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Nepali fonts

[The Nepali Devanagari fonts by Ananda Kumar Maharjan.]


About Nepal.com

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Allen&Alok Tuladhar
[Unlimited Software]

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Ananda Kumar Maharjan

Kathmandu-based designer (b. 1983) 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 2013, he made the free modular Latin typeface Bauchaomaicha (FontStruct) and the Indic simulation typeface Pasarocks.

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, the Sanskrit-inspired Latin typeface Ananda Neptouch Caps and the Devanagari font Ananda Chautari.

Typefaces from 2016: Ananda Devanagari (free), Ananda Fanko (a free brush Devanagari typeface specially made for the Nepali movie Fanko).

Typefaces from 2017: Nepal Lipi.

Typefaces from 2019: Ananda Hastakchyar (script).

Behance link. Klingspor link. Hellofont link. Blogspot link. Devian tart link. Catalog. Another Hellofont link. Creative Market link. Behance link. Blogspot link. Speaker at ATypI 2019 in Tokyo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anugraha Design
[Cina Catteau]

Pokhara, Nepal-based designer whose work is characterized by bold colorful geometric patterns and constructions. Typefaces from 2017 include Roam (which Cina calls a tribal type) and the color font Beach Towel.

In 2017, she also published a wood type collection:

  • Barn Raising. A sturdy sans-serif in regular and rounded.
  • Prairie. A perfectly square geometric serif, in inline and regular.
  • Broad Sheet. A wide slab serif with 1.5:1 proportions. This one has a western flair but is simple enough to work for a variety of projects.
  • Prize. An ornate slab serif with a circus / carnival vibe.
  • Extra extra. A quirky slab serif most like 1900s printmaking letters.

Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


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

Arjun Pandey

Creator of the Nepali font Preeti (1994). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Asia Graphics Tech
[J.J. Lee]

Creators of the Nepali font HimalBold (1998). See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Three Nepali truetype fonts: Sama (Allen Tuladhar, Software Unlimited, Kathmandu), Kanchan (The TopoGraphic Shop, 1993), FontasyHimaliTTNormal (Michael Frank, Kathmandu, 1992). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bhawani S. Sapkota

Bhawani S. Sapkota (NUS, Singapore) designed the Nepali font Gorkhali (1996). [Google] [More]  ⦿


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]  ⦿

Cina Catteau
[Anugraha Design]

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Computer Advance System
[Ramesh Joshi]

Creator of the Nepali font RITU (1995). See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿


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
[Sukhakar Vaidya]

Sukhakar Vaidya from Dina Int'l Computer, Tripureswor, created the Nepali fonts DINA (1993) and FONTASYHIMALITTNORMAL (1993). See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

D.L. Shrestha

Creator in Kathmandu of the Nepali fonts PCSNEPALINormal, NepaliDLSIItalic. See also here, here or here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elmar Kniprath
[Elmar's Indic]

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Elmar's Indic
[Elmar Kniprath]

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]  ⦿

Fatih Laksman

Nepal-based designer of these handcrafted Latin typefaces in 2020: Time to Work, Breakfast, Brownis Steel, Summer Flash, Breakfast, Brownis Steel, Time to Work, Billiona Gillardine, Frozen Zonk, Hello Home. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gaurab's home page at Tripod

Gaurab Raj Upadhaya offers a free Hinali Nepali font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Girish Dalvi

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. He is presently professor in the Industrial Design Center of IIT Bombay.

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.

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) co-designed 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.

At Github, he oversaw the development of the free font family Baloo that covers nine Indic scripts.

In 2017, EK Type released Jaini and Jaini Purva designed by Girish Dalvi and Maithili Shingre: Jaini is a devaagari typeface based on the calligraphic style of the Jain Kalpasutra manuscripts. The design of this font is based on the 1503 Kalpasutra manuscript. Jaini won an award at Granshan 2017.

Dalvi was the font engineer of Ek Type's award-winning typeface family Anek (2022). [Google] [More]  ⦿

GIST Downloads

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]  ⦿


Free Nepali Unicode font made in 2008 by CDAC, GIST, Pune. It can be downloaded here. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Creators of the Nepali font Ganess (1999). See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Himal Media Pvt. Ltd

Creators of the Nepali font Himal (1999). See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Himalayan Linguistics Fonts

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]  ⦿

[Karel Piska]

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.

  • Tibetan: Corff-ctib (originally by Sam Sirlin (1996) and Oliver Corff et al (1999-2002)).
  • Sinhala: Haralambous-sinbxa10, Haralambous-sinbxb10, Haralambous-sinbxc10, Haralambous-sinha10, Haralambous-sinhb10, Haralambous-sinhc10, all originally by Yannis Haralambous (1994) for The Wellcome Trust, London.
  • Malayalam: Hellingman-mm10, Hellingman-mm12, Hellingman-mm17, Hellingman-mm6, Hellingman-mm8, Hellingman-mmb10, Hellingman-mmb12, Hellingman-mmb17, Hellingman-mmc10, Hellingman-mmc12, Hellingman-mmc17, Hellingman-mmcb10, Hellingman-mmcb12, Hellingman-mmcb17, Hellingman-mmcsl10, Hellingman-mmcsl12, Hellingman-mmsl10, Hellingman-mmsl12, all originally by Jeroen Hellingman (1993-1998).
  • Kannada: Kannada-kan10, Kannada-kan10b, Kannada-kan10s, Kannada-kan11, Kannada-kan11b, Kannada-kan11s, Kannada-kan12, Kannada-kan12b, Kannada-kan12s, all by G.S. Jagadeesh & Venkatesh Gopinath (1991-1998).
  • Bengali: PalashPal-bang10, PalashPal-bangsl10, PalashPal-bangwd10, all by Palash Baran Pal (2001-2002).
  • Punjabi/Gurmukhi: Punjabi-pun10, by Hardip Singh Pannu (1991). Also Singh-grmk10, Singh-grmk12, Singh-grmk8, Singh-grmk9 by Amarjit Singh (1995).
  • Tamil: Ridgeway-wntml10 by Hal Schiffman, Vasu Renganathan and Thomas Ridgeway (1988-1991).
  • Telugu: Telugu-tel10, Telugu-tel100, Telugu-tel10b, Telugu-tel10s, Telugu-tel11, Telugu-tel11b, Telugu-tel11s, Telugu-tel12, Telugu-tel12b, Telugu-tel12s, Telugu-tel18 by Lakshmankumar Mukkavilli (1991-1997).
  • Hindi (Devanagari): Velthuis-dvng10, Velthuis-dvng8, Velthuis-dvng9, Velthuis-dvngb10, Velthuis-dvngb8, Velthuis-dvngb9, Velthuis-dvngbi10, Velthuis-dvngbi8, Velthuis-dvngbi9, Velthuis-dvngi10, Velthuis-dvngi8, Velthuis-dvngi9, Velthuis-dvpn10, Velthuis-dvpn8, Velthuis-dvpn9, VelthuisBombay-dvnb10, VelthuisBombay-dvnb8, VelthuisBombay-dvnb9, VelthuisBombay-dvnbb10, VelthuisBombay-dvnbb8, VelthuisBombay-dvnbb9, VelthuisBombay-dvnbbi10, VelthuisBombay-dvnbbi8, VelthuisBombay-dvnbbi9, VelthuisBombay-dvnbi10, VelthuisBombay-dvnbi8, VelthuisBombay-dvnbi9, VelthuisBombay-dvpb10, VelthuisBombay-dvpb8, VelthuisBombay-dvpb9, VelthuisCalcutta-dvnc10, VelthuisCalcutta-dvnc8, VelthuisCalcutta-dvnc9, VelthuisCalcutta-dvncb10, VelthuisCalcutta-dvncb8, VelthuisCalcutta-dvncb9, VelthuisCalcutta-dvncbi10, VelthuisCalcutta-dvncbi8, VelthuisCalcutta-dvncbi9, VelthuisCalcutta-dvnci10, VelthuisCalcutta-dvnci8, VelthuisCalcutta-dvnci9, VelthuisCalcutta-dvpc10, VelthuisCalcutta-dvpc8, VelthuisCalcutta-dvpc9, VelthuisNepali-dvnn10, VelthuisNepali-dvnn8, VelthuisNepali-dvnn9, VelthuisNepali-dvnnb10, VelthuisNepali-dvnnb8, VelthuisNepali-dvnnb9, VelthuisNepali-dvnnbi10, VelthuisNepali-dvnnbi8, VelthuisNepali-dvnnbi9, VelthuisNepali-dvnni10, VelthuisNepali-dvnni8, VelthuisNepali-dvnni9, VelthuisNepali-dvpnn10, VelthuisNepali-dvpnn8, VelthuisNepali-dvpnn9, all by Frans J. Velthuis et al (1991-2005) from the University of Groningen.
  • Sanskrit: Wikner-skt10, Wikner-skt8, Wikner-skt9, Wikner-sktb10, Wikner-sktbs10, Wikner-sktf10, Wikner-sktfs10, Wikner-skts10, all by Charles Wikner (1996-2002).
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InProS (Intellectual Property Solutions)
[Sunny Kallara]

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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

J.J. Lee
[Asia Graphics Tech]

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John P. Yangos
[Rainbow Computer Applications]

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Free Nepali truetype font: Kanchan (TopoGraphic Shop, 1993). One can also download FontasyHimali (1993, M. Frank + R. Josephson), Kanchan, Preeti, Rukmini, Preeti. [Google] [More]  ⦿


A free Newari font of the Kantipur Publications Pvt. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Karel Piska

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Khusbu Sarkar Shrestha

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)
[Sanir Karmacharya]

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]  ⦿

Meghna Pradhan

Creator of the Nepali font Meghnaz (1998). See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michael Frank

Michael Frank (Kathmandu) and R. Josephson created the Nepali fonts Golchha Nepali (1992), Fontasy Roman Himali (1993) and Fontasy Himali (1993). See also here, here and here. [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: 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]  ⦿

Nepal Directory

Small Nepali font archive: Himalb (1994), Kantipur (1994), Kalimati (Sanir Karmacharya), Kanjirowa (Sanir Karmacharya), Preeti (1993). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nepal Homepage

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]  ⦿

Nepal One Tours

Creator of the Nepalese font Himchuli (2013). Fontspace link. [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]  ⦿

Nepali Fonts

Small Nepali free font archive: FONTASYHIMALITTNORMAL, FONTASYHIMALITTNORMAL, Fontasy-RomanHimali, FontasyHimali, GauriShanker, Himalb, Himalli, Himalli, Kanchan, Kantipur, MtEverest, NepaliDLSIItalic, PCSNEPALINormal, Preeti. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nepali fonts

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]  ⦿

Nepali Fonts

Nepali font links by Mike Frysinger. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nepali Info

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]  ⦿

Nepali Post

At the top of the page, you can find three Nepali fonts (not Unicode compatible, truetype): Kantipur, Preeti, Sagarmatha (or: Himalli). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Sanir Karmacharya]

Free Nepalese fonts at Nepalinux by Sanir Karmacharya: Saminata, Kalimati. Sanir also designed Kanjirowa. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Free fonts at Nepalnews: Kantipur, Preeti (Gorkhapatra) and Sagarmatha (Samacharpatra). [Google] [More]  ⦿


At the bottom of this page, two free Nepali truetype fonts: Kantipur (Kantipur Publications), and Gorkhapatra (or Preeti, for the Gorkhapatra daily). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Newari alphabet

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]  ⦿

Nikshay Das Shrestha

Graphic designer in Kathmandu, Nepal. In 2016, he designed the thin (Latin) display sans typeface Ndas. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Phil Rawlings

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]  ⦿

Rabison Shakya

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
[John P. Yangos]

John P. Yangos (Rainbow Computer Applications) created the Nepali font GauriShanker. See also here, here and here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rajendra Tubanjaa

Creator of the Nepali font Kumari Nepal Lipi. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ramesh Joshi
[Computer Advance System]

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Ranjana (Lantsa) script

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]  ⦿

Ryan Williamson

Ryan Hellyer Williamson is an Australian type designer, born in Japan and now based in the UK. After a stint as a graffiti artist in Sydney, he received his BA (Hons) in design from the University of New South Wales, Sydney. Graduate of the MATD program at the University of Reading, class of 2020. His typefaces:

  • The tall display sans typeface family Adelaide (2017).
  • The display typeface Senza Bella (2017).
  • The elliptical rounded sans typeface family Quota (2018).
  • The reverse stress and unpredictable sans typeface Katlynne (2019). This covers Latin and Hebrew.
  • The large x-height heavily modulated sans typeface Catalyst 92019).
  • Rigidica (2019). A geometric sans that tries to maintain the geometric details even in the contrast.
  • Vocab (2020). His graduation typeface at the University of Reading. The type family supports the Latin, Devanagari and Sirijunga (or Limbu) scripts. The neglected Yakthung community in Nepal and Sikkim uses the Sirijunga script. There are three weights for the three script, each with a primary upright style for text and a secondary style for emphasis. The three scripts have been designed to work together within the same document without compromising on the individual script's natural proportions.
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Free truetype font for Nepali at Nepalnews.com. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sahadev Khaki

Sahadev Khaki (Pradhan) created the Nepali fonts Pagal (1998) and Gadha (1998). See also here. [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]  ⦿

Sanir Karmacharya

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Sanir Karmacharya
[Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya (MPP)]

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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]  ⦿

Soham Luitel

Balkot, Bhaktapur, Nepal-based designer (b. 2007) of the pixel font Thick Pixel 92021). [Google] [More]  ⦿

South Asia Language Resource Center (SALRC)

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]  ⦿

Sukhakar Vaidya
[Dina Int'l Computer]

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Sunita Dangol

Kathmandu, Nepal-based communications professional and Ranjana script trainer working toward the promotion and awareness of ancient scripts and one of the indigenous languages of Nepal. She is also a freelance emcee and a social activist. Her interests focus on child participation and heritage preservation. With Ananda Kumar Maharjan, Dangol cofounded a calligraphers collective called "Callijatra" to promote various Nepalese scripts. Designer of the free Sunita Nepali (Devanagari) font (2015). Speaker at ATypI 2019 in Tokyo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sunny Kallara
[InProS (Intellectual Property Solutions)]

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THDL Nepali Fonts

Information on free Nepali fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thomas T. Pedersen
[Transliteration of Non-Roman Alphabets]

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Transliteration of Non-Roman Alphabets
[Thomas T. Pedersen]

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]  ⦿

Unlimited Software
[Allen&Alok Tuladhar]

Creators of the Nepali fonts Siddhi (1993), Sama and Mercantile (1993). See also here. [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]  ⦿

Yashodeep Gholap

Mumbai-based type designer. 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]  ⦿

Yem Kumar Limbu

Aka Limbumafia. Creator (b. 1985, Nepal) of the brush typeface Buried K9 (2013), and the sharp-edged Angry Orange (2013).

Hellofont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿