Ethiopic script font designed in a calligraphic style


Abyssinica SIL has a single face - regular.

The goal for this product was to provide a single Unicode-based font that would contain a comprehensive inventory of glyphs needed for almost any Ethiopic-based writing system. In addition, there is provision for other Latin characters and symbols. This font makes use of state-of-the-art font technologies to support the need to position arbitrary combinations of *Ethiopic* base glyphs and combining marks optimally. It also supports almost 200 kerning pairs. This version of the font also supports Stylistic Sets and Character Variants (OpenType) or Features (Graphite) which make glyph alternates available for a number of Ethiopic and punctuation characters. See the AbyssinicaSILOpenTypeFontFeatures.pdf, AbyssinicaSILGraphiteFontFeatures.pdf and AbyssinicaSILTypeTunerGuide.pdf for details on applications which support Stylistic Sets and how to access them.

One font from this typeface family is included in this release:
 * Abyssinica SIL Regular

Webfont versions and HTML/CSS examples are also available.

The full font sources are publicly available at An open workflow is used for building, testing and releasing.

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