33 responses

  1. Gurvinderpal Singh
    February 13, 2009

    Awesome!!!!!!

  2. Gursimran Singh
    February 13, 2009

    =D Love the font many thanks =D

  3. Sukhmani Kaur
    February 13, 2009

    totally!!!!

  4. Prabhjot
    February 13, 2009

    Thank You!! I have been looking for the calligraphy font for so long; almost with the same thought that Albel Singh had once. I can’t thank him enough.
     

  5. Paramjot singh
    February 13, 2009

    Really nice Thx !!!

  6. Mahant Satnam Singh
    February 14, 2009

    Your Comment… This is realy artistic font you are too close to puratan hastlikhit lipi. Guru sahib hor baksish karan jee.

  7. singh khaalsaa
    February 14, 2009

    WAHEGURU JI KAA KHAALSAA WAHEGURU JI KI FATEH

    great new fonts wonder blog posts i am waiting for more may Waheguru bless you all

    WAHEGURU JI KAA KHAALSAA WAHEGURU J KI FATEH

  8. Sant Kaur
    February 15, 2009

    Thank you. This is beautiful.

  9. non
    February 15, 2009

    anyone know how i can use this font with STTM2 program?

  10. Jasmeet Singh
    February 15, 2009

    Thank you for the lovely font! God Bless You!

  11. Anonymous
    February 16, 2009

    Beautiful font. Well worth the effort.

    However, I loaded it and had a go at typing with it to find that the word processor was using the default font instead (it does this when characters exist on the system but not in the specified font).

    I loaded it up in my font editor to see what was happening and found that the font only exists in the ASCII character space – it is not UTF-8 (my keyboard types UTF-8 codes for ਪੰਜਾਬੀ which is why you see 'ਪੰਜਾਬੀ' written in ਗੁਰਮੁਖੀ and not 'pMjwbI' in ASCII – I don't need to specify a font for any particular piece of text).

    A font like this is too good to miss out on standards-compliant encoding (such as in web-pages, wordprocessor documents and so on) so could we have a UTF-8 (unicode) version please?

    If you want, I can make your font into a font that supports both the UniCode mappings and your existing ASCII mappings and then you can use it for both purposes – as the computer world changes over to UniCode, it will be there waiting. It would be a pity for such a good font to disappear as the world converts to UniCode and ASCII-mapped Gurmukhi disappears.

    Let me know and keep up the good work.

  12. Singh
    February 16, 2009

    looks amazing!!!!

    congrats to deigners

    one thing: as some letter’s have extended tails (khakha & papa), they overlap the onkar underneath and  can either be missed (overlooked) or be misunderstood for a ‘pehar de vich rara’.

    This has been brought to my attention by quite a few people.

    when reading Gurbani such mistakes will change the meanings of Gurbani tremedeously and that should be avoided at all costs.

    possible solution could be, that when there is an laga-mattar below the letter then the letter no longer has a tail.

    No criticism wat-so-ever…just a suggestion

    Gurmustuk Singh, if you could please forward my two pence to the designers…ultimately its upto them to decide whether they see it as an issue or not

    Singh

  13. Gurmeet Kaur
    February 16, 2009

    simply beautiful. Thank you Albel Singh for this gift to the Sangat.

  14. Sarabjot Kaur
    February 17, 2009

    Beautiful. And easy to install on a Mac…

    –right click on the link and choose “Save Linked File As…”. Remove the .txt extension from the end of the filename (ie it should look like this: Prabhki.ttf) and save on the desktop.
    –From the desktop, double click on the file. This should add it to your fonts library. (if not, from finder navigate on your computer disk to Libary/Fonts and copy and paste the file there).
    –Restart your computer. voila!

  15. Sarib Singh Khalsa
    February 17, 2009

    What a great font!  Gurumustuk, can you put me in touch with the creator?

  16. ਪੌਲ ਗ੍ਰੋਸ (Paul Grosse)
    February 18, 2009

    Interesting to see font installation from the Mac side of the fence.

    I thought that OS X was based upon BSD. With this in mind and wanting computing to be easier,

    I wonder if the procedure on
    http://www.billie.grosse.is-a-geek.com/computer-02.html?o=obsk
    works.

    That is using a true BSD (OpenBSD) and the interesting thing is that you can type fonts:/ in the address bar of the file browser and it will come up with the system/ and personal/ options.

    It also does this on the machine (OpenSuSE with KDE) that I’m writing this on at the moment.

    The comment about the tails getting in the way of below-baseline features is an interesting one. I solved this on my Raaj font by using ligatures.

    For the page that inspired me to produce the Raaj font, look at
    http://www.mrsikhnet.com/index.php/2008/01/10/calligraphy-punjabi-gurmukhi/comment-page-1/#comment-23247
    – install the Raaj Script or Raaj Script Thin fonts from
    http://www.billie.grosse.is-a-geek.com/resources-03.html
    and then produce the image at the top of the page – the one that says ‘ਮਤਿਨਾਮੁ’. Notice the aunkard is displaced to the left – this can be done using an alternative aunkard (mapped to the ‘-‘ key).

    To get the variability in pressure caused by an irregular background, type what you want to produce in an image processor and then blur it by, say 3 pixels (this is for web design), add another layer and put the page texture onto that. Set its transparency down to, say, 30 per cent (depends upon the background) and then merge it with the text layer. Now you have one transparent layer. Go into its densities and set the lower level of the alpha channel to the transparency you set for the background. Now, your font looks as though it was hand-written on uneven paper. You can do this overscale (say by a factor of 3) and then use a threshold function and then scale down to what it should be to get the result you need. By doing it that way instead of using a degraded font, you get different irregularities for each letter, regardless of how many ‘ਣ’s you use.

    Just email me on [email protected] if you want anything clearing up.

    For more ਗੁਰਮੁਖੀ fonts, look at
    http://www.billie.grosse.is-a-geek.com/resources-03.html
    for the fonts page

  17. ਪੌਲ ਗ੍ਰੋਸ (Paul Grosse)
    February 18, 2009

    Interesting to see font installation from the Mac side of the fence.

    I thought that OS X was based upon BSD. With this in mind and wanting computing to be easier,

    I wonder if the procedure on
    http://www.billie.grosse.is-a-geek.com/computer-02.html?o=obsk
    works.

    That is using a true BSD (OpenBSD) and the interesting thing is that you can type fonts:/ in the address bar of the file browser and it will come up with the system/ and personal/ options.

    It also does this on the machine (OpenSuSE with KDE) that I’m writing this on at the moment.

    The comment about the tails getting in the way of below-baseline features is an interesting one. I solved this on my Raaj font by using ligatures.

    For the page that inspired me to produce the Raaj font, look at
    http://www.mrsikhnet.com/index.php/2008/01/10/calligraphy-punjabi-gurmukhi/comment-page-1/#comment-23247
    – install the Raaj Script or Raaj Script Thin fonts from
    http://www.billie.grosse.is-a-geek.com/resources-03.html
    and then produce the image at the top of the page – the one that says ‘ਮਤਿਨਾਮੁ’. Notice the aunkard is displaced to the left – this can be done using an alternative aunkard (mapped to the ‘-‘ key).

    To get the variability in pressure caused by an irregular background, type what you want to produce in an image processor and then blur it by, say 3 pixels (this is for web design), add another layer and put the page texture onto that. Set its transparency down to, say, 30 per cent (depends upon the background) and then merge it with the text layer. Now you have one transparent layer. Go into its densities and set the lower level of the alpha channel to the transparency you set for the background. Now, your font looks as though it was hand-written on uneven paper. You can do this overscale (say by a factor of 3) and then use a threshold function and then scale down to what it should be to get the result you need. By doing it that way instead of using a degraded font, you get different irregularities for each letter, regardless of how many ‘ਣ’s you use.

    Just email me on [email protected] if you want anything clearing up.

    For more ਗੁਰਮੁਖੀ fonts, look at
    http://www.billie.grosse.is-a-geek.com/resources-03.html
    for the fonts page.

  18. albelSingh
    February 21, 2009
  19. albelsingh
    February 22, 2009

    Waheguru ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh, Piyari sangat jio, its the beauty in itself of our mother(maa boli), and above that our father (Guru Nanak(s)) who gave us Gurbani. lets do ardaas before HIM, to let us immerse in Love with it. any suggestions, instructions, coments to improve the font feel free to write at  [email protected]

  20. Inderjeet Singh
    March 2, 2009

    WJKK WJKF!

    Thank you so much veer ji for this font. I have been searching for many years for a font like this. 

    May Guru ji bless you and all the sewadars that made it happen.

    WJKK WJKF

    x

  21. Kuk Punjabi Samachar in NZ
    March 2, 2009

    Congratulations from Kuk Punjabi Samachar. This is wonderful font. Thanx and God Bless you.

  22. anita minhas
    April 1, 2009

    hi,
    i want to get a tatoo that says destiny which means qismat in punjabi. i was wondering if u knew how to write it in punjabi letters

  23. ਪੌਲ ਗ੍ਰੋਸ (Paul Grosse)
    April 2, 2009

    ਕ਼ਿਸਮਤ Note that the kakkaa is a paer bindi form.

  24. ranjeeta
    May 29, 2009

    can you please write Reeyun for me in this script….i’ve tried eveywhere else and no one can help…. i really want to know waht my sons name in gurmukhi looks like..
    thank you

    • singh khaalsaa
      May 30, 2010

      Waheguru Ji Kaa Khaalsaa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

      thought i might help!

      if you have prabhki {font} installed try using these in word or any custom text program {if you are using windows}

      the combinations below would give you different versions of your son’s name { didn’t know how your son’s name Reeyun was spelled}

      so i tried all the combinations that might be possible {audio pronunciation might have been more useful}

      rIaUn

      rIAn

      rIAx

      rIXun

      rIXUn

      rIXUx

      i tried making PNG images of all combinations using a 1600X1200 template!

      uploaded these over to the web and all six combinations are in a zip file too! you can have them here at:

      http://drop.io/khaalsaa/

      {password protected because this is a private drop, didn’t want much onlookers}

      guest password is: khaalsaa@dropio

      i visit this page often { via Google search: “mrsikhnet calligraphy”} whenever i need these fonts for here is a prabhki download link and i love this blog!

      in my today’s visit i happened to read the comments, so read your comment and thought maybe i should help “the lady who wants to see her son’s name in Gurmukhi”

      your wish elated me!

      thanks for asking!

      @MrSikhNet i know this comment might not be read by the lady so i think you can help here!

      please forward this comment to ranjeeta, you have her records {email} at your end!

      thanks again Albel Singh for the beautiful fonts.

      May Waheguru Bless All

      Waheguru ji Kaa Khaalsaa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

  25. Harjeet
    September 9, 2009

    this font is very exquisite. thankxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  26. jagdish singh
    October 27, 2009

    wjwjf, dear brother. pl help me to email ,satnam sri waheguru, in kaligrap[h. thanking you

  27. Mandeep Singh
    December 2, 2009

    Thanks for providing this typeface. I was looking for a long time for such a typeface. Thanks once again and keep doing such good work. :)

    With regards,
    Manu

  28. inderjeet singh
    October 31, 2010

    sat shri akal

  29. aman
    March 27, 2011

    great…really thanks…

  30. Paul Grosse
    October 10, 2011

    Sorry about this folks,

    My DNS service has messed up (they too k the opportunity of an IP address change to deny my wildcard) and as a result…

    The links to http://www.billie.grosse.is-a-geek.com/ should now be changed to http://grosse.is-a-geek.com/billie/

    Again, sorry about this.

  31. sukhjit
    October 21, 2011

    your work is so appreciated by sikhism lover

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