About Biryani

Creator: Dan Reynolds and Mathieu Réguer

License: SIL Open Font License, 1.1

Biryani (बिरयानी) is a libre font development project. Its fonts are designed in a monolinear, geometric sans serif style. Like several early geometric sans typefaces from the last century, Biryani’s characters have a strong flavor to them; they are more wonky than sterile. Biryani’s fonts are indeed meant for text, just not necessarily for very long, immersive reading-length passages. The letterforms are a bit too “display” for that.

Currently, the Biryani fonts support the Latin and Devangari scripts, meaning that Indian languages like Hindi, Marathi, and Nepali may be set with the fonts, in addition to most Western and Central European languages.

The Biryani project is led by Dan Reynolds, a type designer based in Berlin, Germany. To contribute, visit github.com/typeoff/biryani

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Use on the Web

The Biryani 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=Biryani' 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: 'Biryani', 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 Biryani 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
Biryani-800.ttf
Download TTF
Biryani-700.ttf
Download TTF
Biryani-900.ttf
Download TTF
Biryani-600.ttf
Download TTF
Biryani-200.ttf
Download TTF
Biryani-Regular.ttf
Download TTF
Biryani-300.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.