Alan Wood’s Unicode Resources

Central Asian Unicode fonts for Windows computers


The following lists of Central Asian Unicode fonts are probably not comprehensive, they are just the ones that I have acquired with various operating systems and applications, or found while learning about Unicode from the Web. Not all of the characters in a given range will always be present in a font; you can use a utility such as Babel Map to see exactly which characters are included.


Mongolian fonts

  • Daicing Bible – 405 characters (1876 glyphs) in version 3.02 September 25, 2008
    Ranges:   Basic Latin (95); Latin-1 Supplement (80); Latin Extended-A (10); Latin Extended-B (2); IPA Extensions (14); Spacing Modifier Letters (2); Greek and Coptic (4); Mongolian (156); General Punctuation (18); Currency Symbols (1); Letterlike Symbols (1); Mathematical Operators (1); Geometric Shapes (1); CJK Symbols and Punctuation (20)
    OpenType layout tables:   Mongolian
    Family:   Serif
    Styles:   Regular
    Availability:   Free download from Daicing.com - Downloads

  • Daicing Harmony – 405 characters (1876 glyphs) in version 3.02 September 26, 2008
    Ranges:   Basic Latin (95); Latin-1 Supplement (80); Latin Extended-A (10); Latin Extended-B (2); IPA Extensions (14); Spacing Modifier Letters (2); Greek and Coptic (4); Mongolian (156); General Punctuation (18); Currency Symbols (1); Letterlike Symbols (1); Mathematical Operators (1); Geometric Shapes (1); CJK Symbols and Punctuation (20)
    OpenType layout tables:   Mongolian
    Family:   Serif
    Styles:   Regular
    Availability:   Free download from Daicing.com - Downloads

  • Daicing Round – 405 characters (1877 glyphs) in version 3.01
    Ranges:   Basic Latin (95); Latin-1 Supplement (80); Latin Extended-A (10); Latin Extended-B (2); IPA Extensions (14); Spacing Modifier Letters (2); Greek and Coptic (4); Mongolian (156); General Punctuation (18); Currency Symbols (1); Letterlike Symbols (1); Mathematical Operators (1); Geometric Shapes (1); CJK Symbols and Punctuation (20)
    OpenType layout tables:   Mongolian
    Family:   Serif
    Styles:   Regular
    Availability:   Free download from Daicing.com - Downloads

  • Daicing White – 405 characters (1876 glyphs) in version 3.01
    Ranges:   Basic Latin (95); Latin-1 Supplement (80); Latin Extended-A (10); Latin Extended-B (2); IPA Extensions (14); Spacing Modifier Letters (2); Greek and Coptic (4); Mongolian (156); General Punctuation (18); Currency Symbols (1); Letterlike Symbols (1); Mathematical Operators (1); Geometric Shapes (1); CJK Symbols and Punctuation (20)
    OpenType layout tables:   Mongolian
    Family:   Serif
    Styles:   Regular
    Availability:   Free download from Daicing.com - Downloads

  • Daicing Xiaokai – 405 characters (1878 glyphs) in version 3.01
    Ranges:   Basic Latin (95); Latin-1 Supplement (80); Latin Extended-A (10); Latin Extended-B (2); IPA Extensions (14); Spacing Modifier Letters (2); Greek and Coptic (4); Mongolian (156); General Punctuation (18); Currency Symbols (1); Letterlike Symbols (1); Mathematical Operators (1); Geometric Shapes (1); CJK Symbols and Punctuation (20)
    OpenType layout tables:   Mongolian
    Family:   Serif
    Styles:   Regular
    Availability:   Free download from Daicing.com - Downloads

  • Mongolian Baiti – 402 characters (1824 glyphs) in version 5.0
    Ranges:   Basic Latin (95); Latin-1 Supplement (96); Latin Extended-A (7); Latin Extended-B (1); Spacing Modifier Letters (2); Combining Diacritical Marks (1); Greek and Coptic (1); Mongolian (155); General Punctuation (20); Currency Symbols (1); Letterlike Symbols (1); Mathematical Operators (1); Geometric Shapes (1); CJK Symbols and Punctuation (20)
    OpenType layout tables:   Mongolian
    Family:   Serif
    Styles:   Regular
    Availability:   Supplied with Windows Vista

  • MongolianScript – 701 characters (707 glyphs) in version 2.0
    Ranges:   Basic Latin (95); Latin-1 Supplement (6); Latin Extended-A (6); Latin Extended-B (1); Greek and Coptic (2); Cyrillic (70); Mongolian (155); General Punctuation (4)
    OpenType layout tables:   Mongolian
    Family:   Sans-serif
    Styles:   Regular
    Availability:   Free download (in Mongolian Script tools) from :: OpenMN :: - Download

  • Code2000, NSimSun-18030, SimSun-18030 and Sun-ExtA can also display Mongolian

  • Mongolian test page
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Old Turkic fonts

  • Orkun – 113 glyphs in version 1.001
    Ranges:   Basic Latin (34); Latin-1 Supplement (2); Greek and Coptic (1); Old Turkic (73)
    Family:   Sans-serif
    Styles:   Regular
    Availability:   Free download from Multilingual Mac: Typing Orkhon/Old Turkic
    The first version of this font was called Old Turkic

  • Old Turkic test page
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Phags-pa fonts

  • BabelStone Phags-pa Book – 611 characters (923 glyphs) in version 1.00 December 21, 2006
    Ranges:   Basic Latin (96); Latin-1 Supplement (96); Latin Extended-A (128); Latin Extended-B (21); IPA Extensions (2); Spacing Modifier Letters (2); Combining Diacritical Marks (16); Mongolian (5); Latin Extended Additional (24); General Punctuation (96); Superscripts and Subscripts (34); Currency Symbols (2); Letterlike Symbols (1); CJK Symbols and Punctuation (22); CJK Unified Ideographs (2); Phags-pa (56); Variation Selectors (1)
    OpenType layout tables:   Latin
    Family:   Sans-serif
    Styles:   Regular
    Availability:   Free download from BabelStone Fonts: BabelStone Phags-pa Book

  • BabelStone Phags-pa Seal – 447 characters (393 glyphs) in version 1.00 December 29, 2006
    Ranges:   Basic Latin (95); Latin-1 Supplement (96); Mongolian (3); General Punctuation (3); Currency Symbols (1); CJK Symbols and Punctuation (1); CJK Unified Ideographs (2); Phags-pa (56); Variation Selectors (1)
    OpenType layout tables:   Latin
    Family:   Sans-serif
    Styles:   Regular
    Availability:   Free download from BabelStone Fonts: BabelStone Phags-pa Seal

  • BabelStone Phags-pa Tibetan A – 265 characters (277 glyphs) in version 1.00 December 21, 2006
    Ranges:   Basic Latin (95); Latin-1 Supplement (96); Mongolian (3); General Punctuation (3); Currency Symbols (1); CJK Symbols and Punctuation (1); CJK Unified Ideographs (2); Phags-pa (56); Variation Selectors (1)
    OpenType layout tables:   Latin
    Family:   Sans-serif
    Styles:   Regular
    Availability:   Free download from BabelStone Fonts: BabelStone Phags-pa Tibetan

  • BabelStone Phags-pa Tibetan B – 265 characters (277 glyphs) in version 1.00 December 21, 2006
    Ranges:   Basic Latin (95); Latin-1 Supplement (96); Mongolian (3); General Punctuation (3); Currency Symbols (1); CJK Symbols and Punctuation (1); CJK Unified Ideographs (2); Phags-pa (56); Variation Selectors (1)
    OpenType layout tables:   Latin
    Family:   Sans-serif
    Styles:   Regular
    Availability:   Free download from BabelStone Fonts: BabelStone Phags-pa Tibetan

  • Code2000 and Microsoft PhagsPa (in Windows 7) can also display Phags-pa

  • Phags-pa test page
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Tibetan fonts

  • Jomolhari – 2093 characters (3333 glyphs) in version alpha 0.003c 2006
    Ranges:   Basic Latin (95); Latin-1 Supplement (98); Latin Extended-A (28); Latin Extended-B (2); Spacing Modifier Letters (8); Combining Diacritical Marks (17); Greek (1); Tibetan (196); Latin Extended Additional (28); General Punctuation (30); Currency Symbols (2); Letterlike Symbols (2); Mathematical Operators (12); Geometric Shapes (2); Miscellaneous Symbols (4); CJK Symbols and Punctuation (21); CJK Unified Ideographs (2); Private Use Area (1537); Alphabetic Presentation Forms (2); Arabic Presentation Forms-B (1); Specials (5); Supplementary Private Use Area-A (659)
    OpenType layout tables:   Tibetan
    Family:   Serif
    Styles:   Regular
    Availability:   Free download from Jomolhari (chrisfynn2) or from THDL Toolbox

  • Microsoft Himalaya – 438 characters (1482 glyphs) in version 5.00
    Ranges:   Basic Latin (95); Latin-1 Supplement (96); Latin Extended-A (7); Latin Extended-B (1); Spacing Modifier Letters (2); Greek (1); Tibetan (193); General Punctuation (17); Currency Symbols (1); Letterlike Symbols (1); Mathematical Operators (1); Geometric Shapes (1); CJK Symbols and Punctuation (22)
    OpenType layout tables:   Tibetan
    Family:   Serif
    Styles:   Regular
    Availability:   Supplied with Windows Vista

  • TCRC Youtso Unicode – 442 characters (1017 glyphs) in version 1.0
    Produced by the Tibetan Computer Resource Centre
    Ranges:   Basic Latin; Tibetan
    OpenType layout tables:   Tibetan
    Family:   Serif
    Styles:   Regular
    Availability:   Free download from Additional Dictionaries

  • Tibetan Machine Uni – 1077 characters (5110 glyphs) in version 1.901 2007 (beta for v 2.00)
    Produced by the Tibetan and Himalayan Digital Library project
    Ranges:   Basic Latin (96); Latin-1 Supplement (96); Latin Extended-A (111); Latin Extended-B (4); Spacing Modifier Letters (9); Combining Diacritical Marks (19); Greek and Coptic (1); Tibetan (206); Latin Extended Additional (28); General Punctuation (34); Superscripts and Subscripts (1); Currency Symbols (2); Letterlike Symbols (2); Arrows (1); Mathematical Operators (13); Geometric Shapes (2); Miscellaneous Symbols (2); CJK Symbols and Punctuation (21); CJK Unified Ideographs (3 out of 20,940 characters); Alphabetic Presentation Forms (2); Arabic Presentation Forms-B (1); Specials (5)
    OpenType layout tables:   Tibetan
    Family:   Serif
    Styles:   Regular
    Availability:   More information and free download from Tibetan Machine Uni

  • TibetanUchen – 123 glyphs in version 1.00
    Produced by Tashi Tsering
    Ranges:   Tibetan
    OpenType layout tables:   Tibetan
    Styles:   Regular
    Availability:   Free download from Current Research Activity

  • Tibetan Unicode – 112 glyphs in version 1.0alpha : 25-07-2002
    Produced by Gregory Mokhin
    Ranges:   Tibetan
    Styles:   Regular
    Availability:   Free download from yudit.org/download/fonts/ (utibetan.ttf)

  • Wangdi29 – 424 characters (2112 glyphs) in version 001.003
    Ranges:   Basic Latin; Latin-1 Supplement; Tibetan; General Punctuation
    OpenType layout tables:   Tibetan
    Family:   Sans-serif
    Styles:   Regular
    Availability:   Free download from Department of Information Technology (download “Dzongkha Fonts” and choose “Joyig”)

  • XTashi – 684 characters (4410 glyphs) in version 1.0; 2003; initial release
    Ranges:   Basic Latin; Latin-1 Supplement; Latin Extended-A; Combining Diacritical Marks; Greek (few); Tibetan; Latin Extended Additional; General Punctuation; Superscripts and Subscripts; Currency Symbols; Number Forms; Mathematical Operators; Miscellaneous Symbols; CJK Symbols and Punctuation
    OpenType layout tables:   Tibetan
    Family:   Sans-serif
    Styles:   Regular
    Availability:   Free download from Department of Information Technology (download “Dzongkha Fonts” and choose “Tashi”)

  • Arial Unicode MS, Chrysanthi Unicode, SimSun-18030 and Sun-ExtA can also display Tibetan

  • Tibetan test page

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