Fonts & Keyboard Templates
The EBMP uses a number of specialized fonts and keyboards developed by Andrew Glass. A selection of these fonts are available here. If you need help with setting up your computer and web browser to use Unicode, please consult Alan Wood's Unicode Resources page. See also the FAQ page for Gandhari Unicode.
- Gāndhārī Unicode
A romanization font for writing Gāndhārī in transliteration as well as many other languages.
- Gandhari Unicode, TTF font files (version 5.110).
- Keyboard package(MSKLC keyboard ver. 1.0); Installation and keyboard map (for Windows 7, Vista, XP).
- Font and keyboard package(keyboard ver. 2.7); Keyboard package only; Keyman Keyboard map (for Windows 98, 2000, ME, XP).
- Word keyboard template: Word Keyboard map (for MS Word 97 or later).
- Toshiya Unebe's EasyUnicode keyboard (version 5): Installation instructions; Mapping chart. For Mac OS X.2+, now supports MSWord 2004. [UPDATED August 2011]
- Legacy version, TTF font files (version 2.6.1).
- Devanāgarī Unicode
- Devanāgarī keyboard template: this provides a convenient way to input Devanāgarī in Unicode enabled Windows systems (Windows 2000, XP). Devanāgarī keyboard map.
- Unicode Romanization to Devanāgarī and Devanāgarī to Romanization conversion macros by Ferenc Ruzsa: these VBA macros for MS Word convert Indic romanization in Unicode to Devanāgarī Unicode and vice versa (MS Word on Windows, Mac also?).
- Devanāgarī fonts gallery: David McCreedy's gallery of Unicode Devanāgarī fonts (All platforms).
- Tibetan Unicode
- Tibetan keyboard template: this provides a convenient way to input Tibetan in Unicode enabled Windows systems (Windows XP + Office 2003). Tibetan keyboard map.
- Tibetan Machine Unicode font: This font created and distributed by the The Tibetan & Himalayan Digital Library project is recommended for use with this keyboard.
- Bengali Unicode
- Other Useful Font and Keyboard Resources
- Stefan Baums's Indological Unicode Support for Emacs and Omega.
- Alex Eulenberg's Unicode Keyboards for Mac OS.
- Birgit Kellner's Word macros for diacritical character conversions.
- Richard Mahoney's Scripts &c. for Indology, Buddhology & Tibetology.
- South Asia Language Resource Center: Unicode Fonts and Resources Page.
- Tibetan and Himalayan Digital Library.
- Nobumi Iyanaga's Asian Extended keylayout (for Mac OS X.2).
The Gandhari Unicode fonts are based on an original Postscript font called "Nimbus Roman No9 L" created by URW++ Design and Development Incorporated and donated to the free software community under the GNU General Public License. The Nimbus Roman No9 L font is itself based on the design for Times New Roman by Stanley Morison (original trademark holder Monotype corporation). The Gandhari fonts have been extended to display the special diacritics necessary for Sanskrit and Gāndhārī and come in Roman, Italic, Bold, and Bold Italic styles.