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Miscellaneous Truetype Gurmukhi Fun fonts for free download. . .

Hand-painted-sign-style, Gurmukhi free download TrueType font

About Punjabi Fun Fonts . . . (download is at the bottom of this page...)

The collection of Punjabi/Gurmukhi Miscellaneous Fun Fonts can be downloaded all as one archive ('.zip'/'.tar.bz2') file or individually. They are fonts that offer a lighter take on Gurmukhi writing in and are ideal for use as display fonts for titles/subtitles in posters, book covers, films, DVDs, CDs and so on - even for Punjabi homework. A number of them offer a Punjabi take on some popular fonts that fall in this genre although there is no reason why they should all be so - Gubara and Rangdar don't derive from any existing fonts that I am aware of.

The 'Miscellaneous Fun Fonts' currently are:
  1   MFF Adami - how Adamski were to look in Punjabi;
  2   MFF DIN 1451 - The German standard roadsign font, complete with Punjabi characters;
  3   Gubara - Balloons held in place with strings form letters;
  4   MFF Jashan - how Party were to look in Punjabi;
  5   MFF Julaf - how Curlz were to look in Punjabi;
  6   Karmic Sanj - how MS Comic Sans were to look in Punjabi;
  7   Rangdar - Transparent, multicoloured letters using font set to create layers;

although I am in the middle of developing a few more. If you have any ideas for a font that should be included, just email it to me and I'll consider it, time permitting.

MFF Adami . . .

MFF Adami font Gurmukhi free downloadAdami is the Punjabi take on the popular Adamski font that can still be seen being used in contempory work, even now - the font is many years old.

The basic font is a bold, Helvetica-style font - here, I have used Gurvetica - and all of the internal cirves are angular and straight - as though somebody who wasn't too good at cutting re-entrant curves was give the job of making letters with some thick card and a pair of scissors.

Visakhi - Full hand-painted sign-style Gurmukhi font - free downloadWhilst there is nothing wrong with using the font on its own, as on the right of the page, it is fairly easy to make it stand out and here, I have simulated a variable drop shadow by iwarping a black copy of the letters.

I have also highlighted and darkened the lettering a little to simulate an uneven surface.

Cardboard cut-out.

MFF DIN 1451 . . .

MFF DIN 1451 font Gurmukhi free downloadDIN 1451 is a German standard for road, rail and aircraft lettering that has been around since the beginning of the 20th Century.

The original idea for the font was that you could produce standardised lettering for road signs and so on - click on the image on the right to see the grid for ASCII and Gurmukhi - using a ruler and a set of compasses by making use of a grid. A capital 'H' would be seven units high and in the narrow font, three wide.


Circles have radii that are multiples of the grid spacing as well, although the 3x7 or 5x7 basic grid can be subdivided into 1/2s and 1/4s.

MFF DIN 1451 font Gurmukhi free downloadI have produced two fonts - one the condensed (Engschrift) and the other is the normal width (Mittelschrift) - the idea is that you use the Mittelschrift unless there is not enough space - click on the image on the left to see an example.

In addition, I have provided a version of each that has the Gurmukhi characters echoed down to the ASCII range so they occupy that as well as the Gurmukhi Unicode range in the two fonts - thus, there are four fonts.

Here, the outlines follow the original version of DIN 1451 - noticed quite easily from the '6' and '9' - even Linotype's 'FF DIN' font has been messed around with so the ASCII characters here are more like the original than in the font that you would pay serious money for.

Gubara . . .

Gubara Medium font Gurmukhi free download'Gubara' is the Punjabi for 'Balloon' and for a while now, I have wanted to design a font like this.

You will be able to see from the font samples below - where you can download individual fonts - that there are three versions of this font where the only difference is the width of the string and another version, that has no string.

The balloon size is the same in the three with the string but in the one without ('not string'), it is slightly larger. You can use the three variants with the string to produce the images you want and the reason for the difference in the thickness of the string is that if your goal is to make the string as thin as possible, but still be visible, you will be able to choose a font variant that will show up correctly. If the font is small in your image, select the 'small' variant so that the thicker string still shows up; if the font is large, you can get away with using the 'big' variant and the other is there to provide some middle ground for you so that you can get the result that you want.

The reason for the varaint without the strings is to make life easier for you if you want to have strings that are a different colour to the ballons.

Visakhi - Full hand-painted sign-style Gurmukhi font - free downloadAll you need to do in your image processor is to create a layer with one of the stringed variants with the colour of the strings - in the image above-right, that is black - and then, using the same text (just duplicate the layer) select the 'not string' variant of the font and make that the colour of the balloons that you want.

To make the balloons look three-dimensional as they do in the image on the left, all you need to do is make a copy of the 'not string' layer, colour it white, blur it and then edit the curve for the transpacency of the layer so that the smaller part is left highlighted, then move that layer up and to the left. Finally, make the alpha of the 'not string' layer into a mask and then invert the mask and trim the new, highlight layer with it so that you don't get any of it influencing the string layer or any background you might have used.

MFF Jashan . . .

MFF Jashan font Gurmukhi free download'Jashan' is Punjabi for 'Party' or celebration and this font is the Punjabi take on the Party font. Being quick and lively, it uses the Modhera font's proportions as a basis buth with standard siharis and biharis.

MFF Jashan font Gurmukhi free downloadIn this example, just copy the layer with your text in it and then, for the layer below, turn the font black, make it a lisghtly larger size and then blur it. For the layer above it, use a radial fill that goes from white to black and then change the properties of the layer so that it adds the values. change the transparency of the top and bottom layers so that it gives you the result you want.

Simple and yet very effective.

This font is a display font and so is ideal for party posters, banners and so on.

MFF Julaf . . .

MFF Julaf font Gurmukhi free download'Julaf' is Punjabi for 'curls' and this font is the Punjabi take on the Curlz font. Being essentially 'curly', it uses the Modhera font's proportions as a basis although it only uses standard siharis and biharis - Modhera uses a number of different shapes according to the extent to which the top or the bottom of the character move inwards at the sides.

This font also combines some of the aspects of the Purani Primer font in that it uses similar ways of filling out closed loops - such as the 'r' and the 'g' for example.

Visakhi - Full hand-painted sign-style Gurmukhi font - free downloadIn this example, just copy the layer with your text in it, displacing each layer below by a few pixels and make them white and grey.

Very simple, very effective.

This font is ideal for party posters and so on.

Karmic Sanj . . .

Karmic Sanj Book font Gurmukhi free downloadThis is the Punjabi take on what MS Comic Sans would look like if it was to exist in the Gurmukhi space of the Unicode standard.

It is monolinear and in effect, it looks like the job someone would make if they were trying to take care to do a good job but just had a felt-tipped pen at hand.

This font has already been used in the posters and so on for the Punjabi film 'Lucky di Unlucky Story'.

Visakhi - Full hand-painted sign-style Gurmukhi font - free downloadHere, create a highlighted layer in the same way as with Gubara but make the slope for the Alpha layer a bit sharper.

Next, make the font's alpha layer make a mask then grow it and fill that in with white on a new layer below so it has a white border.

Then, extend that by one pixel and fill that with black on the layer below that, then adjust its transparency so that the outlien isn't too harsh.

Finally, copy the black layer, turn off the mask and blur it to make a drop shadow, adjusting its transparency to get the level of grey (ambient lighting) just right.

This is quite simple but you can see that it is very effective.

MFF Randgar . . .

MFF Rangdar font Gurmukhi free download'Rangdar' is Punjabi for 'coloured' and this font lets you create multi-coloured text in the form of transparent strips, overlaid to make the letters.

All you need to do to use this font is to size and position the font using the Rangdar 1 guide font which has all of the shapes built into one font, and then make sure that the text layer has 'Multiply' or similar as the way that it blends with the other layers - this is so that it looks like transparent filter material.

MFF Rangdar font Gurmukhi free downloadNext, change the font on that layer to Rangdar 3 1 if you are going to use three colours, or Rangdar 4 1 if you are going to use four and then simply duplicate that layer, changing the font to the second, and third vesions and, if you are using four colours, an additional layer for the fourth one.

Next, change the colours of the fonts in those layers and see how they look like coloured plastic, filtering out the light.

One tip is to choose secondary colours as they leave more light for the other layers to filter out. For yellow, you can make it more orange if it is too light. Click on either of the two images for an example of how this cont can be used.

Download Miscellaneous Fun Fonts . . .

Click here to see all characters in the font on the font comparison page.Download Miscellaneous Fun Fonts (all fonts (26 files)) in one file:
btc-fun.zip467,867 bytes(Windows); or,
btc-fun.tar.bz2362,649 bytes(UNIX/Linux).
    Download MFF Adami TrueType font
MFF Adami font Gurmukhi free download
mffadami.ttf 51,900 bytes 
 
    Download MFF DIN 1451 Engschrift TrueType font (Gurmukhi text in
the Gurmukhi Unicode range and Latin text in the ASCII range.)
MFF DIN 1451 Engschrift font Gurmukhi free download
mffdin1451_na.ttf 75,436 bytes 
 
    Download MFF DIN 1451 Mittelschrift TrueType font (Gurmukhi text in
the Gurmukhi Unicode range and Latin text in the ASCII range.)
MFF DIN 1451 Mittelschrift font Gurmukhi free download
mffdin1451_nn.ttf 75,904 bytes 
 
    Download MFF DIN 1451 Engschrift A TrueType font (Gurmukhi text in
the Gurmukhi Unicode range and Gurmukhi text in the ASCII range.)
MFF DIN 1451 Engschrift font Gurmukhi free download
mffdin1451_wa.ttf 81,112 bytes 
 
    Download MFF DIN 1451 Mittelschrift A TrueType font (Gurmukhi text in
the Gurmukhi Unicode range and Gurmukhi text in the ASCII range.)
MFF DIN 1451 Mittelschrift font Gurmukhi free download
mffdin1451_wn.ttf 80,400 bytes 
 
    Download Gubara Not String TrueType font (you need this one to superimpose
the balloons if you are going to have them a different colour to the string - the balloons are
a little larger so that it overlaps the balloons in the other fonts.)
Gubara No Strings font Gurmukhi free download
gubara_0.ttf 54,612 bytes 
 
    Download Gubara 4 Big TrueType font (you need this one if you are making
the image very large - it has fine string.)
Gubara Big font Gurmukhi free download
gubara_4.ttf 63,900 bytes 
 
    Download Gubara 5 Medium TrueType font (you need this one if you are
making a smaller image - the string is thicker so it still shows up.)
Gubara Medium font Gurmukhi free download
gubara_5.ttf 63,064 bytes 
 
    Download Gubara 6 Small TrueType font (you need this one if you are
making the letters really small - the string is quite thick so it still shows up.)
Gubara Small font Gurmukhi free download
gubara_6.ttf 61,980 bytes 
 
    Download MFF Jashan TrueType font
MFF Jashan font Gurmukhi free download
mffjashan.ttf 191,144 bytes 
 
    Download MFF Julaf TrueType font
MFF Julaf font Gurmukhi free download
mffjulaf.ttf 201,684 bytes 
 
    Download Karmic Thin TrueType font
Karmic Sanj Thin font Gurmukhi free download
karmic_1.ttf 131,668 bytes 
 
    Download Karmic Light TrueType font
Karmic Sanj Light font Gurmukhi free download
karmic_3.ttf 139,924 bytes 
 
    Download Karmic Book TrueType font
Karmic Sanj Book font Gurmukhi free download
karmic_4.ttf 140,536 bytes 
 
    Download Karmic Medium TrueType font
Karmic Sanj Medium font Gurmukhi free download
karmic_5.ttf 137,596 bytes 
 
    Download Karmic Bold TrueType font
Karmic Sanj Bold font Gurmukhi free download
karmic_7.ttf 137,532 bytes 
 
    Download Karmic Heavy TrueType font
Karmic Sanj Heavy font Gurmukhi free download
karmic_8.ttf 136,864 bytes 
 
    Download Karmic Black TrueType font
Karmic Sanj Black font Gurmukhi free download
karmic_9.ttf 140,232 bytes 
 
    Download MFF Rangdar 1 (guide for sizing and positioning) TrueType font
Miscellaneous Fun Fonts Rangdar Gurmukhi free download
mffrangdar11.ttf 56,080 bytes 
 
    Download MFF Rangdar 3 (set of three fonts, one for each colour) TrueType font
Miscellaneous Fun Fonts Rangdar Gurmukhi free download
mffrangdar3.zip 33,158 bytes 
 
    Download MFF Rangdar 4 (set of four fonts, one for each colour) TrueType font
Miscellaneous Fun Fonts Rangdar Gurmukhi free download
mffrangdar4.zip 39,487 bytes 
 

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