishakhaItalic, GISTOTBRXVishakhaNormal. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chandas is a Devanagari Unicode Open Type font: with 4347 glyphs designed primarily for Vedic and Classical Sanskrit but can also be used for Hindi, Nepali and other modern Indian languages. This font comes in both a Southern (Chandas) and Northern form (Uttara). Bad link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Computer Advance System
Organized font archive. Many subcategories including Party fonts, Holiday fonts, Balloons, Halloween, Christmas, screen fonts, phonetic fonts, African, Balinese, Bengali, Burmese, Cambodian, Croata-glagolitic, Cyrillic, Ethiopic, Georgian, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Japanese, Javanese, Khmer, Lao, Malayan, Nepali, Nko, runes, Tamil, Vietnamese. [Google] [More] ⦿
Dina Int'l Computer
A free package by Elmar Kniprath (2001) for writing Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Panjabi, Rajasthani, Sanskrit, Sinhalese, Tamil, Telugu and Latin transliteration. Fonts included are e-Asamiya, e-Bengali, e-Gujarati, e-IndicSerif-Bold, e-IndicSerif, e-Kannada, e-Latin, e-Malayalam, e-Nagari, e-Panjabi, e-Sinhala, e-Tamil, e-Telugu. Download page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Girish Dalvi (Mumbai, India) holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, a Master's degree in Design and a Ph.D. from IIT Bombay. His doctoral research dealt with the theoretical modeling of Devanagari typefaces. As a type designer he has co-created several typefaces for Indian scripts, prominent amongst these is the Ek multi-script family, the open source Ek Mukta family , LifeOk Devanagari and Star Bengali. He teaches at the Industrial Design Centre (IDC), IIT Bombay.
In 2013, Girish Dalvi and Yashodeep Gholap co-designed Ek Devanagari at Ek Type for Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit, Konkani and Nepali. It is a contemporary, humanist, monolinear typeface available in seven weights. Its companion, also designed by them, is the humanist sans typeface family Ek Latin (2013). Ek Mukta (2013) is a free Google Web Font (2013) codesigned by Girish Dalvi and Yashodeep Gholap with extensive support from Noopur Datye, Sarang Kulkarni and Maithili Shingre. It covers Latin in a Gill Sans style as well as Devanagari.
This was a sub-site of C-DAC, India's main commercial font and language software maker. It used to have free Tibetan and Gujarati fonts. For a while, it offered commercial products for all Indic languages, including Tibetan and Nepali. Then, finally, it went the way of all big companies--unreadable pages with hard-to-find stuff, often hidden in PDF files. For good old times' sake, here are the font names (published as a courtesy to them--wish they would do this themselves): AS-Abhijit, AS-Amrut, AS-Arbindo, AS-Bidisha, AS-Bipin, AS-Debashish, AS-Durga, AS-Kaali, AS-Kailash, AS-Maya, AS-Mrinal, AS-Parshuram, AS-SantoshItalic, AS-Satyajit, AS-Savita, AS-Shyamal, AS-Sushmita, AS-Tagore, BN-Abhijit, BN-Amrut, BN-Arbindo, BN-Bidisha (see also here), BN-Bipin, BN-Debashish, BN-Durga, BN-Kaali, BN-Kailash, BN-Maya, BN-Mrinal, BN-Parshuram, BN-Santosh, BN-Satyajit, BN-Savita, BN-Shyamal, BN-Sushmita, BN-Tagore, DR-Kunzang, DV-Aakash, DV-Aishwarya, DV-Ajay, DV-Akshar, DV-Alankar, DV-Amruta, DV-Aniket, DV-Anjali, DV-Basant, DV-Bhargav, DV-Bhima, DV-Brinda, DV-Chhaya, DV-Devendra, DV-Dhruv, DV-Diwakar, DV-Gandhar, DV-Ganesh, DV-Hemant, DV-Jamuna, DV-Jayesh, DV-Jivan, DV-Kartik, DV-Kishor, DV-Latika, DV-Madhu, DV-Makarand, DV-Manisha, DV-Manohar, DV-Mayur, DV-Megha, DV-Meghadoot) def, DV-Mohini, DV-Nandan, DV-Natraj, DV-Ninad, DV-Nisha, DV-Prakash, DV-Pramod, DV-Preetam, DV-Purva, DV-Radhika, DV-Raghav, DV-Rahul, DV-Rajashri, DV-Rakesh, DV-Raman, DV-Ranjita, DV-Rohini, DV-Sachin, DV-Sagar, DV-Sajan, DV-Samata, DV-Samir, DV-Sanket, DV-Shalaka, DV-Sharad, DV-Shefali, DV-Shishir, DV-Shital, DV-Shridhar, DV-Shrikant, DV-Subodh, DV-Sumeet, DV-Surekh, DV-Surkhiyan, DV-Sushil, DV-Swapnil, DV-Swaraj, DV-Vallabh, DV-Varun, DV-Vasuki, DV-Vasundhara, DV-Vijay, DV-Vimal, DV-Vinit, DV-Vishakha, DV-Yamini, DV-Yogesh, DV-Yogesh, GJ-Anamika, GJ-Anand, GJ-Avantika, GJ-Balram, GJ-Bela, GJ-Chitra, GJ-Damodar, GJ-Devaki, GJ-Dinakar, GJ-Dwarika, GJ-Dynamic, GJ-Gagan, GJ-Gopika, GJ-Kalpana, GJ-Kamini, GJ-Kanoj, GJ-Kapila, GJ-Kaumudi, GJ-Keshav, GJ-Kirit, GJ-Kishan, GJ-Krishna, GJ-Krishna, GJ-Kusum, GJ-Madan, GJ-Manasi, GJ-Mangal, GJ-Mira, GJ-Mohan, GJ-Mukul, GJ-Nayan, GJ-Nirmal, GJ-Piyush, GJ-Prabha, GJ-Pratik, GJ-Purnima, GJ-Radhey, GJ-Ritesh, GJ-Rohini, GJ-Rohit, GJ-Sabarmati, GJ-Sandeep, GJ-Shila, GJ-Shreedeep, GJ-Shrinath, GJ-Snigdha, GJ-Sucheta, GJ-Sujit, GJ-Swati, GJ-Taapi, GJ-Tara, GJ-Vidya, GJ-Yashoda, ISFOC-BR1, ISFOC-BR2, ISFOC-BR3, ISFOC-BR7, ISFOC-BR8, KN-Basava, KN-Bharat, KN-Brindavan, KN-Chinmaya, KN-Kamala, KN-Kamanna, KN-Kasturi, KN-Kaveri, KN-Nandi, KN-Padmini, KN-Pampa, KN-Pankaj, KN-Radhey, KN-Ragini, KN-Rajani, KN-Rajeshwari, KN-Ranna, KN-Seema, KN-Seema-Light, KN-Seema, KN-Seeta, KN-Shankar, KN-Shravan, KN-Smita, KN-Sumitra, KN-Uma, KN-Vatapi, ML-Aathira, ML-Ambili, ML-Anakha, ML-Anjali, ML-Aparna, ML-Ashtamudi, ML-Aswathi, ML-Atchu, ML-AyilyamBold, ML-BeckalBold, ML-Bhavana, ML-Chandrika, ML-Chithira, ML-Devika, ML-Gauri, ML-Geethika, ML-Gopika, ML-Guruvayur, ML-Indulekha, ML-Jaya, ML-Jyothy, ML-Jyotsna, ML-Kala, ML-Kamini, ML-Kanika, ML-Karthika, ML-Kaumudi, ML-Keerthi, ML-Leela, ML-Malavika, ML-Mammiyoor, ML-Mayoori, ML-Nalini, ML-Nandini, ML-Nanditha, ML-Nila, ML-Onam, ML-Periyar, ML-Pooram, ML-Poornima, ML-Ravivarma, ML-Revathi, ML-Rohini, ML-Sabari, ML-Sankara, ML-Sarada, ML-Sruthy, ML-Sugatha, ML-Suparna, ML-Surya, ML-SwathyBold, ML-Thakazhi, ML-Theyyam, ML-Thiruvathira, ML-Thunchan, ML-Vaisali, ML-Varsha, ML-Vinay, ML-Visakham, ML-Vishu, ML-Yashasri, PN-Amar, PN-Baisakhi, PN-Baljit, PN-Bishan, PN-Chandra, PN-Chetan, PN-Deeler, PN-Dipak, PN-Gurudev, PN-Hira, PN-Jasbir, PN-Jasjit, PN-Jaspal, PN-Jeevan, PN-Joginder, PN-Kanvaljit, PN-Kapil, PN-Karan, PN-Karishma, PN-Kavita, PN-Komal, PN-Manjit, PN-Nanak, PN-Nitu, PN-Pratap, PN-Randhir, PN-Satabir, PN-Sonam, PN-Sukhabir, PN-Sushil, SD-Natraj, SD-Surekh, SH-Harmony, SH-Namal, SY25-Election, SY30-Jain, SY31-Mudras, SY32-Music, TB-Youtso (for Tibetan), TB1-Youtso, TL-Amma, TL-Anuradha, TL-Atreya, TL-Charminar, TL-Godavari, TL-Gurazada-BoIdItalic, TL-Harshapriya, TL-Hemalatha, TL-Krishna, TL-Nannaya, TL-Pratima, TL-Rayancha, TL-Tanmayi, TL-Tikkana, TL-Vennela, TL-Vishaka, TM-Abhirami, TM-Amala, TM-Appar, TM-Archana, TM-Aruna, TM-Arunagiri, TM-Avvai, TM-Bharathi, TM-Chanakya, TM-Chandra, TM-Chetan, TM-Chitra, TM-Gopur, TM-Heena, TM-Hema, TM-Ilango, TM-Kalyani, TM-Kamal, TM-Kamban, TM-Kannadasan, TM-Kapilan, TM-Komala, TM-Krishna, TM-Lalitha, TM-Lathika, TM-Madhu, TM-Madhuram, TM-Nakkeran, TM-Nambi, TM-Neha, TM-Padma, TM-Pattinathar, TM-Poornima, TM-Poovai, TM-Radhika, TM-Rajarajan, TM-Rama, TM-Ramiya, TM-Ratna, TM-Ravindra, TM-Rekha, TM-Seema, TM-Shiva, TM-Sudhir, TM-Swetha, TM-Umesh, TM-Valluvar, TM-Vaman, TM-Venu, TM-Virendra, Tarpobane-Black. [Google] [More] ⦿
This site has free typefaces for rendering technical phonetic characters and characters in the Nepali and Tibetan alphabets. They are available in PC and Mac formats: Himalb, LTibetan, TimesLinguist2Oblique, TimesLinguist2BoldOblique, TimesLinguist2Bold, TimesLinguistBoldOblique, TimesLinguistBold, TimesLinguistNormal, TimesLinguistOblique, TimesLinguist2Normal. All the TimesLinguist2 fonts are by Michael Noonan. [Google] [More] ⦿
All the fonts below were converted from Metafont into type 1 by Karel Piska in 2005-2006 using his own tools, METAPOST, FontForge and t1utils. Karel Piska is with the Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences, Prague.
InProS (Intellectual Property Solutions)
Indian language fonts for PC and Mac. There used to be a commercial web page based in Houston, TX, where one could purchase fonts for Hindi [ex: SheelRekha, RoopLekha, Kamal], Gujarati [ex: Shefali, Nita, Anarkali, Agni], Punjabi [ex: Pushpa, Suman, Badal, Arup], Bengali [Jayanti, BornaMala], Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Sanskrit [ex: Sansipro], Malayalam and Assamese. Fonts for transliteration include Diplomat and MonoPali. HTML editors for these languages as well. Free Om_SuniKanth font. Run by Sunny Kallara. [Google] [More] ⦿
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] ⦿
John P. Yangos
Creator in Kathmandu of the Nepali font HIMALAYA TT FONT (1992). See also here. This font was created for the Nepal Team for Software Development and Poetic System Corporation, Tokyo. [Google] [More] ⦿
The Limbu script is used to write Limbu or Yakthungba Pan, a Tibeto-Burman language spoken by about 280,000 people in eastern Nepal, Bhutan, and northern India. Limbu has been encoded in Unicode 4.0. The Limbu script is included in James Kass's Code2000 font. [Google] [More] ⦿
Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya (MPP)
Organization in Kathmandu involved in the Nepali Font Standardization. They maintain a Unicode Nepali font, Kanjirowa, by Sanir Karmacharya. He also designed Kalimati, which can be downloaded here. Download from the Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya (MPP) Library. Three Devanagari Unicode fonts, Sanir Karmacharya's Kalimati and Kanjirowa, and Rabison Shakya's Thyaka Rabison can be downloaded. [Google] [More] ⦿
At MOICS (Ministry of Industry Commerce and Supplies of Nepal), download these Nepali fonts: Kantipur (1994), Preeti (1993), SiddhiNormal (1993, by Allen&Alok Tuladhar, Unlimited Software, Nepal). Not Unicode compatible. [Google] [More] ⦿
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] ⦿
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] ⦿
Nepali font archive: FONTASY_HIMALI_TT-NORMAL, Nepali-Normal, Fontasy-Roman-Himali, Fontasy-Himali, Gauri-Regular, Himalb-Regular, Himalli-Regular, Sagarmatha-Regular, Kanchan, Kantipur-Regular, MtEverest, Nepali_DLS_I-Italic, PCS-NEPALI-Normal, Preeti. [Google] [More] ⦿
Nepali/Himali font archive: GauriShanker, Himalb, FONTASYHIMALITTNORMAL, FontasyHimali, Fontasy-RomanHimali, Himalli, Kanchan, Kantipur, MtEverest, FONTASYHIMALITTNORMAL, NepaliDLSIItalic, PCSNEPALINormal, Preeti, Himalli. [Google] [More] ⦿
Nepali is written in the Devanagari (or 'Nagari' script), which is also used for Hindi, Marathi and Sanskrit. Nepali Devanagari has 11 vowels and 33 consonants and is largely phonetic, which means that the pronunciation closely resembles the writing system. Unicode is an international organization that provides a standard encoding for all of the world's major languages. Nepali is included in the Unicode standard, under Devanagari. This PDF file shows the code chart for Devanagari from the Unicode website. Unicode Nepali Font Guide. [Google] [More] ⦿
Small Nepali free font archive: FONTASYHIMALITTNORMAL, FONTASYHIMALITTNORMAL, Fontasy-RomanHimali, FontasyHimali, GauriShanker, Himalb, Himalli, Himalli, Kanchan, Kantipur, MtEverest, NepaliDLSIItalic, PCSNEPALINormal, Preeti. [Google] [More] ⦿
Nepali font archive: Agra, Anuradha, Arjun, BharatVani-Wide-Font, Bikash, Chandrodaya, DV-TTSurekh-Bold, DV-TTSurekh-Normal, Dalal, Deepika, Deepika, DevLys-010, DevLys-010Bold, DevLys-010BoldItalic, DevLys-010Condensed, DevLys-010Italic, DevLys-010Thin, DevLys-020, DevLys-020Bold, DevLys-020Condensed, DevLys-020Italic, DevLys-020Thin, DevLys-020Wide, DevLys-030, DevLys-030Bold, DevLys-030BoldItalic, DevLys-030Condensed, DevLys-030Italic, DevLys-030Thin, DevLys-030Wide, DevLys-110BoldItalic, DevLys-110Condensed, DevLys-110Italic, DevLys-110Wide, DevanagariBold, DevanagariNormal, FONTASYHIMALITTNORMAL, FONTASYHIMALITTNORMAL, Fontasy-RomanHimali, FontasyHimali, FontasyHimali, Gadhabold, Ganess, GauriShanker, GolchhaNepaliNORMAL, HIMALAYA-TT-FONT, Himal, HimalBoldBold111090131932, Himalaya, Himalayabold, Himalb, Himalb, Himalli, Himalli, HimchuliBold, HindiSanskrit, Kanchan, Kanchan, Kantipur, Khaki, Lakshmi, MayaBlock, Meghnaz, Menaka, MercantileNormal, MtEverest, Naidunia, Navjeevan, FONTASYHIMALITTNORMAL, FONTASYHIMALITTNORMAL, NepaliDLSIItalic, Neptimes, PCSNEPALINormal, PCSNEPALINormal, Pagal, Prachin, Preeti, Priyatam, RITU, Rukmini, Sama, Shusha, Shusha02, Shusha05, SiddhiNormal, Suryodaya, Yogeshweb-Bold, Yogeshweb-BoldItalic, Yogeshweb-Italic, Yogeshweb. [Google] [More] ⦿
This site has two free Nepali Unicode truetype fonts: Raghindi (a Devanagari font from the National Centre for Software Technology) and SiddhiUni (2000, by Unlimited Software, Nepal). [Google] [More] ⦿
Simon Ager's page on Newari. "The Newari or Ranjana alphabet is one of the many alphabets derived from the Brahmi alphabet, and has existed since at least 953 AD. Newari, a member of the Tibeto-Burman group of Sino-Tibetan languages is spoken in Nepal and India by about 775,000 people. The Newari alphabet has been used to write Buddhist and Hindu texts in both Newari and Sanskrit. Tibetans use the Newari alphabet, which they call Lanydza, to write the Sanskrit titles of books that have been translated from Sanskrit to Tibetan. They also use the alphabet for decorative purposes." [Google] [More] ⦿
Partly based in Kathmandu, and partly in London, Rawlings currently works in London for AGI as a Team Lead in Production, in the entertainment industry. He created the hand-printed typeface Phool's Hand (2012, iFontMaker). [Google] [More] ⦿
Patan, Nepal-based designer of the free Devanagari typeface RabisonThyaka, as well as the fonts Nepali (RABISON2NepalLipiISBN9993355925) and Brahmi (BRAHMILIPIRABISONISBN9993355941), which can be found here. Download from the Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya (MPP) Library. He also made BISHOWSON2 Ranjana Lipi ISBN9993355933 for the Ranjani language of Nepal. [Google] [More] ⦿
Rainbow Computer Applications
Information and samples for Newari/Ranjana script, by Christopher John Fynn. "The Ranjana script is found in many Buddhist Sanskrit manuscripts from India and Nepal and it is still used by the Newari community (the original inhabitants of the Kathmandu valley) for their religious texts both Hindu and Buddhist - and for some other writings in Sanskrit and Newari." [Google] [More] ⦿
Commercial Khmer font producer. Salika Ltd is located in Tokyo. Their Khmer fonts are named Khm-1 through Khm-4. They also have fonts for Bengali, Burmese, Chinese, Latin, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Nepali, Cyrillic, Tamil, Thai and Vietnamese. [Google] [More] ⦿
A project by Jo de Baerdemaeker, started in 2014: Following his research trip to Bhutan in November and December 2014, Dr Jo De Baerdemaeker started the self-initiated project "Sherpa: the writing systems of the Himalayas" in which he studies the different writing systems that are used in the region of the Himalayan mountain range in Asia. His research investigates the origin and development of these scripts in different paleographic and typographic styles, with the purpose of designing and developing the Sherpa font, a digital type family for typesetting the languages and dialects of the Himalayas in their scripts of origin, with corresponding Latin transliterations and translations. The project starts with studying, and designing the Sherpa typeface, for the Lantsa (Ranjana) script, and will continue with Tibetan, Phags-pa, Lepcha, Mongolian, Soyombo, and Devanagari scripts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Based at the University of Chicago, links and suggestions for free fonts are given for these languages: Assamese, Baluchi, Bengali, Brahui, Dzongkha, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Kodagu, Lahnda, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Panjabi (Gurmukhi), Panjabi (Shahmukhi), Pashto, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Sinhala, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan, Tulu, Urdu. [Google] [More] ⦿
Thomas T. Pedersen
Transliteration of Non-Roman Alphabets
From Copenhagen and Estonia, Thomas T. Pedersen's page on non-Roman alphabets. He specializes in all kinds of Cyrillic alphabets, such as Abaza, Abkhaz, Adyghe, Altay, Arabic, Armenian, Avar, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Belarusian (Belorussian), Bulgarian, Buryat, Chechen, Chukchi, Chuvash, Crimean Tatar, Dargwa (Dargin), Dungan, Erzya Mordvin (Mordva), Eskimo - Yupik, Even, Evenki, Gagauz, Georgian, Greek, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Ingush, Kabardian, Kalmyk, Karachay-Balkar, Karakalpak, Kazakh, Khakass, Khanty, Kirghiz, Komi (Komi Zyryan), Komi-Permyak, Koryak, Kumyk, Lakh, Lezgian (Lezgin), Macedonian, Mansi, Mari: Hill Mari, Meadow Mari, Moksha Mordvin (Mordva), Moldovan (Moldavian), Nanai, Nenets, Nivkh, Nogay (Noghay), Ossetian (Ossetic), Ottoman Turkish, Russian, Rusyn (Lemko&Vojvodinian), Selkup, Serbian, Tabasaran, Tajik, Talysh, Tatar, Turkmen, Tuvinian, Udmurt, Ukrainian, Uzbek, Yakut, Yiddish. [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] ⦿
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] ⦿
Archive of free foreign language fonts covering Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cambodian, Celtic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Old English, Farsi, Georgian, German, Greek, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Icelandic, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Latvian, Myanmar, Nepali, Persian, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukranian, Urdu, Vietnamese and Welsh. [Google] [More] ⦿
Mumbai-based typographer. At Typography Day 2012 he spoke on Designing a Devanagari text font for newspaper use.
In 2013, Girish Dalvi and Yashodeep Gholap co-designed Ek Devanagari at Ek Type for Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit, Konkani and Nepali. It is a contemporary, humanist, monolinear typeface available in seven weights. Its companion, also designed by them, is the humanist sans typeface family Ek Latin (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿