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Languagegeek provides, free of charge, a number of quality fonts for Native languages across North America and the world. The Aboriginal Series of fonts contains a full host of characters for languages using syllabics, Cherokee, and Roman orthography, and was designed specifically for on-screen viewing.

All new Languagegeek fonts are high quality OpenType fonts. This means that with the correct software, your typing will look more precise and professional. These fonts have built into their programming the means by which ligatures (combinations of characters) and accents position themselves correctly. Furthermore, each font is Unicode friendly, meaning that the encoding is standard world wide. Please see the links above in this paragraph for more information on how to apply this technology.

There are also some new Languagegeek fonts which have been designed specifically for individual languages. This way, the unique characteristics of each language can be accommodated. Several fonts come in African versions. These are identical to the plain version except the capital Ŋ is of the African variety.

Each font has been “zipped” to reduce the file size and assure a clean download. If you do not have an unzip utility on your computer, an internet search should turn up several free downloads. If you need help with unzipping the fonts, please email me.

More Syllabics Characters Added!

With the release of Unicode 5.2 in October 2009, there are 80 new Canadian Syllabics characters supported by the global standards organization, the Unicode Consortium. This means that languages such as Cree, Ojibway, and Blackfoot syllabics can now be consistently and accurately represented on computers. The proposal submitted by Languagegeek and Michael Everson has been implemented in 5.2. Thanks to those Native language speakers and linguists who helped with this process over the past few years. In the list of fonts available for download here at Languagegeek, those fonts with the notice Unicode 5.2 have been updated with the new characters. I plan on updating all the fonts and keyboards here in the near future.

Full Aboriginal Unicode Fonts

 

Download Aboriginal Serif (9.606 Unicode 5.2)

(Revised and Updated: April 16, 2013 FREE)  About the font

  • Download African package: African Serif (9.3.8 with African capital Eng)
  • Download Iroquoian package: Rotinohnsonni Serif 4.2 (May 31, 2006) with high-position glottal stop.

These fonts contain characters for Syllabics, Cherokee, and Latin Script (Roman orthography)
Comes in Regular, Italic, Bold, and Bold Italic.

Aboriginal Serif

Download Aboriginal Sans Serif (9.602Unicode 5.2)

(Revised and Updated: April 16, 2013, FREE)  About the font

  • Download African package: African Sans Serif (9.3.8 with African capital Eng)
  • Download Iroquoian package: Rotinohnsonni Sans (v8.722 as of July 16, 2007—with high-position glottal stop and open “ou” ligature)

These fonts contain characters for Syllabics, Cherokee, and Latin Script (Roman orthography)
Comes in Regular, Italic, Bold, and Bold Italic.

Aboriginal Sans

Algonquian (Cree, Ojibway, Naskapi) and Inuktitut Fonts

 

Download Masinahikan

(FREE) for Moose Cree, East Cree, Inuktitut, Naskapi, Eastern Ojibway, Plains Cree, Swampy Cree, Woods Cree, Oji-Cree, Western Ojibway
Comes in Regular, Semi-Bold, and Bold, and Bold Italic. About the font

Masinahikan 2

Download Kayases

(FREE) for all languages. About this font

Inuktitut

Download Oski East (2.200)

(Revised and Updated: August 20, 2008 FREE)
Moose Cree, East Cree, Inuktitut, Naskapi, Eastern Ojibway

Download Oski West (2.200)

(Revised and Updated: August 20, 2008 FREE)
Plains Cree, Swampy Cree, Woods Cree, Oji-Cree, Western Ojibway
Comes in Regular, Italic, Bold, and Bold Italic. About the font

Oski

Download Kisiska

(FREE) for Moose Cree, East Cree, Inuktitut, Naskapi, Northern Ojibway, Plains Cree, Swampy Cree, Woods Cree, Saulteaux Ojibway, Dene. About the font

Kisiska

Download Pitabek

(FREE) for Plains Cree, Swampy Cree, Oji-Cree, Western Ojibway, Chipewyan (F-C), Dogrib (F-C), Slavey (F-C), Beaver (F-C). About the font

Pitabek

Dakelh (Carrier Dene) Fonts

 

Download OskiDakelh

(FREE) Comes in Regular, Italic, Bold, and Bold Italic. About the font

Oski Dakelh

Kayases (SEE ABOVE)


Download Nak’azdli
(Still working on it)

Morice

Blackfoot Fonts

 

Download OskiBlackfoot

(FREE) Comes in Regular, Italic, Bold, and Bold Italic. About the font

Oski Blackfoot

Kayases (SEE ABOVE)

Dene Fonts

 

Download OskiDene (FREE)
For: Chipewyan E-A (OskiDeneA)
For: Beaver E-A (OskiDeneB)
For: Dene F-C (OskiDeneC)
For: South Slavey E-A (OskiDeneS)
Comes in Regular, Italic, Bold, and Bold Italic.  About the fonts


Download Masinahikan

(FREE) for F-C Dene orthographies
Comes in Regular, Semi-Bold, and Bold, and Bold Italic. About the font

Masinahikan

Download MasinahikanDene

(FREE) for E-A Dene orthographies
Comes in Regular, Semi-Bold, and Bold, and Bold Italic. About the font

Masinahikan Dene

Kisiska (SEE ABOVE)

Pitabek (SEE ABOVE)

Kayases (SEE ABOVE)

Cherokee Fonts

Download Digohweli

(FREE version 1.7.0) About the font. If you prefer to use only the old-form DO (Λ), please download and install the Old Do Digohweli font. For occasional use of the old-form DO, the standard Digohweli font has (Λ) in Stylistic Set 01 and as a Historical Alternate. Digohweli is not covered by the general Languagegeek license.

Digohweli
If you are having problems viewing the language properly, please download and install one of the languagegeek fonts.
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Last Modified: 16-Apr-2013