To read Kannada online every system needs a Kannada Unicode Font. Download Kannada fonts from the links given below. Most of the fonts are released under a free license.
There are two types of kannada fonts ASCII and Unicode. There are lot of kannada fonts available in ASCII and Unicode format. Some of them are Proprietary and some of the kannada .fonts are released using GNU/GPL License.
Lot of Kannada ASCII fonts are available. Most of the fonts are Proprietary. Each kannada font use custom kannada keyboard layouts. To type in kannada .a user need to learn these layouts also. To read various kannada text an average user need to install all these kannada fonts.
Most of the unicode kannada fonts are released under GPL license. You can download them free of cost and use them. The Unicode fonts are presented with common keyboard layout called Inscript. Some of the kannada fonts are listed below.
Open Type Unicode Compatable Kannada fonts for Windows and Linux.
Stats: Version 0.8
License : © 2005 Kamban Software. All rights reserved.
Description : Akshar Unicode is specifically designed to be distributed with Prakruti Editor. It contains Devanagiri, Kannada, Malayalam, Sinhalese, Tamil &Telugu.
Stats: Version 1.3
© 2011-2012, Aravinda VK [email protected] http://aravindavk.in © 2005, Indian Institute of Science,Bangalore.
Stats: Version 1.06
© 2005, Indian Institute of Science,Bangalore. Distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL) .
Description : Kannada Medium opentype Unicode-compliant font
Kedage Bold : Download Kannada Unicode Font
Kedage Italic : Download Kannada Unicode Font
Kedage Normal : Download Kannada Unicode Font
Kedage Bold Italic : Download Kannada Unicode Font
Stats: Version 1.06
© 2005, Indian Institute of Science,Bangalore.Distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL) .
Malige Bold Font : Download Kannada Unicode Font
Malige Italic Font : Download Kannada Unicode Font
Malige Normal Font : Download Kannada Unicode Font
Malige Bold Italic Font : Download Kannada Unicode Font
Stats: Version 2.5.3
Copyright 2011-12 Lohit Fonts Project contributors. http://fedorahosted.org/lohit
Licensed under the SIL Open Font License 1.1 (see file OFL.txt)