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The project goal is to improve existing offerings of the fonts - making sure the Lohit fonts deliver the best available quality and functions to the community.


In 2004, Red Hat has released five Indian language fonts as open source licensed under the GPL. The fonts named Lohit which means Red in Sanskrit. Currently, the font family supports 11 Indian languages: Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and are available as TrueType fonts. Now, Fedora Project and its contributors took the responsibility to consolidate the further efforts and improvements of the Lohit fonts.



Fedora users can install rpms for Lohit fonts with the following command

For Fedora 7 and earlier

yum install fonts-<language_name>

From Fedora 8 to Fedora 10

yum install lohit-fonts-<language_name>

Note in Fedora 8, the Lohit fonts are installed by default.

For Fedora 11 and above

yum install lohit-<language_name>-fonts


Anonymous CVS access

cvs login
cvs co lohit

Contributor CVS access

export CVS_RSH=ssh
cvs co lohit

Current release:


Previous releases:

File:Lohit lohit-fonts-2.1.8.tar.gz (351.2 KB)

File:Lohit lohit-fonts-2.1.6.tar.gz (349.6 KB)

File:Lohit fonts-indic-2.1.5.tar.gz (349.3 KB)

The Lohit fonts are included in Fedora. In Fedora 7 and earlier the source package was called fonts-indic. Since Fedora 8 and onwards it is called lohit-fonts.

Contributors information

yum install fontforge

  • Reuse glyphs if possible - this is the best way to keep the same look and feel, and it saves efforts.
  • All changes should be under the agreement of CLA . Please read at Howto if you need help on signing the CLA.