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SIL has developed more than 60 pieces of software to support the work of its fieldworkers; most available to the public for free download. This on-line catalog contains product descriptions, download or purchasing instructions, and technical support information, including the latest SIL software Service Bulletins.

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complex scripts
non-Roman scripts
Open Type


Other Windows software
Other Macintosh software


Other Supported software

Lateef (Supported)

Current version: 1.001, released November 2008

Lateef is an extended Arabic script font designed by SIL International for modern Unicode-based systems using either OpenType or AAT (Apple Advanced Typography) for complex-script rendering. Currently available in Regular weight only.

Lateef is named after Shah Abdul Lateef Bhitai, the famous Sindhi mystic and poet. It is intended to be an appropriate style for use in Sindhi and other languages of the South Asian region

More about Lateef

Getting Lateef

Technical Support

Lateef support


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