Devanagari


Devanagari is an abugida (alphasyllabary) writing script of India and Nepal, rooted in ancient Brahmi. Besides used for Hindi, the most common language of India, it is used for another 120 languages in South-East Asia.

Books 1

This book is a celebration of cultural diversity, as well as a presentation of the Typotheque typeface collection, both current and upcoming fonts.

Articles 2

The story of Devanagari type from early print to the digital age, as Indian print culture both sparked and responded to intense socio-political change and constant technological innovation.
Essays · 21 March 2022 · English · 12695 words
We created a survey to evaluate different graphic variants of Devanagari characters, interviewing hundreds of people gathering data and recommendations not only on the recognisability of each form of the Devanagari characters, but also on the preferences of readers and users.
Essays · 21 March 2022 · English · 5045 words

Blogs 9

An affable font family with fluid stroke structure that communicates in Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Arabic, Hebrew, Thai, Georgian, Armenian and Devanagari.
16 May 2022
Typotheque has been working on an extensive historical research project, based on the development in Devanagari printing, combined with a survey of the contemporary regional preferences of Devanagari readers.
21 March 2022
In order that we can make more informed, research-based decisions when designing Devanagari fonts, we are inviting people who regularly use the Devanagari script to take part in our survey to help us understand regional preferences for character variants.
1 September 2021
2020 has been an extraordinary year, one that has taught us many lessons and forced us to set priorities. During this time, our priority became to work on all the living writing scripts of the world.
16 December 2020
November and October, global font families inspired by an industrial heritage, now support the two most widely used Indian scripts.
10 September 2019

Authors 3

Arya Purohit is a Type Designer and Graphic Designer from Mumbai. After completing an internship with Seenk, Paris and working as a designer for ASDS,...
Parimal Parmar is a designer from India with special interest in type and identity design, graduated from D J Academy of Design, Coimbatore, India. Hi...
Hitesh Malaviya (Rocky) is a Type Designer and Graphic designer from India. After graduating from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University of Baroda ...

Other pages 1

A collection of international multilingual Unicode global fonts for all world languages for local and global audiences, and international brands. Latin, non-Latin and CJK fonts.