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    • Version 2.30 January 17, 2009 © Association for Insight Meditation Garava was designed for body text in Buddhist Publications. It has a generous x-height and economical copy-fit. "Garava" is a Pali word meaning "reverence." Garava version 2.0 includes the following OpenType features: Small Capitals, Ligatures, Alternative Fractions (Nut Fractions), Superscripts, Scientific Inferiors (Subscripts), and Old Style Figures. A full range of Latin characters means it can be used for Pali, Sanskrit, Romanised Indic scripts, nearly all European languages, and Vietnamese. A full Greek and Coptic character set, and a wide range of symbols extend its usefulness to other academic fields such as maths and science. Maths and currency symbols are designed on the figure width, while other symbols, arrows, and geometric shapes are a uniform width and align with the Caps height wherever the design permits. Superscripts align with the tops of figures, while subscripts bisect the baseline. Besides regular, italic, bold, and bold italic styles, the Garava font family includes Small Capitals, Bold Small Capitals, and Heavy Typefaces. Petite Capitals, Old Style Figures, and Nut Fractions are included in the Private Use Area. These features can be applied automatically in OpenType aware applications - otherwise they can be selected from the Private Use Area using the application's character map. You can modify the fonts as you wish or use any of the glyphs in your own fonts, as long as you accept the terms of the GNU Public License agreement. If modifying my fonts, rename your font and leave this description and the license links intact. I suggest using this description field to document any changes you have made, either before or after my description. None of this would have been possible without FontCreator 5.6 from High-Logic. This excellent Truetype Font Editor made the task of editing these large fonts relatively easy. You may modify this fon
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    Comments (6)
    Oct 16th, 2008 / quote /
    Don't know how garava was designed by Bhikkhu Pesala
    Feb 11th, 2009 / quote /
    Note that the Garava font is hosted here without my permission. To obtain the latest version of my fonts always download them from My Fonts page

    This download is only the regular typeface. The Garava family contains seven type styles: Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic, Heavy, Small Caps and Small Caps Bold.

    Bhikkhu Pesala
    Feb 11th, 2009 / quote /
    My fonts were designed in FontCreator from High-Logic.
    site moderator Schwalbenkoenig
    Feb 11th, 2009 / quote /
    And I see some »famous« designs in your portfolio. Bauhaus, Ondine, Kabel, … In which way are these legal?
    Feb 11th, 2009 / quote /
    The copyright on the designs has expired.

    See One Thousand Linotype Public Domain Fonts

    Note that copyright on the Trueytpe font files lasts for much longer.

    This is not a free license to modify copyright data in a font and replace it with your own, which is an illegal practice. You must make the fonts from scratch, and the design must be more than 25 years old.
    site moderator koeiekat
    Feb 12th, 2009 / quote /
    @Bhikkhu Pesala: ... the design must be more than 25 years old.

    ... In Germany ... Were the typefaces designed by a Dutch designer the copyright - without the need for registration and/or trademarking - will last until 50 years after the death of the designer.

    So be careful with making your own digital versions of those typefaces 'bought' by Linotype from the former Lettergieterij Amsterdam.

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