Smart Fonts for Hindi & English
Smart Fonts have "logic" built-in along with graphical designs. Smart fonts can be better termed as 'type-software'.
DevaNagari script is used to write Hindi, Nepali, Marathi, Sanskrit and many other South Asian languages.
There are many non-standard (hack encoded) DevaNagari fonts of ordinary quality available for free download. If you start testing them one by one you will waste a lot of time!
Our DevaNagari-Latin Font
We have designed two standard-based smart fonts of one typeface - 'Akhil'. There are lots of advantages in typesetting bilingual DevaNagari-Latin text or plain Hindi or English text using our font/s.
If you have baught ver 1.0 of this type software and now want currency sign for '₹' in it, please send an e-mail to us. You will get free upgrade.
We have redesigned this font ('Akhil HE') many times (over 2 decades!) for issues relating to font formats, rendering, resolutions, etc. We have been designing this type software for various computers and their operating systems.
Since 2004-5, this font 'Akhil HE' is a professionally hinted, Unicode compliant, OpenType smart font for DevaNagari and Latin scripts. Its OT Layout tables for DevaNagari are very logical and meticulously formulated. The glyphs (shapes/letter-forms) in 'Akhil HE' are clean and carefully drawn and redrawn again and again to remove even insignificant errors in curves etc.
'H' in 'Akhil HE' stands for Hindi and 'E' for English.
We did rigorous proofing and thorough testing of 'Akhil HE' on Win 98 SE, Win 2000 and XP before it was released in 2005. Since then we have tested it on Vista and 7 and have not found any problem. We have also installed it on few mobile phones running Android Gingerbread.
Following plain Unicode text is typesetted using this smart font in Notepad!
Marathi English Font
There is a companion font 'Akhil ME' (M for Marathi) which is almost similar to 'Akhil_HE.ttf'. Only shapes of Nagari digits '5', '8' and '9' are as per requirements of Marathi.
Why to buy our Smart Font/s?
Do you wonder why you need our DevaNagari smart font/s when modern OSes come pre-installed with fonts containing DevaNagari glyphs? Should you buy when there are many freely downloadable fonts available thru the Internet?
For the answer, read the testimonial by an esteemed professional (who bought a license for our font and is using it regularly.)
"I really like the 'Akhil HE' font. None of the freely available fonts are as useful to me as I attempt to learn to read and type Hindi."
"Why? There are several reasons, let me list three of them."
"The most important is that it is clearly legible. Even at smaller font sizes it is the easiest Devanagari font to read. Other fonts require that I increase the point size before they become clear, limiting the amount of text I can display at any one time. If you surf even some of the commercial web sites in Hindi you will see what I mean. For me, it is most important to see the Hindi characters clearly."
"Another reason I like the 'Akhil HE' font is for the 'Saral Nagari' approach. As a beginner, learning Hindi on my own, uncommon conjuncts pose a problem. With 'Akhil HE', I can often cut a Hindi word with an unfamiliar conjunct that has been displayed in another Unicode font, and paste it into a document with 'Akhil HE' as default, and voilà the mystery is solved."
"Still another reason is that the English part of the font is equally as clear as the Hindi, and well balanced with it. I am often typing the Hindi exercizes from one of my workbooks, working them out, then typing the English alongside. With 'Akhil HE', I don't need to change fonts or font sizes very often."
- Gerry T.
Buy a License of 'Akhil HE'
If you are a Windows user and want to pay (in Rupees) thru a check, demand-draft or electronic-fund-transfer click the following button.
[The 'single user license' permits you to install 'Akhil HE' (or 'Akhil ME') on a single PC or Laptop that you use. You can typeset and print documents using this font. You can give the printed-documents (hard-copy) to others. But embedding this font in any document is not allowed.]
Click the following button to pay for this smart font in US Dollars, using Credit-Card or PayPal-A/c.
If you want to wrap this smart font in web open font wrapper for your web-site please ask for a site license. Web open font is a new technology. Check this sample webpage.
If you know how to root an Android phone, you can replace DroidSansFallback.ttf with this type-software. Remember OpenType support in FreeType/HarfBuzz (that Android uses) is not yet complete and positioning of some marks won't be perfect.
If you have already paid for this type software but have not received it even after 3 days, please send an email to us.
Sometimes it can be a delay (generally less than 2 days) from our side :-( or because of payment processing. So please inform us if you have any problem regarding delivery even after 2 days of making payment.
If you want to use Akhil HE in many CPUs please send an email with description of your requirements like the number of CPUs and users.
Write to us if you want to embed Akhil HE in documents/web-pages you create. Click here for our email ID.
The following Gayatri Mantra text is typesetted using this type software in smallest possible size. Every mark is clearly visible.
Why to compromise and use ordinary DevaNagari fonts?
If you buy it now you will be paying less than what you will pay for it in future. There won't be any discount etc. Help us in developing quality software and fonts for DevaNagari and other Indian scripts.