Armenian Fonts

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There are many fonts available with Armenian characters, and they come in different formats and encoding. Likewise there are different keyboard layout configurations.

The following are a set of Armeniapedia truetype fonts. Most of them contain only uppercase Armenian characters, though some also contain Latin and one is only Latin. Click on the font to download it.

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General info on Armenian fonts on your computer

If you just want a good unicode text font that contains all of the Armenian characters, as well as all Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Georgian and Hebrew, then download Arian Font.

Both Windows and Macintosh come with Unicode fonts installed which include the Armenian alphabet. All you need to do is enable the Armenian keyboard and start typing. The procedure is quite simple. You can find it in Windows Help or Macintosh Help, and both Microsoft and Apple have very detailed articles in their Websites.

"Sylfaen" is a font that comes with Windows and has the Armenian characters, but it can also be installed in the Macintosh System X without difficulty, because it is a Truetype Font. Macintosh comes with "Mshtakan" as a default Armenian font.

A large number of Armenian fonts are available using the old style of encoding, called ARMSCII, but these fonts should not be used. The new and improved encoding system, which is universal and interchangeable is Unicode. I highly recommend documents be prepared using Unicode, and old documents and web pages be converted to Unicode.

Download Unicode Armenian Fonts

Soviet Armenian typefaces

Henrik Mnatsakanyan's typefaces

Soviet Armenian printing presses used the following typefaces in printing texts.

Տեսակաշարեր

  • Գրքի սովորական (Grki sovorakan)
  • Արամյան (Aramyan)
  • Պոլիս (Polis)
  • Սովետական (Sovetakan)
  • Երևանյան (Yerevanyan)
  • Սովետական նոր (Sovetakan nor)
  • Մնացականյան (Mnatsakanyan)
  • Նորք (Nork)
  • Գրոտեսկային (Groteskayin)
  • Վիեննական (Viennakan)

Henrik Mnatsakanyan

Henrik Mnatsakanyan (Հենրիկ Մնացականյան) was a Soviet-Armenian typographer who published a few editions (1972, 1979) of a book on Armenian typefaces.

The typefaces in his book were named:

  • Գեղագրություն (Geghagrutyun)
  • Արարատ (Ararat)
  • Լույս (Luys)
  • Տպագրական (Tpagrakan)
  • Քիրք (Kirk)
  • Գիտություն (Gitutyun)
  • Պատկերասրահ (Patkerasrah)
  • Երեվան (Yerevan)
  • Սովետական (Sovetakan)
  • Դպրոց (Dprots)
  • Սեվան (Sevan)
  • Փարոս (Paros)
  • Ախթամար (Akhtamar)
  • Գեղարվեստական (Gegharvestakan)
  • Գրիչ (Grich)
  • Արաքս (Araks)
  • Գրական (Grakan)
  • Մասիս (Masis)
  • Գրաֆիկա (Grafika)
  • Հայաստան (Hayastan)
  • Հոկտեմբեր (Hoktember)
  • Գարուն (Garun)
  • Զարդարվեստ (Zardarvest)
  • Երեբունի (Yerebuni)
  • Մայիս (Mayis)
  • Հրատարակչություն (Hratarakchutyun)
  • Կինո (Kino)
  • Տառ (Tar)
  • Ծիծեռնակ (Tsitsernak)
  • Արագած (Aragats)
  • Տառատեսակներ (Taratesakner)

See also

External Links

  • Tarumian fonts
  • Armenian Transliterator Online transliterator with spell checker that supports both Eastern and Western dialects
  • Hayadar - another site allowing you to type in English transliteration and it will convert to Armenian.



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