CTAN Update: shobhika
IIT Bombay is pleased to announce the latest release of the Shobhika font. Version 1.05 includes rules for correct rendering of more vedic accents (particularly the Mādhyandina Śākhā of the Śukla Yajurveda) and also fixes a minor bug. The latest version of the font and detailed release notes can be found at: https://github.com/Sandhi-IITBombay/Shobhika/releases Shobhika is an open source font. The source code as well as further details regarding the font can be found below: https://github.com/Sandhi-IITBombay/Shobhika The following brochure describes and showcases various features of Shobhika. The brochure may be distributed within your institution and beyond to interested parties: https://github.com/Sandhi-IITBombay/Shobhika/blob/master/docs/Shobhika.pdf As always, we welcome bug reports, suggestions, and other comments at our GitHub page: https://github.com/Sandhi-IITBombay/Shobhika/issues SandHI (Science and Heritage Initiative), IIT Bombay
The package’s Catalogue entry can be viewed at https://ctan.org/pkg/shobhika The package’s files themselves can be inspected at http://mirror.ctan.org/fonts/shobhika/
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shobhika – An OpenType Devanāgarī font designed for scholars
This package provides a free, open source, Unicode compliant, OpenType font with support for Devanāgarī, Latin, and Cyrillic scripts. It is available in two weights—regular and bold. The font is designed with over 1600 Devanāgarī glyphs, including support for over 1100 conjunct consonants, as well as vedic accents.
The Latin component of the font not only supports a wide range of characters required for Roman transliteration of Sanskrit, but also provides a subset of regularly used mathematical symbols for scholars working with scientific and technical documents.
The project has been launched under the auspices of the Science and Heritage Initiative (SandHI) at IIT Bombay, and builds upon the following two fonts for its Devanāgarī and Latin components respectively: (i) Yashomudra by Rājya Marāṭhī Vikās Saṃsthā, and (ii) PT Serif by ParaType. We would like to thank both these organisations for releasing their fonts under the SIL Open Font Licence, which has enabled us to create Shobhika.