May 26, 2018
In 2004, Red Hat has released five Indian language fonts as open source licensed under the GPL. In 2011 Red Hat relicensed fonts under SIL OFL 1.1 license. The fonts named Lohit which means Red in Sanskrit. Currently, the font family supports 21 Indian languages Assamese, Bengali, Devanagari Hindi, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Marathi, Nepali, Sindhi, Santali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Manipuri, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, and Telugu. Now, Fedora Project and its contributors took the responsibility to consolidate the further efforts and improvements of the Lohit fonts.
Lohit Fonts are Unicode 6.0 compatible.