Punjabi – Gurmukhi Calligraphy?

Are any of you good with writing stylized Punjabi/Gurmukhi? We would like to make a "regal" Gurmukhi font that is prettier than the standard GurbaniLipi. In order to do so we could use some help from someone that can do calligraphy and write out each of the letters of the Punjabi Alphabet in this way. If you are able and interested in helping out let me know.

29 Responses to “Punjabi – Gurmukhi Calligraphy?”

  1. Sara Nevalainen says:

    Great idea! A little while ago I came across an old Punjabi textbook from the beginning of the previous century or so.. it was printed in a really lovely Gurmukhi font, the letters had slightly different shapes from what is used in fonts nowadays. It wasn’t especially regal though, but more elegant than the usual fonts anyway. It would be really wonderful if there were more different Gurmukhi fonts to choose from, because all that are available now look pretty much the same. I so hope that you’ll find some calligraphy expert :)

    Waheguru ji ka Khalsa Waheguru ji ki Fateh!

    • jeedar says:

      Hi , Im new to this site , my name is Chandra Jeedar Lohar-Singh and I have been looking for someone who can spell my name in Punjabi !!!! If that the right tribe my name is from , I would be very grateful !!!!!

  2. Rajwant Singh Kalsi says:

    Just after the independence of India I tried my best to make a change in the grammar of Punjabi language which is nothing better than crap and even raised a voice to create Capital and minuscle Gurmukhi alphabets; the conclusion was that I was considered a traitor and even my parents suppressed my intuitions. People in Punjab think that whatever Guru Ji´s pen has established is the best and inalterable.
    I hope Bhai Sahib Yogi Bhajan could have done some thing in this direction but he had other affairs at priority.

  3. Ambika says:

    Please tell me which font is this. I need to do something creative with this font for somebody.

    I would really appreciate it if you can revert back as soon as possible.

    Thanks and warm regards

  4. Kuldip says:

    was anyone able to create the regal gurmukhi font? if so please let me know asap! Fathe

  5. kamaljeet kaur says:

    sat sri akaal

    i can do these fonts with ease

    • Ramandeep says:

      SSA Kamaljeet Ji… mera naa Ramandeep hai and mere wife da naa Navjeet hai… I want to have my wifes name tattooed on my arm in the above font… it would be great if you can please write my wifes name in the above font and send it to me at [email protected]. Thank you so very much in advance.

  6. ambika says:

    Dear Mr Kamaljeet Kaur,

    I would appreciate if you can write ‘Karanveer’ in the stylised gurmukhi calligraphy for me.

    If yes, then kindly contact me on my email id – [email protected].

    Thanks and warm regards


    i have a punjabi document that i have had for a while , that i would like to get clligrafied. if you can help me or know of anyone who can please contact me

  8. Simranjit Singh says:

    Kamaljeet kaur
    i would be blessed if you could write deh shiva bani for me
    if you can please contact me on
    [email protected]
    Waheguru ji ka khalsa
    waheguru ji ki fatehh

  9. Robbie Singh says:

    Hi Kamaljeet,

    Could you possibly write Harminder Singh and Rajinder Kaur for me please?
    Im getting my parents name tattooed on my forearms.
    If theres any other fonts that you could print them in, that would be absolutely fantastic.

    [email protected]

  10. I read this posting a while ago and I’ve prepared the font for you all.

    It is in the ASCII key range and the UTF-8 code range as well so that if you are using a machine that you can’t get UTF-8 (UniCode) ranges on, you can still use it.

    The font is also in the UTF-8 range and types in all right.

    It is a free download Truetype font called Raaj and there is a version without the tails called Raajaa.

    I’ve typed in the URL in the ‘website’ field in this page but if it doesn’t appear for some reason, email me at [email protected].

    ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖਾਲਮਾ, ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫਤਿਹ

  11. jatinder kaur panesar says:

    This is interesting,i have been very fasinated with punjabi calligraphy.i have some work done and would definatly like to know if anyone in delhi is doing so. keep up the good work.

  12. Jaskarn Johal says:

    could someone please type somethin or draw sumthin for me in this font, email me at [email protected]…i will pay

  13. joginder singh says:

    Your Comment…i want to pnujabi language pl give me sugaton

  14. Nice looking, (and, perhaps, more importantly) consistently-styled font in the above link. Excellent work.
    These allways look good as display fonts because they are not so easy to read as the non-tailed fonts (my theory is that it is just that people are used to reading the non-tailed fonts in ਦੇਸ ਪ੍ਰਦੇਸ ਤੇ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਟਾਈਮਜ਼).
    For a good body font, you can use the same with shorter or tail-less version of the same font (these look good as well). I did some legibility testing and found that the non-tailed version was easier to read than the fully-tailed version but also, interestingly, that a handwritten-style font can be as easy to read as one of the standard ones that you see in the papers.
    I see that you’ve found the same problem with tailed fonts that I did.
    When you have tailed character and a paer character such as in ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ, you get a collision between the two.
    Using anchors isn’t the solution because you have to change the character for the tailed form to the non-tailed form.
    The solution to this is to go into your ligature section of the font and create a character-paer ligature for each combination – so for each ਗ, ਘ, ਪ, ਬ and so on, you have one each for paer rarra, paer wawwa and paer hahha. Thus, you have ਗ੍ਰ, ਗ੍ਹ, ਕ੍ਵ, ਘ੍ਰ, ਘ੍ਹ, ਘ੍ਵ and so on.
    This involved a bit of work but the end result is worth it – as you type in your characters, you see the tailed form turn into a paer form when you press the paer character.
    To get around the problem of aunkard and dulaunkarday crossing over the tails, you can use anchors or additional (laterally positioned) versions that are keyed in using alternative keys (or go through a ligature process again but the non-ligature solutions make for a better-sized font).
    Have a look at
    and click on the fonts link to see the fonts in different weights. For those who aren’t sure, there are instructions on how to install fonts and so on.

  15. kamaljeet kaur says:

    Thank u ambika..simranjit ji..jitender ji and others who have expressed their interest in panjabi calligraphy.You can see my work in the feb-march issue of the mgzn PANJABI BEAT.
    regards kamaljeet

  16. jaskaran shaun singh says:

    i’m looking to get my name jaskaran tattooed on my forearm
    it would be much appreciated if you could write this in different types of fonts. thanks jaskaran

  17. Preet Kaur says:

    If someone can please send me “Satnam Waheguru” or just Waheguru written in one of these nice fonts, I would greatly appreciate it.

    Please email me at [email protected]

  18. kamaljeet kaur says:

    Dear friends
    You can contact me for exclusive panjabi calligraphy.

    warm regards
    kamaljeet kaur
    [email protected]

  19. Harpreet Singh says:

    Sat Sri Akal, Wahe Guru…the fonts noted here are fantastic (especially the calligraphy versions noted by Kamaljeet Kaur and Paul Grosse).

    It would be great if such fonts were enabled via an on-line translator (such as Babel Fish) from English to Gurmukhi…any developer out there willing to whip up such a site?!

    It seems the driving force behind many of the requests are for tattoos. Most parlours are obviously not versed in Gurmukhi, Sanskrit, Hindi, etc. So, a standardized selection of fonts with translation would be a saviour.

    Kindest regards to all.

  20. I Kaur says:


    I wrote the above shown image. The image is a photograph of text written on paper using an ink pen. I have no training in writing in that style but starting experimenting and practicing when I completed by education.

    The font created is fantastic – excellent work :)

  21. Carrie Collins says:

    Sat Nam!

    I would like to tattoo my spiritual name…”Simranjeet Kaur”…in ?gurmukhi or panjabi calligraphy.

    Any suggestions?

    Thank you & Wahe Guru!

    Simranjeet Kaur

  22. Preet kaur says:

    I am preet and i can write punjabi saloks…if you want to get it written let me know on my email a/c .

    • nesil says:

      sat sri akal, preet kaur ji.
      i m nesil
      can u please help me writing writing this in punjabi

      Kise Da Sabar Ena Parkhna Changa Nai Hunda,
      Kise Nu Der Nal Samajhna Changa Nai Hunda,
      Kayi Rishte Banan To Pehlan Hi Vichale Tutt Jande Han,
      Is Krke Hi Kise Nu Hadd To Wadh Parkhna Changa Nai Hunda,
      Safar Zindagi Da Pta Ni Kad Hai Mukk Jana,
      Is Layi Gile Shikwe Dil Che Rakhna Changa Nai Hunda.

      please mail me as soon as possible.
      [email protected]
      i m currently in new zealand.
      its urgent.

  23. Kamaljeet says:

    Contact Kamaljeet for punjabi calligraphy at [email protected]

  24. Nirmal Bajwa says:

    sat sri akal, please let know also.