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Andika and the visually impaired

SIL International’s Andika font was designed specifically with new readers in mind, but its features may help the visually impaired in similar ways. The primary goal—to assist new readers Andika is a font designed for teaching people around the world to read—adults as well as children. It is based on… Read More

Release v5.000 Font Subsets

This release includes Regional Font Subsets for Charis SIL, Doulos SIL, Gentium Plus and Andika (v5.000). These fonts contain both OpenType and Graphite smart font rendering. This is the first release of the subset fonts where Graphite is included. Each regional font only contains the characters (and glyphs) that… Read More

Known Issues in v5.000

U+0327 COMBINING CEDILLA and U+0328 COMBINING OGONEK do not consistently position properly under some characters (such an U+014A LATIN CAPITAL LETTER ENG) in Graphite, but they do in OpenType. This should not generally be a problem as the characters affected do not usually require cedilla or ogonek. An alternate form… Read More

Andika New Basic 5.500

Andika New Basic is a limited-character-set (no extended IPA or Cyrillic) version of Andika that includes regular, bold, italic and bold-italic faces. Andika New Basic gives a preview of what a whole range of new weights will eventually look like. What is the difference between Andika and Andika New Basic?… Read More

Release 5.000

This release includes the following changes for this version: Added Stylistic Sets to the font for OpenType support of previously Graphite-only features Added Character Variants to the font for OpenType support of previously Graphite-only features Added Serbian feature when Serbian language is turned on Added hook D variant feature (for… Read More

New SIL Font News announcements list

If you wish to receive announcements about updates to any of our SIL fonts, please subscribe to our SIL Font News Google Group. This is not a discussion list, it is purely a place for SIL to give news and announcements related to all SIL font releases. Thus, it will… Read More

Release 1.004

The only change in this maintenance release is a change in the Graphite feature identifiers from integers to 4-character alphanumeric tags. This was required because although Mozilla Firefox has now implemented support for Graphite, feature identifiers only work if they are 4-character alphanumeric tags. If you would like to… Read More

Release 1.002

This is a minor update – Removed the VDMX table (to resolve issues related to line-spacing and clipping) Download the release packages from the Previous Versions Page. Read More

Release 1.000

One font from this typeface family is included in this release: Andika Regular Work is ongoing to provide italic, bold and bold-italic weights. Features Andika supports all of the smart font features that the Doulos SIL font supports. It also contains features specific to Andika. These are: Lower case j… Read More

Andika Basic Release 1.000

As an SIL “Basic” font, Andika Basic has: OpenType and Graphite smart code for diacritic placement A few useful OpenType and Graphite features Support for a few more recent additions to Unicode and the SIL PUA Character assignments are updated to conform to Unicode 5.1 Andika Basic supports a subset… Read More

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