Charis SIL

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Serif
Original Format
Digital
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SIL International
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Charis is similar to Bitstream Charter, one of the first fonts designed
specifically for laser printers. It is highly readable and holds up well in less-than-ideal reproduction environments. It also has a full set of styles – regular, italic, bold, bold italic – and so is more useful in general publishing than Doulos SIL. Charis is a serif proportionally spaced font optimized for readability in long printed documents.

The goal for this product was to provide a single Unicode-based font family that would contain a comprehensive inventory of glyphs needed for almost any Roman- or Cyrillic-based writing system, whether used for phonetic or orthographic needs. In addition, there is provision for other characters and symbols useful to linguists.

Charis SIL is released under the terms of the SIL Open Font License.

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Last edited by Arun J on September 30, 2009, 02:41am EST

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