SIL Non-Roman Script Initiative

Graphite

A free and open rendering engine for complex scripts

Developers

The Graphite system consists of:

  • Graphite Description Language (GDL) - a rule-based programming language that is used to describe the behavior of a writing system
  • the Graphite compiler - used to compile the GDL program along with a font to generate the Graphite-enabled version of the font
  • the Graphite engine - uses the Graphite font to assist a text-processing application in performing text layout

Read more...

Font developers

See resources related to Graphite font development.

Application developers

See resources related to adding Graphite support to an application.

Copyright © 2012 SIL International® and released under the  Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license (CC-BY-SA) unless noted otherwise.