Nokyung Regular & Bold


Nokyung is an open, Unicode font for the New Tai Lue (Xishuangbanna Dai) script1, providing Regular and Bold weights. It includes a complete set of New Tai Lue consonants, vowels, tones, and digits, along with punctuation and other useful symbols. A basic set of Latin glyphs, including Arabic numerals, is also provided.

The New Tai Lue script is used by approximately 300,000 people who speak the Xishuangbanna Dai language in Yunnan, China. It is a simplification of the Tai Tham (Old Tai Lue) script as used for this language for hundreds of years.

For a different style of New Tai Lue script, see SIL’s Dai Banna fonts.



These fonts are licensed under the SIL Open Font License (OFL)


Nokyung 1.490 for all platforms FONT | 153.7 KB | 30 Aug 2017

Source Code

Nokyung is licensed according to the terms of the SIL Open Font License. The latest source files are available in a Github project.

Release history

  • 2017-05-05 – Version 1.490 (test release)
  • 2016-01-28 – Version 1.302 released
  • 2015-06-02 – Version 1.300 released
  • 2015-04-03 – Version 1.200 released

Previous versions

Nokyung 1.200 for all platforms PREV FONT | 311.2 KB | 3 Apr 2015
Nokyung 1.300 for all platforms PREV FONT | 53.5 KB | 2 Jun 2015
Nokyung 1.302 for all platforms PREV FONT | 84.8 KB | 28 Jan 2016

Versions prior to 1.302 have only the complete regular weight.

1 The New Tai Lue block was first added to Unicode 4.1 and subsequently amended up through Unicode 5.2. See the latest  code chart.


As these fonts and utilities are distributed at no cost, we are unable to provide a commercial level of personal technical support. We will, however, try to resolve problems that are reported to us.

We do hope that you will report problems so they can be addressed in future releases. Even if you are not having any specific problems, but have an idea on how this system could be improved, we want to hear your ideas and suggestions.

Please note that these fonts are intended for use by experienced computer users. Installing and using these fonts is not a trivial matter. The most effective technical support is usually provided by an experienced computer user who can personally sit down with you at your computer to troubleshoot the problem.


General troubleshooting information, including frequently asked questions, can be found in the documentation. Additional information is also available on the general Font FAQ page. If that fails to answer your question, send an email via this contact form.

Before requesting technical support, please:

  • Carefully read all the documentation provided with the font and on this site.

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