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FontCreator Review PageFont ListMy Unicode fonts were edited with High-Logic FontCreator, a powerful TrueType font editor. The professional edition automates much of the process of adding composite characters to fonts.The latest version supports class-based kerning and GPOS scripts. The online manual gives details of what it can do, or read my review of the latest changes.

To convert CSK or Skt encoded documents to Unicode use my Find and Replace Macros for OpenOffice/LibreOffice.

MainType Review PageFont collectors may find MainType useful. It is a powerful Font Manager from High-Logic for viewing, installing, organising, and managing fonts. This Serif font catalogue produced with MainType includes my own free fonts, Linux fonts, Fell types, and some from SIL. Most others are fonts distributed with Serif products.

Windows KeyboardsWindows Keyboards for Typing Pāli If you regularly need to type accented characters for European languages, or for romanised Pāli and Sanskrit, install my customised keyboard for windows to type a wide range of accented characters with ease.

äèíõû ñç ÄÈÍÕÛ Ñ Ç and common symbols like †©®™

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Download 7-Zip Archive AcariyaAcariya is a Garamond style typeface derived from Guru. • Typeface Sample

27/11/2016 (ver 1.30) • 4 type styles, 2,885 Glyphs, > 46K Kerning Pairs

Alternative FractionsScientific InferiorsSubscriptsSuperscriptsDenominatorsNumeratorsFractions Alternate Annotation Forms (Enclosed Alphanumerics)OldStyle Figures (align with x-height)Ordinals Contextual Ligatures (Velthuis Encoding) OrnamentsStylistic Alternates Terminal Forms (Word Ending Alternates)Historical LigaturesHistorical Forms Small CapitalsCapitals to Small CapitalsPetite CapitalsCapitals to Petite Capitals Discretionary LigaturesStandard LigaturesSlashed ZeroOpenType Kerning

Download 7-Zip Archive BalavaBalava is a revival of Baskerville derived from Libre Baskerville a font released under the SIL Open Font license. • Typeface Sample

3/12/2016 (ver 1.41) • 4 styles, 2,645 Glyphs, > 49K Kerning Pairs

Alternative FractionsScientific InferiorsSubscriptsSuperscriptsDenominatorsNumeratorsFractions Alternate Annotation Forms (Enclosed Alphanumerics)OldStyle Figures (align with x-height)Tablular FiguresOrdinals Contextual Ligatures (Velthuis Encoding) OrnamentsStylistic Alternates Terminal Forms (Word Ending Alternates)Historical LigaturesHistorical Forms Small CapitalsCapitals to Small CapitalsPetite CapitalsCapitals to Petite CapitalsTitling Capitals Discretionary LigaturesStandard LigaturesOpenType Kerning

Download 7-Zip Archive CankamaCankama is a Gothic, Black Letter script • Typeface Sample

6/11/2016 (ver 2.31) • Regular, 2,325 Glyphs, 1,384 Kerning Pairs

Alternative FractionsScientific InferiorsSubscriptsSuperscriptsDenominatorsNumeratorsFractions Stylistic Alternates with a Contextual Lookup for Initial CapitalsAlternate Annotation Forms (Enclosed Alphanumerics)OldStyle Figures (align with x-height)Ordinals OrnamentsCharacter Variants Terminal Forms (Word Ending Alternates)Historical LigaturesHistorical Forms Petite CapitalsCapitals to Petite Capitals Discretionary LigaturesStandard LigaturesOpenType Kerning

Download 7-Zip Archive GaravaGarava was designed for body text. It has a generous x-height and economical copy-fit. The family includes Extra-Bold and Extra-Bold Italic styles besides the usual four. Typeface Sample

1/12/2016 (ver 3.83) • 6 styles, 3,177 Glyphs, > 53K Kerning Pairs

Alternative FractionsScientific InferiorsSubscriptsSuperscriptsDenominatorsNumeratorsFractions Stylistic Alternates with a Contextual Lookup for Initial CapitalsSwashAlternate Annotation Forms (Enclosed Alphanumerics)OldStyle Figures (align with x-height)Ordinals Contextual Ligatures (Velthuis Encoding) OrnamentsCharacter Variants Terminal Forms (Word Ending Alternates)Historical LigaturesHistorical Forms Small CapitalsCapitals to Small CapitalsPetite CapitalsCapitals to Petite Capitals Discretionary LigaturesStandard LigaturesOpenType Kerning

Download 7-Zip Archive GuruGuru is a condensed Garamond style typeface designed for economy of copyfit. 100 pages of text set in the Pali typeface would be about 94 pages if set in Garava, or 92 pages if set in Guru. • Typeface Sample

5/11/2016 (ver 3.51) • 4 type styles, 2,885 Glyphs, > 24K Kerning Pairs

Alternative FractionsScientific InferiorsSubscriptsSuperscriptsDenominatorsNumeratorsFractions Alternate Annotation Forms (Enclosed Alphanumerics)OldStyle Figures (align with x-height)Ordinals Contextual Ligatures (Velthuis Encoding) OrnamentsStylistic Alternates Terminal Forms (Word Ending Alternates)Historical LigaturesHistorical Forms Small CapitalsCapitals to Small CapitalsPetite CapitalsCapitals to Petite Capitals Discretionary LigaturesStandard LigaturesSlashed ZeroOpenType Kerning

Download 7-Zip Archive HariHari is a hand-writing script derived from Allura by Robert E. Leuschke, released under the SIL license. Typeface Sample

19/5/2016 (ver 1.01) • Regular type style, 592 glyphs, 855 Kerning Pairs

Scientific InferiorsSubscriptsSuperscriptsFractions OldStyle Figures (align with x-height)Tabular Figures Stylistic Alternates Discretionary LigaturesStandard LigaturesOpenType Kerning

Download 7-Zip Archive JivitaJivita is an original Sans Serif typeface for body text • Typeface Sample

6/11/2016 (ver 2.10) • 4 type styles, 2,428 Glyphs, > 10K Kerning Pairs

Alternative FractionsScientific InferiorsSubscriptsSuperscriptsDenominatorsNumeratorsFractions Stylistic Alternates with a Contextual Lookup for Initial CapitalsAlternate Annotation Forms (Enclosed Alphanumerics)OldStyle Figures (align with x-height)Ordinals OrnamentsCharacter Variants Terminal Forms (Word Ending Alternates)Historical LigaturesHistorical Forms Case-sensitive FormsPetite CapitalsCapitals to Petite Capitals Discretionary LigaturesStandard LigaturesOpenType Kerning

Download 7-Zip Archive KabalaKabala is a distinctive Sans Serif typeface designed for display text or headings • Typeface Sample

6/11/2016 (ver 3.20) • 8 type styles, 2,418 Glyphs, > 17K Kerning Pairs

Alternative FractionsScientific InferiorsSubscriptsSuperscriptsDenominatorsNumeratorsFractions Alternate Annotation Forms (Enclosed Alphanumerics)OldStyle Figures (align with x-height)Proportional FiguresOrdinals OrnamentsStylistic Alternates Terminal Forms (Word Ending Alternates)Historical LigaturesHistorical Forms Case-senstive FormsSmall CapitalsCapitals to Small CapitalsPetite CapitalsCapitals to Petite Capitals Discretionary LigaturesStandard LigaturesOpenType Kerning

Download 7-Zip Archive LekhanaLekhana is my version of Zapf Chancery. A flowing script that can be used for correspondence or body text • Typeface Sample

6/11/2016 (ver 1.91) • 4 type styles, 2,325 Glyphs, > 17K Kerning Pairs

Alternative FractionsScientific InferiorsSubscriptsSuperscriptsDenominatorsNumeratorsFractions Stylistic Alternates with a Contextual Lookup for Initial CapitalsSwashAlternate Annotation Forms (Enclosed Alphanumerics)OldStyle Figures (align with x-height)Ordinals Discretionary LigaturesStandard Ligatures OrnamentsCharacter Variants Terminal Forms (Word Ending Alternates)Historical LigaturesHistorical FormsOpenType Kerning

Download 7-Zip Archive MahakampaMahakampa is a hand-writing script derived from Great Vibes by Robert E. Leuschke, released under the SIL license. Typeface Sample

19/5/2016 (ver 1.3) • Regular type style, 626 glyphs, 855 Kerning Pairs

Scientific InferiorsSubscriptsSuperscriptsFractions OldStyle Figures (align with x-height)Tabular Figures Contextual Alternates Stylistic Alternates Terminal Forms (Word Ending Alternates) Discretionary LigaturesStandard LigaturesOpenType Kerning

Download 7-Zip Archive MandalaMandala is designed for decorative body text or headings. “Mandala” is a Pali word meaning “circle.” • Typeface Sample

9/11/2016 (ver 2.01) • 4 type styles, 2,579 Glyphs, > 5K Kerning Pairs

Alternative FractionsScientific InferiorsSubscriptsSuperscriptsDenominatorsNumeratorsFractions Alternate Annotation Forms (Enclosed Alphanumerics)OldStyle Figures (align with x-height)Ordinals OrnamentsStylistic Alternates Terminal Forms (Word Ending Alternates)Historical LigaturesHistorical Forms Petite CapitalsCapitals to Petite Capitals Discretionary LigaturesStandard LigaturesSlashed ZeroOpenType Kerning

Download 7-Zip Archive NaccaNacca is a hand-writing script derived from Dancing Script by Pablo Impallari and released on Font Squirrel under the SIL license. Typeface Sample.

11/5/2016 (ver 1.1) • Regular type style, 527 Glyphs, 721 Kerning Pairs

Scientific InferiorsSuperscriptsFractions OldStyle Figures (align with x-height)Tabular Figures Stylistic Alternates Initial Forms (Word Start Alternates)Terminal Forms (Word Ending Alternates) Discretionary LigaturesStandard LigaturesOpenType Kerning

Download 7-Zip Archive OdanaOdana is a calligraphic brush font suitable for titles, or short texts where a less formal appearance is wanted. • Typeface Sample

28/11/2016 (ver 3.20) • Regular type style, 2,729 Glyphs, > 27K Kerning Pairs

Alternative FractionsScientific InferiorsSubscriptsSuperscriptsDenominatorsNumeratorsFractions Stylistic Alternates with a Contextual Lookup for Initial CapitalsAlternate Annotation Forms (Enclosed Alphanumerics)OldStyle Figures (align with x-height)Ordinals OrnamentsCharacter Variants Terminal Forms (Word Ending Alternates)Historical LigaturesHistorical Forms Petite CapitalsCapitals to Petite Capitals Discretionary LigaturesStandard LigaturesSlashed ZeroOpenType Kerning

Download 7-Zip Archive Open SansOpen Sans is a Sans Serif font suitable for body text. • Typeface Sample

9/2/2016 (ver 1.71) • Ten type styles, 1766 Glyphs, > 7K Kerning Pairs

Scientific InferiorsSubscriptsSuperscriptsFractions OldStyle FiguresTabular FiguresProportional FiguresOrdinals OrnamentsStylistic Alternates Discretionary LigaturesStandard LigaturesLocalized Forms

Download 7-Zip Archive PaliPali is my version of Hermann Zapf’s Palatino. • Typeface Sample

7/12/2016 (ver 2.92) • 4 type styles, 2,690 Glyphs, > 50K Kerning Pairs

Alternative FractionsScientific InferiorsSubscriptsSuperscriptsDenominatorsNumeratorsFractions Stylistic Alternates with a Contextual Lookup for Initial CapitalsAlternate Annotation Forms (Enclosed Alphanumerics)OldStyle Figures (align with x-height)Ordinals Contextual Ligatures (Velthuis Encoding) OrnamentsCharacter Variants Terminal Forms (Word Ending Alternates)Historical LigaturesHistorical Forms Small CapitalsCapitals to Small CapitalsPetite CapitalsCapitals to Petite CapitalsTitling Capitals Discretionary LigaturesStandard LigaturesOpenType Kerning

Download 7-Zip Archive SukhumalaSukhumala is derived from Sort Mills Goudy. • Typeface Sample

7/11/2016 (ver 1.90) • 5 type styles, 2,626 Glyphs, > 26K Kerning Pairs

Alternative FractionsScientific InferiorsSubscriptsSuperscriptsDenominatorsNumeratorsFractions Alternate Annotation Forms (Enclosed Alphanumerics)OldStyle Figures (align with x-height)Ordinals Contextual Ligatures (Velthuis Encoding) OrnamentsStylistic Alternates Terminal Forms (Word Ending Alternates)Historical LigaturesHistorical Forms Small CapitalsCapitals to Small CapitalsPetite CapitalsCapitals to Petite Capitals Discretionary LigaturesStandard LigaturesOpenType Kerning

Download 7-Zip Archive TalapannaTalapanna is my version of Goudy Bertham, with decorative gothic capitals and extra ligatures in the Private Use Area. Typeface Sample

8/11/2016 (ver 3.40) • regular/bold styles, 2438 Glyphs, > 15K Kerning Pairs

Alternative FractionsScientific InferiorsSubscriptsSuperscriptsDenominatorsNumeratorsFractions Stylistic Alternates with a Contextual Lookup for Initial CapitalsAlternate Annotation Forms (Enclosed Alphanumerics)Lining Figures (align with Capitals)Ordinals OrnamentsCharacter Variants Terminal Forms (Word Ending Alternates)Historical LigaturesHistorical Forms Case-senstive FormsPetite CapitalsCapitals to Petite Capitals Discretionary LigaturesStandard LigaturesOpenType Kerning

Download 7-Zip Archive VeluvanaVeluvana means “Bamboo Grove.” The Greek glyphs are from Guru. Small Caps are greater than x-height. • Typeface Sample

8/11/2016 (ver 3.00) • Regular type style, 2,563 Glyphs, > 14K Kerning Pairs

Alternative FractionsScientific InferiorsSubscriptsSuperscriptsDenominatorsNumeratorsFractions Alternate Annotation Forms (Enclosed Alphanumerics)OldStyle Figures (align with x-height)Ordinals OrnamentsStylistic Alternates Terminal Forms (Word Ending Alternates)Historical LigaturesHistorical Forms Small CapitalsCapitals to Small Capitals Discretionary LigaturesStandard LigaturesOpenType Kerning

Download 7-Zip Archive Print VersionVerajja is a Pali word meaning “a variety of kingdoms or provinces.” It is derived from Bitstream Vera, a font released under an Open license agreement. See the Gnome Project for details. Typeface Sample.

25/11/2016 (ver 3.52) • 4 type styles 2,635 Glyphs, > 29K Kerning pairs

Alternative FractionsScientific InferiorsSubscriptsSuperscriptsDenominatorsNumeratorsFractions Alternate Annotation Forms (Enclosed Alphanumerics)OldStyle Figures (align with x-height)Ordinals Contextual Ligatures (Velthuis Encoding) OrnamentsStylistic Alternates Terminal Forms (Word Ending Alternates)Historical Forms Petite CapitalsCapitals to Petite Capitals Discretionary LigaturesStandard LigaturesOpenType Kerning

Download 7-Zip Archive Verajja SerifVerajja Serif now includes OpenType Features • Typeface Sample

20/1/2016 (ver 1.71) • 4 type styles 2,427 Glyphs, > 20K Kerning Pairs

Alternative FractionsScientific InferiorsSubscriptsSuperscriptsDenominatorsNumeratorsFractions Alternate Annotation Forms (Enclosed Alphanumerics)OldStyle Figures (align with x-height)Ordinals Contextual Ligatures (Velthuis Encoding) OrnamentsStylistic Alternates Terminal Forms (Word Ending Alternates)Historical LigaturesHistorical Forms Case-sensitive FormsPetite CapitalsCapitals to Petite Capitals Discretionary LigaturesStandard LigaturesOpenType Kerning

7-Zip Home PageFont archives compressed using 7-Zip’s LZMA format are typically about half the size of archives produced using standard ZIP format.

To save bandwidth, time, and server space, most downloads now use this format. 7-Zip is highly recommended. It has strong encryption and is a mature OpenSource program.

Download PageMac OS users can download a utility for extracting 7-Zip archives from Sixty Five, Ltd.

I have no way of testing my fonts on Mac OS or other Operating Systems, but I will be interested to know if they work, or if there is a simple modification I can make so that they will work.


Latest Updates

7 December, 2016

Acariya is derived from Guru. It is about 10% less condensed, but contains the same glyphs and OpenType features. Version 1.30 fixed lots of bugs, added many more kerning pairs, and now includes smaller web versions.

Balava is derived from Libre Baskerville, a revival of John Baskerville’s Transitional typeface of 1757. I have added a bold italic type style, and many additional glyphs for Petite Capitals, Small Capitals, Basic Greek, Ligatures, Superscripts for Ordinals, Subscripts for Fractions, Stacking Fractions, and a full range of Symbols and Dingbats. OpenType features provide easy access to these additional glyphs in applications that support them. Version 1.40 improved some glyph contours, added localised forms for Romanian, standard ligatures fij and ij acute for Dutch, and added many more kerning pairs. Version 1.41 improved kerning classes and added some more kerning pairs.

Cankama Version 2.31 added a few kerning pairs.

Garava Version 3.83 added two new ligatures for Dutch (fij and ijacute), a reversed question mark (used for irony) localized forms for Romanian, and many more kerning pairs. Currency symbols for Turkish Lira and Georgian Lari were redesigned. Glyphs with cedilla and ogonek were improved, using changes made to CompositeData.xml made for FontCreator 10.1. Outlines were optimized using the new Glyph Transformation command.


Smaller web versions were added. They are hinted, since Garava is perhaps too light for the web without it.

Guru Version 3.51 fixed some more bugs and added some kerning pairs.

Hari is a hand-writing script derived from Allura by Robert E. Leuschke, released under the SIL license. Version 1.01 improved some discretionary ligatures and added a Rupee Sign (Rs).

Coloured Glyphs for Initial Forms: Open in new Tab to EnlargeIVITA Version 2.10 fixed a bug with kerning classes, optimised some complex glyphs, and added a set of smaller Web versions without most of the symbols, Drop Caps, or hinting.

Spacing for Kabala Weights Corrected to Increase EvenlyKabala Version 3.20 fixed kerning classes bug, improved Alternative Fractions, and kerning pairs.

Lekhana Version 1.90 replaces the Initial Forms feature with Stylistic Alternates and the former Stylistic Alternates are now Character Variants. Version 1.91 fixed Kerning Classes.

Mahakampa is a hand-writing script derived from Great Vibes by Robert E. Leuschke. Version 1.3 added some more discretionary ligatures and a Rupee Sign (Rs), and fixed some bugs.

Mandala Version 2.01 fixed a bug with OpenType feature precedence (dlig no longer overrides ordn).

Nacca is a hand-writing script derived from Dancing Script by Pablo Impallari and released on Font Squirrel under the SIL license. Version 1.1 added a few more kerning pairs.

Decorative Glyphs for Initial Forms: Open in new Tab to EnlargeDANA Version 3.20 fixed some bugs and added kerning pairs.

Open Sans is an OpenType font released under an Apache 2.0 License agreement. It has five weights in ten subfamilies, extensive glyph coverage (Latin Extended, Greek, and Cyrillic). It includes OpenType features for Lining, OldStyle, Proportional, and Tabular Figures; Standard Ligatures, Stylistic Alternates, Stylistic Sets, and Localised Forms for Moldavian and Romanian.

Version 3.00 replaces the Initial Forms feature with Stylistic Alternates and the former Stylistic Alternates are now Character Variants.

Coloured Glyphs for Initial Forms: Open in new Tab to EnlargeALI Version 2.80 replaced the Initial Forms feature with Stylistic Alternates and the former Stylistic Alternates are now Character Variants. Pali 2.90 removed the Titling Capital glyphs and replaced them with a GPOS Titling feature. This doesn’t work in PagePlus, but one can simply use expanded character spacing. Localized forms were added for Romanian, and ligatures were added for fij and ij acute, which are used in Dutch. The Web versions are unhinted, contain no Small Capitals or Alternative Fractions, and only a few symbols. Version 2.91 fixes a bug in my fonts that was preventing the export of kerning pairs. Version 2.92 fixed more bugs.

Sukhumala is based on the Google font Sorts Mill Goudy revival by Barry Schwartz. Version 1.90 fixed the kerning classes bug, and added a few more kerning pairs.

Talapanna Version 3.40 fixes the kerning classes and adds some more kerning pairs.

Preview of Initial Forms in Firefox on Windows 7.

Veluvana Version 3.00 fixed the kerning classes and added some more kerning pairs.

Verajja Version 3.52 improved some glyphs, added some kerning pairs, and fixed some bugs.

Verajja Serif Version 1.71 fixed some bugs.

Icons were added to indicate which OpenType Features are present. Carita and Hattha were withdrawn as they will no longer be updated to match my other fonts.

My most recent fonts no longer use the OpenType Compiler. This only runs under Windows XP so I no longer include scripts to edit OpenType features. Users of FontCreator Pro can edit the OpenType feature scripts directly within the program using its own Visual OpenType Designer of the code editor.

OpenType Features

Alternate Annotation Forms (Enclosed Alphanumerics)Alternate Annotation Forms: (nalt) These use digits and uppercase (and/or lowercase) letters enclosed in a large circle.

Alternative Fractions (Stacking Fractions)Alternative Fractions: (afrc) Stacking fractions are useful for typesetting fractional measurements in inches. The full set from 1/2 to 63/64 is included, with some kerning pairs where needed.

Case-sensitive FormsCase-sensitive Forms: (case) Brackets may be moved up to align better with Capital letters. Or, German Double s may use alternative forms for Capitals or Petite Capitals.

Character VariantsCharacter Variants: (cv01-cv99) Some glyphs like Gabriola (Windows 7) have alternate letter forms that the user can select manually. My fonts have Character Variants (or Stylistic Alternates) for * + @ © × † ‡ •, Geometric Shapes circle and black circle, and the Miscellaneous Symbol, Black sun with rays.

Contextual AlternatesContextual Alternates: (calt) Use in connecting script fonts to substitute alternate glyphs after capital glyphs to improve the joining of adjacent glyphs.

Contextual Ligatures (Velthuis Encoding)Contextual Ligatures: (clig) Used in Balava, Garava, Guru, Pali, and Sukhumala to convert Velthuis encoded text (e.g. nibbaana) to text with diacritics (nibbāna). This is a non-standard use of Contextual ligatures.

Denominators for FractionsDenominators: (dnom): Baseline subscripts for use with the fractions feature. Use the same glyphs as the superscripts

Discretionary LigaturesDiscretionary Ligatures: (dlig) These are primarily intended for decorative use or to recreate the appearance of historical documents.

FractionsFractions: (frac) Slashed fractions, precomposed from 1/2 to 7/8, or composed from numerators and denominators for other non-Unicode fractions like 1/10th, improper fractions like 4/3, or maths formulae like 1/x or a/b.

Historical FormsHistorical Forms: (hist) s will be replaced with long s: It should have a lower precedence than historical ligatures.

Historical LigaturesHistorical Ligatures: (hlig) sb, sh, sk, sl, si ssi, ssl, etc., will be replaced with long s ligatures. The letter pairs with long s tend to clash when followed by letters with ascenders ſb ſh ſl and ſk.

OpenType KerningKerning: (kern) All of my fonts now have OpenType kerning tables as well as legacy kerning tables. This makes it possible to include many more kerning pairs.

Localised Forms for Roman Numerals (Ligatures)Localised Forms: (locl) My experimental implementation of this feature for Roman Numerals has been removed from my latest fonts because it is likely to cause problems.

OldStyle Figures (align with x-height)OldStyle Figures: (onum) Designed for use with lowercase and petite capitals. If a font’s default figures are OldStyle figures, like Georgia or Talapanna, the font may need lining or tabular figures.

Lining Figures (align with Caps Height)Lining Figures: (lnum) If a font’s default digits are OldStyle figures the lining figures can be used with All Capitals.

OrdinalsOrdinals: (ordn) Where a letter or letters follow a number, this feature will substitute superscripts. In Adobe and Microsoft fonts, this feature is useless as all lowercase letters become superscripts. According to Microsoft’s own recommendations, this feature should be contextual.

Ornaments (Dingbats)Ornaments: (ornm) A convenient way to access dingbats or enclosed alphanumerics. Type 0-9, a-z, or A-Z, to access a wide range of symbols.

Numerators (for Fractions)Numerators: (numr): Superscripts for use with the fractions feature. Also includes A-Z, a-z for use with ordinals (and a wide range of accented superscripts in some fonts).

Petite CapitalsPetite Capitals: (pcap) smaller capital letters designed to match the x-height of the font, and similar in stroke weight and advance width to the lowercase glyphs. If well designed, enabling or disabling this feature for lowercase text should make little difference to spacing or line-breaks.

Petite Capitals from CapitalsPetite Capitals From Capitals: (c2pc) Uppercase letters will also be replaced with Petite Capitals if this feature is used. Serif™ call this “Capitals to Petite Capitals.” This feature applies smaller punctuation to match the height of petite capitals, which is the font’s x-height.

Proportional FiguresProportional Figures: (pnum) Proportional figures for fonts with monospaced default figures. They may be lining figures (aligning with capitals) or OldStyle (aligning with x-height).

Scientific InferiorsScientific Inferiors: (sinf) Subscripts that bisect the baseline for use with Chemical formulae like H2O (Water), C2H4 (Ethylene), H2SO4 (sulphuric acid), etc.

Slashed ZeroSlashed Zero: (zero) Figure zero with slash to make it easier to distinguish from the Capital O.

Small CapitalsSmall Capitals: (smcp) these are usually about 70% to 80% of the Caps Height and similar in proportion to the majuscule forms.

Small Capitals from CapitalsSmall Capitals From Capitals: (c2sc) Uppercase letters will also be replaced with Small Capitals if this feature is used. Serif™ call this Capitals to Small Capitals.

Standard LigaturesStandard Ligatures: (liga) These should be enabled by default. The Alphabetic Presentation Forms of ff, fi, fl, ffi, ffl are supplemented by other pairs like ffr, ky or tt, where adjacent letters clash.

Stylistic Alternates use contextual lookups for decorative drop capitalsStylistic Alternates: (salt) Cankama, Odana. Pali, and Talapanna, have Decorative Drop Capitals that use this feature.

SubscriptsSubscript: (subs) Subscript digits or lowercase a-z aligned on the baseline for use with the fractions feature.

SuperscriptsSuperscript: (sups) Superscript digits and letters. The same glyphs are used by the ordinals and fractions feature, and by subscripts. They may be used for maths formulae such as a²+b² = c².

SwashSwash: (swsh) Replaces glyphs with alternative swash forms. May be Upper, and/or lowercase with more than one set of alternate glyphs.

Tablular FiguresTabular Figures: (tnum) Fixed width figures for fonts with proportional default figures.

Terminal FormsTerminal Forms: (fina) Greek sigma has a terminal form for use at the end of words.

Titling CapitalsTitling: (titl) Lighter, and more generously spaced, capital letters designed for use at large point sizes — say, 36 point or larger.

Alternative Fractions look better than Regular Fractions for MeasurementsOpenType Glyph Substitutions: My fonts use the Private Use area for these extra glyphs. If you use LibreOffice, my Add and Remove Ligatures Macros can be used to add/remove ligatures, and it could be modified to convert regular text to Petite Capitals or Titling Capitals. Titling Capitals are a lighter weight than regular capitals, and more generously spaced.

Stacking fractions save space when typesetting measurements. Enable kerning for the best results. Regular fractions are included only for 1/2 to 7/8 as supported by Unicode, but stacking fractions include a full set up to 63/64. Enable the OpenType Alternative Fractions feature, and type, e.g., 13/32 or 47/64. Insert a zero-width space after whole numbers to prevent them being treated as part of the numerator.

FAQ

  1. Are these fonts copyright? Yes. Although they are free, they are subject to copyright under the GNU License. You may modify the fonts, include glyphs in your own fonts, and even sell your modified versions, but if you do they must also be released under the same GNU License terms. Modified versions must be renamed.
  2. Can I host your fonts on my web site? No. Please do not redistribute my fonts, but post a link to this page to ensure that everyone can get the latest versions and other new fonts. I regularly update and improve my fonts, and I wish to ensure that users always have the latest versions.
  3. How can I use the OpenType features? If you have a program with OpenType support you can access the OpenType features. PagePlus supports all of the OpenType features in my fonts and was used to test the features. PagePlus X8 is only £30 now that PPX9 has been released. DrawPlus X6 at only £20 also supports OpenType features.
  4. Can I use OpenType features in LibreOffice? Not yet. However, you can insert any of the special glyphs from the Insert Symbol menu or use a macro to search and replace very quickly.
  5. How Did You Add the OpenType Features? Earlier, I used a free program called OpenType Compiler, but it only runs under Windows XP, so it is now pretty much obsolete. Now, I use FontCreator. See this Tutorial.
  6. How Do I install OpenType Fonts? The same way as you install TrueType fonts. Open the Windows Fonts folder and select “Install New Font...” from the file menu. Browse to where the fonts are saved and select them. You can also use a Font Manager such as MainType.
  7. How do I open the 7-Zip Archives? Download the 7-Zip archive program from Source Forge. IZArc will also open 7-Zip archives.
  8. Why do you use 7-Zip Format? Because TrueType fonts compress much better with the LZMA format used by 7-Zip than with standard Zip format. Archives are typically only half the size, which means less server space, less bandwidth, and faster downloads. 7-Zip is free and small.
  9. How long does it take to make a font? That depends on how well you want to do it. Anything between a few minutes and a few months. Please see the story of The Chariot Maker.
  10. What if I find a bug in your fonts? I am always glad to hear about bugs or defects in my fonts. If I know about them I can usually fix them easily. Send me an E-mail with a screen shot and an explanation of what you think is wrong, or suggestions for improvements. In general, a minor version number indicates a bug-fix release, so 2.01 or 2.02 would be a bug-fix release for version 2.0, but 2.1 would be a new version with new glyphs and/or new or modified OpenType features.

Contact me by email to report any bugs or suggest improvements

PagePlus Keyboard (for Windows)

Download 7-Zip Archive of PagePlus Keyboard FilesPagePlus has a customisable keyboard, but lacks the option to assign individual characters to shortcuts, unless they already appear on the menus. This keyboard was designed for typing the accented characters required for Pāli using the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator. Unlike the Windows UK International Keyboard, it can type a full range of accented characters for East European languages — ç, ł, ņ, ż, etc., as well as those needed for French or German. Full list of shortcuts.

Download 7-Zip Archive of US and UK Windows Pali KeyboardsThis archive contains some simpler Pāli keyboard layout files based on the US an UK keyboards.


Installing the Keyboards

PagePlus Keyboard Icon in the Windows taskbarTo install a keyboard — extract the files in the archive to any convenient location, then double-click on the installation program to install the keyboard. The PagePlus keyboard package includes the source file so you can modify it as you wish using the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator.

After installation, you can select the keyboard in Control Panel, Languages and Keyboard Options, Add other languages, Details, where you can select the keyboard from the drop down list. That makes the keyboard available — to activate it, click on the icon in the system tray and select it from the list.

To uninstall the keyboard use Add or Remove programs from Windows Control Panel or run the installation setup program again.

If you need to type in European languages as well as Pāli, I recommend the PagePlus keyboard. It has the widest range of shortcuts and is easier to use for typing English. If you don’t need most of the shortcuts they won’t slow you down, just learn the ones that you do need. Any keyboard shortcuts that you assign in PagePlus or other programs will override my assignments.

If you have any feedback on the keyboards or fonts, send me an email.

If you don’t tell me about bugs or defects they cannot be fixed.


Page last updated on 07 December 2016