Jainī is a Devanāgarī typeface based on the calligraphic style of the Jain Kalpasūtra manuscripts. The design of this font is based on the 1503 Kalpasūtra manuscript. Jainī has several unique features not seen in Bāḻabodha, these include disconnected śirōrēkhā with triangular wedges, short upper mātrās, squarish letters with large kānā-height, heavy knots, and lower matrās integrated within the kānā height. Since the original manuscript uses letter-shapes which are not familiar to contemporary readers, these have been redesigned along with Latin numbers and punctuations.


Two separate fonts offering two different conjunct styles are available.

Jaini: horizontal conjuncts
Jaini Purva: vertical conjuncts

Jaini is a libre licensed under the SIL open font license 1.1. The source files for these fonts can be downloaded from github.com/EkType/Jaini

    • Girish Dalvi, Maithili Shingre
    • Ek Type
    • 2016
    • OTF
    • No
    • Books, Website, Magazines, Publication, Identity, Display Type
    • Devanagari
    • Open Source
    • Akhanda Conjuncts, Multiple Matras, OldStyle, Standard Ligatures, Stylistic Alternates , Headline
  • Books
  • Website
  • Magazines
  • Publication
  • Identity
  • Display Type
  • Jaini Purva
  • Jaini
  • Jaini Purva
  • Jaini

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