Unicode Fonts for inputting Romanized Pali and Sanskrit

In Windows Vista, fonts support Romanized Sanskrit are:

  • Arial
  • Times New Roman
  • Segoe II
  • Courier New
  • Microsoft Sans Serif
  • Tahoma (can find it in Windows Xp Sp2 also)

In Linux, there are many free fonts support Unicode Romanized Sanskrit, such as Gentium, DejaVu Sans, DejaVu Serif (used in Slax). "The DejaVu fonts are a font family based on the Bitstream Vera Fonts release 1.10. Its purpose is to provide a wider range of characters while maintaining the original look and feel through the process of collaborative development. The family is available as TrueType fonts and also as third-party packages." To download go to: http://dejavu.sourceforge.net Available families (Sans = sans serif, Mono = monospaced):

  • DejaVu Sans
  • DejaVu Sans Mono
  • DejaVu Sans Condensed
  • DejaVu Serif
  • DejaVu Serif Condensed To download Gentium, visit their website: http://scripts.sil.org/Gentium

To download Times New Roman (Version 5.05, from Windows 7), you can click the TimesNewRoman505.zip file attached below. (In windows XP, you need to uninstall Times New Roman first before you install this one. )The above fonts are true type fonts and they can be used in both MS Windows and Linux.How to type Pali in windows? Read this: http://atbu.org/node/45

TimesNewRoman505.zip1.61 MB