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SIL has developed more than 60 pieces of software to support the work of its fieldworkers; most available to the public for free download. This on-line catalog contains product descriptions, download or purchasing instructions, and technical support information, including the latest SIL software Service Bulletins.


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Categories

Font

Keywords

Cyrillic
diacritics
fonts
Graphite
IPA
Open Type
phonetics
Roman
tone
Unicode

Platform(s)

Other Linux software
Other Macintosh software
Other Windows software

Recommendation

Other Supported software

Charis SIL Font (Supported)

Current version: 4.106, released May 2009

Charis is similar to Bitstream Charter, one of the first fonts designed specifically for laser printers. It is highly readable and holds up well in less-than-ideal reproduction environments. It also has a full set of styles—regular, italic, bold, bold italic—and so is more useful in general publishing than Doulos SIL. Charis is a serif, proportionally-spaced font optimized for readability in long printed documents.

The goal for this product was to provide a single Unicode-based font family that would contain a comprehensive inventory of glyphs needed for almost any Roman- or Cyrillic-based writing system, whether used for phonetic or orthographic needs. In addition, there is provision for other characters and symbols useful to linguists. This font makes use of state-of-the-art font technologies to support complex typographic issues, such as the need to position arbitrary combinations of base glyphs and diacritics optimally.

More about Charis SIL Font

Getting Charis SIL Font

Technical Support

Charis SIL Font support

Licensing

SIL Open Font License SIL Open Font License