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34 Are there any Tamil fonts?




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This article is from the Sri Lanka FAQ, by Prasad Dharmasena dharma@eng.umd.edu with numerous contributions by others.

34 Are there any Tamil fonts?

[ There is a "Tamil Software Information FAQ" prepared by Ravi Sundaram
<sundaram@utacfd.uta.edu> being posted to soc.culture.tamil and
soc.culture.indian.info. Please check that FAQ for more (detailed)
information on Tamil fonts and Tamil WP software. ]

[ Also see previous section for vendor info ]

ITRANS package made by Avinash Chopde comes bundled with wntml Tamil meta
font made by the Humanities and Arts Computing Center of the University of
Washington. Latest version I fould was 3.20. It comes with instructions
to install on PC or Unix. The package is available for anonymous FTP from:
ftp://cs.duke.edu/dist/sources/

Macintosh fonts for Devanagari and Tamil are available for FTP at
ftp://mac.archive.umich.edu/mac/system.extensions/font/type3/

Palladam Tamil Font, Version 2.1 - made by T. Govindaraj
<tg@chmsr.gatech.edu> He also has a mailing list about the font.
(Send mail to <tamil-palladam-request@isye.gatech.edu>
if you would like to get on/off the mailing list)

ftp://mac.archive.umich.edu/mac/system.extensions/font/type1/palladam2.1.sit.hqx

umich archive has a few mirror sites. (for the two previous fonts)

ftp://wuarchive.wustl.edu/systems/{apple2,mac,atari,ibmpc,next}/umich.edu/
ftp://src.doc.ic.ac.uk/computing/systems/mac/
ftp://ftp.pht.com/pub/mac/umich/
ftp://ftp.sunet.se/pub/mac/umich/
ftp://mirrors.aol.com/pub/mac/
ftp://archie.au/micros/mac/umich/

Please use the one closest to you.

K Sanchayan
InXyte Incorporated
15, Mt. Vernon Street
Malden MA 02148

True Type Tamil Fonts (KS_ouvai, KS_kampan)
Free; write to the address
Send $2.50+ for shipping + other costs

"Ranjani Mathy" - TrueType font. Info came from SL. (need info about
availability, contact address/phone/FTP site/etc)

Adami Tamil font - I don't have any info on this. Supposedly a very
nice font.

Ethno Multimedia (see above for address) also sells PostScript Tamil fonts.
Price: US$???? per font.

 

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