Brahmi Script

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Imperial Brahmi Font

Imperial Brahmi TTF font is a font based on the standard form of letters as found in the inscriptions of the Buddhist king Ashoka. For free download of this Brahmi font and Brahmi text editor click here:

 Imperial Brahmi TTF

Here is how a sample text looks like:


Brahmi Lipi editor 

BrahmiLipi - free Brahmi text editor / supports unicode conversion. This editor allows you to manually type text and/or convert unicode files of any prakrit/sanskrit/pali texts into a Brahmi-viewable text file.

Download this editor for free [here]  (the program is based on .NET Framework 1.1, you may need to download [this] component from Microsoft) - includes executable and source code (C#)

What is Brahmi?

Brāhmī refers to the pre-modern members of the Brahmic family of scripts. The best known inscriptions in Brāhmī are the rock-cut edicts of Ashoka, dating to the 3rd century BC. These were long considered the earliest examples of Brahmi writing, but recent archeological evidence in Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu (*) may push back the date for the earliest use of Brahmi to the 5th or 6th century BC. Thus, this script was probably already in use during Buddha's lifetime although religious dialogs were considered "too sacred" to write them down (they were memorized instead until 80 BC when they were written down for the first time in Sri Lanka based on the Sinhala script, itself a descendant of Brahmi).

For more information on Brahmi have a look at [this] Wikipedia article.


Alternative Brahmi fonts:

There are only two three Bahmi fonts available on the internet, these are: 

For Windows:

  •  BRAHMI LIPI RABISON -   (curved style, written like Brahmi characters, not allways Ashokan standard)
  •  BRAHMI -  (Norbert Bartz, not all medial vowel signs available 

 For Mac: