To see whats happening presently visit RECENT-NEWS page.
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.
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
Source Size Binary Size Web Size
Tarball consisting all Lohit fonts ttf lohit-ttf-20140220.tar.gz
Source and TrueType archives are available at https://releases.pagure.org/lohit/.
The Lohit fonts are included in Fedora.
Since Fedora 8 and onwards it is called lohit-fonts . Fedora 11 onwards package name in Fedora is lohit-<scriptname>-fonts.
Please submit bugs and patches into https://github.com/pravins/lohit/issues/new
Presently Open bugs in Fedora against Lohit-Fonts
On github Lohit Fonts
Mailing list for discussions Lohit Devel List.
Edit fonts using fontforge. It is available in Fedora repositories.
yum install fontforge
Pravin Satpute <psatpute AT redhat DOT com>