Monday, July 21, 2008

Bengali fonts designed in Metafont

A few Bengali metafont codes are available online. Noted of them are the one by Abhijit Das (Barda), a computer science graduate from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, now in Germany, and by Palash Baran Pal, a scientist at the Theory Division at Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics in Kolkata. One of the two more, developed by Muhammad Masroor Ali, is available online and the other, by Manidip Sengupta, is not.

The four available Bengali typefaces designed in Metafont.

The left above specimen is from Palash Baran Pal's work, to its right is from Abhijit Das's; the left specimen is from Manidip Sengupta's and the right is from Muhammad Masroor Ali's. Palash Baran has some books set in his metafont.

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