Nokyung Regular & Bold


Nokyung is am open, Unicode font package for rendering New Tai Lue (Xishuangbanna Dai) characters. It includes a complete set of New Tai Lue consonants, vowels, tones, and digits, along with punctuation and other useful symbols.

The New Tai Lue script is used by approximately 300,000 people who speak the Xishuangbanna Dai language in Yunnan, China. It is a simplification of the Tai Tham (Old Tai Lue) script as used for this language for hundreds of years.

For a different style of New Tai Lue script, see SIL’s Dai Banna SIL fonts.



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

Current Version

Nokyung 2.000 for all platforms FONT | 367.0 KB | 28 Feb 2024

Release Notes for v2.000

  • Added kerning
  • Added two new weights (Medium and SemiBold)
  • Added space characters needed for publishing

Previous Versions

Nokyung 1.490 for all platforms PREV FONT | 153.7 KB | 30 Aug 2017
Nokyung 1.302 for all platforms PREV FONT | 84.8 KB | 28 Jan 2016
Nokyung 1.300 for all platforms PREV FONT | 53.5 KB | 2 Jun 2015
Nokyung 1.200 for all platforms PREV FONT | 311.2 KB | 3 Apr 2015

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 Nokyung 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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Support from other software users may be available through the SIL Language Software Community. This community will be growing to become the major source of software support.

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