Latha font family

Latha™ is a font for the Indic script Tamil. Latha was designed by Raghunath Joshi (Type Director) and Vikram Gaikwad for use as a UI font. Tamil is an OpenType font, based on Unicode and contains TrueType outlines. Copyright ™ 2001 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Latha Character Set: Latin-1, Tamil

அ இ ஈ உ ஊ ஏ ஐ ஓ

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Latha


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Technical details
OpenType outline flavour:
TTF - TrueType-Outlines
Technical font names:
File name: lathab.ttf
Windows menu name: Latha
PostScript name: Latha-Bold
PostScript full name: Latha Bold
Catalog number:
168387990
Characters:
434
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Features

Languages

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.

Above-Base Substitutions

Tag: abvs

Function: Substitutes a ligature for a base glyph and mark that's above it. In complex scripts like Kannada (Indic), the vowel sign for the vowel I which a mark, is positioned above base consonants. This mark combines with the consonant Ga to form a ligature.

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).

Distances

Tag: dist

Function: Provides a means to control distance between glyphs. In the Devanagari (Indic) script, the distance between the vowel sign U and a consonant can be adjusted using this.

Half Forms

Tag: half

Function: Produces the half forms of consonants in Indic scripts. In Hindi (Devanagari script), the conjunct KKa, obtained by doubling the Ka, is denoted with a half form of Ka followed by the full form.

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.

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: Tamil