Free Google Fonts for Indian Languages – Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil

Google Fonts are the font files for web applications, which is available in many languages. These fonts are made available for Professionals and Developers. All the fonts are of Open Source type and are free to share. Users can customize the fonts for personal use or collaborate with the original designer to improve them. These fonts can be used privately or commercially.

Google Fonts Team says, “Our goal is to create a directory of web fonts for the world to use. Our API service makes it easy to add Google Fonts to a website in seconds. The service runs on Google’s servers which are fast, reliable and tested. Google provides this service free of charge.”

Many of Google’s own web pages are already using Google Fonts, such as Google’s About page and Google’s World Wonders Project which use Open Sans. The list of fonts and font families which were specifically made for Indian languages are given below.

Droid Sans Tamil

Droid Sans Tamil is a traditional, low contrast Tamil typeface made for harmonizing with the Latin sans serif typeface family, the Droid Sans. The typeface has Apache License version 2.0.

Karla Tamil Inclined

Karla Tamil Inclined is a Grotesque sans serif typeface family that supports languages that use the Latin script and the Tamil script, with two styles, Regular and Bold. The typeface holds SIL Open Font License version 1.1.

Karla Tamil Upright

Karla  Tamil Upright and Karla Tamil Inclined are of the same family. The typeface holds SIL Open Font License version 1.1.

Lohit Bengali

The Lohit Bengali font is from the Fedora Project. The typeface holds SIL Open Font License version 1.1.

Lohit Devanagari (Hindi)

The Lohit Devanagari font is from the Fedora Project. The typeface holds SIL Open Font License version 1.1.

Lohit Tamil

The Lohit Tamil font is from the Fedora Project. The typeface holds SIL Open Font License version 1.1.

Sometimes the characters in a text will not be displayed properly, when a text is rendered by the computer. It happens so because no font that supports them is available to the computer. When this occurs, small boxes are shown to represent the characters.The small boxes are called “tofu”. To solve this issue, the Noto font families were made. At present, Noto covers over 30 scripts and will cover all of Unicode in the future. Noto fonts are intended to be visually harmonious across multiple languages, with compatible heights and stroke thicknesses.

Noto Sans Bengali

Noto Sans Bengali belongs to the Sans Bengali family. It has Regular and Bold styles. The typeface holds Apache License version 2.0.

Noto Sans Devanagari (Hindi)

Noto Sans Devanagari belongs to the Sans Devanagari family. It has Regular and Bold styles. The typeface holds Apache License version 2.0.

Noto Sans Devanagari UI (Hindi)

Noto Sans Devanagari UI belongs to the Sans Devanagari UI family. It has Regular and Bold styles. The design of Noto UI fonts are adjusted to be more vertically compact, a refinement made for user interface typography. The typeface holds Apache License version 2.0.

Noto Sans Kannada

Noto Sans Kannada belongs to the Sans Kannada family. It has Regular and Bold styles.

Noto Sans Malayalam

Noto Sans Malayalam belongs to the Sans Malayalam family. It has Regular and Bold styles. The typeface holds Apache License version 2.0.

Noto Sans Tamil

Noto Sans Tamil belongs to the Sans Tamil family. It has Regular and Bold styles. The typeface holds Apache License version 2.0.

Noto Sans Tamil UI

Noto Sans Tamil UI  belongs to the Sans Tamil UI family. It has Regular and Bold styles. The design of Noto UI fonts are adjusted to be more vertically compact, a refinement made for user interface typography. The typeface holds Apache License version 2.0.

Noto Sans Telugu

Noto Sans Telugu belongs to the Sans Telugu family. It has Regular and Bold styles. The typeface holds Apache License version 2.0.

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