Lohit Fonts Project
To see whats happening presently visit RECENT-NEWS page.
The project goal is to improve existing offerings of the fonts - making sure the Lohit fonts deliver the best available quality and functions to the community.
In 2004, Red Hat has released five Indian language fonts as open source licensed under the GPL. In 2011 Red Hat relicensed fonts under SIL OFL 1.1 license. The fonts named Lohit which means Red in Sanskrit. Currently, the font family supports 21 Indian languages: Assamese, Bengali, Devanagari (Hindi, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Marathi, Nepali, Sindhi, Santali, Bodo, Dogri), Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Manipuri, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, and Telugu. Now, Fedora Project and its contributors took the responsibility to consolidate the further efforts and improvements of the Lohit fonts.
Lohit Fonts are Unicode 6.0 compatible.
Installation in Various distributions
Fedora users can install rpms for Lohit fonts with the following command
For Fedora 9 and above
yum install lohit-fonts-<language_name>
Note in Fedora 9, the Lohit fonts are installed by default.
From Fedora 11 onwards
yum install lohit-<language_name>-fonts
Debian users can install Lohit fonts with the following command
$apt-get install ttf-<language_name>-fonts
in case any problem please mail to lohit-devel-list@… list
You can get the current source using the following commands:
Anonymous GIT access
$git clone https://github.com/pravins/lohit
$ git clone http://git.fedorahosted.org/git/lohit.git
Read and Write Url $git clone https://github.com/pravins/lohit
$ git clone ssh://git.fedorahosted.org/git/lohit.git
FAS Group: svnlohit
Anonymous access: http://svn.fedorahosted.org/svn/lohit/
1) Release pattern of lohit-fonts is changed from 2.4.3 release, now onwards lohit-fonts will be released in two tarballs for each script.
Tarball consisting all Lohit fonts ttf lohit-ttf-20140220.tar.gz
Source and TrueType archives are available at https://fedorahosted.org/releases/l/o/lohit/.
The Lohit fonts are included in Fedora.
- In Fedora 7 and earlier the source package was called fonts-indic.
Since Fedora 8 and onwards it is called lohit-fonts. Fedora 11 onwards package name in Fedora is lohit-<scriptname>-fonts.
- Please submit bugs and patches into https://github.com/pravins/lohit/issues/new
- Presently Open bugs in Fedora against Lohit-Fonts On github Lohit Fonts
- Mailing list for discussions Lohit Devel List.
- Edit fonts using fontforge. It is available in Fedora repositories.
yum install fontforge
- Reuse glyphs if possible - this is the best way to keep the same look and feel, and it saves efforts.
- All changes should be under the agreement of CLA. Please read at Howto if you need help on signing the CLA.
Pravin Satpute <psatpute AT redhat DOT com>