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Short URL: http://scripts.sil.org/OFL_fonts

OFL Fonts

Victor Gaultney, 2009-02-09

Here is a listing of some OFL-licensed fonts, listed by script. If you would like to have your fonts listed here, please contact us. Additional OFL-licensed fonts can also be found amongst the listing of freely-licensed fonts at the  Unicode Font Guide.

Roman/Latin

 Gentium - Extended Roman/Latin, including phonetic transcription. Supports Unicode 3. [Regular, Italic]

 Gentium Plus - Extended Roman/Latin, including phonetic transcription. Supports Unicode 5, includes smart font code for diacritic positioning. [Regular, Italic]

 Doulos SIL - Extended Roman/Latin, including phonetic transcription. Supports Unicode 5, includes smart font code for diacritic positioning. [Regular]

 Charis SIL - Extended Roman/Latin, including phonetic transcription. Supports Unicode 5, includes smart font code for diacritic positioning. [Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic]

 Andika - a sans serif typeface for literacy work. It now has the complete character/glyph repertoire that our other SIL Roman/Latin fonts contain. [Regular]

SIL Encore Font Sources - PostScript source files for the fonts in the SIL Encore Fonts package. Not intended for direct installation, but can be used to create derivative fonts. [Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic for the SIL Doulos, SIL Charis, SIL Sophia and SIL Manuscript font families]

 Linux Libertine - Similar to Times Roman. [Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic, Small Caps, Underline]

 Century Catalogue - Alternate digital version of ATF Century Oldstyle, but from a larger master size. [Regular]

 Inconsolata - Monospaced font sponsored by the TeX Users Group Development Fund. [Regular monospaced]

 Old Standard Covers a wide range of Latin, Greek and Cyrillic characters - includes OpenType features. [Regular and Italic]

 New Athena Unicode - supports Unicode 5.0. [Regular]

 Fonts from W Wiebecke - Variety of NGO, poetic and astronomical uses.

 Allerta - For signage.

 STIX Fonts Version 1.0 - Created to serve the scientific and engineering community.

 Breip - a handwriting-style font.

 PROBE_10PX - Bitmap sans serif font by Andrew Sigurow. TTF and OTF available. Covers a wide range of Latin, Greek and Cyrillic characters. [Monospaced]

Arabic

 Scheherazade Extended Arabic script font using OpenType and Graphite for complex-script rendering.

 Lateef Extended Arabic script font using OpenType for complex-script rendering.

 Harmattan Extended Arabic script font for West Africa using OpenType and Graphite for complex-script rendering.

Nastaliq Navees (Obsolete) - source outlines are provided. This package, in conjunction with Apple's QuickDraw GX graphics system and GX-based application software, allows Arabic, Urdu, and similar languages to be written using the elegant Nastaliq style of calligraphy.

 Mothanna and Thabit fonts

Coptic

Sophia Nubian - provides representation for Nubian languages which use the Coptic Unicode character set. [Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic]

 New Athena Unicode - supports Unicode 5.0. [Regular]

Cyrillic

 Andika - a sans serif typeface for literacy work. It now has the complete character/glyph repertoire that our other SIL Roman/Latin fonts contain. [Regular]

 Doulos SIL - Extended Cyrillic, including phonetic transcription. Supports Unicode 5, includes smart font code for diacritic positioning. [Regular]

 Charis SIL - Extended Cyrillic, including phonetic transcription. Supports Unicode 5, includes smart font code for diacritic positioning. [Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic]

 Gentium Plus - Extended Cyrillic, including phonetic transcription. Supports Unicode 5, includes smart font code for diacritic positioning. [Regular, Italic]

 Old Standard Covers a wide range of Latin, Greek and Cyrillic characters - includes OpenType features. [Regular and Italic]

Ethiopic

 Abyssinica SIL - Abyssinica SIL is based on Ethiopic calligraphic traditions. It supports all Ethiopic characters which are in Unicode including the Unicode 4.1 extensions. Some languages of Ethiopia are not yet able to be fully represented in Unicode and, where necessary, we have included non-Unicode characters in the Private Use Area. [Regular - no other weights planned]

Greek

 Gentium - Extended Greek, both Ancient and Modern. [Regular, Italic]

 Gentium Plus - Extended Greek, both Ancient and Modern.[Regular, Italic]

 GFS Didot - Greek font family with a variety of styles available.

 GFS Olga - Greek font family with a variety of styles available.

 GFS Porson - Greek font family with a variety of styles available.

 New Athena Unicode - supports Unicode 5.0. [Regular]

Hebrew

Ezra SIL - Ezra SIL is fashioned after the square letter forms of the typography of the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS), a beautiful Old Testament volume familiar to Biblical Hebrew scholars. The Ezra SIL font is an OpenType “smart” font. It is designed to work with Office 2003 and above. [Regular]

Myanmar

 Padauk - Myanmar extended encoding with support for Sgaw Karen, Mon. [Regular, Bold, Book Regular, Book Bold]

Tai Viet

Tai Heritage Pro - designed to reflect the traditional hand-written style of the Tai Viet script. [Regular]

Tibetan

 Jomolhari - Jomolhari is a Bhutanese style dbu-can font for Tibetan and Dzongkha text. [Regular]

Vai

SIL Vai - Legacy (non-Unicode) font for the Vai script of Liberia. [Regular, Bold]

Yi

Nuosu SIL - Unicode font for the Yi script. [Regular]

Zaghawa Beria

Zaghawa Beria - Legacy (non-Unicode) font for the Zaghawa Beria script of Central Africa. [Regular]

Other

 MusiQuik and MusiSync - Music notation fonts.

 3 of 9 barcode font - Barcode font designed with Microsoft Word 2003 in mind.



Inclusion in this does not imply that SIL International particularly recommends these fonts, nor does it accept any responsibility for them, including legal guarantees, unless they are developed by SIL.


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