This project provide free and open source fonts for Indian languages.

Lohit Fonts Project

Recent News

To see whats happening presently visit RECENT-NEWS page.

Lohit Gurmukhi 2.91.1 (Beta) release download from lohit-gurmukhi-2.91.1.tar.gz, lohit-gurmukhi-ttf-2.91.1.tar.gz, lohit-gurmukhi-web-2.91.1.tar.gz

Lohit Malayalam 2.92.1 ((Beta-2)) release download from lohit-malayalam-2.92.1.tar.gz, lohit-malayalam-ttf-2.92.1.tar.gz, lohit-malayalam-web-2.92.1.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

From Fedora 22 onwards

dnf 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


Current/Stable releases

Source Size Binary Size Web Size

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

Previous releases

Source and TrueType archives are available at https://releases.pagure.org/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.

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>