SIL Nepal

Software and Fonts


Fonts & Keyboards (there are more fonts and keyboards available at


Annapurna SIL Nepal - A Unicode-based font family with support for the many diverse languages that use Devanagari script.


Annapurna SIL Kham - A Unicode-based font for the Kham language.


Annapurna SIL Limbu - A Unicode-based font for the Limbu language.


Annapurna SIL Magar - A Unicode-based font for the Magar language.


Annapurna SIL Syuba - A Unicode-based font for the Syuba language.


Annapurna SIL Thami - A Unicode-based font for the Thami language.


Namdhinggo SIL - Used by around 400,000 people in Nepal and India, this Unicode-encoded font has been designed to support literacy and materials development in the Limbu language.







Software (there is more software available at


Bloom - Learning to read takes books. Learning to read well, and developing a love of reading, takes lots of books. Books at all different skill levels. But how are low literacy language communities ever to get all those books in their language? They can do it with Bloom.


Dictionary App Builder - Helps you to build customized dictionary apps for Android smartphones and tablets. You specify the lexicon data file to use, the app name, fonts, colors, the audio, illustrations and the icon.


FLEx (FieldWorks Language Explorer) - Enables linguists to be highly productive when building a lexicon and interlinearizing texts. Powerful bulk editing tools can save hours of work. FLEx allows control of which fields and entries show up in a dictionary publication. Through Pathway, beautiful dictionaries can be exported easily. Send/Receive Project allows users to collaborate with colleagues located anywhere.


Reading App Builder - Helps you build customized apps for smartphones and tablets. 

WeSay - Helps non-linguists build a dictionary in their own language. It has various ways to help native speakers to think of words in their language and enter some basic data about them (no backslash codes, just forms to fill in).