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The Gunjala Gondi script is used by the Gondi (Adilabad) language of South Asia. This script has been in Unicode since Unicode 11 but dates back to 1750. It was named after Gunjala, the village where Professor Jayadhir Tirumal Rao, a visiting professor at the Centre for Dalit and Adivasi Studies and Translation (CDAST), discovered an ancient hand-written manuscript. CDAST is a department of Hyderabad Central University (HCU) in India, where scholars are working to increase use of the Gunjala Gondi script, also known as Koytura Gunjala lipi. Teaching materials and textbooks are now in use in schools in the Gondi-speaking villages of Adilabad District.

Narnoor is a Unicode font based on typographer S. Sridhara Murthy’s original font for the Gunjala script. With the generous permission of CDAST at HCU we have re-engineered and released this font under the SIL Open Font License (OFL). The name “Narnoor” reflects the name of the mandal in Adilabad district of Telangana, where the Gunjala Gondi script is actively being revived.

This Type Sample document demonstrates the characters and a sample text.

Data Conversion

A compiled and uncompiled TECkit conversion table can be downloaded which maps data using the Devanagari script to the Gunjala Gondi script. This map can be used with TECkit and/or SIL Converters. It has been minimally tested.

A compiled and uncompiled TECkit conversion table can be downloaded which maps data using the Telugu script to the Gunjala Gondi script. As above, this map can be used with TECkit and/or SIL Converters. It has also been minimally tested.


Narnoor can be used with any Unicode Gunjala keyboarding program. Two keyboards are freely available:

  • Gunjala Gondi keyboard – based on a phonetic representation of the script (for iPhone and iPad, Linux, macOS, Android, Windows, Mobile web, and Web)
  • Gondi INSCRIPT (Gunjala) – an INSCRIPT-based layout (for Windows, Linux, macOS, and Web)


Can I make a web page using this font?

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

Can I make changes to the Narnoor font?

Yes! That is allowed as long as you abide by the conditions of the SIL Open Font License (OFL).



These fonts are licensed under the SIL Open Font License (OFL)

SIL Open Font License (OFL)

Current Version

Narnoor 3.000 for all platforms FONT | 768.6 KB | 29 Sep 2023

Release Notes for v3.000

  • Add more weights (Medium, SemiBold, Bold, ExtraBold)
  • Latin characters are darker and smaller that the v2.000 release

Previous Versions

Narnoor 2.000 for all platforms PREV FONT | 303.5 KB | 22 Feb 2023
Narnoor 1.000 for all platforms PREV FONT | 189.1 KB | 1 Oct 2019

Information for Contributors

We welcome contributions to this font project, such as new glyphs, enhanced smart font code, or bug fixes. The best way to begin the process is to file an issue in the Github Narnoor project or respond to an existing issue and express your interest. Then we can begin to correspond with you regarding what all might be required and discuss how to best submit your contributions.

To enable us to accept contributions in a way that honors your contribution and respects your copyright while preserving long-term flexibility for open source licensing, you would also need to agree to the SIL International Contributor License Agreement for Font Software (v1.0) prior to sending us your contribution. To read more about this requirement and find out how to submit the required form, please visit the CLA information page.


As these fonts and utilities are distributed at no cost, we are unable to provide a commercial level of personal technical support. We will, however, try to resolve problems that are reported to us.

Before requesting technical support, please carefully read all the documentation included with the fonts. It can be found in the documentation folder.


General troubleshooting information, including frequently asked questions, can be found in the documentation. Additional information is also available on the general Font Help Guides pages.

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