Release of Two New SIL Fonts

SIL’s Non-Roman Script Initiative (NRSI) releases two new fontsthe latest in the department's efforts to produce computer implementations of complex scripts and quality fonts for literacy use.

Annapurna is a font for the Devanagari script, which is used to write more than 120 Indo-Aryan languages of South Asia. The font is named for a section of the Himalayas in North Central Nepal. SIL has a longstanding commitment to developing software and fonts for technology applications that benefit the world's language communities. NRSI's vision is that language communities are effectively using their preferred writing system on computers without technical barriers.

Phase three of the Andika literacy font project has a full set of over 4,800 characters, enabling its use for publishing literacy materials in the many languages around the world that use the Roman script. The easy-to-read, Unicode-compliant font is designed to accommodate the special needs of beginning readers.

Samples of Annapurna (top) and Andika (bottom).



Tuesday, 11 October, 2011
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