ClassificationSerif; Transitional; Non-Latin
Designer(s)Christopher J. Fynn
LicenseSIL Open Font License

Jomolhari is a Tibetan script Uchen font created by Christopher J. Fynn, freely available under the Open Font License. It supports text encoded using the Unicode Standard and the Chinese national standard for encoding characters of the Tibetan script (GB/T20524-2006 "Tibetan Coded Character Set"). The design of the font is based on Bhutanese manuscript examples[1] and it is suitable for text in Tibetan, Dzongkha and other languages written in the Tibetan script. In Latin, it is metrically compatible with Times New Roman.

Format and License

The Jomolhari font is available in OpenType format using TrueType outlines. It is distributed under the terms of the SIL Open Font License.

It may be downloaded from Google Fonts, the Free Tibetan Fonts Project on the Savannah site and several other places. The VOLT project files containing the source of the OpenType lookups in the font are also available on the Savannah site.

It is also available in deb and rpm packages for Linux.


Sample of Jomolhari in Google Docs

Derivative works

Jomolhari ID was a fork of Jomolhari to create a font that worked in Adobe InDesign CS3 and CS4, which lacked specific support for Tibetan script. This font included additional general OpenType lookups and features in the font enabling it to work in these versions of InDesign.[7][8] These additional lookups were later incorporated into the standard Jomolhari font.

Andrew West also created a fork of Jomolhari to add extended support for Tibetan: BabelStone Tibetan. This font added some additional Tibetan characters encoded in a later version of Unicode, added more clusters especially for writing Tibetan shorthand contractions and transcribing Tangut.[9]

See also


  1. ^ "Free Tibetan Fonts Project". Savannah. Free Tibetan Fonts Project. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Jomolhari fonts". Fedora Project. Fedora Project. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
  3. ^ "ttf-dzongkha". Debian Package Tracking System. Debian Project. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
  4. ^ "fonts-dzongkha". Debian Package Tracking System. Debian Project. Retrieved 7 Nov 2014.
  5. ^ "Universal Language Selector/WebFonts". MediaWiki. Retrieved 2015-01-25.
  6. ^ "Fonts". National Library of Bhutan. National Library of Bhutan. Archived from the original on 31 July 2020. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Jomolhari ID". The Tibetan and Himalayan Library. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Tibetan Fonts". Digital Tibetan. Archived from the original on 21 December 2020. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  9. ^ Andrew West. "BabelStone Fonts: BabelStone Tibetan". BabelStone. Retrieved 18 June 2018.