Abyssinica SIL is based on Ethiopic calligraphic traditions. The Ethiopic script is used for writing many of the languages of Ethiopia and Eritrea.
The Ethiopic script is used to write at least 40 languages in Ethiopia and Eritrea. Abyssinica SIL supports a full range of these writing systems. See the complete list of Ethiopic writing systems on ScriptSource.
This font uses state-of-the-art OpenType and Graphite font technologies, including variant glyphs for a number of characters for use in particular contexts. Read more about our smart font features.
Abyssinica SIL includes full support for Unicode 14.0 Ethiopic ranges. Read more about our character set support.
See Character Set Support for the full listing.
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 access to the variant character forms used in some languages.
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