Annapurna SIL

A high-quality font that supports the many diverse languages that use the Devanagari script


Annapurna SIL is a Unicode-based font family with broad support for writing systems that use the Devanagari script. Inspired by traditional calligraphic forms, the design is intended to be highly readable, reasonably compact, and visually attractive.

Language Support

The Devanagari script is used to write over 170 languages in South Asia. Annapurna SIL supports a full range of these writing systems. See the complete list of Devanagari writing systems on ScriptSource.

Smart Features

The fonts use state-of-the-art OpenType and Graphite font technologies to provide accurate typography, with correctly positioned combining marks, properly formed conjuncts, and a wealth of alternate forms and variant glyphs. Read more about our smart font features.

Unicode Complete

Annapurna SIL includes full support for Unicode 7.0 Devanagari ranges, including Indic numerals and currency symbols. Read more about our character set support.

Common questions

What platforms and software will Annapurna SIL work in?

Annapurna SIL will work on Mac OS X, Linux and Windows. However, keep in mind that the later versions (such as Mac OS x v10.8+ and Windows 7+) give the best support. The other key to successful rendering of complex fonts is the support given by the application you are using.

What is so special about Annapurna SIL?

This font is designed to work with two advanced font technologies, Graphite and OpenType. To take advantage of the advanced typographic capabilities of this font, you must be using applications that provide an adequate level of support for Graphite or OpenType. These advanced capabilities provide the logic for complex rendering of the Devanagari script and access to the variant character forms used in many languages.

Can I make a web page using this font?

Yes. You can create web pages that request that Annapurna SIL be used to display them. In the “web” download package we provide a WOFF font. See Using SIL Fonts on Web Pages for instructions on using fonts on web pages.

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