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Doulos SIL — Download

NRSI staff, 2014-10-28


‘Thanks very much, it makes life easier as a linguistics student.’

‘...am updating in order to gain new labiodental flap symbol (U+2C71 ).’


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License

Doulos SIL is released under the SIL Open Font License (OFL), version 1.1. Copyright (c) 1994-2014, SIL International (http://scripts.sil.org/) with Reserved Font Names "Doulos" and "SIL".

Font Download

Note: You can find regional subsets of Doulos SIL here: SIL Font Subsets.

If you agree to the terms of use (described in the license above), then download the fonts from the following links. Previous versions can be found on the Previous Versions page.

Note for Literacy users

There are a number of options for you if you need a literacy font.

  • The Andika font is a sans-serif font that is specifically designed for literacy use. Andika can be found here.
  • Doulos SIL has also been modified for literacy use (Doulos SIL Literacy). That font (along with Charis SIL Literacy and Gentium Plus Literacy) can be found on this page: Special Interest Derivative Unicode Fonts.

Doulos SIL 5.000 (official release)

Note

Doulos SIL version 5.000 This is a major update. Please see list of changes below the downloads.

Doulos SIL
Doulos SIL 5.000 font release - SIL PUA 7.0 (Windows, Macintosh and Linux)
NRSI team, 2014-10-28
Download "DoulosSIL-5.000.zip", ZIP archive, 1MB [25170 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.
Doulos SIL 5.000 font web release - SIL PUA 7.0 (Windows, Macintosh and Linux)
NRSI team, 2014-10-28
Download "DoulosSIL-5.000-web.zip", ZIP archive, 2MB [2917 downloads]

This package contains the same files as DoulosSIL-5.000.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.
Doulos SIL 5.000 font developer release - SIL PUA 7.0 (Windows, Macintosh and Linux)
NRSI team, 2014-10-28
Download "DoulosSIL-5.000-developer.zip", ZIP archive, 3MB [2928 downloads]

This package contains the same files as DoulosSIL-5.000-web.zip plus the FontLab, .otf, Graphite and anchor source 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.
Doulos SIL 5.000 font release - SIL PUA 7.0 (Windows installer)
NRSI team, 2014-10-28
Download "DoulosSIL-5.000.exe", Windows application, 1MB [8633 downloads]

This package contains the same files as DoulosSIL-5.000.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 / DoulosSIL.

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.

Doulos 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.
Doulos SIL Compact 5.000 font release - SIL PUA 7.0 (Windows, Macintosh and Linux)
NRSI team, 2014-11-07
Download "DoulosSILCompact-5.000.zip", ZIP archive, 1MB [2340 downloads]
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.

Ubuntu repository

Note

Ubuntu packages have not yet been updated. Please check back at the end of November.

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.

List of changes for this version:

  • Added Stylistic Sets to the font for OpenType support of previously Graphite-only features
  • Added Character Variants to the font for OpenType support of previously Graphite-only features
  • Added Serbian feature when Serbian language is turned on
  • Added hook D variant feature (for U+018A/U+0257)
  • Removed "Show deprecated PUA" feature
  • Removed “Romanian-style diacritics” feature (because glyphs are now encoded)
  • Removed “Diacritic selection” feature
  • Added U+039E, U+03BC, U+03C6 and U+03C9 in the Greek and Coptic block
  • Added U+0528..U+052F in the Cyrillic Supplement block
  • Added U+2041 in the General Punctuation block
  • Added U+2095..U+209C in the Superscripts and Subscripts block
  • Added U+20B6..U+20BD in the Currency Symbols block
  • Added U+210C, U+2113, U+2117, U+212D, U+2135, U+214F in the Letterlike Symbols block
  • Added U+2150..U+2152 and U+2189 in the Number Forms block
  • Added U+2226, U+2234..U+2235, U+2262, U+2282..U+2287 in the Mathematical Operators block
  • Added U+2640, U+2642, U+266D, U+266F in the Miscellaneous Symbols block
  • Added U+27E8..U+27E9 in the Miscellaneous Mathematical Symbols-A block
  • Added U+2C7E..U+2C7F in the Latin Extended-C block
  • Added U+2C88 in the Coptic block
  • Added U+2E00..U+2E0D, U+2E3A..U+2E3B in the Supplemental Punctuation block
  • Added U+A736..U+A73F, U+A742..U+A74D, U+A750..U+A787, U+A790..U+A7AD, U+A7B0..U+A7B1, U+A7F7..U+A7FA in the Latin Extended-D block. These were also added to relevant features.
  • Added U+A92E in the Kayah Li block (to support the Kayah Li language when using the Roman script)
  • Added U+AB64..U+AB65 in the Latin Extended-E block
  • Added U+1D40C, U+1D504..U+1D505, U+1D50A, U+1D50E..U+1D50F, U+1D514, U+1D516..U+1D517, U+1D519 in the Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols block
  • Added PUA characters U+F26C (curl J) and U+F26D (left-hook b)
  • Characters in our PUA that were added to Unicode have had their codepoints updated: F1AD>A7F9, F266>A78E, F26B>A78D, F32C>0526, F32D>0527, F17B>1DFD, F209>2C70
  • These PUA characters were deprecated (now white on black glyphs): U+F17B, U+F1AD, U+F209, U+F247, U+F248, U+F266, U+F26B, U+F32C, U+F32D
  • Deleted U+0149 as it is officially deprecated in Unicode
  • Added support for shorter macrons under narrow letters (i,l,r,t). (This only works for Graphite or using precomposed characters in OpenType.)
  • Made it possible for saltillo characters (U+A78B and U+A78C) to "carry" diacritics
  • Improved design of U+A722..U+A725 and U+A78D
  • Refactored all cedilla positioning
  • Removal of unneeded duplicate glyphs (because of improvements in smart font code)
  • Bug fix in Graphite code to allow for simultaneous selection of Vietnamese alternates and Small Caps
  • Bug fix in Graphite code to allow for simultaneous selection of Ogonek alternates and Small Caps
  • "Hide tone contour staves" feature now works with single tonebar
  • Allowed combining marks to render properly with U+02D0
  • Changed postscript names for U+0218 and U+0219
  • Changed postscript names for U+2203, U+232A and U+2329
  • Optimized Graphite code for faster processing of plain ASCII text
  • Subscript and Superscript parentheses, minus, plus and equals were raised. Metrics were not changed.
  • Adjusted tails on U+2C6B, U+2C6C
  • Arrowhead design of U+21A8 modified to match the other arrows
  • Placement of Ogonek revisited
  • Changed the strongly curved hooks on Cyrillic U+04C3..U+04C4, U+04C7..U+04C8, U+04FC..U+04FD, U+0512..U+0513 to be more consistent with other hooks
  • Modified design of U+A78D to be more curved and less squared
  • Removed AAT support

Installation and Use

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.

Otherwise, if you downloaded the .exe package you can double-click on it to install the fonts and documents.

Note that these packages only include the font itself. If you want to use the font to type languages that use special non-European letters, or to type Cyrillic, then you may need a separate keyboard manager.

This font can be installed using standard font installation procedures for the given operating-system platform (Windows: put the font in WindowsFonts. Macintosh: put the font in /Library/Fonts). There are no additional installation steps required to use Graphite-related functionality. 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.

For tips on using the GNU/Linux package, see the Gentium GNU/Linux page.

Notes to contributors

The release of Doulos SIL version 4.0.14 (Version 4.014) (and any subsequent versions) under the OFL license provides a means for people to contribute to the project. For information on what you're allowed to change or modify, consult the OFL and OFL-FAQ. The OFL-FAQ also gives a very general rationale regarding why you would want to contribute to the project.

Anyone can make their own modified version of Doulos SIL (using a different name), but SIL International will continue to maintain and develop the canonical version of the Doulos SIL fonts. As the package maintainer, we warmly welcome contributions. Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Format: We are open to contributions in various formats, but if you want to maximise the chances of us including your work, please make it available to us (via email or a URL) as either a FontLab database (preferred) or a PostScript Type 1 (or OT-CFF) font.
  • Source files: We are not yet making the source files available, because our build system is rather complex and difficult to reproduce. We hope to include an easier process in the future.
  • Copyright attribution: If you submit something for inclusion in the main Doulos SIL font, we will ask you to affirm that it is your original work, and ask you to assign the copyright of your work to SIL International. This is to ensure that future releases can be made under improved versions of the OFL without needing to track you down for further permission. This follows the same principle used by the FSF. Keep in mind that we are a not-for-profit organization committed to free/libre and open source software, and that any contributions incorporated in the fonts will always be available under the OFL or a similar license.
  • Quality: Because we want to be able to guarantee a high level of quality for the primary Doulos SIL font, we will review submissions carefully. Please don't be discouraged if we do not include a submission for this reason, or ask you to make specific revisions.
  • Types of contributions: If you wish to make a contribution - a set of additional glyphs, scripts, code, etc. - please contact us before you do any work to see if it is a contribution we currently need. Every addition adds to the complexity of the project and needs to be carefully planned. This also avoids two people working on the same type of addition at the same time.
  • Linux packages: Please contact the upstream maintainer of the various packages - - if you want to help package or maintain a package.
  • When submissions will be included: We plan to revise the fonts when major updates are needed (eg new versions of Unicode). If you wish to make submissions, contact us on the timing.

Related Packages

SIL Font Subsets Lorna Evans, 2015-03-23
SIL's Non-Roman Script Initiative has created very comprehensive fonts for Latin and Cyrillic character sets. These are very large fonts that cover just about every need we know about in the Latin and Cyrillic world. Now, as we move into the age of mobile phone and web usage, everyone wants fonts that are small and compact. Our fonts are over a megabyte each and that is considered much too large for mobile phone usage.
We have now created subsets of our fonts for different regions of the world. These fonts currently contain OpenType smart code. Each regional font only contains the characters (and glyphs) that are known to be used in that region of the world. We have attempted to use the most common glyph required for that region.

Marking Tone in Unicode and the SIL Corporate PUA
Lorna A. Priest, 2007-02-01
Download "PitchContours.v1.pdf", Acrobat PDF document, 515KB [32865 downloads]

This document gives an overview of most of the ways you can mark tone in Unicode. It also outlines the encoding and implementation of the 9-level pitch contours which were just added to our SIL Unicode Roman fonts.

Some tools and resources for character input 2016-02-08
Links to useful tools for character input.

IPA Unicode Keyboards Lorna Evans, 2015-01-28
This page contains keyboards created for typing in IPA data.
On Windows, three keyboarding options are available: an IPA Keyman keyboard and keyboards which work through the Windows keyboarding system (MSKLC) for US, UK and BR keyboard layouts.
We also now provide an IPA keyboard for Linux as an Ubuntu package.
Installable keyboards for Mac OS X version 10.2, designed to allow entry of Unicode 5.0 IPA characters. Includes Dvorak version.

TECkit Jonathan Kew, Bobby de Vos, 2016-08-23
The latest release of TECkit adds support for Unicode version 7. TECkit is a low-level toolkit intended to be used by other applications that need to perform encoding conversions (e.g., when importing legacy data into a Unicode-based application).

Mapping Files Lorna Evans, 2014-09-29
These are currently available TECkit mapping files. These mapping files were created for converting data to Unicode. Some, but not all, will also convert data from Unicode back to the legacy encoding. A few are Unicode to Unicode conversions. These mapping files are for use with TECkit applications.

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