Yrsa & Rasa
Yrsa and Rasa are open-source type families published by Rosetta with generous financial support from Google. The fonts support over 92 languages in Latin script and 2 languages in Gujarati script (Gujarati and Kachchi). The family currently has 5 weights. The design and production are done in-house, by Anna Giedryś (@ancymonic) and David Březina (@MrBrezina).
Yrsa is the name of the Latin-only type family. Rasa is the name of the Gujarati type family. Both type families are intended for continuous reading on the web (longer articles in online news, magazines, blogs). In Yrsa, a special consideration was given to Central and East European languages and proper shaping of their accents. Rasa supports a wide array of basic and compound syllables used in Gujarati. In terms of glyphs included Rasa is a superset of Yrsa, it includes the complete Latin.
What makes the Yrsa & Rasa project different is the design approach. It is a deliberate experiment in remixing existing typefaces to produce a new one. The Latin part is based on Merriweather by Eben Sorkin. The Gujarati is based on David Březina’s Skolar Gujarati.
The project has been documented in several articles. See the Yrsa & Rasa project page for details.
You can download the compiled fonts from Releases section of this repo or from the Google Fonts directory (soon). Alternatively, you can find them in Adobe Typekit.
Building the fonts from source
If you want to compile the fonts from sources, read the production README.
Rosetta – world typography specialists
Rosetta addresses the needs of global typography. Together with our collaborators we create original fonts for a polyphonic world. Our work has been featured and awarded. But most importantly it has enabled people to read better in their native language.
So far our retail library supports pan-European Latin, Arabic, Armenian, Greek, Cyrillic (besides Slavic languages we also support many Asian languages), Inuktitut, and Indic scripts like Gujarati and Devanagari. In total, the library covers more than 200 languages.
For more information see the website at rosettatype.com.
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The fonts and related code are licensed under Open Font License. See
LICENSE.txt for licensing information.
Feedback & progress
This version is now considered final. Let us know if you spot any problem (via issues).