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List of available fontsEdit

The following fonts are available for SVG rendering on the Wikimedia servers, as of 2008-10-21. This is a sorted and formatted view of Expressions in brackets are Aliases.

font-family font-style
aakar medium
Abyssinica SIL Regular
Aksharyogini Normal
Ani (অনি Dvf) Regular
AnjaliOldLipi Regular
AR PL UKai CN Book
AR PL UKai HK Book
AR PL UKai TW Book
AR PL UMing CN Light
AR PL UMing HK Light
AR PL UMing TW MBE Light
AR PL UMing TW Light
Bandal (반달) Regular
Bangwool (방울) Regular
Bitstream Charter Bold, Bold Italic, Italic, Regular
Bitstream Vera Sans Mono Bold, Bold Oblique, Oblique, Roman
Bitstream Vera Sans Bold, Bold Oblique, Oblique, Roman
Bitstream Vera Serif Bold, Roman
Century Schoolbook L Bold, Bold Italic, Italic, Roman
Chandas Regular
Charter Bold, Bold Italic, Italic, Regular
Clean Regular
ClearlyU Alternate Glyphs Regular
ClearlyU PUA Regular
ClearlyU Regular
Courier 10 Pitch Bold, Bold Italic, Italic, Regular
Courier Bold, Bold Oblique, Oblique, Regular
DejaVu Sans Bold (Condensed Bold), Bold Oblique (Condensed Bold Oblique), Book (Condensed), ExtraLight, Oblique (Condensed Oblique)
DejaVu Sans Condensed Condensed Bold Oblique (Bold Oblique), Condensed Bold (Bold), Condensed Oblique (Oblique), Condensed (Book)
DejaVu Sans Light ExtraLight
DejaVu Sans Mono Bold, Bold Oblique, Book, Oblique
DejaVu Serif Bold (Condensed Bold), Bold Italic (Condensed Bold Italic), Book (Condensed), Italic
DejaVu Serif Condensed Condensed Bold (Bold), Condensed Bold Italic (Bold Italic), Condensed (Book)
Dingbats Regular
Eunjin (은진) Regular
EunjinNakseo (은진낙서) Regular
Ezra SIL SR Regular
Ezra SIL Regular
Fixed Bold, Bold SemiCondensed, ja, ko, Oblique, Oblique SemiCondensed, Regular, SemiCondensed
fxd Bold, Bold semicondensed, Regular, semicondensed
gargi Medium
Garuda Bold, BoldOblique, Book, Oblique
goth_p Bold, Regular
gothic Bold, Regular
Guseul (구슬) Regular
Helvetica Bold, Bold Oblique, Oblique, Regular
hlv Bold, Regular
hlvw Regular
Homa Regular
Jamrul Normal
KacstArt KacstArt
KacstBook KacstBook
KacstDecorative KacstDecorative
KacstDigital KacstDigital
KacstFarsi KacstFarsi
KacstOne KacstOne
KacstOneFixed Regular
KacstPoster KacstPoster
KacstQurn KacstQurn
KacstTitle KacstTitle
KacstTitleL KacstTitleL
Kalimati (नालिमाटी) Regular (कालिमाटी)
Kedage Bold, BoldItalic, Normal, NormalItalic
Khmer OS Battambang Regular
Khmer OS Bokor Regular
Khmer OS Content Regular
Khmer OS Fasthand Regular
Khmer OS Freehand Regular
Khmer OS Metal Chrieng Regular
Khmer OS Muol Light Regular
Khmer OS Muol Pali Regular
Khmer OS Muol Regular
Khmer OS Siemreap Regular
Khmer OS System Regular
Khmer OS Regular
Kochi Gothic (東風ゴシック) Regular (標準)
Kochi Mincho (東風明朝) Regular (標準)
Liberation Mono Bold, Bold Italic, Italic, Regular
Liberation Sans Bold, Bold Italic, Italic, Regular
Liberation Serif Bold, Bold Italic, Italic, Regular
Likhan Normal
Lohit Bengali Regular
Lohit Kannada Regular
Lohit Oriya Regular
Lohit Telugu Regular
Loma Bold, BoldOblique, Book, Oblique
Lucida Sans, Sans Bold, Sans Bold Italic, Sans Italic
LucidaBright Italic, Regular
LucidaTypewriter Sans, Sans Bold
Mallige BoldItalic, NormalItalic
Manchu Regular (Normal, obyčejné, Standard, Κανονικά, Normaali, Normál, Normale, Standaard, Normalny, Обычный, Normálne, Navadno, Arrunta)
MgOpen Canonica Bold, Bold Italic, Italic, Regular
MgOpen Cosmetica Bold, Bold Oblique, Oblique, Regular
MgOpen Modata Bold, BoldOblique, Oblique, Regular
MgOpen Moderna Bold, BoldOblique, Oblique, Regular
Mitra Mono (মিত্র) Regular
mry_KacstQurn Regular
Nafees (Nafees Web Naskh) Regular
Nakula Regular
Nazli Bold, Regular
New Century Schoolbook Bold, Bold Italic, Italic, Regular
Newspaper Regular
Nimbus Mono L Bold, Bold Oblique, Regular, Regular Oblique
Nimbus Roman No9 L Medium, Medium Italic, Regular, Regular Italic
Nimbus Sans L Bold, Bold Condensed, Bold Condensed Italic, Bold Italic, Regular, Regular Condensed, Regular Condensed Italic, Regular Italic
Norasi Bold, BoldItalic, BoldOblique, Italic, Oblique, Regular
Padauk Bold, Regular
padmaa (padmmaa) Normal (regular, Medium)
padmaa-Bold.1.1 (padmaa, padmmaa) Bold.1.1 (bold, medium)
Phetsarath OT Regular
Pothana2000 Regular (Pothana2000)
Purisa Medium
qub Regular
Rachana_w01 Regular
Rekha Medium
Saab Regular
Sahadeva Regular
Samanata Regular
Sarai Regular
Sawasdee Bold, BoldOblique, Oblique, Regular
Scheherazade Regular
SIL Yi Regular
Standard Symbols L Regular
sys Bold, Regular
TAMu_Kadambri Regular
TAMu_Kalyani Regular
TAMu_Maduram Normal
Terminal Bold, Regular
Tibetan Machine Uni Regular
Times Bold, Bold Italic, Italic, Regular
Titr Bold
Tlwg Typist Bold, BoldOblique, Medium, Oblique
TlwgMono Bold, BoldOblique, Medium, Oblique
TlwgTypewriter Bold, BoldOblique, Medium, Oblique
TSCu_Comic Normal
TSCu_Paranar Bold, Italic, Regular
TSCu_Times Normal
UnBom (은 봄) Bold,Regular
UnGraphic (은 그래픽) Bold, Regular
UnGungseo (은 궁서) Regular
UnJamoBatang (은 자모 바탕) Regular
UnJamoDotum (은 자모 돋움) Regular
UnJamoNovel (은 자모 노벨) Regular
UnJamoSora (은 자모 소라) Regular
UnPen (은 펜) Regular
UnPenheulim (은 펜흘림) Regular
UnPilgi (은 필기) Bold, Regular
UnShinmun (은 신문) Regular
UnTaza (은 타자) Regular
UnYetgul (은 옛글 ) Bold,Regular
URW Bookman L Demi Bold, Demi Bold Italic, Light, Light Italic
URW Chancery L Medium Italic
URW Gothic L Book, Book Oblique, Demi, Demi Oblique
URW Palladio L Bold, Bold Italic, Italic, Roman
Utopia Bold, Bold Italic, Italic, Regular
VL Gothic (VL ゴシック) regular
VL PGothic (VL Pゴシック) regular
Waree Bold, BoldOblique, Book, Oblique
WenQuanYi Bitmap Song Bold, Regular
WenQuanYi Zen Hei (文泉驛正黑, 文泉驿正黑) Medium (中等)

The font selections "sans" and "serif" are generally good choices, as they do not impose a specific font on the renderer, making the SVG more portable. However, this may cause alignment and positioning issues as the font actually used varies from system to system.

Tip: if you absolutely want to use a font that is installed on your computer but not on the server, you can convert the text to a path. For example, with Inkscape, you can use the command "Path -> Object to path" or "Shift+Ctrl+C" after selecting the text. However, the text is not stored as text any more, so that it is more difficult to modify or copy-paste. Also, for any significant amount of text, the file size can be increased dramatically.

Installed font packagesEdit

The installed font packages are:

Non-Truetype fonts
  • ghostscript-fonts (from distro)
  • tetex-fonts (from distro)
  • urw-fonts (from distro)
Western TrueType fonts

Bitstream Vera is a basic Latin font gifted to the open source community by Bitstream. DejaVu fonts is an effort by the open source community to extend it so it covers more characters and other alphabets.

CJK TrueType fonts
Indic script TrueType fonts

All of the South Asian fonts are Lohit fonts released by Red Hat maintained by the Fedora Project. (Website & Download)

  • fonts-bengali-1.10-2 (Fedora Core 4)
  • fonts-gujarati-1.10-2 (Fedora Core 4)
  • fonts-hindi-1.10-2 (Fedora Core 4)
  • fonts-punjabi-1.10-2 (Fedora Core 4)
  • fonts-tamil-1.10-2 (Fedora Core 4)

Example renderingEdit


Complete listEdit