Abyssinica SIL

Ethiopic script font designed in a calligraphic style


Abyssinica SIL is based on Ethiopic calligraphic traditions. The Ethiopic script is used for writing many of the languages of Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Language Support

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.

Smart Features

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.

Unicode Complete

Abyssinica SIL includes full support for Unicode 14.0 Ethiopic ranges. Read more about our character set support.

Common questions

What characters are included with this release?

See Character Set Support for the full listing.

What is so special about Abyssinica 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 access to the variant character forms used in some languages.

See complete Abyssinica SIL - FAQ list.

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