Gurmukhi/ Punjabi Fonts for free download. . .

Used in Pollywood films and on the covers of literally dozens of books as well in as magazines and papers, my fonts are available for you to download from here and use for free.All of the 282 fonts in 41 families that you can download from this site are created by me (Paul Alan Grosse) and this is the only place that I put them. You can find older versions of them to download from other people's websites but occasionally, I update some of them or make modifications that the font files on these other sites will not have. This site is the only place that you can guarantee has the most up-to-date files. Further to this, if there are special instructions on how to get the most out of a font, such as special character sequences, the pages where you will find that information is on this site.

Also, when I make a new font, it can be months if not years before they appear on other sites. For example, GHP Full is one of the most popular of my fonts in film publicity, including the films themselves and yet there are plenty of Punjabi font download sites that do not have it at all, let alone the most recent version of it. Here, you can see which fonts are new from the list just above the main families table below.

These fonts have characters in both Unicode and ASCII so, whether you are using up-to-date Unicode design/display software or have a computer that will only display ASCII text, these fonts are for you.

Representing literally thousands of hours of font design work with the resulting fonts used in over 150 Punjabi films and on the covers of well over a hundred books as well in as magazines, newspapers, jewellery and even as tattoos, my fonts are available for you to download from these pages and use for free, regardless of whether you want to use it for doing your homework or making a film.

My fonts have been used in many films and/or their publicity material - see the 'Fonts In Use'/'Fonts In Films' page - these films including seven of the 20 highest grossing Punjabi films:
Manje Bistre 2017  ; Qismat 2018  ; Muklawa 2019  ; Ambarsariya 2016  ; Bambukat 2016  ; Punjab 1984 2014  ; and, Vadhayiyaan Ji Vadhayiyaan 2018  , and ten in the next 20: Jatt James Bond 2014  ; Manje Bistre 2 2019  ; Nikka Zaildar 2 2017  ; Lahoriye 2017  ; Kala Shah Kala 2019  ; Golak Bugne Bank Te Batua 2019  ; Ashke 2018  ; Nikka Zaildar 3 2019  ; Guddiyan Patole 2019  ; Nikka Zaildar 2016  .
making a total of 17 in the top 40 - film positions from Wikipaedia: List of highest-grossing Punjabi films page retrieved on 31/01/2021.

You can see the extent to which the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the film industry from the lack of films released during 2020 and those that have been delayed until 2021.

The Gurmukhi fonts - 282 fonts in 41 main families (literally tens of millions of font downloads to date) can be used in commercial as well as non-commercial contexts.

You are free to use these fonts for personal or commercial use for free within the bounds of the GPL.

I allow you to use my fonts for free because I believe that everybody should have equal access, regardless of availability of resources. If I insisted on charging for them then you would be looking at anything from around £50 for a single user to £10,000 for a single multinational film production (see here for an idea of the going rates for charged-for fonts from those who do insist that you always pay). You can see from the fact that my fonts are used in so many films that their quality is no less than that of other fonts. However, as the owner of all rights over these fonts, I give you the option of using them without paying.

If you are using the fonts for business purposes and your business model includes rewarding those who have invested in the intellectual property that you are using, then you might want to consider making a contribution towards the time, artistic and technological investment that I have made in these fonts as well as the ongoing costs of running and maintaining a production server 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, along with the other bills that go with that and so on.

To make a contribution, click here ...

If you want to make a contribution directly using PayPal, my email address is paul.alan.grosse@gmail.com and please include your name and if relevant, your company so that they can be included on the contributors page.

To see a list of contributors, click here.

Thank you.

All of the fonts here have characters both in the Gurmukhi Unicode range and also in the ASCII range. This means that you can use them with programs that haven't got UniCode capabilities as well as with those that have although you might find that you can do more with the font using Unicode, or that there are extra features built in so that things are done automatically by the font, such as contextual substitutions - look for the 'CSub' logo.

If you have installed a complete family of fonts, such as 'Raaj', and you think you can't see them all, look at the end of this page.

Fonts

Recently produced fonts.
Click on the image to go to that font family's page
2021
Rocket Khicho Parda Pixel Serif Blob Circuit Muskan Mansa
2020
Plotter Pachami
Font Summary
Name Year  Use   Fam 
size
Unicode Used
in
Notes Cont
subs
Links
Lat Gur Dev  Font Page   Example   N   F.I.U.   Soc 
 High-legibility - Machine
Bulara 2009 Font suitable for Body text as well as Display text 9 Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   High readability font with body and display variants - also has hollow and bordered variants for display uses.      
Gurvetica 2009 Font suitable for Body text as well as Display text 48 Latin glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   Designed specifically for readability. Includes Roman characters that match style and size for each font.    
Gurvetica A 2009 Font suitable for Body text as well as Display text 10 Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   As Gurvetica but ASCII range has Gurmukhi for those without Gurmukhi keyboard layouts.    
PG Serif 2021 Font suitable for Body text as well as Display text 2 Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   Roman-style and slab serif fonts based upon Gurvetica. Suitable for both body and display uses. Slab serif font light and highly legible. Roman serif font standing out.        
PG Serif SL 2021 Font suitable for Body text as well as Display text 1 Latin glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   Slab serif font based upon Gurvetica with Latin characters in the ASCII range. Suitable for both body and display uses. Slab serif font light and highly legible.        
 Art 
 abstract
Dekho 2012 Font suitable for Display text 5 Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   Very stylised display font, based on Art Deco, making it good for medium-sized font work as well as display work.        
Dekho Naveen 2012 Font suitable for Display text 5 Latin glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   Even more stylised display font, based on Art Deco, making it good for medium-sized font work as well as display work. Latin range is kerned.      
Dwarka 2013 Font suitable for Body text as well as Display text 3 Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   Monolinear Gurmukhi font in the style of Gujarati. Legible enough for body-font work and for display. Intelligent glyph coding in font.  
Magaz 2008 Font suitable for Display text 5 Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   Very stylised display font, based around low number of horizontal lines, making it good for small font work as well as display work.        
Modhera 2013 Font suitable for Body text as well as Display text 5 Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   Very stylised, 'rounded-serifed' Gurmukhi font in the style of Gujarati. Highly legible with many contextual alternative forms of sihari and bihari. Intelligent glyph coding in font.  
Pixel 2021 Font suitable for Body text as well as Display text 6 Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   Based upon Dot-Matrix printers and displays. Legible enough for body-font work and for display. Includes two densities of square dots as well as round dots representing screen pixels, heat-sensitive paper pixels and pin-matrix printers.        
Rupe 2009 Font suitable for Body text as well as Display text 22 Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   Based upon GHW Dukandar, this font is the stylised essence (ਰੂਪ) of practical, stripped-down Gurmukhi. Legible enough for body-font work and for display, includes bordered and hollow variants.    
Tsheg 2012 Font suitable for Display text 6 Latin glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   Stylised display font, Tibetan (Uchan)-styled Gurmukhi Tee-shirt/tattoo font. Over 600 glyphs.  
Uttar 2012 Font suitable for Display text 9 Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   Stylised display font, providing part-way step to Tibetan-styled Gurmukhi.        
 imitation
Gurmukhi
Old Letterpress
2012 Font suitable for Body text as well as Display text 4 Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   This is before Gurmukhi settled down to the single Bani style in the late 20th century and has some interesting characters.        
Punjabi Typewriter 2009 Font suitable for Body text as well as Display text 3 Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   Monospaced, mechanical typewriter with its limitations imitated in this font.        
 fun
Adami 2013 Font suitable for Display text 1 Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   Stylised, 'fun', 'party' block font with angular cut-outs. Punjabi take on Adamski. Intelligent glyph coding in font.  
Blob 2021 Font suitable for Display text 2 Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   Letters fashioned from a gelatinous material that has started to flow under its own weight producing smaller counters and thicker bottoms.      
Circuit 2021 Font suitable for Display text 4 Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   Gurmukhi characters in the form of the copper tracks on printed circuit boards.      
DIN 1451 2013 Font suitable for Body text as well as Display text 2 Latin glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   German international standard for road signs and so on - Very early design in the standard. Intelligent glyph coding in font.  
DIN 1451 A 2013 Font suitable for Body text as well as Display text 2 Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   German international standard for road signs and so on - Very early design in the standard. Gurmukhi glyphs in ASCII range. Intelligent glyph coding in font.  
Gubara 2013 Font suitable for Display text 4 Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   Very stylised, 'fun', 'party' font. Balloons form letters, helped by string and weights. String in different thicknesses and additonal balloons only variant supplied to help colouring. Intelligent glyph coding in font.  
Jashan 2013 Font suitable for Display text 1 Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   Very stylised, 'fun', 'party' lively font - Punjabi version modelled on the Party font. Intelligent glyph coding in font.
Julaf 2013 Font suitable for Display text 1 Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   Very stylised, 'fun', 'party' curly font - Punjabi version modelled on the Curlz font. Intelligent glyph coding in font. -  
Karmic Sanj 2008 Font suitable for Body text as well as Display text 7 Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   Handwritten body/display font simulating someone with a felt-tipped pen trying to do a neat job.      
Khicho 2021 Font suitable for Display text 1 Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   Pulled-Gum-style font. If you had chewing gum that you pulled out into lengths and then formed Gurmukhi letters with them, this is what you would end up with.      
Pachami 2020 Font suitable for Body text as well as Display text 1 Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   Wild-West-style Slab Serif font.      
Parda 2021 Font suitable for Display text 2 Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   Wedge-shaped font in three varieties.      
Plotter 2020 Font suitable for Body text as well as Display text 3 Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   Plotter printer style font with paper-absorption blobs at the nodes of each line thus creating a unique effect.      
Rangdar 2013 Font suitable for Display text 8 Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   Multi-coloured font - size and position font with font 1 and then select 3 or four colour versions. Intelligent glyph coding in font.  
Rocket 2021 Font suitable for Body text as well as Display text 1 Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   In the style of the official NASA logo (which, it appears from the original style book, only consisted of the word NASA) but here, extended it into the Gurmukhi Unicode range.      
 Script/ Stylised Hand Writing
Choti 2012 Font suitable for Body text as well as Display text 12 Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   Short-tail-length handwritten script special body text Similar to Raajaa but with short tails.        
Lanma 2008 Font suitable for Display text 2 Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   Long-tailed handwritten display script with full-length tailed paer characters for tailed characters. Suitable for certificates and other special documents.        
Raaj 2008 Font suitable for Body text as well as Display text 7 Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   Medium-tail-length handwritten script special body text. Unicode Gurmukhi range uses paer characters that modify the tails where appropriate.      
Raajaa 2008 Font suitable for Body text as well as Display text 7 Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   Tailless variant of Raaj, suitable for body text where space is limited        
 Real Handwriting/painting
GHW Adhiapak 2008 Font suitable for Body text as well as Display text 14 Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   Handwritten text from a Punjabi Teacher, born and brought up in the Punjab, now resident in the UK. Combines standard character forms with speed, fluidity and humanity.      
GHW Dukandar 2008 Font suitable for Body text as well as Display text 5 Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   Practical, no-nonsense, fast handwriting, just like your grandmother back in the Punjab writes.    
GHP Full 2013 Font suitable for Display text 6 Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   Hand-painted sign-writing, complete with shadows, suitable for shop signs, banners, Tee-shirts, large headings et cetera.
PG Mansa 2021 Font suitable for Body text as well as Display text 2 Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   Fluid handwritten text with a distinct left-handed slant.        
PG Muskan 2021 Font suitable for Body text as well as Display text 4 Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   Handwritten text available in two styles - handwritten and pen - both in two weights.        
GHW Penti Akhari 2012 Font suitable for Body text as well as Display text 10 Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   Late 16th, early 17th century handwritten Gurmukhi, just like you would find in important texts of the day. Includes 4 Larivar styles.        
GHW Purani Primer PDL 2013 Font suitable for Display text 1 Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area   Fancy, handwriting based upon a primer supplied by Punjab Digital Library. Contains many versions of letters according to context - all selected automatically in Unicode but all accessible through ASCII using code sequences described on its own page.  
 Transliteration
Iragan 2009 Font suitable for Body text as well as Display text 8 Latin glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Gurmukhi glyphs in this area Converts Devanagari to Gurmukhi so Gurmukhi readers can access Devanagari texts online.        
Dave 2009 Font suitable for Body text as well as Display text 20 Latin glyphs in this area Devanagari glyphs in this area   Converts Gurmukhi to Devanagari so Devanagari readers can access Gurmukhi texts online.        
 

Windows BugRegarding Unicode text: Note that whilst all of the fonts on this site work fine on UNIX/Linux there is a bug in some older versions of the rendering engine on Windows that means that in the Unicode range, some fonts will not display correctly in some programs on those systems. All of the fonts on this site work correctly in The Gimp - free image editing program - on Windows and UNIX/Linux but on some older versions of Windows, some programs don't process Indic fonts correctly.

Fonts work to differing degrees on those systems, depending upon how buggy the system is, you might find that some programs:

  • work completely well;
  • don't allow ligatures in Latin (like 'ffi' and so on) used by some fonts to give extra functionality;
  • have problems with conjunct formation
  • might steal elements from adjacent conjucts in complex words (usually English words in Gurmukhi written with explicit conjncts)
  • have problems with conjunct glyph element positioning
  • ...Windows Bug
  • don't even put a sihari before the consonant/conjunct.
For example, Adobe Photoshop CS3 on Windows Vista Ultimate with Microsoft's own Raavi font falls into ths latter category, even though it all works perfectly on The GIMP on the same system with the same font.


Where have the fonts gone?

On some programs on some operating systems, you might think that you cannot access all of the fonts that you have installed.

This can be a problem with fonts that have a lot of weights such as 'Raaj'.

Normally, you will get a list of fonts that you have installed like the one on the right which is from WordPad (Windows Vista).

You can see all of the fonts that you have installed and you know what is what - even thought it has put them in alphabetical order rather than weight order.

However, some programs will try to be a bit cleverer than that and you might end up with a font list like the one on the right (this is Photoshop CS3).

In fact, all that has happened here is that the program as tried to separate the fonts into families and to a certain extent, it has succeeded - although not completely.

This list is actually a font families listing (so, we can see that it was wrong not to place 'Raaj Thin' in with 'Raaj').

On Photoshop - and a number of other programs - there is another set of options and here, to the right of the font families dropdown list, is the font style list.

Now, you can see the different styles that it offers you and largely, it has got this right - although not completely.

When I first came across this problem in an email, I wondered if it might be a problems with the operating system and font installation (this doesn't happen on the OS I use - SuSE) but it appears that it is nothing more than the program itself.

As for the 'Raaj Script' font, it has just renamed it for you as 'Raaj Medium'.

Ho hum.


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