Annapurna SIL is a TrueType font with smart font capabilities added using OpenType and Graphite font technologies. This means that complex typographic issues such as the placement of combining marks or the formation of conjuncts and ligatures are handled by the font, provided you are running an application that provides an adequate level of support for one of these smart font technologies.

Accessing features for variant glyphs

There are some Devanagari character shape differences in different parts of South Asia. These can be accessed by using Graphite features or the OpenType Stylistic Sets feature. The Annapurna SIL features document shows the Graphite and OpenType features supporting the variant glyphs.

Customizing with TypeTuner

For applications that do not make use of Graphite or the OpenType Stylistic Sets feature, you can now download fonts customized with the variant glyphs you choose. Read the Annapurna SIL TypeTuner guide, visit TypeTuner Web, then to choose the variants and download your font.