Gurumaa Hindi Unicode Font (GPL)
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Description:

Gurumaa Font is a 'Sans' font for Hindi/Devanagari text just like Liberation Sans is for English/Latin text.

Please use infinality patch and Slight RGB hinting with in Linux.

This font is designed and meant for Linux.

license:
gpl3 + font exception, free to modify and redistribute.
Last changelog:

5 years ago

v. 2.04: added rupee sign
v. 2.03: not released
v. 2.02 : made consistent with my other font Nithyananda and unicode 6.0 compliant and improved.

v. 1.50-2: reverted back to 1.50 as 1.60 not appearing nice.
v. 1.60: added bold font for KDE which still can't create bold fonts like gnome. normal font is darker compared to v.1.50.
v. 1.50: many issues with font rendering in windows.
v. 1.4: fixed Ascender top alignment for KWord 2.2.1. Now font woks in kword 2.2.1 without getting cut on the top. v.1.30 and v.1.4 are included in the download package.

v. 1.30-2: only gurumaa-1.30.ttf is provided. As bold, italics, are handled very nicely by KOffice 2.2.1 and MS Office.

v. 1.30-1: re-added bold, italics fonts, along with license file (gpl2), with font exception: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#FontException

v. 1.30: Fix hinting and now looks good on Windows XP and Linux alike.
Now Gurumaa Hindi font works in Windows.

v. 1.29: not released
v.1.28: fixed KOffice problem of below-base-forms displayed cut. fixed "devanagariSignHalantR' issue with Tra and Dra characters.

v.1.27: fix font size and added zviewgurumaa.ttf for Reading Hindi it is just Gurumaa bold font.

v.1.26: fix half-tra as in trayambakam

v1.25: fixed 'u' matra problem with k and ph in GM-Bold, etc.

v1.24: fix many issues, corrected below base anchors etc. many fixes.

v1.21: corrected many glyph combinations.
font works in KDE now as exected
matras are properly arranged on the glyphs

v1.1:
A total readjustment by making a new template.
Now font works in Windows too.
All glyphs have been adjusted.
Gurumaa.ttf = normal
Gurumaa-b.ttf = Bold,
Gurumaa-bi.ttf = Bold-Italic,
Gurumaa-i.ttf = Italic

v1.0: initial release.

raghavendra37

7 years ago

Hi,
I just now downloaded the gurumaa fonts v. 1.30-1. In the change log it says that this font fall under the GPL category with font exception. But the license file in the zip file does not mention anything about the font exception. It is plain GPL V 2.

Can anyone please confirm if the gurumaa v. 1.30-1 comes with GPL and font exception ?

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raghavendra37

7 years ago

Hi,
I just now downloaded the gurumaa fonts v. 1.30-1. In the change log it says that this font fall under the GPL category with font exception. But the license file in the zip file does not mention anything about the font exception. It is plain GPL V 2.

Can anyone please confirm if the gurumaa v. 1.30-1 comes with GPL and font exception and accordingly update the license file ?

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bookandhost

10 years ago

Does any one has idea for similar kind of a font in windows.

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bookandhost

10 years ago

Hey its a cool font i have seen ever

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xplusaks

11 years ago

It is good,
rather, it is very good,
It will be better .....
so keep it up.

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adityavpratap

11 years ago

Hi,
Excellent font. Only one suggestion. The word 'trayambakam' occurs in the Mrityunjaya mantra and not in Gayatri mantra.

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Lu-Tze

12 years ago

Really good work.

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maarizwan

12 years ago

1. typing text in OpenOffice.org 1.1.4
2. typing text in KWord 1.3.x or 1.4.x
3. testing hi.wikipedia.org with konqueror.


The font is perfect here in slackware where I have "BYTECODE_COMPILER" enabled in freetype-2.1.7 and freetype-2.1.10.

You can see that exactly in the screenshot.

Please try compiling freetype with bytecode interpreter enabled. check freetype documentation. just remove /* and */ before and after "#define BYTE_CODE_INTERPRETER" in freetype-2.1.7/include/options/ftoptions.h

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oshogg

12 years ago

This is a good font but I am having some rendering issues. On http://hi.wikipedia.org, the half-letters are shown weirdly. For example, the word "Svagat" does not have have half S connected ot "Va". Instead S is shown as a separate letter with a little line that goes from lower-left corner to right-bottom. This line is shown below the S letter on the right side. All half words are shown like that.

I am using freetype 2.1.7 to render this. Any idea what could be wrong?

thanks,
Osho

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oshogg

12 years ago

This is a good font but I am having some rendering issues. On http://hi.wikipedia.org, the half-letters are shown weirdly. For example, the word "Svagat" does not have have half S connected ot "Va". Instead S is shown as a separate letter with a little line that goes from lower-left corner to right-bottom. This line is shown below the S letter on the right side. All half words are shown like that.

I am using freetype 2.1.7 to render this. Any idea what could be wrong?

thanks,
Osho

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biophysics

12 years ago

Could you put a INSTALL file on how this needs to be installed (for a newbie like me)

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netsach

12 years ago

Just extract the tar, open the folder in Konqueror where you extracted. Open new tab with url -- fonts:/TTF
Drag and drop the TTF files into this tab. restart session.

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oshogg

12 years ago

Keep up the good work.

Osho

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manikchand

12 years ago

It definitely is a good font but needs some work on glyphs, I think. Currently I am testing the glyphs.

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5 years ago

v. 2.04: added rupee sign
v. 2.03: not released
v. 2.02 : made consistent with my other font Nithyananda and unicode 6.0 compliant and improved.

v. 1.50-2: reverted back to 1.50 as 1.60 not appearing nice.
v. 1.60: added bold font for KDE which still can't create bold fonts like gnome. normal font is darker compared to v.1.50.
v. 1.50: many issues with font rendering in windows.
v. 1.4: fixed Ascender top alignment for KWord 2.2.1. Now font woks in kword 2.2.1 without getting cut on the top. v.1.30 and v.1.4 are included in the download package.

v. 1.30-2: only gurumaa-1.30.ttf is provided. As bold, italics, are handled very nicely by KOffice 2.2.1 and MS Office.

v. 1.30-1: re-added bold, italics fonts, along with license file (gpl2), with font exception: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#FontException

v. 1.30: Fix hinting and now looks good on Windows XP and Linux alike.
Now Gurumaa Hindi font works in Windows.

v. 1.29: not released
v.1.28: fixed KOffice problem of below-base-forms displayed cut. fixed "devanagariSignHalantR' issue with Tra and Dra characters.

v.1.27: fix font size and added zviewgurumaa.ttf for Reading Hindi it is just Gurumaa bold font.

v.1.26: fix half-tra as in trayambakam

v1.25: fixed 'u' matra problem with k and ph in GM-Bold, etc.

v1.24: fix many issues, corrected below base anchors etc. many fixes.

v1.21: corrected many glyph combinations.
font works in KDE now as exected
matras are properly arranged on the glyphs

v1.1:
A total readjustment by making a new template.
Now font works in Windows too.
All glyphs have been adjusted.
Gurumaa.ttf = normal
Gurumaa-b.ttf = Bold,
Gurumaa-bi.ttf = Bold-Italic,
Gurumaa-i.ttf = Italic

v1.0: initial release.

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