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Annapurna SIL Fonts

Devanagari Unicode fonts covering diverse Devanagari-based languages

Jon Coblentz, 2013-07-16

New version

A new version of Annapurna SIL (version 1.1) provides support for the Devanagari additions to The Unicode Standard 5.2 and 6.0 plus the North Indic number forms.

Table of Contents for this web page:

Introduction to Annapurna SIL Fonts

Thank you for your interest in the Annapurna SIL fonts. The goal for this product is to provide a Unicode-based font family with support for the many diverse languages that use Devanagari script to produce readable, high-quality publications. The design is intended to be highly readable, reasonably compact, and visually attractive. These fonts are named after the majestic Annapurna mountain range of Nepal.

The fonts makes use of state-of-the-art OpenType® and Graphite font technologies to provide accurate typography, such as the need to accurately position combining marks, form conjuncts and provide Graphite features and OpenType Stylistic Sets for variant glyphs.

For applications that do not make use of Graphite or the OpenType Stylistic Sets feature, we provide a font package for Nepal.

Sample characters from Annapurna SIL



Overview of the Annapurna SIL Font Packages

Annapurna SIL is a TrueType font with “smart font” capabilities added using OpenType and Graphite font technologies. This means that complex typographic issues such as the placement of combining marks or the formation of conjuncts and ligatures are handled by the font, provided you are running an application that provides an adequate level of support for one of these smart font technologies.

Design

Annapurna SIL has a calligraphic design that reflects the stroke contrast of writing the characters with a broad nib used for Devanagari.

Character repertoire

Unicode block Annapurna
Devanagari (0900..097F) except for 0978
Devanagari Extended (A8E0..A8FB)
Common Indic Number Forms (A830..A839)
Codepage 1252 (Western)1

The font includes the legacy Rupee Sign (U+20A8) and the Indian Rupee Sign (U+20B9) from the Currency Symbols block. A selection of characters from the General Punctuation block, such as various-sized spaces, are also supported; a utility such as SIL ViewGlyph can be used to examine the exact repertoire of each font.

Font variants

There are some Devanagari character shape differences in different parts of South Asia. These can be accessed by using Graphite features or the OpenType Stylistic Sets feature. The "Font Features" document shows the Graphite and OpenType features supporting the variant glyphs.

Annapurna SIL Font Features
Jon Coblentz, 2012-10-25
Download "AnnapurnaSIL-features.pdf", Acrobat PDF document, 407KB [2109 downloads]

User-customized variant fonts are now possible using SIL TypeTuner technology. See the User-selectable variant font downloads sub-section in the Downloads section below.

Keyboards

Annapurna SIL does not include any keyboarding helps or utilities. If you cannot use the built-in keyboards of the operating system, you should install the appropriate keyboard and input method for the characters of the language you wish to use. If you want to enter characters that are not supported by any system keyboard, the Keyman program ( http://www.tavultesoft.com) can be helpful on Windows systems. Also available for Windows is MSKLC ( http://www.microsoft.com/globaldev/tools/msklc.mspx). For other platforms, KMFL ( http://kmfl.sourceforge.net/), XKB ( http://www.x.org/wiki/XKB) or Ukelele (http://scripts.sil.org/ukelele) can be helpful.

If you want to enter characters that are not supported by any system keyboard, and to access the full Unicode range, we suggest you use gucharmap, kcharselect on Ubuntu or similar software. Another method of entering some symbols is provided by a few applications such as Adobe InDesign. They can display a glyph palette that shows all the glyphs in a font and allow you to enter them by clicking on the glyph you want.



Note:

We reserve the right to alter metrics in future releases. Future versions of the font may result in different lines, line spacing, or paragraph lengths. Do not expect that a document laid out in one version will always have the same page breaks, etc., in future fonts.



License

Annapurna SIL is released under the SIL Open Font License (OFL), version 1.1. Copyright (c) 1997-2012, SIL International (http://scripts.sil.org/) with Reserved Font Names "Annapurna" and "SIL".

Downloads

If you agree to the terms of use (described in the license above), then download the fonts from the following links.

Font downloads

Downloads (official release) Installation and Use
Annapurna SIL 1.100 font release
Jon Coblentz, 2012-10-25
Download "AnnapurnaSIL-1.100.zip", ZIP archive, 1MB [2201 downloads]

If you are uncertain what to do with a .zip file, see Decompression Utilities, Downloading & Installation Tips. Within the archive is the font file and documentation.

This font can be installed using standard font installation procedures for the given operating-system platform. Note that certain applications may not see the new font immediately. You may have to quit and restart the application for the font to become available.
Annapurna SIL 1.100 font web release
Jon Coblentz, 2012-10-25
Download "AnnapurnaSIL-1.100-web.zip", ZIP archive, 1MB [533 downloads]

This package contains the same files as AnnapurnaSIL-1.100.zip plus WOFF fonts and sample web files.

If you are uncertain what to do with a .zip file, see Decompression Utilities, Downloading & Installation Tips. Within the archive is the font file and documentation.

This font can be installed using standard font installation procedures for the given operating-system platform. Note that certain applications may not see the new font immediately. You may have to quit and restart the application for the font to become available.
Annapurna SIL 1.100 font developer release
Jon Coblentz, 2013-02-20
Download "AnnapurnaSIL-1.100-developer.zip", ZIP archive, 2MB [387 downloads]

This package contains the same files as AnnapurnaSIL-1.100-web.zip plus the FontLab, .otf, Graphite, VOLT and anchor source files.

If you are uncertain what to do with a .zip file, see Decompression Utilities, Downloading & Installation Tips. Within the archive is the font file and minimal documentation.

This font can be installed using standard font installation procedures for the given operating-system platform. Note that certain applications may not see the new font immediately. You may have to quit and restart the application for the font to become available.
Annapurna SIL 1.100 font release (Windows installer)
Jon Coblentz, 2012-10-25
Download "AnnapurnaSIL-1.100.exe", Windows application, 1MB [552 downloads]

This package contains the same files as AnnapurnaSIL-1.100.zip. This installer is only for Windows users. Once the package has been downloaded, you can double-click on it to install the font file and documentation. After installing, you can read the documentation files at Start / All programs / SIL / Fonts / AnnapurnaSIL.

Note that certain applications may not see the new font immediately. You may have to quit and restart the application for the font to become available.

Ubuntu repository

Ubuntu repository on packages.sil.org Installation Instructions
Ubuntu software repository

This font is available in the SIL software repository for Ubuntu on  http://packages.sil.org.

Ubuntu users can subscribe to this software repository and get current versions and updates automatically. See the  detailed instructions about adding the repository.


Previous versions

Version 1.001 Downloads (official release) Installation and Use
Annapurna SIL 1.001 font release
Jon Coblentz, 2011-07-12
Download "AnnapurnaSIL-1.001.zip", ZIP archive, 1MB [2983 downloads]

If you are uncertain what to do with a .zip file, see Decompression Utilities, Downloading & Installation Tips. Within the archive is the font file and documentation.

This font can be installed using standard font installation procedures for the given operating-system platform. Note that certain applications may not see the new font immediately. You may have to quit and restart the application for the font to become available.
Annapurna SIL 1.001 font web release
Jon Coblentz, 2011-08-04
Download "AnnapurnaSIL-1.001-web.zip", ZIP archive, 1MB [664 downloads]

This package contains the same files as AnnapurnaSIL-1.001.zip plus WOFF fonts and sample web files.

If you are uncertain what to do with a .zip file, see Decompression Utilities, Downloading & Installation Tips. Within the archive is the font file and documentation.

This font can be installed using standard font installation procedures for the given operating-system platform. Note that certain applications may not see the new font immediately. You may have to quit and restart the application for the font to become available.
Annapurna SIL 1.001 font release (Windows installer)
Jon Coblentz, 2011-07-28
Download "AnnapurnaSIL-1.001.exe", Windows application, 1MB [670 downloads]

This package contains the same files as AnnapurnaSIL-1.001.zip. This installer is only for Windows users. Once the package has been downloaded, you can double-click on it to install the font file and documentation. After installing, you can read the documentation files at Start / All programs / SIL / Fonts / AnnapurnaSIL.

Note that certain applications may not see the new font immediately. You may have to quit and restart the application for the font to become available.


User-selectable variant font downloads

For applications that do not make use of Graphite or the OpenType Stylistic Sets feature, you can now download fonts customized with the variant glyphs you choose. Read the Annapurna SIL TypeTuner Guide, then to choose the variants and download your fonts, visit TypeTuner Web. All downloads contain Regular and Bold fonts.

Annapurna SIL Font Features for TypeTuner
Jon Coblentz, 2013-07-16
Download "AnnapurnaSILFontFeatures-TypeTuner.pdf", Acrobat PDF document, 36KB [345 downloads]

Hand-tuned font downloads

For applications that do not make use of Graphite or the OpenType Stylistic Sets feature, we provide a variant font download for Nepal. All downloads contain Regular and Bold fonts.



Nepal Font Download Installation and Use
Annapurna SIL Nepal 1.100 font release
Jon Coblentz, 2013-01-28
Download "AnnapurnaSILNepal-1.100.zip", ZIP archive, 567KB [257 downloads]

If you are uncertain what to do with a .zip file, see Decompression Utilities, Downloading & Installation Tips. Within the archive is the font file and documentation.

This font can be installed using standard font installation procedures for the given operating-system platform. Note that certain applications may not see the new font immediately. You may have to quit and restart the application for the font to become available.
Annapurna SIL Nepal 1.100 font web release
Jon Coblentz, 2013-02-20
Download "AnnapurnaSILNepal-1.100-web.zip", ZIP archive, 919KB [179 downloads]

This package contains the same files as AnnapurnaSILNepal-1.100.zip plus WOFF fonts and sample web files.

If you are uncertain what to do with a .zip file, see Decompression Utilities, Downloading & Installation Tips. Within the archive is the font file and documentation.

This font can be installed using standard font installation procedures for the given operating-system platform. Note that certain applications may not see the new font immediately. You may have to quit and restart the application for the font to become available.
Annapurna SIL Nepal 1.100 font developer release
Jon Coblentz, 2013-02-20
Download "AnnapurnaSILNepal-1.100-developer.zip", ZIP archive, 2MB [167 downloads]

This package contains the same files as AnnapurnaSILNepal-1.100-web.zip plus the FontLab, .otf, Graphite, VOLT and anchor source files.

If you are uncertain what to do with a .zip file, see Decompression Utilities, Downloading & Installation Tips. Within the archive is the font file and minimal documentation.

This font can be installed using standard font installation procedures for the given operating-system platform. Note that certain applications may not see the new font immediately. You may have to quit and restart the application for the font to become available.
Previous Nepal Font 1.001 Download Installation and Use
Annapurna SIL Nepal 1.001 font release
Jon Coblentz, 2011-07-15
Download "AnnapurnaSILNepal-1.001.zip", ZIP archive, 405KB [651 downloads]

If you are uncertain what to do with a .zip file, see Decompression Utilities, Downloading & Installation Tips. Within the archive is the font file and documentation.

This font can be installed using standard font installation procedures for the given operating-system platform. Note that certain applications may not see the new font immediately. You may have to quit and restart the application for the font to become available.
Annapurna SIL Nepal 1.001 font release (Windows installer)
Jon Coblentz, 2011-07-28
Download "AnnapurnaSILNepal-1.001.exe", Windows application, 452KB [527 downloads]

This package contains the same files as AnnapurnaSILNepal-1.001.zip. This installer is only for Windows users. Once the package has been downloaded, you can double-click on it to install the font file and documentation. After installing, you can read the documentation files at Start / All programs / SIL / Fonts / AnnapurnaSILNepal.

Note that certain applications may not see the new font immediately. You may have to quit and restart the application for the font to become available.

Release History

2012-10-25 Annapurna SIL version 1.100 public release (current release)
2011-08-02 Annapurna SIL version 1.001 public release
2010-12-15 Annapurna SIL version 1.000 release under OFL

Support

As this font is distributed at no cost, we are unable to provide a commercial level of personal technical support. We will, however, try to resolve problems that are reported to us.

Please note that this font is intended for use by experienced computer users. Installing and using this font is not a trivial matter. The most effective technical support is usually provided by an experienced computer user who can personally sit down with you at your computer to troubleshoot the problem.

Before requesting technical support, please:

  • Carefully read all the documentation provided with the font.
  • Check out all the links on this web page, and read all the information and instructions the web pages contain.
  • Review the list of Frequently Asked Questions on the general Font FAQ page to see if your question has already been answered.

If that fails to answer your question, or for more information, contact:

User Support
SIL International
Non-Roman Script Initiative
7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd.
Dallas, TX 75236
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1 Inclusion of basic Latin repertoire is provided as a convenience, e.g., for use in menus or for displaying markup in text files; these fonts are not intended for extensive Latin script use.

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