Jan 11, 2014


Devanagari Unicode Open Type Font

Siddhanta font software was designed by Mihail Bayaryn. The work on the new font took three years. The font can be used for Sanskrit, Vedic, Hindi, Nepali and other languages which use the Devanagari script.

The main features of the Siddhanta font:

  -   Ligatures. Siddhanta uses vertical ligature composition; due to this feature it supports the largest amount of Devanagari ligatures;
Variations. Siddhanta supports many ligature variations and script variations - Calcutta, Bombay and Nepali styles;
  -   Character set. Siddhanta contains Vedic and Devanagari Extended Unicode character sets. The font also contains Latin and Cyrillic character sets and can be used for Sanskrit transliteration;
  -   Compatibility. Siddhanta supports Unicode 6.0 standard and is compatible with Intranslator 2003 and partly compatible with Chandas font;
  -   Hinting. Siddhanta is a manually hinted true type font - it is good for use both in screen and in print; its line weight is good for eyes;
  -  Calligraphy. Siddhanta is a calligraphically precise and realistic font - there are no gaps between half-forms and full forms of characrets. The font can be used as samples for learning the Devanagari writing.
  -   Free. Siddhanta font software (including font variations and Vaidika IME) is published under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. The limitation of commercial usage means that the font cannot be sold as commercial product but can be used as font in publishing, printing and retailing of other commercial products. Siddhanta can be used as web font. It can be included in free and commercial software distributives as free addition, without any additional payment for it. Latin and Cyrillic glyph sets (based on DejaVu font) can be used according to free license.

    Additional files for download:
    ·  Siddhanta Variations Fonts
    ·  Siddhanta Font Manual
    ·  Sample texts using Siddhanta font
    ·  Vaidika - Devanagari Input Method and Keyboard Layout
    ·  Chandas  and Uttara  fonts and their additional files

    Siddhanta font is published for free as a contribution to human spirit, to support the Sanskrit language and the Vedic culture in the contemporary world. If you want to help this project, contact Mihail Bayaryn at bayaryn @ gmail.com.

    ॥ धर्मो रक्षति रक्षितः ॥