Bengali

Kickstarter project about endangered alphabets in Bangladesh

The Kickstarter project Endangered Alphabets II: Saving Languages in Bangladesh might be of interest here.

In short, their aim is to record the Indic alphabets used by the indigenous languages spoken in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Southern Bangladesh, such as Mro, Marma, Tripura, and Chakma. The project creator Tim Brookes will carve signs using these alphabets for his Endangered Alphabets exhibition, and a typographer and a calligrapher will collaborate to produce typefaces that can be used to print children's schoolbooks in these languages.

The project description page is somewhat vague about just how endangered these scripts and languages are and what the current situation is, so I've drawn up a quick background about the four languages mentioned.

New Release: Tulika Bengali

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The Indian Type Foundry is pleased to announce Tulika, a new text typeface family inspired by traditional Bengali calligraphy. It features distinctive, sinuous shapes and a high contrast between thick and thin strokes. Bengali is one of the most complex Indic scripts, requiring the design of over 700 glyphs for each of Tulika’s 5 styles. Jyotish Sonowal, in-house designer at ITF and native speaker of Assamese, did extensive research while defining the character set and included support for the Assamese, Bengali, Bishnupriya Manipuri, Garo, Kokborok, Meitei, and Mundari languages.

Rosetta Type Foundry

Rosetta is an independent foundry, created by David Březina, Jose Scaglione and Veronika Burian, with a strong focus on multi-script typography. It is a response to the increasing interest and need, within the global market, for multi-script typefaces that are both technically and aesthetically of the highest standard. Rosetta is committed to promoting research and knowledge in that area and to support excellence in world script type design.

Sanskrit / Bengali Fonts - Latest on opensource / FOSS ones?

Has there been developments in this area lately?

Where to find opensource / foss sanskrit/bengali fonts please?

Is Lohit https://fedorahosted.org/lohit/ http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Lohit same in quality/quantity?

Are the fonts covering also vedic texts?