Getting & Installing Sanskrit fonts

(1) Downloading the fonts (Windows)

If you want the very latest versions, you can download each of the fonts from their original sites, and then follow the instructions there:
Sanskrit 2003 from Omkarananda
Gentium Plus from SIL

ALTERNATIVELY, (and much more simply) we provide the fonts for you underneath in a compressed format. Please click on the underneath link. If you would like to control where the file is being downloaded to, then try 'right-clicking', 'alt-clicking' or 'control-clicking' directly on the link itself. That should then give you the chance to select where on your hard drive you would like to place the file. (If you are on Linux, Unix or some other OS you're on your own, but probably don't need the help!) You should then be able to save the file to your hard drive. The download should begin automatically.

Please be careful to note where the file is being saved as you will need to know this for Steps 2 and 3.

You might in any case be presented with a dialogue box saying: "Save this file to disk?" or something similar. Please choose your download location and then answer "Yes" or similar. Your desktop is probably the best idea, because then it is easiest to find.

If the file simply begins downloading without consulting you, then try to note where on your hard drive the download is going.


Please click on this link to download and then save a compressed file entitled to your hard drive.

Now go to Step 2, "Decompressing the fonts".

Fonts for Windows:
(0) Information (1) Download | (2) Decompress | (3) Install | (4) Test font | (5) Select browser

Fonts for Macintosh:
(0) Information (1) Download | (2) Decompress | (3) Install | (4) Test font | (5) Select browser