Every language needs a suitable font that consists of
all the characters needed for writing the language. Microsoft Windows contains
several fonts for Arabic script. But these fonts, except a few of them, do not contain the extra characters required for
Pashto language apart from the standard Arabic characters. Therefore in order to enable
Pashto text processing with Windows Programs, it is necessary to develop
a Pashto font that must contain all the characters required.
Furthermore, there are several commercial
software that claim to have support for
Pashto Language. However, most of these
softwares use custom encoding schemes for
Pashto font development, and each one of these software has its own
encoding scheme. They are following no standard in this regard.
the fonts created by KHPALA PASHTO are based on Unicode standard encoding scheme.
Over the last couple of years, Unicode has become a standard encoding
scheme. Many environments such as Windows, Unix and many more have
switched to Unicode encoding. Windows 2000
and Windows XP are
completely based on Unicode.
Currently, KHPALA PASHTO has a total of seven fonts. These are all true type fonts based on Unicode encoding
scheme. KHPALA PASHTO is working on more fonts for
Pashto language and for producing other font faces such as bold and italic.
You may install and use these fonts free of cost for personal use only.
can use these fonts for commercial purposes only after paying the following
Single Use License (only one font)
Single Use License (all seven fonts)
Up to 5 users License (only one font)
Up to 5 users License (all seven fonts)
More than 5 users Licenses
Contact us for details
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