|License||SIL Open Font License|
|Design based on||Bitstream Charter|
Charis SIL // is a transitional serif typeface developed by SIL International based on Bitstream Charter, one of the first fonts designed for laser printers. The font offers four family members: roman, bold, italic, and bold italic.
Its design goal is to "provide a single Unicode-based font family that would contain a comprehensive inventory of glyphs needed for almost any Roman- or Cyrillic-based writing system, whether used for phonetic or orthographic needs."
Charis SIL supports Graphite, OpenType, and AAT technologies for advanced rendering features. Along with Doulos SIL and Gentium, it is licensed under the SIL Open Font License (OFL), and can be downloaded free of charge.
Version 6.101 of the font, with over 3,600 glyphs, current as of 2022[update], was released on 9 February 2022.
Phonetician John C. Wells recommended Charis SIL for displaying IPA symbols.