[XeTeX] List of free Unicode fonts

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Sat Aug 29 22:21:53 CEST 2009

On Sat, Aug 29, 2009 at 01:17:40PM -0400, Mike Maxwell wrote:
> Gareth Hughes wrote:
>> I've noticed that there a lot of decent, free Unicode fonts available,
>> some of which have interesting OpenType features to play with with
>> XeTeX. I've put together the following PDF as a general guide and would
>> like any suggestions or comments from the list. The PDF can be
>> downloaded from:
>> http://www.garzo.co.uk/documents/freefonts.pdf
> I thank you for this, which is quite interesting.  But allow me to bring
> up my gripe--with the makers of these fonts, not with you.  My gripe is
> that very few of them give any clear indication of the Unicode ranges  
> they cover, much less the exact code points.
> I'm gotten on this hobby horse because we're looking for a monospaced
> font that covers the Pashto characters.  (Monospaced so we can work with
> XML docs in a programmer's editor, or in a terminal; we have suitable
> proportionally spaced fonts for Pashto.)

Have you tried Thabit font from Arabeyes
It does support Arabic, Farsi and Pashto (I planned to support Urdu too,
but never had time to do it).


 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer
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