Nithyananda Hindi Unicode Font (GPL)
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Description:

Nithyanada font is a serif like font for Hindi language. The font is very similar to the standard hindi book and magazine text.

This font is designed and meant for Linux.

* to make fonts look awsome in Linux, use "freetype infinality"
http://www.infinality.net
See 3rd screenshot.

The font is not hinted by hand, but it looks good in Gnome and KDE ; hence, please use "anti-aliasing" in font settings. Gnome-shell already has good default hinting.

* use slight hinting and RGB hinting with infinality for best results.

Known issues:
1. hi.wikipedia.org in headings use "smaller" height hence the characters get cut; it happens with Raghindi and other hindi fonts also. It seems to be a bug at wikipedia.

Bug reported:
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=29405

2. LibreOffice and Openoffice has bug of िं (small i with bindu) like in words vimalam (विमलं) bindu is misplaced. As most fonts do not have opentype entry for small_i+bindu; even my other font Gurumaa did not have िं (i+m=im code) in it. Version 2.00 is a workaround for this bug; And 1.05 is also included in the zip file.

see the bug in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aB9f3CrsNjA

Bug reported to libreoffice:
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=38316
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Last changelog:

5 years ago

v 1.00: Initial Release
v 1.01: fixed nn character alignment
v 1.02: fixed some more alignments with half-gha, half-khha, half-khhha, khhra etc.
v 1.03: made the font autohinted with fontlab and included nithyananda-1.03u (unhinted) for Linux (esp. for calligra-office which hates hinted fonts)
v 1.04: fixed smart quotes, emdash, ellipsis, question mark, etc.
v 1.05: unicode 6.0 compliant, added many characters see:
http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U0900.pdf
v 2.00: removed code for िं, र्ि, र्िं as a workaround for the bug in Libreoffice. (1.05) is also included in separate folder.
v 2.01: fixed a bug with anusvara with कां फां फ्रां as in कांति क्रांति फांद फ्रांस

http://jrgraphix.net/r/Unicode/0900-097F

http://www.alanwood.net/unicode/devanagari.html
v. 2.04: added rupee sign

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5 years ago

v 1.00: Initial Release
v 1.01: fixed nn character alignment
v 1.02: fixed some more alignments with half-gha, half-khha, half-khhha, khhra etc.
v 1.03: made the font autohinted with fontlab and included nithyananda-1.03u (unhinted) for Linux (esp. for calligra-office which hates hinted fonts)
v 1.04: fixed smart quotes, emdash, ellipsis, question mark, etc.
v 1.05: unicode 6.0 compliant, added many characters see:
http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U0900.pdf
v 2.00: removed code for िं, र्ि, र्िं as a workaround for the bug in Libreoffice. (1.05) is also included in separate folder.
v 2.01: fixed a bug with anusvara with कां फां फ्रां as in कांति क्रांति फांद फ्रांस

http://jrgraphix.net/r/Unicode/0900-097F

http://www.alanwood.net/unicode/devanagari.html
v. 2.04: added rupee sign

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