Jomolhari Id

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Jomolhari ID

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external link: Download Jomolhari ID - zipped OpenType TTF font.


Jomolhari is an OpenType Tibetan/Bhutanese font first created in 2006 by Chris Fynn. The design was modeled on Bhutanese texts and manuscript examples. Jomolhari supports both the Unicode encoding for Tibetan script and part A of the Chinese encoding for pre-composed Tibetan characters.

Jomolhari ID is a special version of the Jomolhari font with additional OpenType features added to enable the use of the font in Adobe InDesign (CS3 and above) and in Mac OSX (10.5+). This special build of the font was made in 2009 at the instigation of the Department of Information and Media (DoIM), of Bhutan who kindly supported the work to enable the use of a Unicode font in Dzongkha newspapers.


  • Platform: Windows, Macintosh, Linux (cross-platform, requires support for Unicode & OpenType rendering)
  • Version: 000.003d
  • Number of Files: 1
  • Number of Glyphs: 3350
  • Format: True Type OpenType
  • Styles: Normal
  • Font Editor: Fontlab Studio
  • Encoding: Unicode
  • Copyright: Copyright © 2006-2009 Christopher J. Fynn
  • License: external link: SIL Open Font License
  • Availability: Public
  • Designer & Creator: external link: Chris Fynn
  • Year Created: 2009


Based on the Jomolhari font (v. a0.003c, 2006) - this special version, Jomolhari ID, was made in 2009 for use in Dzongkha newspapers published in Bhutan. This was done by adding special lookups and features to the font enabling it to work in Adobe's InDesign page layout software. The font supports all combinations in the GB/T20524-2006 (pre-composed Tibetan Part A) standard and about 750 additional stacks. Glyphs for additional characters in version 5.1 of the Unicode Standard have also been added.

Provided for unrestricted use by the external link: Tibetan and Himalayan Library