Font Resources


Fonts for Typing Special Characters

To type Senegalese languages it is necessary to use a font that contains the special characters used in these languages.  SIL Senegal has developed several fonts that are designed for this purpose.  These include sans-serif and serif fonts.

To help in typing these special characters, there are several software keyboarding solutions available.

SIL Senegal Fonts

Andika SEB exampleAndika SEBoptimized for reading...
Andika SEB is a sans-serif font designed for literacy use, taking into account the needs of beginning readers.

 

 

Charis SIL SEB example

Charis SIL SEBoptimized for printing...
Charis SIL SEB is a serif, proportionally-spaced font optimized for clarity and readability in printed documents.

 

 

Doulos SIL SEB example

Doulos SIL SEBoptimized for screens...
Doulos SIL SEB is a serif, proportionally-spaced font optimized for clarity and readability on-screen at small font sizes.

 

The following table shows some of the differences between the various recommended SIL fonts:

SIL fonts