Kartika font family


Designed by  Raghunath Joshi
Vikram Gaikwad
Kartika™ is an OpenType TTF font for the Indic script Malayalam. The Karitka font was tuned for high quality display and is used for Malayalam and Konkani. Kartika is based on Unicode, contains TrueType outlines and was designed for use as a UI font. Copyright ™ 2002 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Character Set: Latin-1, Malayalam

അ ഇ ഉ ഊ ഋ ഌ എ ഐ ഒ

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Kartika


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Technical details
OpenType outline flavour:
TTF - TrueType-Outlines
Technical font names:
File name: Kartika_M.TTF
Windows menu name: Kartika
PostScript name: , Kartika
PostScript full name: , Kartika
Catalog number:
168387385
Characters:
467
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Features

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Above-Base Mark Positioning

Tag: abvm

Function: Positions marks above base glyphs. In complex scripts like Devanagari (Indic), the Anuswar needs to be positioned above the base glyph. This base glyph can be a base consonant or conjunct. The base glyph and the presence/absence of other marks above the base glyph decides the location of the Anuswar, so that they do not overlap each other.

Akhands

Tag: akhn

Function: Preferentially substitutes a sequence of characters with a ligature. This substitution is done irrespective of any characters that may precede or follow the sequence. In complex scripts like Devanagari (Indic), the sequence Ka, Halant, Ssa should always produce the ligature Kssa, irrespective of characters that precede/follow the above given sequence. The Kssa is identified in Devanagari as an Akhand character (meaning unbreakable).

Below-Base Forms

Tag: blwf

Function: Substitutes the below-base form of a consonant in conjuncts. In complex scripts like Oriya (Indic), the consonant Va has a below-base form that is used to generate conjuncts. Given a sequence Gha, Virama (Halant), Va; the below-base form of Va would be substituted to form the conjunct GhVa.

Below-Base Substitutions

Tag: blws

Function: Produces ligatures that comprise of base glyph and below-base forms. In the Malayalam script (Indic), the conjunct Kla, requires a ligature which is formed using the base glyph Ka and the below-base form of consonant La. This feature can also be used to substitute ligatures formed using base glyphs and below base matras in Indic scripts.

Halant Forms

Tag: haln

Function: Produces the halant forms of consonants in Indic scripts. In Sanskrit (Devanagari script), syllable final consonants are frequently required in their halant form.

Pre-base Forms

Tag: pref

Function: Substitutes the pre-base form of a consonant. In the Khmer script, the consonant Ra has a pre-base subscript form subscript called Coeng Ra. When the sequence of Coeng followed by Ra, its pre-base form is substituted.

Post-base Forms

Tag: pstf

Function: Substitutes the post-base form of a consonant. In the Gurmukhi (Indic) script, the consonant Ya has a post base form. When the Ya is used as the second consonant in conjunct formation, its post-base form is substituted.

Post-base Substitutions

Tag: psts

Function: Substitutes a sequence of a base glyph and post-base glyph, with its ligaturised form. In the Malayalam (Indic) script, the consonant Va has a post base form. When the Va is doubled to form a conjunct- VVa; the first Va [base] and the post base form that follows it, is substituted with a ligature.

These fonts support the Basic Latin character set. Each font is Unicode™ encoded, and available in d

Tag: Basic Latin

Function: These fonts support the Basic Latin character set. Each font is Unicode™ encoded, and available in different formats. Please review the product information for each font to ensure it will meet your requirements.

These fonts support the Indic script. Each font is Unicode™ encoded, and available in different form

Tag: Indic

Function: These fonts support the Indic script. Each font is Unicode™ encoded, and available in different formats. Please review the product information for each font to ensure it will meet your requirements.

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Tag: Malayalam