New on CTAN: shobhika

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Fri Jun 30 19:04:52 CEST 2017

Aditya Kolachana submitted the



Version:  1.04
License:  ofl

Summary description:  An OpenType Devanāgarī font designed for scholars

Announcement text:

 Shobhika is 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.


The package’s Catalogue entry can be viewed at

The package’s files themselves can be inspected at


   Thanks for the upload.

     For the CTAN Team
    Petra Rübe-Pugliese


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