About Baloo Da

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License: SIL Open Font License, 1.1

A perfect blend of pointy paws in a coat of fur, Baloo is an affable display typeface by Ek Type. Available in nine Indian scripts along with a Latin counterpart, the family is Unicode compliant and libre licensed.

Baloo is a distinctive heavy spurless design with a subtle tinge of playfulness and all the bare necessities of type. Snuggling several scripts under a single weight, the typeface focuses on giving equal justice to every act of this gentle jungle affair to secure single and multi-script use. Carefree yet confident, warm yet entertaining, sprightly yet intelligible, Baloo infuses life everywhere it goes.

The Baloo project develops nine separate fonts with unique local names for each of the nine Indic Scripts. Each font supports one Indic subset plus Latin, Latin Extended, and Vietnamese.

Well fed and thoroughly nourished across every script, it took a team of committed type designers to rear Baloo and raise it to be the typeface we love. Baloo Da is designed by Noopur Datye. Baloo Latin is collaboratively designed by Ek Type. Type design assistance and font engineering by Girish Dalvi.

Baloo is grateful to Sulekha Rajkumar, Vaishnavi Murthy, Gangadharan Menon, Vinay Saynekar, Dave Crossland and others for their involvement, suggestions and feedback.

This project is led by Ek Type, a collective of type designers based in Mumbai focused on designing contemporary Indian typefaces. To contribute to the project, visit github.com/EkType/Baloo

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Use on the Web

The Baloo Da webfont is available for use on the web via the Google Fonts API.

1. Add this code to your website:

<link href='https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Baloo+Da' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>

Instructions: To embed this font into your web page, copy this code into the <head> of your HTML document.

2. Integrate the font into your CSS:

font-family: 'Baloo Da', Arial, sans-serif;

Instructions: Add the font name to your CSS selector just as you'd do normally with any other font.

Use in Desktop Software

The Baloo Da font has been extracted from the Google Fonts API for use in desktop software.

1. Download the font file in your desired style:

Download TTF
BalooDa-Regular.ttf
Note: As these fonts come directly from the Google servers, they will need to be renamed.

2. Install to your computer

  • For Windows 10/8/7/Vista
    Right-click the font file then click the "Install" menu option.

  • For Mac OS xx 10.3 or above
    Double-click the font file then click the "Install Font" button at the bottom of the preview.