【Abhaya Libre】为僧伽罗语、泰米尔语和拉丁语设计的字体 英文 商用推荐



Abhaya Libre是一种用于僧伽罗语、泰米尔语和拉丁语交流的字体。Abhaya Libre项目旨在生产最先进、最完整的僧伽罗字体,涵盖僧伽罗语、巴利语和梵语文本中的复杂表示。


本着自由字体运动的真正精神,Abhaya Libre项目将现有项目和一群设计师聚集在一起,开发出一种连贯的字体。该项目一开始的目的是解放(开源)FM Abhaya,这是Pushpanada Ekanayake最流行的僧伽罗传统格式文本字体。泰米尔语字形集基于Modular Infotech的字体,拉丁语是为匹配Sol Matas的僧伽罗语字形集而设计的。


最初的FM Abhaya的图纸是基于政府印刷部在20世纪70年代至90年代使用的通用字体。这种风格的根源与19世纪末库雷类型铸造厂的N J库雷引入僧伽罗文字的调制结构和美学有关。FM Abhaya字体在ASCII编码中设置了有限的字形,该字体被重新绘制并扩展为具有五个字形和更多字形的家族。在严格的研究和社区贡献的推动下,Abhaya Libre包括一套广泛的连字、交替词、文体交替词、历史连字和Opentype功能,以支持僧伽罗语、巴利语和梵语语言的正确表达。


拉丁文字与“Abhaya Libre Sinhala”的美学相匹配,其灵感来源于原始僧伽罗语的风格,从粗到细的独特笔画之间形成了鲜明的对比,并经过进一步修改,与拉丁字体的视觉逻辑共存。根据Didone字体的线条,导管参考为某些终端添加了一点僧伽罗语形式。为了优化屏幕观看效果,增加了大型计数器以及小型升降器。


“Abhaya”这个名字来源于古代乌帕蒂萨·努瓦拉王国统治斯里兰卡的国王Abhaya(前474年至前454年)。


这项技术的最初开发是由谷歌字体资助的。该项目由Mooniak领导,Mooniak是一个位于斯里兰卡科伦坡的设计师合作团体,FM Abhaya字体的设计师Pushpananda Ekanayake和拉丁设计师Sol Matas合作。


Abhaya Libre is a text typeface designed for communications in Sinhala, Tamil and Latin scripts. Abhaya Libre project aims to produce the most advanced and complete Sinhala font with coverage for complex representations in Sinhala, Pali and Sanskrit texts.


In the true spirit of Libre Fonts movement Abhaya Libre project brought together existing projects and a group of designers to develop a coherent typeface. The project started off with the aim of liberating (open sourcing) FM Abhaya, the most popular Sinhala legacy-format-text-font by Pushpanada Ekanayake. Tamil glyph-set is based on typefaces by Modular Infotech and Latin was designed to match Sinhala glyph-set by Sol Matas.

The drawings for the original FM Abhaya was based on the common text typeface used by the Department of Government Printing in the 1970s—1990s. The roots of this style relates to the modulation structure and aesthetics introduced to Sinhala script by the N J Cooray of the Cooray Type Foundry in the late 1800s. FM Abhaya font which had a limited glyphs set in ASCII encoding was redrawn and expanded into a family with five wieghts and more glyphs. Driven by rigorous research and community contributions, Abhaya Libre includes an extensive set of ligatures, alternates, stylistic alternates, historical ligatures and Opentype features to support proper representation of text in Sinhala, Pali and Sanskrit langauges.


The Latin characters, that match the aesthetics of ‘Abhaya Libre Sinhala’, which was inspired by the style of the original Sinhala with an eminent contrast between distinctive strokes that go from thick to thin and was further modified to co-exist with the visual logics of Latin typefaces. The ductus references according to the lines of a Didone typeface add a touch of Sinhala form to certain terminations. Large counters have been added along with small ascenders and descenders for optimized screen viewing.


The name ‘Abhaya’ comes after the King Abhaya (474 BCE to 454 BCE) who reigned Sri Lanka from the ancient kingdom of Upatissa Nuwara.


The initial development of this was funded by Google Fonts. Project is led by Mooniak, a collaborative collective of designers based in Colombo Sri Lanka with the cooperation of Pushpananda Ekanayake, the designer of the FM Abhaya font and Sol Matas as the Latin designer.


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使用许可


本字体以SIL Open Font License 1.1(SIL 开源字型授权版本1.1,简称SIL OFL 或OFL)授权协议发布,这个授权的自由度非常高:


✔ 这款字体无论是个人还是企业都可以自由免费商用,无需知会或者标明原作者。

✔ 这款字体可以自由传播、分享,或者将字体安装于系统、软件或APP中也是允许的,可以与任何软件捆绑再分发以及/或一并销售。

✔ 这款字体可以自由修改、改造,但修改或改造后的字体也必须同样以SIL Open Font License 1.1授权公开。


✘ 这款字体禁止用于违法行为,如因使用这款字体产生纠纷或法律诉讼,作者不承担任何责任。

✘ 根据SIL Open Font License 1.1的规定,禁止单独出售字体文件(OTF/TTF文件)的行为。


关于SIL Open Font License 1.1授权协议的内容、免责事项等详细细节,请查看详细的License授权文件的内容。


参考资料


字体来源出处1:http://mooniak.com/abhaya-libre-font/

字体来源出处2:https://github.com/mooniak/abhaya-libre-font

字体来源出处3:https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Abhaya+Libre  (需要科学上网才能打开)


下载地址


夸克网盘(超速下载)https://pan.quark.cn/s/b342c1d6f34f


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