RE: Free unicode fonts (Re: [indic] Re: provisional named sequences)

From: Vainateya (
Date: Wed Jul 05 2006 - 10:21:40 CDT

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    Dear All,

     The link mentioned is for 8 bit true-type fonts.

     Kindly refer the following links for OpenType fonts.
     They are from various vendors and are released for Tamil, Hindi and Telugu.
     Keyboard drivers and Onscreen virtual keyboards have also been provided.

      Tamil :

      Hindi :
            OT-fonts :
            OT-Fonts with keyboard driver for language enabled Windows :
            (or for all software)

      Telugu :

     Kindly also visit the home page for :
            Proposals invited from interested individuals / organisations /
    private agencies
            / academic institutions / public agencies for ready to integrate
    software tools /
            technologies and resources for any of the 22 scheduled Indian

    Mr. Vainateya Koratkar

    -----Original Message-----
    From: [] On
    Behalf Of N. Ganesan
    Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 5:24 PM
    Cc: Paul Nelson (ATC); Indic Discussion List;
    Subject: Free unicode fonts (Re: [indic] Re: provisional named sequences)

    Paul Nelson wrote:
    >I hope Indian font designers provide the fonts that take advantage of
    >the support that is already available through Windows, on
    >Linux (ICU and Indux), on Apple OS (through AAT).

    >Most of this is possible today if font makers create the fonts. Already
    >there are some nice OpenType fonts for various Indic scripts.

    For Tamil, there are some nice Unicode truetype fonts, available for free

    To aid in the font choice, the style and shape of each of those unicode
    fonts is shown in the pdf file which can be downloaded from:

    Hope Apple allows opentype fonts also in Mac OS.
    The AAT technology is difficult, I'm told, and there is only one Tamil font
    (Muthu Nedumaran's Inaimathi) for Mac OS now.

    N. Ganesan

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