Google Design blog post on Indian language fonts

The new post from the Google Design blog entitled “The New Wave of Indian Type” is very interesting. The differences already noticeable in the examples of Tamil fonts in the blog post is already striking. And the blog post, of course, is showcasing fonts with open-source licenses and encouraging people to use them as starting points to create their own. I like these ideas very much.

This post about open-source fonts for South Asian languages reminds me of the Story Weaver website. The website is hosted by an Indian publishing company and hosts repository of open-source licensed stories and their translations for English and all of the languages spoken in South Asia. The website is geared towards getting people to contribute their own translations for the stories, which get placed alongside the already-provided pictures for the story.