lohit

Created 3 years ago
Maintained by pravins
This project provide free and open source fonts for Indian languages.
Members 1
Lohit Fonts Project
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Recent News
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To see whats happening presently visit `RECENT-NEWS <https://github.com/pravins/lohit/blob/master/RECENT-NEWS>`_ page.

+ Lohit fonts providing appstream metadata for software centers.

+ Lohit fonts are supporting Unicode 8.0 now.

+ Lohit Assamese 2.91.5 release download from `lohit-assamese-2.91.5.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-assamese-2.91.5.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-assamese-ttf-2.91.5.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-assamese-ttf-2.91.5.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-assamese-web-2.91.5.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-assamese-web-2.91.5.tar.gz>`_

+ Lohit Bengali 2.91.5 release download from `lohit-bengali-2.91.5.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-bengali-2.91.5.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-bengali-ttf-2.91.5.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-bengali-ttf-2.91.5.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-bengali-web-2.91.5.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-bengali-web-2.91.5.tar.gz>`_

+ Lohit Odia 2.91.1 release download from `lohit-odia-2.91.2.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-odia-2.91.2.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-odia-ttf-2.91.2.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-odia-ttf-2.91.2.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-odia-web-2.91.2.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-odia-web-2.91.2.tar.gz>`_

+ Lohit Tamil 2.91.3 release download from `lohit-tamil-2.91.3.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-tamil-2.91.3.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-tamil-ttf-2.91.3.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-tamil-ttf-2.91.3.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-tamil-web-2.91.3.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-tamil-web-2.91.3.tar.gz>`_

Lohit Gurmukhi 2.91.2 (Beta) release download from `lohit-gurmukhi-2.91.2.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-gurmukhi-2.91.2.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-gurmukhi-ttf-2.91.2.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-gurmukhi-ttf-2.91.2.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-gurmukhi-web-2.91.2.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-gurmukhi-web-2.91.2.tar.gz>`_

Lohit Malayalam 2.92.2 ((Beta-2)) release download from `lohit-malayalam-2.92.2.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-malayalam-2.92.2.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-malayalam-ttf-2.92.2.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-malayalam-ttf-2.92.2.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-malayalam-web-2.92.2.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-malayalam-web-2.92.2.tar.gz>`_


Summary
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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.


History
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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
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Fedora
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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**


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


GIT
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You can get the current source using the following commands:

Anonymous GIT access

$git clone `<https://github.com/pravins/lohit>`_


Releases
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.. Note: 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/Stable releases
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Source Size Binary Size Web Size 

+ Lohit Assamese `lohit-assamese-2.91.5.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-assamese-2.91.5.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-assamese-ttf-2.91.5.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-assamese-ttf-2.91.5.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-assamese-web-2.91.5.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-assamese-web-2.91.5.tar.gz>`_ 

+ Lohit Bengali `lohit-bengali-2.91.5.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-bengali-2.91.5.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-bengali-ttf-2.91.5.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-bengali-ttf-2.91.5.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-bengali-web-2.91.5.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-bengali-web-2.91.5.tar.gz>`_

+ Lohit Devanagari `lohit-devanagari-2.95.4.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-devanagari-2.95.4.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-devanagari-ttf-2.95.4.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-devanagari-ttf-2.95.4.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-devanagari-web-2.95.4.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-devanagari-web-2.95.4.tar.gz>`_

+ Lohit Gujarati `lohit-gujarati-2.92.4.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-gujarati-2.92.4.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-gujarati-ttf-2.92.4.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-gujarati-ttf-2.92.4.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-gujarati-web-2.92.4.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-gujarati-web-2.92.4.tar.gz>`_

+ Lohit Kannada `lohit-kannada-2.5.4.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-kannada-2.5.4.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-kannada-ttf-2.5.4.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-kannada-ttf-2.5.4.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-kannada-web-2.5.4.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-kannada-web-2.5.4.tar.gz>`_

+ Lohit Malayalam `lohit-malayalam-2.5.4.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-malayalam-2.5.4.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-malayalam-ttf-2.5.4.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-malayalam-ttf-2.5.4.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-malayalam-web-2.5.4.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-malayalam-web-2.5.4.tar.gz>`_

+ Lohit Marathi `lohit-marathi-2.94.2.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-marathi-2.94.2.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-marathi-ttf-2.94.2.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-marathi-ttf-2.94.2.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-marathi-web-2.94.2.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-marathi-web-2.94.2.tar.gz>`_

+ Lohit Nepali `lohit-nepali-2.94.2.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-nepali-2.94.2.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-nepali-ttf-2.94.2.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-nepali-ttf-2.94.2.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-nepali-web-2.94.2.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-nepali-web-2.94.2.tar.gz>`_

+ Lohit Odia(Oriya) `lohit-odia-2.5.5.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-odia-2.5.5.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-odia-ttf-2.5.5.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-odia-ttf-2.5.5.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-oriya-web-2.5.5.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-odia-web-2.5.5.tar.gz>`_

+ Lohit Punjabi `lohit-punjabi-2.5.3.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-punjabi-2.5.3.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-punjabi-ttf-2.5.3.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-punjabi-ttf-2.5.3.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-punjabi-web-2.5.3.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-punjabi-web-2.5.3.tar.gz>`_

+ Lohit Tamil `lohit-tamil-2.5.3.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-tamil-2.5.3.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-tamil-ttf-2.5.3.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-tamil-ttf-2.5.3.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-tamil-web-2.5.3.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-tamil-web-2.5.3.tar.gz>`_

+ Lohit Tamil Classical `lohit-tamil-classical-2.5.4.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-tamil-2.5.4.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-tamil-classical-ttf-2.5.4.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-tamil-ttf-2.5.4.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-tamil-classical-web-2.5.4.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-tamil-web-2.5.4.tar.gz>`_

+ Lohit Telugu `lohit-telugu-2.5.5.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-telugu-2.5.5.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-telugu-ttf-2.5.5.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-telugu-ttf-2.5.5.tar.gz>`_, `lohit-telugu-web-2.5.5.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-telugu-web-2.5.5.tar.gz>`_

*Tarball consisting all Lohit fonts ttf* `lohit-ttf-20140220.tar.gz <https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/lohit-ttf-20140220.tar.gz>`_

Previous releases
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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
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+ Please submit bugs and patches into `<https://github.com/pravins/lohit/issues/new>`_
+ Presently Open bugs in 
  Fedora against `Lohit-Fonts <https://bugzilla.redhat.com/buglist.cgi?query_format=advanced&bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&component=lohit-assamese-fonts&component=lohit-bengali-fonts&component=lohit-devanagari-fonts&component=lohit-gujarati-fonts&component=lohit-kannada-fonts&component=lohit-malayalam-fonts&component=lohit-oriya-fonts&component=lohit-punjabi-fonts&component=lohit-tamil-fonts&component=lohit-telugu-fonts&product=Fedora&classification=Fedora>`_ 

  On github `Lohit Fonts <https://github.com/pravins/lohit/issues>`_
+ Mailing list for discussions `Lohit Devel List <http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/lohit-devel-list>`_.
+ Edit fonts using `fontforge <http://fontforge.sf.net/>`_. It is available in Fedora repositories.


::

     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 <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Legal/Licenses/CLA>`_. Please read at
  `Howto <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Infrastructure/AccountSystem/CLAHowTo>`_ if you need help on signing the CLA.



Project Leader
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Pravin Satpute <psatpute AT redhat DOT com>