Kalam Font

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About Kalam Font

Kalam is a Handwriting font family with 3 styles that was created by Indian Type Foundry in . It was added to FontSpace on

Kalam is licensed as SIL Open Font License (OFL), which means it is 100% free for both personal use and commercial use.

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Kalam is a handwriting-style typeface supporting the Devanagari and Latin scripts. This is an Open Source font family first published by the Indian Type Foundry in 2014.

Even though Kalam’s letterforms derive from handwriting, the fonts have each been optimised for text on screen. All in all, the typeface is a design that feels very personal. Like many informal handwriting-style fonts, it appears rather fresh and new when seen on screen or printed on the page. Kalam’s letterforms feature a very steep slant from the top right to the bottom left. They are similar to letters used in everyday handwriting, and look like they might have been written with either a thin felt-tip pen, or a ball-point pen. In the Devanagari letterforms, the knotted-terminals are open, but some other counter forms are closed. Features like these strengthen the feeling that text set in this typeface has been written very quickly, in a rapid manner.

Kalam is available in three weights: Light, Regular and Bold. Each font contains 1,025 glyphs, which includes many unique Devanagari conjuncts. These ensure full support for the major languages written with the Devanagari script. The Latin component’s character set is a basic western one, which enables typesetting in English and the other Western European languages. Lipi Raval and Jonny Pinhorn developed the family for ITF; Raval designed the Devanagari component while she and Pinhorn worked together on the Latin.

3 Font Styles

Regular TrueTypeMore Info 1,013 glyphs / 427 chars View Charmap
Preview image for Kalam
Bold TrueTypeMore Info 1,012 glyphs / 427 chars View Charmap
Preview image for Kalam Bold
Light TrueTypeMore Info 1,012 glyphs / 427 chars View Charmap
Preview image for Kalam Light

Comments

  • hayne avatar
    Simple and cute, I like it 😄
  • esha3D avatar
    Finally a handwriting that's easy to read! And I really appreciate that special characters are supported 😄
  • dcrunkle avatar
    It's a nice font, and my students like it, but if they are doing bullet lists in a Google Slides Presentations the Bullet Points default to a square.
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Basic Info

Font Name Kalam
File Name Kalam-Regular.ttf
File Size 427kb
Created 7/7/2014 12:44:36 PM
Modified 7/7/2014 12:45:55 PM
Glyph Type TrueType
# Glyphs 1013
# Characters 427

Copyright

Copyright (c) 2014 Indian Type Foundry ([email protected])

License

This Font Software is licensed under the SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1. This license is available with a FAQ at: http://scripts.sil.org/OFL
More info

Designer

Devanagari: Lipi Raval; Latin: Lipi Raval, Jonny Pinhorn
http://www.indiantypefoundry.com

Version

Version 1.000;PS 1.0;hotconv 1.0.78;makeotf.lib2.5.61930; ttfautohint (v1.1) -l 8 -r 32 -G 200 -x 14 -D latn -f deva -w G

Trademark

Kalam is a trademark of Indian Type Foundry.

Vendor

Indian Type Foundry
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Basic Info

Font Name Kalam Bold
File Name Kalam-Bold.ttf
File Size 509kb
Created 7/7/2014 12:44:26 PM
Modified 7/7/2014 12:45:55 PM
Glyph Type TrueType
# Glyphs 1012
# Characters 427

Copyright

Copyright (c) 2014 Indian Type Foundry ([email protected])

License

This Font Software is licensed under the SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1. This license is available with a FAQ at: http://scripts.sil.org/OFL
More info

Designer

Devanagari: Lipi Raval; Latin: Lipi Raval, Jonny Pinhorn
http://www.indiantypefoundry.com

Version

Version 1.000;PS 1.0;hotconv 1.0.78;makeotf.lib2.5.61930; ttfautohint (v1.1) -l 8 -r 32 -G 200 -x 14 -D latn -f deva -w G

Trademark

Kalam is a trademark of Indian Type Foundry.

Vendor

Indian Type Foundry
More info

Basic Info

Font Name Kalam Light
File Name Kalam-Light.ttf
File Size 408kb
Created 7/7/2014 12:44:31 PM
Modified 7/7/2014 12:45:55 PM
Glyph Type TrueType
# Glyphs 1012
# Characters 427

Copyright

Copyright (c) 2014 Indian Type Foundry ([email protected])

License

This Font Software is licensed under the SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1. This license is available with a FAQ at: http://scripts.sil.org/OFL
More info

Designer

Devanagari: Lipi Raval; Latin: Lipi Raval, Jonny Pinhorn
http://www.indiantypefoundry.com

Version

Version 1.000;PS 1.0;hotconv 1.0.78;makeotf.lib2.5.61930; ttfautohint (v1.1) -l 8 -r 32 -G 200 -x 14 -D latn -f deva -w G

Trademark

Kalam is a trademark of Indian Type Foundry.

Vendor

Indian Type Foundry
More info