Latin, Cyrillic, and Greek Fonts

A range of fonts designed for literacy, linguistics, translation and language development


SIL’s Non-Roman Script Initiative has created comprehensive fonts for Latin, Cyrillic and Greek character sets. Charis SIL, Doulos SIL, Gentium Plus and Andika are very large fonts that cover just about every need we know about in the Latin and Cyrillic world. These fonts are also well known for supporting the needs of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Optimized versions of the fonts for web and mobile use that support specific regions of the world are available in our Font Subsets package.

Gentium Plus and Galatia SIL also support the Greek script.

Variety of styles and uses

Our Latin, Cyrillic and Greek fonts were designed for a variety of styles and uses. In order to understand which font would best be suited for your needs you can read more about the different styles of our fonts…

Supporting language development

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Complete character set

Most of the fonts listed below support a similar set of Latin and Cyrillic characters. However, Gentium Plus supports Greek characters as well as Latin and Cyrillic. Galatia SIL supports Greek characters and a minimal set of Latin characters. Visit the individual pages to find the exact character set supported by each font.

Common questions

What is so special about the SIL fonts?

Our Latin, Cyrillic and Greek fonts are 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 Latin, Cyrillic and Greek scripts and access to the variant character forms used in many languages.

See complete Latin, Cyrillic, and Greek Fonts - FAQ list.

See Application Support for technical details.

See Using SIL Web Fonts.

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