About Maitree

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License: SIL Open Font License, 1.1

Maitree means “friendliness” in Thai. Maitree is a serif Latin and looped Thai typeface with wide proportions. It is characterized by its bigger-than-usual looped terminal in Thai, and long serifs in Latin, that balance out the whole structure. Maitree offers 6 weights, and its asymmetrically curved terminals are well-suited for both formal and casual usage, especially for works that require an antique and historical manner.

A similarity between some glyphs such as ก ถ ภ ฤ ฦ, ฎ ฏ, บ ป, or ข ช is something to take into consideration because it might lead to confusion when typesetting very short texts. Sizes and positions of Thai vowels and tone marks have been managed carefully, because they are all relevant to readability, legibility, and overall texture.

The Maitree project is led by Cadson Demak, a type foundry in Thailand. To contribute, see github.com/cadsondemak/maitree

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Use on the Web

The Maitree 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=Maitree' 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: 'Maitree', 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 Maitree 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
Maitree-600.ttf
Download TTF
Maitree-200.ttf
Download TTF
Maitree-Regular.ttf
Download TTF
Maitree-700.ttf
Download TTF
Maitree-300.ttf
Download TTF
Maitree-500.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.