About Catamaran

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License: SIL Open Font License, 1.1

Catamaran is a Unicode-compliant Latin and Tamil text type family designed for the digital age. The Tamil is monolinear and was designed alongside the sans serif Latin and Devanagari family Palanquin.

It currently comprises of 9 text weights, making it a versatile family that strikes a balance between typographic conventions and that bit of sparkle. (A catamaran is a multihulled vessel consisting of two parallel hulls of equal size. The catamaran concept is a relative newcomer for Western boat designers, been used since time immemorial among the Dravidian people, in South India.)

The Catamaran project is led by Pria Ravichandran, a type designer from India. To contribute, visit github.com/VanillaandCream/Catamaran

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Use on the Web

The Catamaran 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=Catamaran' 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: 'Catamaran', 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 Catamaran 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
Catamaran-800.ttf
Download TTF
Catamaran-700.ttf
Download TTF
Catamaran-900.ttf
Download TTF
Catamaran-100.ttf
Download TTF
Catamaran-600.ttf
Download TTF
Catamaran-200.ttf
Download TTF
Catamaran-Regular.ttf
Download TTF
Catamaran-500.ttf
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Catamaran-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.