Garava Italic:Version 2.30
Version 2.30 January 17, 2009
Association for Insight Meditation
Garava was designed for body text in Buddhist Publications. It has a generous x-height and economical copy-fit. "Garava" is a Pali word meaning "reverence."
Garava version 2.0 includes the following OpenType features: Small Capitals, Ligatures, Alternative Fractions (Nut Fractions), Superscripts, Scientific Inferiors (Subscripts), and Old Style Figures.
A full range of Latin characters means it can be used for Pali, Sanskrit, Romanised Indic scripts, nearly all European languages, and Vietnamese. A full Greek and Coptic character set, and a wide range of symbols extend its usefulness to other academic fields such as maths and science. Maths and currency symbols are designed on the figure width, while other symbols, arrows, and geometric shapes are a uniform width and align with the Caps height wherever the design permits. Superscripts align with the tops of figures, while subscripts bisect the baseline.
Besides regular, italic, bold, and bold italic styles, the Garava font family includes Small Capitals, Bold Small Capitals, and Heavy Typefaces. Petite Capitals, Old Style Figures, and Nut Fractions are included in the Private Use Area. These features can be applied automatically in OpenType aware applications - otherwise they can be selected from the Private Use Area using the application's character map.
You can modify the fonts as you wish or use any of the glyphs in your own fonts, as long as you accept the terms of the GNU Public License agreement. If modifying my fonts, rename your font and leave this description and the license links intact. I suggest using this description field to document any changes you have made, either before or after my description.
None of this would have been possible without FontCreator 5.6 from High-Logic. This excellent Truetype Font Editor made the task of editing these large fonts relatively easy.
You may modify this font and distribute it provided that you accept the terms of the GNU License Agreement. Copyright notices and links should not be removed.
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All beings are heirs of their own kamma and inherit its results