Charis SIL

Charis SIL is a transitional serif typeface developed by SIL International based on Bitstream Charter, one of the first fonts designed for laser printers. The font offers four family members: roman, bold, italic, and bold italic.

Charis SIL
Charis SIL specimen.svg
CategorySerif
Designer(s)SIL International
Date released2006
LicenseSIL Open Font License
Design based onBitstream Charter
Charis SIL sample (1).svg
Sample

Its design goal is to "provide a single Unicode-based font family that would contain a comprehensive inventory of glyphs needed for almost any Roman- or Cyrillic-based writing system, whether used for phonetic or orthographic needs."[1]

Charis SIL supports Graphite, OpenType, and AAT technologies for advanced rendering features. Along with Doulos SIL and Gentium, it is licensed under the SIL Open Font License (OFL),[2] and can be downloaded free of charge.[3]

Version 5.000 of the font, with over 3,600 glyphs,[4] current as of 2021, was released on 28 October 2014.[5]

Phonetician John C. Wells recommended Charis SIL for displaying IPA symbols.[6]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Charis SIL (Home Page)".
  2. ^ OFL information page on sil.org
  3. ^ Download page on sil.org
  4. ^ "Character Set Support". Charis SIL. Retrieved 12 February 2021.
  5. ^ "Current Versions". SIL International. 2015. Retrieved 2021-02-12.
  6. ^ Wells, John (2012-06-04). "IPA transcription in Unicode". University College London. Archived from the original on 2007-12-02.

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