SiliconAndhra releases 3 new Telugu Unicode fonts

Update: The link below now also includes 15 new Telugu Unicode fonts released in ITIC 2012.

On the eve of International Mother Language Day (Feb 21), SiliconAndhra, in association with the IT Department of Government of Andhra Pradesh, released 3 free Telugu Unicode fonts and also launched a website called Telugu Vijavam about technical resources for Telugu computing.

For the impatient, download these 3 Telugu fonts from Telugu Vijayam website.

Here is a screen shot of the homepage of Telugu Vijayam website:

Homepage of Telugu Vijayam Website

The fonts were announced in the last year’s ITIC 2011 and handful of donors come forward to fund these fonts (by james). In the first set, 3 fonts were released and are named after the donors or name they had chosen.

I’ll update the post with samples of the fonts tomorrow. Here are the samples of these fonts:

Ponnala
Ponnala Telugu font sample

Ravi Prakash
Ravi Prakash Telugu font sample

Lakkireddy
Lakkireddy Telugu font sample

You can download these free Unicode Telugu fonts from Vijayam website.

25 thoughts on “SiliconAndhra releases 3 new Telugu Unicode fonts

    1. The cost can range from 6 lakhs to 15, depending on the complexity of the font and the designer. Time wise about 2 to 6 months. Again, it depends. And, the above fonts still need a good amount of fine tuning to be more professional.

      1. what is the process / steps in developing telugu fonts
        i can pool up people to do it free who are really interested in telugu

    1. It’s okay Dileep. You can express your feelings. But understand the effort behind the work. I know that you know these well.

  1. cettalaa vunnaayi FONTS.
    telugu bhaashaki service cEsina vaaLLa pErlu peTTaali kaanee, ilaa Dabbu serve cEsina vaari pEru peTTaDam evarikee tappanipimcaDam lEdu.

    dEvuDaa! teluguvaaLLani nuvvoo kooDaa rakshimca lEvu.

    1. That’s OK. You can choose to never use these fonts at all. And, more importantly, you create—or get someone else create on behalf of you—better Telugu fonts than these and name them whatever you want.

    2. భాషకు సమృద్ధిగా ఫాంట్లు ఉండటం చాలా ముఖ్యం. అందరూ తెల్ల పంట్లాములు వేసుకుంటే ప్రపంచం ఎంత విసుగ్గా ఉంటుందో ఊహించుకోండి. ఈ ఫాంట్లు పసుపు పంట్లాముల లాగా ఉన్నాయి. అంత మాత్రం చేత వీటిని నిర్దాక్షిణ్యంగా ఖండించాల్సిన పనిలేదు. No need to go overboard. వర్డ్ తెరిస్తే అందులో ఉన్న “వెయ్యి” ఫాంట్లలో ౯౦‍ శాతం చెత్త. అంత మాత్రం చేత వాటిని అర్ధం పర్ధం లేకుండా ఖండిస్తూ కూచోం. ఇష్టముంటే వాడతాం లేకబోతే Arial లోకి దిగుతాం.

      ఏతావాతా, త్వరలో వందలకొద్దీ తెలుగు ఫాంట్లు వస్తాయని ఆశిస్తున్నాను.

  2. Commercial fonts have their own font names (may be their family members names). People are purchasing them at exorbitant prices and using them happily. We need to see the functionality not the names. Here you are getting them free. Because somebody paid for them. You should be happy. If there are any look and functionality issues you can suggest them for improvement. If you de moralize people who are trying to provide free solutions for betterment how do we move forward? Please understand.

  3. Are these fonts can be used for commerical purposes??? I mean web/apps etc., I am trying to find a font just like eenadu OR unicode, which are commercially available for use. Since android does not support unicode, I started creating my own scripts and font. I can assure you this process is a lot more tedius and time consuming. If you look on the web, apparently, so many fonts and no clarity which one will work where and who is the owner and where to buy if it works.

  4. మీ అక్షర మాలలొ అర సున్న లేధు.
    మరియు “క్ష” ఒక ధ్విత్వాక్షరము.
    చివరలొ మీ వగలాడి కవిత్వం చాలా బాగుంధి?

  5. i like ravi’s font… i dont like ponnala’s font మాకు చాలా సంతోషంగా ఉంది.
    రవిప్రకాశ్ ఫాంట్ బావుంది…కానీ పొన్నాల ఫాంట్ బాలేదు. ఏనీవే……………జైతెలంగాణ
    జైజైతెలంగాణ….
    తెలుగు బాషయందు తెలంగాణ యాస లెస్స………
    లెస్స పలికితివిరా బిడ్డ…………

  6. chaala baagundi,mana teluguni ilaage kaapadukundaamu,andhra nundi america varaku ,mariyu yaavathprapanchaniki jai andhrapradesh.

  7. The efforts made by the Govt. is very much appreciable. In this line, the should be continued to save our esteemed Telugu language.

  8. ఈ తెలుగు ఫాంట్ల చాలా బాగున్నాయి. మీరు పడిన శ్రమకు మరియు మీ యొక్క తెలుగు జాతి సేవకు మా హృదయ పూర్వక వందనములు. నా సమస్య అంతా ఈ ఫాంట్లను పేజ్ మోకర్ & ఫోటో షాపు సాఫ్టవేర్లలో ఉపయోగించుటకు వీలుకావడము లేదు, దీనికి మీరు ఏదైనా మార్గమున్న యెడల నాకు సూచించగలరు.

  9. Dear Sir,

    I am interested in acquiring a telugu software phonetic, compatible with MS Word, MS Excel, Power Point and preferably Adobe Photo Shop also and ready to pay the price.

    My self and my friends tried to download the silicon Andhra fonts but we were not successful.

    Please help me in acquiring the software CD.

    [Removed contact details for privacy]

  10. I am getting squares when I look at some of the postings.

    When I choose one of the fonts and type in a word doc, then I only see the english part of what I type. Please explain how I can type in Telugu.

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