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Charis SIL — Previous Versions

NRSI Staff, 2014-10-28


‘...finally you have a barred ‘B’ (U+0243 ). Thanks.’


Table of Contents for this web page:

Previous Versions

This page contains versions of Charis SIL previous to the currently released version. See the main download page for current versions, including any beta versions that may be available. That page also contains information on contributors, installation, use, and related packages.

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License

License details:

The official release version of Charis SIL, as on the main download page, is released under the SIL Open Font License.

Release History

10 Jun 2013 Charis SIL 4.114 (maintenance release)

1 Aug 2012 Charis SIL 4.112 (maintenance release)

14 September 2011 Official release of Charis SIL 4.110 (Version 4.110).

25 August 2011 Official release of Charis SIL 4.108 (Version 4.108).

24 April 2009 Official release of Charis SIL 4.106 (Version 4.106).

16 May 2008 Official release of Charis SIL 4.104 (Version 4.104).

16 August 2007 Official release of Charis SIL 4.102 (Version 4.102).

31 January 2007 Official release of Charis SIL 4.100 (Version 4.100).

1 March, 2006 Release of Charis SIL Literacy 4.0.02 (Version 4.002).

31 January 2006 Official release of Charis SIL 4.0.02 (Version 4.002).

9 December 2005 Public beta 2 release of Charis SIL 4.0.02 (Version 4.002).

21 October 2005 Public beta 1 release of Charis SIL 4.0.02 (Version 4.002).

Font Download

Charis SIL 5.000 (official release)

Current Release:

The current release is not available here. See the main download page.

Charis SIL 4.114 (maintenance release)

This maintenance release of Charis SIL doubles the speed of rendering lower ASCII text in Graphite. Thus, when  Mozilla Firefox/Gecko (version 24+) or a future version of LibreOffice is used, then this font will be much faster. We have produced this special release of Charis SIL in order to support Gecko on low end rendering engines like phones running FirefoxOS. Our other Roman fonts (Doulos SIL, Andika, and Gentium) have not yet been optimized in this way.

Known Issue: Unfortunately, the font does not render properly in OpenOffice. If you wish to use this new version of the font, please use  LibreOffice instead. If you wish to continue using OpenOffice you must use an older version of the font.

Charis SIL
Charis SIL 4.114 font release - SIL PUA 6.0a (Windows, Macintosh and Linux)
NRSI team, 2013-06-10
Download "CharisSIL-4.114.zip", ZIP archive, 3MB [28692 downloads]

If you are uncertain what to do with a .zip file, see Decompression Utilities, Downloading & Font 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.
Charis SIL 4.114 font web release - SIL PUA 6.0a (Windows, Macintosh and Linux)
NRSI team, 2013-06-10
Download "CharisSIL-4.114-web.zip", ZIP archive, 5MB [3563 downloads]

This package contains the same files as CharisSIL-4.114.zip plus WOFF fonts and sample web files.

If you are uncertain what to do with a .zip file, see Decompression Utilities, Downloading & Font 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.
Charis SIL 4.114 font release - SIL PUA 6.0a (Windows installer)
NRSI staff, 2013-08-14
Download "CharisSIL-4.114.exe", Windows application, 2MB [4320 downloads]

This package contains the same files as CharisSIL-4.114.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 / CharisSIL.

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.
Charis SIL Compact
Charis SIL Compact 4.114 font release - SIL PUA 6.0a (Windows, Macintosh and Linux)
NRSI team, 2013-06-10
Download "CharisSILCompact-4.114.zip", ZIP archive, 3MB [2679 downloads]

If you are uncertain what to do with a .zip file, see Decompression Utilities, Downloading & Font 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.
Charis SIL Compact 4.114 font web release - SIL PUA 6.0a (Windows, Macintosh and Linux)
NRSI team, 2013-06-10
Download "CharisSILCompact-4.114-web.zip", ZIP archive, 5MB [1450 downloads]

This package contains the same files as CharisSILCompact-4.114.zip plus WOFF fonts and sample web files.

If you are uncertain what to do with a .zip file, see Decompression Utilities, Downloading & Font 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.

Charis SIL 4.112 (maintenance release)

The only change in this maintenance release is a change in the Graphite feature identifiers from integers to 4-character alphanumeric tags. This was required because although  Mozilla Firefox has now implemented support for Graphite, feature identifiers only work if they are 4-character alphanumeric tags. If you would like to use these features in Firefox,  this webpage describes how to access font features. The font download contains a document (CharisSIL-features.pdf) which describes the old and new feature identifiers. Existing documents (such as those created by LibreOffice/OpenOffice) which use the old identifiers will need to be changed to use the new identifiers. Future releases will use the new 4-character alphanumeric tags.

Unless you wish to use the font features in  Mozilla Firefox, you should continue using Charis SIL 4.110. Below the download packages for this maintenance release is the official release of "Charis SIL".

Charis SIL
Charis SIL 4.112 font release - SIL PUA 6.0a (Windows, Macintosh and Linux)
Lorna A. Priest, 2012-08-01
Download "CharisSIL-4.112.zip", ZIP archive, 3MB [15260 downloads]

If you are uncertain what to do with a .zip file, see Decompression Utilities, Downloading & Font 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.
Charis SIL 4.112 font web release - SIL PUA 6.0a (Windows, Macintosh and Linux)
Lorna A. Priest, 2012-08-01
Download "CharisSIL-4.112-web.zip", ZIP archive, 5MB [3539 downloads]

This package contains the same files as CharisSIL-4.112.zip plus WOFF fonts and sample web files.

If you are uncertain what to do with a .zip file, see Decompression Utilities, Downloading & Font 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.

Charis SIL 4.110 (official release)

Below the download packages for "Charis SIL" is the download for a font called "Charis SIL Compact". This font is the same as "Charis SIL" with the exception of a tighter line-spacing.

Charis SIL
Charis SIL 4.110 font release - SIL PUA 6.0a (Windows, Macintosh and Linux)
NRSI staff, 2011-09-13
Download "CharisSIL-4.110.zip", ZIP archive, 3MB [45230 downloads]

If you are uncertain what to do with a .zip file, see Decompression Utilities, Downloading & Font 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.
Charis SIL 4.110 font web release - SIL PUA 6.0a (Windows, Macintosh and Linux)
NRSI staff, 2011-09-11
Download "CharisSIL-4.110-web.zip", ZIP archive, 5MB [7317 downloads]

This package contains the same files as CharisSIL-4.110.zip plus WOFF fonts and sample web files.

If you are uncertain what to do with a .zip file, see Decompression Utilities, Downloading & Font 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.
Charis SIL 4.110 font release - SIL PUA 6.0a (Windows installer)
NRSI staff, 2011-09-13
Download "CharisSIL-4.110.exe", Windows application, 3MB [14961 downloads]

This package contains the same files as CharisSIL-4.110.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 / CharisSIL.

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.

Charis SIL Compact (This font is created by TypeTuner Web, by setting the "Line spacing" feature to "Tight", and will not be able to be TypeTuned again)

Warning

Any of our Roman fonts that have had the linespacing changed to a tighter setting could potentially have "clipping" of diacritics if there is more than one diacritic above a tall character. This is normally just a screen problem. When the page is printed, the diacritics will print.

Charis SIL Compact 4.110 font release - SIL PUA 6.0a (Windows, Macintosh and Linux)
NRSI staff, 2013-04-16
Download "CharisSILCompact-4.110.zip", ZIP archive, 3MB [1745 downloads]

If you are uncertain what to do with a .zip file, see Decompression Utilities, Downloading & Font 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.

Despite the date on this package, this is not a new version of the font. We are merely providing a static link.

List of changes for this version:

  • Removed the VDMX table (to resolve issues related to line-spacing and clipping)

Charis SIL 4.108 (official release)

Below the download packages for "Charis SIL" is the download for a font called "Charis SIL Compact". This font is the same as "Charis SIL" with the exception of a tighter line-spacing.

Charis SIL
Charis SIL 4.108 font release - SIL PUA 6.0a (Windows, Macintosh and Linux)
NRSI staff, 2011-08-25
Download "CharisSIL4.108.zip", ZIP archive, 3MB [1410 downloads]

If you are uncertain what to do with a .zip file, see Decompression Utilities, Downloading & Font 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.
Charis SIL 4.108 font web release - SIL PUA 6.0a (Windows, Macintosh and Linux)
NRSI staff, 2011-08-25
Download "CharisSIL4.108-web.zip", ZIP archive, 5MB [873 downloads]

This package contains the same files as CharisSIL4.108.zip plus WOFF fonts and sample web files.

If you are uncertain what to do with a .zip file, see Decompression Utilities, Downloading & Font 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.
Charis SIL 4.108 font release - SIL PUA 6.0a (Windows installer)
NRSI staff, 2011-08-25
Download "CharisSIL4.108.exe", Windows application, 3MB [831 downloads]

This package contains the same files as CharisSIL4.108.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 / CharisSIL.

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 download: This font will soon be packaged and 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 as well as any updates automatically. See the  detailed instructions about using the SIL software repository for Ubuntu.
   

Charis SIL Compact (This font is created by TypeTuner Web, by setting the "Line spacing" feature to "Tight", and will not be able to be TypeTuned again)

Warning

Any of our Roman fonts that have had the linespacing changed to a tighter setting could potentially have "clipping" of diacritics if there is more than one diacritic above a tall character. This is normally just a screen problem. When the page is printed, the diacritics will print.

--- Media file not found for media ID 'zip_file_icon http: http://scripts.sil.org/ttw/fonts2go.cgi?family=CharisSIL&pkg=Compact&ver=4.108' ---

Charis SIL Compact 4.108 font:

Download CharisSILCompact-4.108.zip

If you are uncertain what to do with a .zip file, see Decompression Utilities, Downloading & Font 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.

List of changes for this version:

  • Encoding changes:
    • Double-encoded the SIL PUA characters which were added to Unicode 5.2 and 6.0
      • U+0526 CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER SHHA WITH DESCENDER
      • U+0527 CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER SHHA WITH DESCENDER
      • U+1DFD COMBINING ALMOST EQUAL TO BELOW
      • U+2C70 LATIN CAPITAL LETTER TURNED ALPHA
      • U+A78D LATIN CAPITAL LETTER TURNED H
      • U+A78E LATIN SMALL LETTER L WITH RETROFLEX HOOK AND BELT
    • Encoded  U+1D29 GREEK LETTER SMALL CAPITAL RHO
  • Table fixes:
    • Corrected problem with coverage tables (to fully comply with the OpenType spec)
    • Added device metric tables
    • Added an empty dsig table

Charis SIL 4.106 (official release)

Below the download packages for "Charis SIL" are downloads for a font called "Charis SIL Compact". This font is the same as "Charis SIL" with the exception of a tighter line-spacing.

Charis SIL
Charis SIL 4.106 font release - SIL PUA 5.1a (Windows, Macintosh and Linux)
NRSI staff, 2009-05-05
Download "CharisSIL4.106.zip", ZIP archive, 2MB [53614 downloads]

If you are uncertain what to do with a .zip file, see Decompression Utilities, Downloading & Font 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.
Charis SIL 4.106 font release - SIL PUA 5.1a (Windows installer)
NRSI staff, 2009-05-05
Download "CharisSIL4.106.exe", Windows application, 2MB [27965 downloads]

This package contains the same files as CharisSIL4.106.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 / CharisSIL.

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.
Charis SIL 4.106 font release - SIL PUA 5.1a (Debian package, GNU/Linux)
NRSI staff, 2009-05-23
Download "ttf-sil-charis_4.106-1_all.deb", Debian Linux Package, 2MB [3671 downloads]
This is the Linux Debian package. If you are uncertain what to do with a .deb file, see Decompression Utilities, Downloading & Font Installation Tips.

Charis SIL Compact (these fonts were created by SIL TypeTuner, by setting the "Line spacing" feature to "Tight", and they cannot be TypeTuned again)

Warning

Any of our Roman fonts that have had the linespacing changed to a tighter setting could potentially have "clipping" of diacritics if there is more than one diacritic above a tall character. This is normally just a screen problem. When the page is printed, the diacritics will print.
Charis SIL Compact 4.106 font release - SIL PUA 5.1a (Windows, Macintosh and Linux)
NRSI staff, 2009-04-24
Download "CharisSILCompact4.106.zip", ZIP archive, 2MB [6789 downloads]

If you are uncertain what to do with a .zip file, see Decompression Utilities, Downloading & Font 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.
Charis SIL Compact 4.106 font release - SIL PUA 5.1a (Windows installer)
NRSI staff, 2009-04-24
Download "CharisSILCompact4.106.exe", Windows application, 1MB [5496 downloads]

This package contains the same files as CharisSILCompact4.106.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 / CharisSILCompact.

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.
Charis SIL Literacy (these fonts were created by SIL TypeTuner, by setting the "Literacy alternates" feature to "True", and they cannot be TypeTuned again)
Charis SIL Literacy / Doulos SIL Literacy 4.106 font release - SIL PUA 5.1a (.zip file)
NRSI Team, 2009-05-19
Download "RF_Literacy4.106.zip", ZIP archive, 3MB [1901 downloads]

If you are uncertain what to do with a .zip file, see Decompression Utilities, Downloading & Font 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.

Charis SIL Literacy Compact (these fonts were created by SIL TypeTuner, by setting the "Line spacing" feature to "Tight" and the "Literacy alternates" feature to "True", and they cannot be TypeTuned again)

Warning

Any of our Roman fonts that have had the linespacing changed to a tighter setting could potentially have "clipping" of diacritics if there is more than one diacritic above a tall character. This is normally just a screen problem. When the page is printed, the diacritics will print.
Charis SIL Literacy Compact / Doulos SIL Literacy Compact 4.106 font release - SIL PUA 5.1a (.zip file)
NRSI Team, 2009-05-19
Download "RF_LiteracyCompact4.106.zip", ZIP archive, 3MB [1499 downloads]

If you are uncertain what to do with a .zip file, see Decompression Utilities, Downloading & Font 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.

List of changes for this version:

  • Design changes:
    • Adjusted attachment points on:
      • U+04FA 
      • U+04FB 
      • U+1D68 
      • U+1D69 
      • U+1D6A 
      • fi and fl ligatures
    • Lowered U+00A1  INVERTED EXCLAMATION MARK and U+00BF  INVERTED QUESTION MARK
    • fixed advance of t-caron
    • slight adjustment of U+02D0 MODIFIER LETTER TRIANGULAR COLON and U+002F SOLIDUS. Metrics were not changed.
    • Fixed collision issues for all Vietnamese glyphs 'with horn' (U+0315  COMBINING COMMA ABOVE RIGHT). This means the metrics changed for these characters.
    • Feature modifications:
      • new alternates added to feature ID 1033 and renamed from Small v-hook alternate to V-hook alternates
      • new alternate U+2C65 LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH STROKE added to Literacy alternates feature
      • default for Diacritic selection was changed from "on" to "off" (by request of FieldWorks team)
      • Bridging Diacritics was altered so that U+0311  COMBINING INVERTED BREVE or U+0361  COMBINING DOUBLE INVERTED BREVE will span the "ou" digraph.
    • changed design of
      • U+02ED  MODIFIER LETTER UNASPIRATED (to match IPA)
      • U+02FF  (made spacing)
      • U+034B  COMBINING HOMOTHETIC ABOVE (to match IPA)
      • U+0358  COMBINING DOT ABOVE RIGHT (positioning)
      • U+045F  CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER DZHE (by request of Abkhaz community)
      • U+04A8  CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER ABKHASIAN HA (by request of Abkhaz community)
      • U+04A9  CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER ABKHASIAN HA (by request of Abkhaz community)
      • U+04AA  CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER ES WITH DESCENDER
      • U+04AB  CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER ES WITH DESCENDER
      • U+04BC  CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER ABKHASIAN CHE (by request of Abkhaz community)
      • U+04BD  CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER ABKHASIAN CHE (by request of Abkhaz community)
      • U+04BE  CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER ABKHASIAN CHE WITH DESCENDER (by request of Abkhaz community)
      • U+04BF  CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER ABKHASIAN CHE WITH DESCENDER (by request of Abkhaz community)
      • U+04E0  CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER ABKHASIAN DZE (by request of Abkhaz community)
      • U+04E1  CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER ABKHASIAN DZE (by request of Abkhaz community)
      • U+2C6D  LATIN CAPITAL LETTER ALPHA
      • U+F209  LATIN CAPITAL LETTER SMALL TURNED ALPHA
    • Slant italic bug fixed (dot on i was not disappearing with combining marks)
  • Removal of about 700 unused (and unencoded) glyphs (including precomposed chao tone letters which were no longer needed since these are now dynamically created). (This should not affect anyone, it was used for smart font rendering and we changed how we rendered them.)
  • Fixed issues: kern table error, usMaxContext and yMax errors
  • Several OpenType issues fixed
  • Graphite reordering bug fixed
  • Automated AAT build process
  • Changed OFL license to version 1.1
  • Added:
    • New features:
      • True Small Caps
      • Non-European caron alternates
      • Capital B-hook alternate
      • Show deprecated PUA
    • Some (not all) Latin and Cyrillic Unicode 5.1 characters added and if they were already in SIL's corporate PUA they are double-encoded.
    • U+0462  CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER YAT
    • U+0463  CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER YAT
    • U+0474  CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER IZHITSA
    • U+0475  CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER IZHITSA
    • U+0524 CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER PE WITH DESCENDER
    • U+0525 CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER PE WITH DESCENDER
    • U+20E5  COMBINING REVERSE SOLIDUS OVERLAY
    • U+2203  THERE EXISTS
    • U+2204  THERE DOES NOT EXIST
    • U+231C..U+231F (Corners)
    • U+2329  LEFT-POINTING ANGLE BRACKET
    • U+232A  RIGHT-POINTING ANGLE BRACKET
    • U+239B..U+23AD (Bracket pieces for FieldWorks use)
    • U+A722..U+A725 (Egyptological ain and alef)
    • PUA characters:
      • F26B LATIN CAPITAL LETTER TURNED H
      • F32C CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER SHHA WITH DESCENDER
      • F32D CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER SHHA WITH DESCENDER

Charis SIL 4.104 (official release)

Charis SIL 4.104 font release - SIL PUA 5.1 (Windows, Macintosh and Linux)
NRSI staff, 2008-05-12
Download "CharisSIL4.104.zip", ZIP archive, 2MB [27429 downloads]

If you are uncertain what to do with a .zip file, see Decompression Utilities, Downloading & Font 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.
Charis SIL 4.104 font release - SIL PUA 5.1 (Windows installer)
NRSI staff, 2008-11-21
Download "CharisSIL4.104.exe", Windows application, 1MB [122501 downloads]

This package contains the same files as CharisSIL4.104.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 / CharisSIL.

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.
Chariss SIL 4.104 font release - SIL PUA 5.1 (Debian package, GNU/Linux)
NRSI staff, 2008-05-20
Download "ttf-sil-charis_4.104-1_all.deb", Debian Linux Package, 2MB [2134 downloads]
This is the Linux Debian package. If you are uncertain what to do with a .deb file, see Decompression Utilities, Downloading & Font Installation Tips.

This version supports Unicode 5.1!

Note

In this font, the 17 of our PUA characters that were added to Unicode 5.1 are accessible by both the PUA and Unicode codepoints. This is the only change in this release. No new characters, glyphs or features were added.
Those characters are:

PUAUni 5.1Character name
U+F19C U+A71B MODIFIER LETTER RAISED UP ARROW
U+F19D U+A71C MODIFIER LETTER RAISED DOWN ARROW
U+F19E U+A71D MODIFIER LETTER AFRICANIST DOWNSTEP
U+F19F U+A71E MODIFIER LETTER AFRICANIST UPSTEP
U+F208 U+2C6D LATIN CAPITAL LETTER SMALL ALPHA
U+F21A U+2C73 LATIN SMALL LETTER W WITH HOOK
U+F21B U+2C72 LATIN CAPITAL LETTER W WITH HOOK
U+F245 U+A72B LATIN SMALL LETTER TRESILLO
U+F246 U+A72D LATIN SMALL LETTER CUATRILLO
U+F25A U+A727 LATIN SMALL LETTER HENG
U+F25B U+2C6E LATIN CAPITAL LETTER M WITH HOOK
U+F25F U+2C71 LATIN SMALL LETTER V WITH RIGHT HOOK
U+F1E7 U+A788 MODIFIER LETTER LOW CIRCUMFLEX ACCENT
U+F1E9 U+A789 MODIFIER LETTER COLON
U+F1EA U+A78A MODIFIER LETTER SHORT EQUALS SIGN
U+F26A U+A78B LATIN CAPITAL LETTER SALTILLO
U+F21D U+A78C LATIN SMALL LETTER SALTILLO

Charis SIL 4.102 (official release)

This version supports Unicode 5.0!

Note

This font fixes a bug which was in version 4.100: In InDesign and XeTeX (and probably any other application which uses true small caps) the OpenType small cap feature will not work properly, nor will any application-specific fallback mechanism. This release fixes it so that the fallback mechanism will work (e.g. they will not be true small caps, they will be created on-the-fly). This is the only change in this release.

Charis SIL 4.102 font release - SIL PUA 5.0 (Windows, Macintosh and Linux)
NRSI staff, 2008-03-10
Download "CharisSIL4.102.zip", ZIP archive, 2MB [4737 downloads]

If you are uncertain what to do with a .zip file, see Decompression Utilities, Downloading & Font 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.
Charis SIL 4.102 font release - SIL PUA 5.0 (Windows installer)
NRSI staff, 2008-03-18
Download "CharisSIL4.102.exe", Windows application, 1MB [4690 downloads]

This package contains the same files as CharisSIL4.102.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 / CharisSIL.

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.
Charis SIL 4.102 font release - SIL PUA 5.0 (Debian package, GNU/Linux)
NRSI staff, 2008-03-10
Download "ttf-sil-charis_4.102-1_all.deb", Debian Linux Package, 2MB [1206 downloads]
This is the Debian package. If you are uncertain what to do with a .deb file, see Decompression Utilities, Downloading & Font Installation Tips.

Please see Charis SIL for licensing issues, user support, and documentation of this font.

Charis SIL 4.100 (official release)

This version supports Unicode 5.0!

Charis SIL 4.100 font release - SIL PUA 5.0 (Windows, Macintosh and Linux)
NRSI staff, 2007-01-31
Download "CharisSIL4.100.zip", ZIP archive, 2MB [33509 downloads]
Charis SIL 4.100 font release - SIL PUA 5.0 (Windows and other)
NRSI staff, 2007-01-31
Download "CharisSIL4.100.exe", Windows application, 2MB [15694 downloads]
Charis SIL 4.100 font release - SIL PUA 5.0 (Debian package, GNU/Linux)
NRSI staff, 2007-02-08
Download "ttf-sil-charis_4.100-1_all.deb", Debian Linux Package, 2MB [3829 downloads]

Please see Charis SIL for licensing issues, user support, and documentation of this font.

This official release includes the following changes:

  • New features:
    • Open o alternate (affects: U+1D97 , U+1D53 , U+1D10 , U+0186 , U+0254 )
    • Chinantec tones (affects: U+02C8  MODIFIER LETTER VERTICAL LINE, U+02C9  MODIFIER LETTER MACRON, U+02CA  MODIFIER LETTER ACUTE ACCENT, U+02CB  MODIFIER LETTER GRAVE ACCENT
    • 9-level pitches (affects: U+F1F1, U+F1F2, U+F1F3, U+F1F4, U+F1F5, U+F1F6, U+F1F7, U+F1F8, U+F1F9, U+0020  SPACE) See also Pitch Contours document.
  • Changed features:
    • Added U+0493  CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER GHE WITH STROKE, U+F327  CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER GHE WITH STROKE AND DESCENDER and U+04FB  CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER GHE WITH STROKE AND HOOK to “Slant italic specials”
    • Added U+F26A  LATIN CAPITAL LETTER SALTILLO to “Modifier apostrophe alternates”
  • Design changes:
    • Tone bars no longer limited to 3 sequences (new for OT)
    • Placement of ogonek on U and u corrected.
    • U+02BE  MODIFIER LETTER RIGHT HALF RING and U+02BF  MODIFIER LETTER LEFT HALF RING (added attachment points)
    • U+031A  COMBINING LEFT ANGLE ABOVE (removed attachment point)
    • U+04AA  CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER ES WITH DESCENDER (direction of hook corrected)
    • U+04AB  CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER ES WITH DESCENDER (direction of hook corrected)
    • U+0427  CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER CHE (character has been widened)
    • U+04B6  CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER CHE WITH DESCENDER (character has been widened)
    • U+04B8  CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER CHE WITH VERTICAL STROKE (character has been widened)
    • U+04CB  CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER KHAKASSIAN CHE (character has been widened)
    • U+04F4  CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER CHE WITH DIAERESIS (character has been widened)
    • U+03B2  GREEK SMALL LETTER BETA (added serifs)
    • U+1D66  GREEK SUBSCRIPT SMALL LETTER BETA (added serifs)
    • U+1D5D  MODIFIER LETTER SMALL BETA (added serifs)
    • U+F1E7  MODIFIER LETTER LOW CIRCUMFLEX ACCENT (shifted up)
    • U+F1E8  MODIFIER LETTER LOW CARON (shifted up)
    • made underlining of text thicker and shifted down
    • Fixed bug in GSUB table to work in Pango
    • Shifted position (up) of non-spacing diacritics
    • U+023C  LATIN SMALL LETTER C WITH STROKE
    • U+1D09  LATIN SMALL LETTER TURNED I (changed baseline position)
    • U+1D3D  MODIFIER LETTER CAPITAL OU (changed attachment point)
    • U+03B1  GREEK SMALL LETTER ALPHA, U+03B2  GREEK SMALL LETTER BETA, U+03B8  GREEK SMALL LETTER THETA and U+03C3  GREEK SMALL LETTER SIGMA (made italic in the italic and bold/italic faces)
    • Improved hinting for U+0447  CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER CHE CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER CHE and derivatives
    • Minor changes to design of U+0414  CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER DE, U+0434  CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER DE, U+041B  CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER EL, and U+043B  CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER EL.
    • Changed design of some of the Cyrillic italics
      • U+0433  CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER GHE
      • U+0491  CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER GHE WITH UPTURN
      • U+0493  CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER GHE WITH STROKE
      • U+04FB  CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER GHE WITH STROKE AND HOOK
      • U+F327  CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER GHE WITH STROKE AND DESCENDER
      • U+04A7  CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER PE WITH MIDDLE HOOK
      • U+04B5  CYRILLIC SMALL LIGATURE TE TSE
      • U+0495  CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER GHE WITH MIDDLE HOOK
  • Added:
    • Latin and Cyrillic Unicode 5.0 characters added and if they were already in SIL's corporate PUA they are double-encoded.
    • U+2053 
    • U+211F 
    • U+2123 
    • U+2308 
    • U+2309 
    • U+2423 
    • U+FE20..U+FE23 (positioning of these may not be perfect, use of U+0361  COMBINING DOUBLE INVERTED BREVE and U+0360  COMBINING DOUBLE TILDE is preferred)
    • PUA characters:
      • F17B COMBINING ALMOST EQUAL TO BELOW
      • F1F1 MODIFIER LETTER PITCH ONE
      • F1F2 MODIFIER LETTER PITCH TWO
      • F1F3 MODIFIER LETTER PITCH THREE
      • F1F4 MODIFIER LETTER PITCH FOUR
      • F1F5 MODIFIER LETTER PITCH FIVE
      • F1F6 MODIFIER LETTER PITCH SIX
      • F1F7 MODIFIER LETTER PITCH SEVEN
      • F1F8 MODIFIER LETTER PITCH EIGHT
      • F1F9 MODIFIER LETTER PITCH NINE
      • F266 LATIN SMALL LETTER L WITH RETROFLEX HOOK AND BELT
      • F267 LATIN SMALL LETTER TURNED Y WITH BELT
      • F268 LATIN LETTER SMALL CAPITAL L WITH BELT
      • F269 LATIN SMALL LETTER TURNED R WITH LONG LEG AND HOOK
      • F26A LATIN CAPITAL LETTER SALTILLO

Charis SIL Literacy 4.0.02 (official release) (Version 4.002)

Charis SIL Literacy 4.0.02 font release - SIL PUA 4.1 (Windows, Macintosh and Linux)
NRSI staff, 2006-02-23
Download "CharisSILLit4.0.02.r1.zip", ZIP archive, 2MB [8703 downloads]
Charis SIL Literacy 4.0.02 font release - SIL PUA 4.1 (Windows and other)
NRSI staff, 2006-02-23
Download "CharisSILLit4.0.02.r1.exe", Windows application, 2MB [5156 downloads]

These fonts are identical to the main Charis SIL fonts, except that the default forms for 'a' and 'g' have been changed to those often preferred by literacy specialists - single-story 'a' and single-bowl 'g'. Note the following:

  • OpenType and Graphite features may not work as expected, and particularly those that interact with the Literacy Alternates feature.
  • Diacritic placement may not be ideal in some cases, although we've tried to be sure that this works in most situations.
  • This font is a one-off special version, and is not likely to be updated alongside future versions of Charis SIL.
  • This font is also released under the SIL Open Font License, but we strongly encourage you to use the main Charis SIL release as the source for any derivative versions.

If you encounter problems, your best solution is to use the main Charis SIL font release.

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License

License details:

The official release version of Charis SIL, as above and on the main download page, is released under the SIL Open Font License. The fonts below are not redistributable under the OFL, and are intended for testing purposes only.

Charis SIL 4.0.02 (official release) (Version 4.002)

Charis SIL 4.0.02 font release - SIL PUA 4.1 (Windows, Macintosh and Linux)
NRSI staff, 2006-01-31
Download "CharisSIL4.0.02.r1.zip", ZIP archive, 2MB [27875 downloads]
Charis SIL 4.0.02 font release - SIL PUA 4.1 (Windows and other)
NRSI staff, 2006-01-31
Download "CharisSIL4.0.02.r1.exe", Windows application, 2MB [11947 downloads]
Charis SIL 4.0.02 font release - SIL PUA 4.1 (Debian package, GNU/Linux)
NRSI staff, 2006-01-31
Download "ttf-sil-charis_4.002-3_all.deb", Debian Linux Package, 2MB [2497 downloads]

This official release includes the following changes:

  • Released under SIL Open Font License (OFL) license
  • Fixed attachment points:
    • U+0414  CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER DE
    • U+0434  CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER DE
    • U+041B  CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER EL
    • U+043B  CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER EL
    • U+04C5  CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER EL WITH TAIL
    • U+04C6  CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER EL WITH TAIL
    • U+1D2B  CYRILLIC LETTER SMALL CAPITAL EL
    • U+F322  CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER EL WITH HOOK
    • U+F323  CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER EL WITH HOOK
  • Added characters:
    • U+00AD  SOFT HYPHEN
    • U+203C  DOUBLE EXCLAMATION MARK
    • U+2213  MINUS-OR-PLUS SIGN
    • U+225F  QUESTIONED EQUAL TO
    • U+2713  CHECK MARK
    • U+274D  SHADOWED WHITE CIRCLE
  • Added alternate:
    • “Cyrillic shha alternate” (U+04BB  CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER SHHA)
  • Changed from spacing character to combining mark:
    • U+0334  COMBINING TILDE OVERLAY
  • Corrected glyph shape:
    • U+018E  LATIN CAPITAL LETTER REVERSED E
    • U+217D  SMALL ROMAN NUMERAL ONE HUNDRED

Charis SIL 4.0.02 (public beta 2) (Version 4.002)

Beta Release Note:

This is not the official release of this font although it has been tested internally and is highly functional. This is a public beta release. Please do not redistribute this public beta font.

This public beta includes the following changes:

  • Smaller diaeresis when used in combination with modifier (superscript) characters (works for OpenType now)
  • Slant italic specials: (special italic versions of U+007A  LATIN SMALL LETTER Z, U+00E3  LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH TILDE and U+1EA1  LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH DOT BELOW were added) (fixed issue: fi, ffi, fl, ffl, ff ligatures now work)
  • Superscript and Subscript metrics changed (this was a problem in FieldWorks)
  • Moved “space” to glyph ID 3 to conform to Apple’s font specifications (fixes incorrect line breaks in some OS X applications, and it also fixes incorrect text alignment/justification for certain lines of text in XeTeX)

Charis SIL 4.0.02 font public beta 2 release - SIL PUA 4.1 (Windows, Macintosh and other)
NRSI staff, 2005-12-09
Download "CharisSIL4.0.02.b2.zip", ZIP archive, 3MB [3800 downloads]
Charis SIL 4.0.02 font public beta 2 release - SIL PUA 4.1 (Windows and other)
NRSI staff, 2005-12-09
Download "CharisSIL4.0.02.b2.exe", Windows application, 3MB [1866 downloads]

Please see Charis SIL for licensing issues, user support, and documentation of this font.

WorldPad 2.0 is now available. The font in Charis SIL 4.0.02 will not work with earlier versions of WorldPad.

Charis SIL 4.0.02 (public beta 1) (Version 4.002)

Beta Release Note:

This is not the official release of this font although it has been tested internally and is highly functional. This is a public beta release. Please do not redistribute this public beta font.

Charis SIL 4.0.02 font public beta 1 release - SIL PUA 4.1 (Windows, Macintosh and other)
NRSI staff, 2005-10-21
Download "CharisSIL4.0.02.zip", ZIP archive, 2MB [2219 downloads]
Charis SIL 4.0.02 font public beta 1 release - SIL PUA 4.1 (Windows and other)
NRSI staff, 2005-10-21
Download "CharisSIL4.0.02.exe", Windows application, 2MB [1391 downloads]

Please see Charis SIL for licensing issues, user support, and documentation of this font.

WorldPad 2.0 is now available. The font in Charis SIL 4.0.02 will not work with earlier versions of WorldPad.


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