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Ver­sion: 1.05 Main­tainer: Aditya Ko­lachana

Shob­hika

A De­vanā­garī font for schol­ars

—reg­u­lar and bold. The font is de­signed with over 1600 De­vanā­garī glyphs, in­clud­ing sup­port for over 1100 con­junct char­ac­ters, as well as vedic ac­cents. The Latin com­po­nent of the font not only sup­ports a wide range of char­ac­ters re­quired for Ro­man translit­er­a­tion of San­skrit, but also pro­vides a sub­set of reg­u­larly used math­e­mat­i­cal sym­bols for schol­ars work­ing with sci­en­tific and tech­ni­cal doc­u­ments. The project has been launched un­der the aus­pices of the Science and Her­itage Ini­tia­tive (SandHI) at IIT Bom­bay, and builds upon the fol­low­ing two fonts for its De­vanā­garī and Latin com­po­nents re­spec­tively: (i) Yashomu­dra by Rājya Marāṭhī Vikās Saṃsthā, and (ii) PT Serif by ParaType. We would like to thank both these or­gan­i­sa­tions for re­leas­ing their fonts un­der the SIL Open Font Li­cence, which has en­abled us to cre­ate Shob­hika.


Ob­jec­tives

Shob­hika has been de­vel­oped with the fol­low­ing ob­jec­tives. The font should:

  1. Ren­der most De­vanā­garī con­junct char­ac­ters ac­cu­rately
  2. Po­si­tion vedic ac­cents cor­rectly
  3. En­sure com­pat­i­bil­ity across op­er­at­ing sys­tems and ap­pli­ca­tions
  4. Be avail­able in reg­u­lar and bold weights
  5. Pro­vide a good qual­ity com­pan­ion Latin font with sup­port for De­vanā­garī translit­er­a­tion

High­lights of the font

The fol­low­ing are the main fea­tures of the Shob­hika font:

  • Out­stand­ing sup­port for De­vanā­garī con­juncts: Build­ing upon the Yashomu­dra font, Shob­hika ships with sup­port for over 1100 De­vanā­garī con­junct char­ac­ters found in San­skrit texts, and also in­cludes sup­port for some com­mon con­juncts found in Marathi, Urdu, and English. The ि and ी mātrās have been de­signed in mul­ti­ple widths to en­sure that they sit prop­erly on con­junct char­ac­ters of var­i­ous widths. Marks like the repha, bindu, and chan­dra­bindu have been de­signed to ren­der prop­erly to­gether with var­i­ous mātrās.
  • Sup­port for vedic ac­cents: Shob­hika sup­ports and po­si­tions ac­cu­rately a large num­ber of vedic ac­cents and nasal­i­sa­tion marks re­quired for the proper type­set­ting of ṛgveda and ya­jurveda.
  • Avail­abil­ity in two weights: Shob­hika is avail­able in reg­u­lar and bold weights.
  • Good qual­ity com­pan­ion Latin font: Build­ing upon the PT Serif font, Shob­hika ships with ad­di­tional glyphs re­quired for English translit­er­a­tion of De­vanā­garī, and also in­her­its the base font's sup­port for the Cyril­lic script. Ad­di­tional math­e­mat­i­cal sym­bols have been added to cater to a wider range of schol­arly re­quire­ments.

Li­cense

Shob­hika is li­censed un­der the SIL Open Font Li­cense v1.1

To view the copy­right and spe­cific terms and con­di­tions please re­fer to OFL.txt

Down­load­ing the font

The lat­est re­lease of the font can be found on the re­leases page.

In­stalling the font

Shob­hika is com­pat­i­ble across dif­fer­ent op­er­at­ing sys­tems and has been tested on Win­dows, macOS, and Ubuntu Linux. To in­stall on any of these, dou­ble click the down­loaded file and fol­low in­struc­tions.

Typ­ing spe­cial char­ac­ters

The uni­code im­ple­men­ta­tion of De­vanā­garī char­ac­ters is found in three blocks: De­vana­gari, De­vana­gari Ex­tended, and Vedic Ex­ten­sions. To type spe­cial char­ac­ters which may not be found on your key­board, do the fol­low­ing:

  1. Iden­tify the hex­adec­i­mal code of the char­ac­ter you re­quire from the above links.
  2. To en­ter this char­ac­ter in
    • Win­dows: Fol­low the pro­ce­dure given here. A sim­pler pro­ce­dure for use in MS Word is given here.
    • MacOS: Ac­ti­vate the Uni­code Hex In­put key­board, hold down the op­tion key, and type the hex­adec­i­mal code.
    • Ubuntu: Fol­low the pro­ce­dure de­scribe here.

Get­ting In­volved

Would you like to con­tribute to the de­vel­op­ment of this font? Here is how you can help:

Re­port bugs and is­sues that you en­counter, or en­hance­ments that you would like in the github is­sues page.

Peo­ple & Or­ga­ni­za­tions in­volved

anian) and Prof. Girish Dalvi, be­long­ing to the Cell for In­dian Science and Tech­nol­ogy in San­skrit (CISTS), and the In­dus­trial De­sign Cen­tre (IDC) re­spec­tively. The project was con­cep­tu­alised and led by Aditya Ko­lachana at the CISTS. De­sign of the ex­ten­sive set of De­vanā­garī con­junct char­ac­ters (based upon the char­ac­ters of the orig­i­nal Yashomu­dra font), as well as ad­di­tional Latin and math­e­mat­i­cal char­ac­ters (based upon the char­ac­ters of PT Serif), was car­ried out by Yashodeep Gho­lap. The code to run the font was writ­ten by Vishven­dra Singh Poo­nia and Ab­hishek Sharma, with help from Ro­hit Saluja. Fac­ulty and friends from IIT Bom­bay and out­side also con­tributed with ad­vice and helped in test­ing the font. Rājya Marāṭhī Vikās Sam­sthā gra­ciously re-re­leased the Yashomu­dra font un­der the SIL Open Font Li­cense to en­able the project to pro­ceed and greatly en­cour­aged us. ParaType de­signed the orig­i­nal PT Serif font.

Down­load the con­tents of this pack­age in one zip archive (539.9k).

shob­hika – An OpenType De­vanā­garī font de­signed for schol­ars

This pack­age pro­vides a free, open source, Uni­code com­pli­ant, OpenType font with sup­port for De­vanā­garī, Latin, and Cyril­lic scripts. It is avail­able in two weights—reg­u­lar and bold. The font is de­signed with over 1600 De­vanā­garī glyphs, in­clud­ing sup­port for over 1100 con­junct con­so­nants, as well as vedic ac­cents.

The Latin com­po­nent of the font not only sup­ports a wide range of char­ac­ters re­quired for Ro­man translit­er­a­tion of San­skrit, but also pro­vides a sub­set of reg­u­larly used math­e­mat­i­cal sym­bols for schol­ars work­ing with sci­en­tific and tech­ni­cal doc­u­ments.

The project has been launched un­der the aus­pices of the Science and Her­itage Ini­tia­tive (SandHI) at IIT Bom­bay, and builds upon the fol­low­ing two fonts for its De­vanā­garī and Latin com­po­nents re­spec­tively: (i) Yashomu­dra by Rājya Marāṭhī Vikās Saṃsthā, and (ii) PT Serif by ParaType. We would like to thank both these or­gan­i­sa­tions for re­leas­ing their fonts un­der the SIL Open Font Li­cence, which has en­abled us to cre­ate Shob­hika.

Pack­ageshob­hika
Bug trackerhttps://github.com/Sandhi-IITBom­bay/Shob­hika/is­sues
Re­pos­i­toryhttps://github.com/Sandhi-IITBom­bay/Shob­hika
Ver­sion1.05
Li­censesThe SIL Open Font Li­cense
Main­tainerAditya Ko­lachana
Con­tained inTeX Live as shob­hika
MiKTeX as shob­hika
TopicsFont
Indic Font
Cyril­lic Font
Mul­tilin­gual Font
OTF Font
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