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  • Alkalami is a font for Arabic-based writing systems in the Kano region of Nigeria and in Niger. This style of writing African ajami has sometimes been called Sudani Kufi or Rubutun Kano.

    LicenseSIL Open Font License 1.1 Allows use, study, modification, redistribution
    ContributorLorna Evans
  • Amiri is a classical Arabic typeface in Naskh style for typesetting books and other running text. Its design is a revival of the beautiful typeface pioneered in early 20th century by Bulaq Press in Cairo, also known as Amiria Press, after which the font is named.

    As of the 0.1 release, Amiri font covers the full Unicode 6.0 Arabic and Arabic Supplement blocks.

    Amiri is a free, open source project that everyone is encouraged to use and modify.

    Arabic pangram and digits from Amiri developer

    LinkAmiri Font home page

    This font implements shaping via OpenType

    CopyrightCopyright (c) 2010-2011, Khaled Hosny with Reserved Font Name Amiri.
    LicenseSIL Open Font License 1.1 Allows use, study, modification, redistribution
    ContributorBob Hallissy
  • This is a set of files containing a package extending the capabilities of TeX/LaTeX to generate Arabic writing from an ASCII transliteration for texts in several languages using the Arabic script. Several other common encodings are also supported.

    LinkArabic TeX Font
    Copyright© 1990 - 2002 Klaus Lagally
    LicenseUse, study, modification and redistribution allowed - see details below

    LaTeX Project Public License

    ContributorSteph Holloway
  • Awami Nastaliq is a Nastaliq-style Arabic script font supporting a wide variety of languages of southwest Asia, including but not limited to Urdu. This font is aimed at minority language support. This makes it unique among Nastaliq fonts.

    LinkAwami Nastaliq
    LicenseSIL Open Font License 1.1 Allows use, study, modification, redistribution
    ContributorLorna Evans
  • The DejaVu fonts are a font family in Sans, Serif and Mono styles. Supported scripts include Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Armenian and Georgian (available in all styles). In addition, Hebrew, N'Ko, Lao, Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics, Ogham and Arabic are supported but may not be available in all styles.

    LinkDejaVu Fonts
    Copyright© 2003 Bitstream, Inc., © 2006 Tavmjong Bah
    LicenseRestricted - see terms below

    The fonts have a generous copyright, allowing derivative works (as long as "Bitstream" or "Vera" are not in the names), and redistribution; however, they may not be sold by themselves. They can be bundled, redistributed and sold as part of a larger software package. Please see  Bitstream Vera Fonts README for details.

    ContributorSteph Holloway
  • Freelang is a non-profit project started in 1997 and developed by the user community. The site hosts dictionaries, translation software, and fonts for a wide variety of languages.

    LinkFreelang Fonts
    Copyright© Beaumont 1997-2011(Please note: this copyright refers to the Freelang site, not to the individual fonts hosted there.)
    LicenseRestricted - see terms below

    All the fonts provided by Freelang are either freeware or shareware. However they remain the property of their respective authors and there may be restrictions on their use or distribution. Please check the individual license information for any font you download.

    ContributorSteph Holloway
  • Google has been developing a font family called Noto, which aims to support all languages with a harmonious look and feel. Noto is Google’s answer to tofu. The name Noto is to convey the idea that Google’s goal is to see “no more tofu” (tofu being the nickname for the small square boxes displayed when characters are missing from a font). Noto has multiple styles and weights, and is freely available to all.

    LinkGoogle Noto Fonts download
    CopyrightCopyright Google Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    LicenseSIL Open Font License 1.1 Allows use, study, modification, redistribution
    ContributorLorna Evans
  • Harmattan, named after the trade winds that blow during the dry season in West Africa, is designed in a Warsh style to suit the needs of languages using the Arabic script in West Africa.

    LicenseSIL Open Font License 1.1 Allows use, study, modification, redistribution
    ContributorLorna Evans
  • The following link describes how to add a keyboard layout to Windows that is already supported by Microsoft. More comprehensive information on keyboard installation and use can also be found here

  • Lateef is named after Shah Abdul Lateef Bhitai, the famous Sindhi mystic and poet. It is intended to be an appropriate style for use in Sindhi and other languages of southern Asia. This typeface is currently available in Regular weight only.


    The most recent version of Lateef (called LateefGR) uses the Graphite technology and can only be used in applications that support Graphite. Older versions of Lateef utilize OpenType and AAT technology to provide rendering information needed by application and system software. Usability of the features provided in these fonts will depend on the exact capabilities of your software.

    Although the most recent version of Lateef only supports Graphite there is a plan to update the font to add OpenType back into the font. There is no intention of using AAT in future versions of the font.

    LicenseSIL Open Font License 1.1 Allows use, study, modification, redistribution
    ContributorScriptSource staff
  • This is a set of multilingual keyboards for use with Latin alphabets as well as quite a few other scripts. An online keyboard is very helpful when you don't have to type a lot of text. It makes it possible to type within a webpage, copy and then paste your text into a working document. This kind of keyboard is probably not suitable for everyday usage. A regular, installed keyboard might be more suitable for a language that is being constantly typed.

    LinkLexilogos online keyboard
    CopyrightXavier Negre © Lexilogos 2002-2016
    LicenseLicense not specified
    ContributorLorna Evans
  • ParsNegar II is a simple word processor with very powerful features for Arabic script type languages.
    FontPack is an add-on product for ParsNegar II. After installing the FontPack, you will have access to 24 fonts (i.e.. 24 for each of Persian, Arabic and Urdu languages - no Kurdish and Assyrian fonts included) in ParsNegar II.

    LinkParsNegar II Font Pack

    Pentium (Pentium II recommended),
    16MB of RAM (24MB or more is recommended),
    10MB of disk space

    Windows 95 or NT 4.0 or higher,
    Installation under NT requires the Administrator rights.
    Currently, the Far-East, Pan-European and Bidi versions of Windows are not supported (i.e., Japanese, Chinese, Greek, Russian, Arabic, Hebrew, etc.)

    Copyright© 1994-2007 International Systems Consultancy
    LicenseRestricted - see terms below

    Use requires purchase of a license - contact the distributor

    ContributorSteph Holloway
  • This is the Microsoft Keyboard for Southeastern Pashai (PSI). Images of the layout are included in the keyboard download file.
    Pashai Base keyboard

    Pashai Keyboard with Shift

    Pashai Keyboard with Right Alt


    Ju Hong Yun

    Copyright© 2016 SIL International
    LicenseMIT/X11 License Allows use, study, modification, redistribution
    ContributorComputer Support MSEA on Behalf of Ju Hong Yun
  • FarsiWeb has released a set of free Unicode Persian fonts for download.

    LinkPersian Fonts
    Copyright© 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
    LicenseGNU General Public License 2.0 (GPLv2) Allows use, study, modification, redistribution

    Some of the fonts are licensed under the GNU General Public License, which is both free software and open source. The remaining fonts will be released as free software as soon as they reach version 1.0.

    ContributorSteph Holloway
  • This keyboard is "phonetic", i.e. s maps to س, k maps to ک, etc. For characters that are composites of another character the shift key is normally used, so that S maps to ش, A maps to آ, etc. Backslash () is a dead key for special characters. See the documentation for details.

  • This is a collection of Latin and non-Latin Unicode keyboard layouts for Mac OS X.

    LinkQuinon Mac OS X Keyboards
    CopyrightNot indicated
    LicenseRestricted - see terms below

    These key layouts are made available for free download; however, restrictions may apply to their modification and/or distribution.

    ContributorSteph Holloway
  • Saraiki keyboard for computers and laptop. Two Saraiki fonts are included in the download file.

    Saraiki keyboard Image

    Copyright© 2015 Parvez Qadir
    LicenseMIT/X11 License Allows use, study, modification, redistribution
    ContributorParvez Qadir
  • Scheherazade is an extended Arabic script font designed by SIL International for modern Unicode-based systems using either OpenType or Graphite for complex-script rendering. This version of Scheherazade supports virtually all of the Unicode 8.0 Arabic character repertoire (excluding the Arabic Presentation Forms blocks, which are not recommended for normal use). Scheherazade is now available in Regular and Bold weights.

    LicenseSIL Open Font License 1.1 Allows use, study, modification, redistribution
    ContributorSteph Holloway



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