Gayathri Google Font
This font has gentle and modern display typeface making it best suited for headlines, posters, title and captions.
Baloo Chettan Google Font
Entertaining, warm, carefree yet confident - Baloo has a distinctive heavy spurless design with a subtle tinge of playfulness.
The Baloo project developed nine separate fonts with unique local names for each of the nine Indic Script. Each font support one Indic Subset along with Latin, Latin Extended, and Vietnamese.
Manjari Google Font
Manjari belongs to Latin family which means pearl in Malayalam. This font is suitable for body text and titles as it is available in think , regular, and bold weight.
Chilanka Google Font
Chilanka has a handwriting style outlook. This font is best for creating nice and neat email signatures, for greeting wishes, and is perfect choice for quotes.
How do I download and install Malayalam font?
Open the Windows Explorer and go to
C:\Windows\Fonts directory. Then go
Control Panel, click on Fonts, click on "Install New Fonts" and finally go to
the directory where you have downloaded and extracted the font file.
Select all the fonts and click ok. This will install the required fonts.
After installation, you should now be able to see the Bengali fonts on Microsoft Word or any other program that support text processing
If you are unable to see the installed font, you might need to restart the computer.
Frequently Asked Questions?
What is the difference between Unicode & ANSI Malayalam font?
Both ANSI and UTF-8 are encoding formats. ANSI is a Microsoft-related standard for character and it is used to encode Latin Alphabets. Whereas, UTF-8 is one of the implementations of Unicode that includes more than 128,000 characters.
But, what is Unicode?
Unicode is a universal character encoding standard. It defines how individual character is represented in web pages or any other types of text files and documents.
There are different types of Unicode encoding with UTF-8 and UTF-16 being the most common. The UTF-8 encoding is used on the Web and it is the default encoding standard used in many software programs.
UTF-8 Unicode encoding can support up to four bytes to represent characters. For English characters, UTF-8 uses only one byte. European (Latin), Hebrew, and Arabic characters are represented with two bytes. On the other hand, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and other Asian characters are represented with three bytes. Some special characters are even represented with four bytes.
How can I type Malayalam on my keyboard?
To do this you need to first download ANSI fonts from one the link above. After this, you can open any text editor such as Microsoft Word, select Malayalam font you have downloaded earlier and start typing.
Typing in Malayalam can be difficult using a Roman keyboard. To help you with the mapping of Malayalam letters we have a keyboard layout. You can download this by visiting this link.