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Designers of the Sinhala fonts DL-Anurada (1996), DL-Kidiru (1998), DL-Lihini (1997), DL-MANO (1996), DL-Manel (1996), DL-kumari (1996), DL-Malathi (1996), DL-Anurada, DL-Manel Bold (1996), which can be found here and here. They also made DL-Anupama (1996). See also here. [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] ⦿
Sri Lankan university site with these Sinhala truetype fonts: MataraNormal, Matara-Supplement, AjithNewS, DL-KIDURU, DL-Lihini, DL-Manel, DL-MANO.., DL-Manel, Kaputadotcomnormal, DL-kumari., DL-Malathi., DL-Anurada, DL-Manel, ManelNew, Radhika-PC, Ranasuru-PC. [Google] [More] ⦿
Sri Lankan designer of the Hiruni BDF fonts (for X Windows), which he developed by using ttf2bdf based on Chrismal Panditharatne's original truetype font by that name. He is in Computer Science at UBC in Vancouver, and asked me to remove his URL and email address. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chandana Madhura Kulathunga
Sri Lanka-based company that produces Tamil and Sinhala fonts. Among the Sinhala fonts, we have Kaputadotcom (2002; see also here and here) and Matara (1998), which can be found here. This page has, in addition, Jaffna (for Tamil), Kakamdotcom (2002, a Tamil font by Niranjan Meegammana, Digital Research Sri Lanka), and the Sinhala fonts Kaputa2004 and KaputaUnicode (2004, Efusion). [Google] [More] ⦿
Consultant Psychiatrist and a Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of Kelaniya Sri Lanka. Designer of these free Sinhala fonts:
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] ⦿
Chaminda Kumara is Lecturer, Department of Visual Communication Design, University of the Visual and Performing Arts in Colombo, Sri Lanka Colombo. Via Fontkeko, he published these typefaces for Sinhala: Keko Kothtu (2018), Keko Panhida (2018), Keko Banda (2018), Keko Kabba (2018), Keko Wiyaman (2018), Keko Ambakke (2018), Keko Kavi (2018). [Google] [More] ⦿
Free Unicode Compatible Fonts for Sinhala and Tamil at this Sri Lamkan site. Contains the free font MalithiWeb (2004, Pushpananda Ekanayaka) for Sinhala. For Tamil, we find Code2001, TSCuthamba (2003, G. Chandrasekaran) and Latha (2001, Microsoft). [Google] [More] ⦿
GNU Freefont (or: Free UCS Outline Fonts)
The GNU Freefont is continuously being updated to become a large useful Unicode monster. GNU FreeFont is a free family of scalable outline fonts, suitable for general use on computers and for desktop publishing. It is Unicode-encoded for compatability with all modern operating systems. There are serif, Sans and Mono subfamilies. Also called the "Free UCS Outline Fonts", this project is part of the larger Free Software Foundation. The original head honcho was Primoz Peterlin, the coordinator at the Institute of Biophysics of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. In 2008, Steve White (aka Stevan White) took over.
GreyWolf WebWorks (was DarkSide Productions)
Now also known as GW3. Original TrueType fonts by Rich Gast from West Lafayette, IN: Abduction, AbductionCyr, AngieBareFoot, AngieGroovin, AngieImpressing, AngiePierced, AngieTanLines, BigTenMania, BlackWolf, BoilermakerSpecial (dingbats by email: 8 Purdue and Big Ten logos), BrocaineDecade (grunge), CannabisSativa (3 cannabis leaves), ChainLetter, DrawnandQuartered (stencil font), EchoDeco (vertically striped art deco face), ExpletiveDeleted, Frazzed, GravitySucks, GreyWolf, GroundZero, Hypmotizin, Kingbats43 (dingbat font with 6 Richard Petty related pics), KissTheSky, LeeBeeSchwarz (1998, Fraktur font), LoisAnn (elegant!), LongCoolGrandma, LongCoolMother, LongCoolWoman, LongCoolWoman8338, Makisupa, MystikOrbs, PepRally, PheanisWickey, PlatinumHubCaps (Western font), PlatinumHubCapsPolished, PlatinumHubCapsSolid, PlatinumHubCapsSpoked, PointedlyMad, PointedlyMadSmallCaps, ShadowTag, ShineOn, SpitShine, StixnStonz, SwedieCruel, Verticalization, WhiteWolf, XactoBlade (a futuristic stencil font), ZZZTop, ChristmasLightsIndoor, ChristmasLightsOutdoor, Demonized, Dusharnbi (Sinhala), FuturexVoyager, Primo, PrimoBright, SpitShine, Suncatcher, SuncatcherFill, TouristTrap, EagleGTII (1999), YouRookMarbelous, Molly Rose.
Famous Sikh photographer. Designer of the font BJanmeja5A. Free Punjabi font (Janmeja2920a (2002)). Ads for Elfring and Linotype. Other free fonts at the site: JanmejaGujratiNormal JanmejaKanadaNormal JanmejaMalyalamNormal JanmejaOriyaNormal JanmejaSinhalaNormal JanmejahindiThin JanmejaTeluguNormal, all made by him in 1997. [Google] [More] ⦿
Between 2005 and 2012, Jasper Habicht (Accipiter Media, Germany) created the free typefaces Roaat Regular (for Khmer), Al Saqr (for Arabic), Maya Modern, Pixelfont, Ukussa (for Sinhala), Kayah Li (for Karen), Deutsche Kurrent (deutsche Schreibschrift), Blissymbolics, PixelFraktur, Vexillogic Symbols, Braille, Airport (a segmented font), and Karakorum (for Mongolian) in 2012.
During his studies at the University of Visual and Performing Art, Colombo, Sri Lanka-based Kavinda Shyaman designed the Sinhala typeface Hithumathe (2017) and a blackboard bold Latin typeface (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer specializing in the Sinhala script:
Québec City-based creator (b. 1952) of the octagonal font Vegesignes (2009, FontStruct). This font also appeared in 2010 at Open Font Library. It consists of almost 7,615 glyphs.As of 2014, 188 languages care covered, inclufing Afrikaans, Arabic, Archaic Greek Letters, Armenian, Baltic, Basic Cyrillic, Basic Greek, Basic Latin, Bengali, Catalan, Central European, Cherokee, Devanagari, Dutch, Euro, Farsi, Georgian, Gujarati, Hanunó'o, Hebrew, Igbo Onwu, IPA, Kannada, Kazakh, Lao, Malayalam, Myanmar, New Tai Lue, N'Ko, Ogham, Oriya, Pashto, Pinyin, Polytonic Greek, Romanian, Runic, Sindhi, Syriac, Tai Le, Tai Tham (Lanna), Telugu, Thaana, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Uighur, Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics, Urdu, Vietnamese, Western European.
Madhura Sinhala Font
The free Madhura Sinhala font as part of the Madhura Sinhala English/Sinhala software package (contact: Chandana Madhura Kulathunga 313/4/C, Ceyloyd Homes, Gonamaditta Road, Piliyandala, Sri Lanka). [Google] [More] ⦿
Swiss type designer. He created the serifed text typeface Florin (2012).
In 2016, he graduated from the MATD program in Type Design at the University of Reading. His graduation typeface is Amikal, a multi-script (Latin / Greek / Sinhala) typeface with an amicable atmosphere inspired by primary italics from the Renaissance. Drawing on this rich heritage, the typeface comes with a modern look satisfying your sense of current typeface design. Reading a text set in Amikal is like listening to a story told to you with a warm and agreeable voice while sharing a comfortable chair with a purring cat on your lap in front of the fire place. Amikal won an award at Granshan 2016. [Google] [More] ⦿
Mooniak is a collective of designers and creatives based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Mooniak type studio works with designers to produce quality fonts for South Asian scripts, and supports free culture by releasing almost all of their work under libre licenses. In 2016, they published Abhaya Libre via Google Fonts: Abhaya Libre is the Unicode compliant and complete libre version of Pushpananda Ekanayakes's FM Abhaya font, the most popular Sinhala typeface on Earth, with a new and original Latin [didone style] designed by Sol Matas. They were helped by Pathum Egodawatta, Ayantha Randika, Sumantri Samarawickrama and Liang Hai.
In 2011-2013, Kosala Senevirathne, Siva Puranthara, Lasantha Premarathna and Tharique Azeez co-designed the free stencil typeface family Post No Bills.
In 2021, Mooniak published Yaldevi at Google Fonts. Yaldevi is a narrow font intended for titles and short texts in the web supporing Latin and Sinhala scripts, designed by Sol Matas, Rajitha Manaperi and Kosala Senevirathne. Github link for Yaldevi. Fontsquirrel link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Niram Factory is run by Tharique Azeez, the London, UK and Sri Lanka-based designer of the commercial (originally, free) hand-drawn outline font Verumai (2014), the hand-drawn Solvanam (2014), the handcrafted Melampus (2014), the hand-drawn slab serif Amutham (2014), Aaram (2014, a monoline circle-based sans family), Rain & Neer (2014), the hand-drawn Ecstatic (2014), Nimiran (2014), Neythal (2014, free), Neythal Tamil (2014, free), Padagu (2014, a poster font), Besty (2014, a display typeface family), and the shaky hand font Rise Star Hand (2014). In 2011-2013, Kosala Senevirathne, Siva Puranthara, Lasantha Premarathna and Tharique Azeez co-designed the free stencil typeface family Post No Bills (Fontsquirrel link).
Typefaces from 2015: Chaseera (a display sans with pizzazz), Neythal (free Comic Sans style Latin / Tamil typeface), Marziona (a gorgeous heavy brush font), Silgoumy (connected monoline script), Goldes, Tamil Didot.
Typefaces from 2016: Icings (a free handcrafted typeface), Pavanam (a free Google Font for Latin (based on Vernon Adams's Pontano Sans) and Tamil; Github link), Kavinavar (a free Google Font for Latin and Tamil, whose slanted letterforms for Tamil are inspired by a manuscript by Kavivanar M. A. Azeez (1948-2002), a Tamil poet and educator who lived in Sri Lanka).
Typefaces from 2017: Sofeeda (a free handcrafted typeface).
Typefaces from 2021: Stick No Bills (a Latin / Sinhala font by Kosala Senevirathne, Siva Puranthara, Lasantha Premarathna and Tharique Azeez, Google Fonts, Mooniak).
Omniglot's page on Sinhala shows this syllabic alphabet, which is a descendant of the Brahmi script. Sinhala or Sinhalese, an Indo-Aryan language spoken in Sri Lanka by about 12 million people. There are also many Sinhala speakers in Singapore, Thailand, Canada and the United Arab Emirates. Sinhala is also used to write Pali and Sanskrit in Sri Lanka. [Google] [More] ⦿
Sri Lankan type designer who started the MATD program at Reading in September 2015. He set up a foundry in Sri Lanka in 2015 that published a few Sinhala + Latin libre font families in collaboration with Sri Lanka's only other foundry. Creator of Amma (2013-2015), an experimental fusion of Tamil and Sinhala letters. This project was started as Other-Letter by Pathum Egodawatta as a partial fulfillment of Final year Proffesional Collaboration module of the Bachelor of Arts (Graphic Design) degree programme at Academy of Design, Colombo presented at Nothumbria Unversity, UK in July 2013.
Pathum graduated from the MATD program in Type Design at the University of Reading in 2016. His graduation typeface was Maname about which he writes: Maname is a versatile typeface family made of nine compatible instances for multiscript publishing in Sinhala, Tamil and Latin. The family contains text and title styles in Latin, Sinhala and Tamil; a secondary text style for Sinhala and Latin italic style. The Sinhala and Tamil design explore the possibilities of novel stroke modulation, drawing inspiration from a variety of sources from early 19th century. Rather than providing predefined relationships between the styles and scripts, Maname intends to provide a family of compatible components with greater flexibility for typographers. [Google] [More] ⦿
Pria Ravichandran (formerly Pria Adireddi, b. 1984, India) studied type design at the University of Reading, class of 2011, and is now pursuing a PhD at the University of Reading focussing on the developemnt of typographic forms for the Kannada and Telugu scripts. She intends to relocate to Hamburg, Germany on completion of her Ph.D. and dedicate her time wholly to URW++.
Her MA graduation typeface at reading was Tranquebar, which covers Latin and Tamil. In some places, this typeface is called The Herald. Pria also designed the free monolinear Latin / Devanagari typefaces Palanquin Dark and Palanquin in 2014 at Google Web Fonts that also covers Tamil, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Burmese, Khmer, Gujarati, Gurumukhi, Sinhalese & Oriya. In addition, she designed an 11-script Indic companion in four weights for URW++'s Nimbus Sans (and thus Helvetica), that includes the following scripts: Tamil, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Myanmar, Devanagari, Gujarati, Gurumukhi, Sinhala & Oriya.
Neue Frutiger Tamil (2018) was created by Pria Ravichandran and a team of designers and font engineers from the Monotype Studio, under the direction of Monotype type director Akira Kobayashi.
In 2019, at URW, she published the humanist sans typeface family Olivine.
In 2021, Kostas Bartsokas, Mohamad Dakak and Pria Ravichandran set up Foundry 5 Limited where they released Peridot Latin (2022: a 121-strong sans superfamily by Kostas Bartsokas and Pria Ravichandran) and Peridot PE (2022: a 121-style sans superfamily by Kostas Bartsokas and Pria Ravichandran designed for branding, display, corporate use, editorial and advertising; it covers Latin, Greek and Cyrillic).
Creator of the Sinhala font FMEconbldBold (1998) and known for his FM Abhaya (1996), the most widely used Sinhala typeface, an interpretation of the earliest Sinhala letterpress typefaces. The name Abhaya comes after the King Abhaya (474 BC to 454 BC) who ruled Sri Lanka in the ancient kingdom of Upatissa Nuwara. This site offers FMArjunnx, FMBasurux, FMDeranax, FMEmaneex, FMGanganeex, FMGemunux, FMSamanthax, all made in 1998. Here we have FMBasurux, FMBindumathix, FMDeranax, FMEmaneex, FMGanganeex, FMGemunux, FMMalithix, FMRajanthax, FMEconbldBold, FMAbhayax, FMArjunnx. His MalithiWeb (2004) is here.
In 2016, Abhaya Libre was published by Google Fonts, which writes: Abhaya Libre is the Unicode compliant and complete libre version of Pushpananda Ekanayakes's FM Abhaya font, the most popular Sinhala typeface on Earth, with a new and original Latin [didone style] designed by Sol Matas. For the Opentype engineering, Matas and Ekanayaka were helped by Pathum Egodawatta and Ayantha Randika. All was supervised by Mooniak, a collective of designers and creatives based in Sri Lanka. The Mooniak type studio works with designers to produce quality fonts for South Asian scripts, and supports free culture by releasing almost all of their work under libre licenses. [Google] [More] ⦿
Rafael Saraiva is a Brazilian / Portuguese type designer located in Rio de Janeiro who works for Dalton Maag as font developer. Graduate of Escola de Belas Artes at UFRJ, and the MATD program at the University of Reading in 2012. His graduation typeface at Reading wass the Latin / Sinhala multi-script Serendip (2012). Serendip subsequently won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014.
Codesigner with Bruno Mello, Fabio Haag, Fernando Caro and Ron Carpenter of Soleto (2014, Dalton Maag), a sans typeface that won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014. In 2014, Bruno Maag, Ron Carpenter, Fernando Caro and Rafael Saraiva co-designed the rounded organic sans typeface Oscine (Dalton Maag).
Type designer. In 2021, Mooniak published Yaldevi at Google Fonts. Yaldevi is a narrow font intended for titles and short texts in the web supporing Latin and Sinhala scripts, designed by Sol Matas, Rajitha Manaperi and Kosala Senevirathne. Github link for Yaldevi. [Google] [More] ⦿
"Tipitaka_Sinhala1 is a public domain font made by DMS, Sri Lanka. for the Sri Lanka Tipitaka Project." John D. Smith (University of Cambridge) writes: The fonts in this archive implement the CSX+ character set designed for use in printing Indian language material in Roman script. They are based on fonts designed by URW++ Design and Development Incorporated Poppenbuetteler Bogen 29A D-22399 Hamburg Germany and made available under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Fonts: LeedsBit-PaliTranslit-Normal, CPD-1-1 (for Pali), Times_CSX+ family (URW, 1994), E_Sinhala1, Tipitaka_Sinhala1, E_Sinhala2. [Google] [More] ⦿
Sinhala Language Page
Sinhala TeX is a package of Metafont fonts and a preprocessor suitable for writing Sinhala script using TeX or LaTeX. This package was originally developed by Yannis Haralambous, with funding from the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, England. It was later modified by Vasantha Saparamadu at Macquarie University in Sydney to add support for the "samanala" transliteration scheme developed by Prasad Dharmasena. See also here and here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Small Sinhala archive: AKandyNew, AKandyNewSupplement, Baamini-Plain, JaffnaNormal, KaputadotcomNormal, Matara-Supplement, MataraNormal. Alternate URL: the Kandy font set is for Lankadeepa&Aratuwa newspapers. The Jaffna fonts are for Virakesari News, and the Matara font set is for Aratuwa and Lankadeepa newspapers. The Kaputa font set is for the Sinhala Mag, Divaina, Lankadeepa, Lakbima and Ravaya newspapers. [Google] [More] ⦿
Argentinian type designer born in Buenos Aires who graduated from Universidad de Buenos Aires, and worked initially at Saatchi & Saatchi agency in Buenos Aires. Since 2001 she runs her own studio Sonnenshine specializing in branding and custom type design, working for companies from Latin America, Europe and the United States. She co-founded the type foundry Huerta Tipografica with fellow Argentinian designers in 2009. iIn 2013, she moved to Berlin, where she focused on developing fonts for Latin, Cyrillic, Greek, Oriya and Devanagari. Since 2019 she runs Hungry Type Society.
Award winner at Tipos Latinos 2010 for her caps only text typeface Parque Chas (done with Juan Pablo del Peral), created for maps and information design.
At Huerta Tipográfica [an Argentinian type foundry and coop that unites Juan Pablo Del Peral, Carolina Giovagnoli, Sol Matas and Andrés Torresi], she published Bitter HT (2011, a contemporary slab serif) and Parque Chas HT. Bitter is free at Google Web Fonts. Specially designed for on screen use, it won an award at Tipos Latinos 2012. Bitter HT was Sol's graduation typeface at FADU-UBA and covers Latin and Cyrillic. Bitter was extended to the Devanagari typeface Kadwa in 2015, which can be obtained for free at Google Web Fonts.
In 2016, Abhaya Libre was published by Google Fonts, which writes: Abhaya Libre is the Unicode compliant and complete libre version of Pushpananda Ekanayakes's FM Abhaya font, the most popular Sinhala typeface on Earth, with a new and original Latin [didone style] designed by Sol Matas. [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] ⦿
This extinct archive had these free Sinhala and Tamil fonts:
Sri Lankan site with the Sinhala fonts Tipitaka_Sinhala1 and Tipitaka_Sinhala2 produced by DMS Electronics for The Sri Lanka Tipitaka Project. Also included are LeedsBitPaliTranslitNormal, TimesNewRomanPSMT, Times_CSX+-Bold, Times_CSX+-BoldItalic, Times_CSX+-Italic, Times_CSX+-Roman, LeedsBitPaliTranslitNormal. [Google] [More] ⦿
Sinhala and Tamil resources, including a mini-archive with some TrueType fonts. For Sinhala, there are Hemawathy, Kandy, Lankanatha, Lankathilaka, and Padma. Pages by Suchetha Wijenayake. [Google] [More] ⦿
Sinhala font archive: Hemawathy-Regular, Padma (1992, Lastech), Kandy, Lankanatha, LankanathaSuppliment, KandySupplement, Lankatilaka. It also has nice links to Sinhala and Tamil font sites and text processors. [Google] [More] ⦿
Sumanthri Samarawickrama is a senior lecturer in the Department of Integrated Design, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Her area of research concerns the anatomy of Sinhala letterforms. This has led her to document the evolution of Sinhala type. She completed a master's degree in visual communication design at Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore, and a PhD in typography at the University of Moratuwa.
Colombo, Sri Lanka-based designer (b. 1979) of the Sinhala fonts Cadet (2020) and Sandhwani (2020), and the (Latin) curly ironwork typeface Lanka Curves (2020), which works in Sinhala art symbols in its Latin glyphs. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Vasantha Saparamadu's site at Macquarie University in Sidney. He modified the Sinhala TeX metafont, and maintains this site, where you can also pick up the Sinhala font family AKandyNew. [Google] [More] ⦿
Commercial outfit with language kits (including fonts) for these languages: Burmese, Cherokee, Inuktitut, Kannada, Lepcha, Limbu, Lontara, Malayalam, Sinhala, Telugu, Tibetan, Bassa, Cambodian, Ethiopic, Laotian, Saurashtra, Sylheti, Tai Le, Tamil, Assyrian (Syriac), Burmese, Georgian, Khmer. [Google] [More] ⦿
Metafont/TEX font and font software developer, specializing in non-Latin fonts and their integration in TEX. Ran Atelier Fluxus Virus in Lille, France. Codeveloper of the Omega typesetting system which includes the Omega Font Family (type 1). Since 2001, professor of Computer Science at the École Nationale Supérieure des Telecommunications de Bretagne in Brest. He is the author of the 1000+-page text Fontes et codages (O'Reilly, 2004), which was translated by P. Scott Horne with the English title Fonts & encodings. From Unicode to Advanced Typography and Everything in Between (2007, O'Reilly). See also here. Also author of Keeping Greek Typography Alive, an article presented at the 1st International Conference on Typography and Visual Communication held in Thessaloniki in June 2002.
Yannis Haralambous and John Plaice are the authors of Omega typesetting system, which is an extension of TeX. Its first release, aims primarily at improving TeX's multilingual abilities. In Omega all characters and pointers into data-structures are 16-bit wide, instead of 8-bit, thereby eliminating many of the trivial limitations of TeX. Omega also allows multiple input and output character sets, and uses programmable filters to translate from one encoding to another, to perform contextual analysis, etc. Internally, Omega uses the universal 16-bit Unicode standard character set, based on ISO-10646. These improvements not only make it a lot easier for TeX users to cope with multiple or complex languages, like Arabic, Indic, Khmer, Chinese, Japanese or Korean, in one document, but will also form the basis for future developments in other areas, such as native color support and hypertext features. ... Fonts for UT1 (omlgc family) and UT2 (omah family) are under development: these fonts are in PostScript format and visually close to Times and Helvetica font families.
Author of From Unicode to Typography, a Case Study the Greek Script, an informatice article written in 1999.
Active participant in the GNU Freefont project. With John Plaice, he contributed to these Unicode ranges: