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Lohit Fonts Project

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Lohit fonts are supporting Unicode 8.0 now.

Lohit Assamese 2.91.3 release download from lohit-assamese-2.91.3.tar.gz, lohit-assamese-ttf-2.91.3.tar.gz, lohit-assamese-web-2.91.3.tar.gz

Lohit Bengali 2.91.3 release download from lohit-bengali-2.91.3.tar.gz, lohit-bengali-ttf-2.91.3.tar.gz, lohit-bengali-web-2.91.3.tar.gz

Lohit Odia 2.91.0 release download from lohit-odia-2.91.0.tar.gz, lohit-odia-ttf-2.91.0.tar.gz, lohit-odia-web-2.91.0.tar.gz

Lohit Tamil 2.91.1 release download from lohit-tamil-2.91.1.tar.gz, lohit-tamil-ttf-2.91.1.tar.gz, lohit-tamil-web-2.91.1.tar.gz

Lohit Gurmukhi 2.91.0 (Alpha) release download from lohit-gurmukhi-2.91.0.tar.gz, lohit-gurmukhi-ttf-2.91.0.tar.gz, lohit-gurmukhi-web-2.91.0.tar.gz

Lohit Malayalam 2.92.0 (Beta-1) release download from lohit-malayalam-2.92.0.tar.gz, lohit-malayalam-ttf-2.92.0.tar.gz, lohit-malayalam-web-2.92.0.tar.gz


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


$ git clone

Read and Write Url $git clone


$ git clone ssh://

SVN (Deprecated)

FAS Group: svnlohit

Commit access:


Anonymous access:

=== Office ===


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.

Current releases:

SourceSize BinarySizeWeb Size
Lohit Assameselohit-assamese-2.5.3.tar.gz240K lohit-assamese-ttf-2.5.3.tar.gz76Klohit-assamese-web-2.5.3.tar.gz133K
Lohit Bengalilohit-bengali-2.5.3.tar.gz240K lohit-bengali-ttf-2.5.3.tar.gz76Klohit-bengali-web-2.5.3.tar.gz133K
Lohit Devanagarilohit-devanagari-2.95.2.tar.gz188K lohit-devanagari-ttf-2.95.2.tar.gz88Klohit-devanagari-web-2.95.2.tar.gz156K
Lohit Gujaratilohit-gujarati-2.92.2.tar.gz120K lohit-gujarati-ttf-2.92.2.tar.gz36Klohit-gujarati-web-2.92.2.tar.gz36K
Lohit Kannadalohit-kannada-2.5.3.tar.gz440K lohit-kannada-ttf-2.5.3.tar.gz56Klohit-kannada-web-2.5.3.tar.gz92K
Lohit Malayalamlohit-malayalam-2.5.4.tar.gz160K lohit-malayalam-ttf-2.5.4.tar.gz40Klohit-malayalam-web-2.5.4.tar.gz68K
Lohit Marathilohit-marathi-2.94.0.tar.gz132K lohit-marathi-ttf-2.94.0.tar.gz44Klohit-marathi-web-2.94.0.tar.gz76K
Lohit Nepalilohit-nepali-2.94.0.tar.gz132K lohit-nepali-ttf-2.94.0.tar.gz44Klohit-nepali-web-2.94.0.tar.gz76K
Lohit Odia(Oriya)lohit-odia-2.5.5.tar.gz204K lohit-odia-ttf-2.5.5.tar.gz56Klohit-oriya-web-2.5.5.tar.gz96K
Lohit Punjabilohit-punjabi-2.5.3.tar.gz48K lohit-punjabi-ttf-2.5.3.tar.gz20Klohit-punjabi-web-2.5.3.tar.gz28K
Lohit Tamillohit-tamil-2.5.3.tar.gz124K lohit-tamil-ttf-2.5.3.tar.gz36Klohit-tamil-web-2.5.3.tar.gz56K
Lohit Tamil Classicallohit-tamil-classical-2.5.3.tar.gz128K lohit-tamil-classical-ttf-2.5.3.tar.gz36Klohit-tamil-classical-web-2.5.3.tar.gz56K
Lohit Telugulohit-telugu-2.5.4.tar.gz392K lohit-telugu-ttf-2.5.4.tar.gz64Klohit-telugu-web-2.5.4.tar.gz112K

Tarball consisting all Lohit fonts ttf lohit-ttf-20140220.tar.gz

Previous releases:

Source and TrueType archives are available at

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.

Contributors information

 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.

Project Leader

Pravin Satpute <psatpute AT redhat DOT com>