Annapurna SIL is a Unicode-based font family with broad support for writing systems that use the Devanagari script. Inspired by traditional calligraphic forms, the design is intended to be highly readable, reasonably compact, and visually attractive.
The Devanagari script is used to write over 170 languages in South Asia. Annapurna SIL supports a full range of these writing systems. See the complete list of Devanagari writing systems on ScriptSource.
The fonts use state-of-the-art OpenType and Graphite font technologies to provide accurate typography, with correctly positioned combining marks, properly formed conjuncts, and a wealth of alternate forms and variant glyphs. Read more about our smart font features.
Annapurna SIL includes full support for Unicode 7.0 Devanagari ranges, including Indic numerals and currency symbols. Read more about our character set support.
Annapurna SIL will work on Mac OS X, Linux and Windows. However, keep in mind that the later versions (such as Mac OS x v10.8+ and Windows 7+) give the best support. The other key to successful rendering of complex fonts is the support given by the application you are using.
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 the logic for complex rendering of the Devanagari script and access to the variant character forms used in many languages.
Yes. You can create web pages that request that Annapurna SIL 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.