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SIL Fonts for downloading

NRSI staff, 2019-05-10

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SIL's Official Product Catalog

The official product catalog for all of our software and fonts is found here:  http://software.sil.org/products/

Released fonts

Unicode encoded fonts

Font NameScriptStyleWeightOFLGraphiteOpenTypeAATTypeTunerWoff
 Abyssinica SIL Ethiopic calligraphic R  
 Alkalami Arabic Rubutun Kano Naskh R/L    
 Andika Latin/Cyrillic/IPA sans serif R  
 Andika Subsets Latin/Cyrillic/IPA sans serif R    
 Andika New Basic Latin sans serif R/B/I/BI  
 Annapurna SIL Devanagari calligraphic R/B  
Apparatus SIL     R/B/I/BI      
 Awami Nastaliq Arabic Nastaliq R    
 Charis SIL Latin/Cyrillic/IPA serif R/B/I/BI  
 Charis SIL Subsets Latin/Cyrillic/IPA serif R/B/I/BI    
 Dai Banna SIL New Tai Lue   R/B/I/BI (Light&Book)      
 Doulos SIL Latin/Cyrillic/IPA serif R  
 Doulos SIL Subsets Latin/Cyrillic/IPA serif R    
 Doulos SIL Cipher Cipher Music   R      
 Ezra SIL Hebrew square R      
 Galatia SIL Greek serif R/B        
 Gentium 1.03 Latin/Greek/Cyrillic serif R/I        
 Gentium Basic Latin serif R/B/I/BI    
 Gentium Plus Latin/Greek/Cyrillic/IPA serif R/I  
 Gentium Plus Subsets Latin/Cyrillic/IPA serif R/I    
 Harmattan Arabic Warsh R  
 Lateef Arabic naskh R    
 Mondulkiri Khmer   R/B/I/BI        
 Nuosu SIL Yi   R          
 Padauk Myanmar   R/B (also Book R/B)      
 Scheherazade Arabic naskh R/B  
 Sophia Nubian Coptic sans serif R/B/I/BI      
 Special Interest Derivative Unicode Fonts Latin/Cyrillic          
 Tagmukay Tifinagh   R/B    
 Tai Heritage Pro Tai Viet   R/B    
Unicode BMP Fallback Font all of BMP up to Unicode 6.1   R          

SIL IPA Unicode (beta)

The SIL Unicode IPA beta font was a Unicode-encoded font for Linux®, Macintosh® or Windows® systems. The Doulos SIL font has a more extensive character inventory, and replaces the IPA Unicode font beta font.

Legacy fonts

Font NameScriptWindowsMacOFL
Legacy Encode-Numbers (Obsolete)    
Namdhinggo SIL L (Obsolete) Limbu
Nastaliq Navees (Obsolete) Arabic  
SIL Apparatus (Obsolete)    
SIL Encore (Obsolete)(includes SIL Doulos, SIL Sophia, SIL Mauscript, SIL Charis) Latin/Cyrillic  
SIL Galatia (Obsolete) Greek  
SIL Ezra (Obsolete) Hebrew  
SIL IPA (Obsolete) Latin  
SIL IPA (Obsolete) Latin  
SIL Tai Dam (Obsolete) Tai Viet  
SIL Dai Banna (Obsolete) New Tai Lue  
SIL Vai Vai  
Zaghawa Beria Font Beria  

Fonts in Development

Development status

Please note that the materials offered in this section are still in development, and are made available for testing purposes only. Final releases may vary substantially from pre-release versions.

Font NameScriptStyleOFLGraphiteOpenTypeAATTypeTunerWoff
 Mingzat Lepcha      
 Namdhinggo Limbu          
 ShiShan Miao (Pollard)        

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Note: the opinions expressed in submitted contributions below do not necessarily reflect the opinions of our website.

"SAlih Brandt", Mon, Jun 12, 2006 13:58 (EDT)

Naves Nastaliq

This looks like its going to be a good font. but the linkages do not work in OSX when using text edit which seems to be hte premier programme for writing in unusual languages.

Any hints from anyone?

"Jonathan", Thu, Jun 15, 2006 09:05 (EDT)

Re: Naves Nastaliq

The Nastaliq Navees font was developed for Apple's QuickDraw GX technology, part of Mac OS versions 7.x and 8. This system is now obsolete. It would be nice to update the font for current technology (Mac OS X, Unicode, AAT), but we have not had the time and resources to work on this; therefore, it will not work with today's software.

"pervaz khan", Wed, Aug 9, 2006 15:49 (EDT)

Re: Naves Nastaliq

dear sir is this font is for windows

jonathan, Wed, Aug 9, 2006 15:54 (EDT)

Re: Naves Nastaliq

No. See the System Requirements page.

"Khaled Hosny", Sun, Nov 18, 2007 20:00 (EST)

Re: Naves Nastaliq

Any chance this font (or at leaset the glyphs composing it and some documentation about has this font was designed) got released under a free software lisence? so that free comunity can pick it and, hopfully, port it to modern font technologies like AAT and graphite. I'd personally like to work on such font.

"nickshanks", Thu, May 12, 2011 11:13 (EDT)

Re: Naves Nastaliq

The MacArabic-encoded font works fine in Snow Leopard, with no changes necessary.

"Marcis Yarlyk.ru", Tue, Mar 20, 2007 22:11 (EDT)


The fonts are really well-done.

"guocuouoduo", Thu, Jan 29, 2015 21:48 (EST)

Update to Unicode 7.0 for the non-Latin fonts

Have any of the non-Latin fonts been upgraded to Unicode 7.0?

If not, are there any plans to do so?

"Lorna", Tue, Feb 3, 2015 10:36 (EST)

Re: Update to Unicode 7.0 for the non-Latin fonts

Scheherazade supports the newest Unicode 7.0 Arabic script characters. The Harmattan (in the "Fonts in Development" section) font also supports some of the Unicode 7.0 Arabic script characters (but not all).

I believe those are the only non-Latin fonts we've updated so far.

Annapurna (Devanagari script) is in the process of being updated. We do not currently plan to create fonts for any of the complete scripts added to Unicode 7.0.

"Larry", Mon, Jun 8, 2015 21:28 (EDT)

how to download

OK, I'm stupid. I don't see how to download any of these fonts. Is there some way to just download all of them? Or do I have to go to each one individually and figure out how to do it?


martinpk, Tue, Jun 9, 2015 04:22 (EDT)

Re: how to download

Hi Larry!

To download fonts, click on the blue link for the font name, e.g. "Charis SIL 5.000". That will take you to the product page where you can read about the font's features and requirements, which packages are available for different platforms or different needs, etc. and then download the package that's most appropriate to your purposes.

Hope you find our fonts useful,


"jim albright", Wed, Oct 28, 2015 08:46 (EDT)

optical margins

There are OpenType features opbd, lfbd, rtbd, defined by Adobe which I think are intended for use with optical justification. Do any of these fonts have those features? Does graphite enable optical margins?

martinpk, Wed, Oct 28, 2015 10:28 (EDT)

Re: optical margins

Hi Jim! I'll ask colleagues about this and get back to you with an answer.

martinpk, Thu, Oct 29, 2015 11:33 (EDT)

Re: optical margins

Hi Jim! None of our fonts support optical margins, and the Graphite engine does not currently support optical margins either.

"valentin", Mon, Nov 30, 2015 11:20 (EST)



Je n'arrive pas avoir la réponse à ma question, avec la Licence SIL Open Font (OFL) des polices, est-ce que je suis libre de fabriquer des chiffres ou lettres industrielle à des fins commerciaux ?

Ex : Cadran d'une montre avec des chiffres hebraique ?

A bientôt ;)

martinpk, Mon, Nov 30, 2015 11:53 (EST) [modified by martinpk on Mon, Nov 30, 2015 11:54 (EST)]

Re: information

Hi Valentin,

Yes, you are free to make products based on the fonts. The SIL OFL FAQ has a section that covers that:

1.1 Can I use the fonts for a book or other print publication, to create logos or other graphics or even to manufacture objects based on their outlines?


All the best with your project!


"James", Mon, Jan 18, 2016 04:13 (EST)

SIL Fonts Megapack

Is there a way to download all the fonts at once?

martinpk, Mon, Jan 18, 2016 10:54 (EST)

Re: SIL Fonts Megapack

Hi James,

No, we don't offer a single download for fonts. Our fonts are aimed at very different audiences, so there probably aren't very many people who would want all of them at once.


"Reymel Awil", Fri, Dec 13, 2019 05:12 (EST)

Re: SIL Fonts Megapack

Thank you . So very nice font

"Billioner", Thu, May 26, 2016 20:01 (EDT)


Jag vill en lexin på tigrinska språk så kan någong hjälpa mig / billioner

martinpk, Mon, May 30, 2016 09:39 (EDT)

Re: Tigrinna

Would this meet your need: http://lexin.nada.kth.se/lexin/

"Lepcha D.T", Mon, Jan 23, 2017 10:25 (EST)

about lepcha font

I am a Primary lepcha font user. How can I help you to develop this fonts as fast as possible? I am lepcha language speaker.

martinpk, Tue, Feb 21, 2017 10:04 (EST)

Re: about lepcha font

Hi! Apologies for the delay in responding: we've had difficulties with notifications. Yes, would you contact us via the Contact Us page (link in the left column), and ask for your message to be forwarded to Lorna. That way we can get back in touch with you directly. Thanks!

"Hadi", Tue, Oct 22, 2019 20:44 (EDT)


Not Persian or farsi font & text in too app thanx

martinpk, Wed, Oct 23, 2019 09:07 (EDT)

Re: Please

Hi Hadi! You may find something suitable on our new fonts download page at  https://software.sil.org/fonts/ - thanks!

"Jalal", Wed, Jan 29, 2020 13:59 (EST)

Awami nastaleeq

Awami nastaleeq does not works in microsoft office.

martinpk, Thu, Jan 30, 2020 04:14 (EST)

Re: Awami nastaleeq

Hi Jalal, yes, that's right: due to the sophisticated rendering that Awami provides, it requires software that supports the Graphite rendering engine. See  http://software.sil.org/awami/support/system-requirements/ for a list of supported applications.

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