Doulos SIL font

Greg Aumann Greg_Aumann at SIL.ORG
Fri Mar 20 22:34:21 UTC 2009

The introduction to Doulos SIL states, "This current release is a
regular typeface, with no bold or italic version available or planned."

So what you are seeing is expected behaviour. I expect it was done that
way to avoid the work of designing the other faces. A lot of work.

If you need italic, bold etc then you need to use another font. Charis
SIL is a possibility. Gentium may also be a possibility but currently it
has a much lower inventory of characters. Perhaps it will have all the
symbols you need.


Stephen Morey wrote:
> Dear RNLD List,
> I am co-editing a book on North East Indian Languages, and we have
> struck a problem with the Doulos SIL font, which we had instructed all
> our contributors to use.
> It seems that Doulos SIL cannot be used in publishing suites, unless
> only regular (non-bold, non-italic) type is used (which, in the papers
> submitted to our volume, is only rarely the case). This odd fact has
> been pointed out by CUP India (who are publishing our book), and
> subsequently confirmed by one of our editorial team, when reading (for
> the first time) the help file that is packaged with Doulos. 
> The same problem doesn't arise with Charis SIL, because this has a suite
> of 4 files that include a Regular, plus Italic, Bold and Bold Italic.
> Why Doulos doesn't do this is unknown.
> My questions are:
> Has anyone else had this problem?
> If so, how have you overcome it?
> Thanks to all
> Stephen Morey

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