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  • The South Asian Language Resource Centre SALRC at Chicago University hosts a list of  recommended Sinhala fonts for download.

    ContributorScriptSource Staff
  • Modular InfoTech provides font packages for typing in the Devanagari, Gujarati, Gurmukhi, Bengali, Assamese, Oriya, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malyalam, Arabic for Sindhi, and Sinhala scripts.
    A Braille-transfer system is also provided, which converts text typed in one of the supported Indian scripts into Braille.
    Some font packages are free to download, others are available to purchase online.

    LinkModular InfoTech
    Copyright© 2000-2017 Modular Infotech
    LicenseRestricted - see terms below

    Use requires the purchase of a license. Please contact supplier for details.

    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
  • INDOLIPI is a multipurpose tool box for indologists and linguists. It contains Open Type fonts for the Grantha, Bengali, Devanagari, Gujarati, Gurmukhi, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, Sinhala, Tamil, Telugu and Tibetan scripts. The package also provides a Latin transliteration font.

    Copyright© Elmar Kniprath 2005-2010
    LicenseRestricted - see terms below

    INDOLIPI is distributed as freeware. It may be used free of charge for scientific and private purposes. No commercial use or distribution of the program as a whole or of any of its components (including the fonts) is allowed, except with written consent of the author.

    ContributorSteph Holloway
  • 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

  • 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
  • sinhala_tex is a package of Metafont fonts and a preprocessor suitable for writing Sinhala script using TeX or LaTeX.

    Copyright© 1995 Yannis Haralambous
    LicenseGNU General Public License 2.0 (GPLv2) Allows use, study, modification, redistribution
    ContributorSteph Holloway
  • Xenotype offers language kits containing a font or fonts for each script. Language Kits sometimes also provide a keyboard driver. Language Kits are designed for Macintosh (OS X). However, since they are Unicode products it is possible the fonts may also work with other operating systems (keyboards will only work with Mac OS X). Each kit is available for purchase.

    LinkUnicode Language Products
    Copyright© XenoType Technologies
    LicenseRestricted - see terms below

    Use requires the purchase of a license. Please follow the download link above for more details.

    ContributorLorna Evans



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