Download and Install Lohit Kannada Unicode Font on Windows and Ubuntu

Red Hat has released five Indian language fonts as open source licensed under the GPL. The fonts named Lohit which means Red in Sanskrit. Currently, the font family supports 16 Indian languages: Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sindhi, Tamil, and Telugu. Now, Fedora Project and its contributors took the responsibility to consolidate the further efforts and improvements of the Lohit fonts. Lohit Fonts are Unicode compatible.

Lohit Fonts are included in Ubuntu
However the steps to install Lohit Kannada font on Ubuntu from the internet, follows:

  1. Click on Applications -> Accesories -> Terminal
  2. At the $ sign, Please type $sudo apt-get install ttf-kannada-fonts
  3. enter your password when prompted (you'll have to key in your password, it will not be visible at all)

To install Lohit Kannada font on Windows:

  1. Download the font from here
  2. Click Start, and then click Run.
  3. Type the following command, and then click OK: %windir%\fonts
  4. On the File menu, click Install New Font.In the Drives box, click the drive that contains the font that you want to add.  Note The floppy disk drive is typically drive A or drive B. The CD drive is typically drive D.
  5. In the Folders box, click the folder that contains the font that you want to add, and then click OK.
  6. In the List of fonts box, click the font that you want to add. To select more than one font at a time, press and hold the CTRL key while you select each font.
  7. Click to select the Copy Fonts To Fonts Folder check box. The new font is saved in the Windows\Fonts folder.
  8. Click OK.