Martel Font
Font Name:Martel
Developer:Dan Reynolds
Category:Basic > Serif
Glyphs:355 glyphs / 471 characters
License:SIL Open Font License
Downloads:27 total (1 this week)
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Martel is a libre font development project. Begun in 2008 in the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading, the first weights of the font family (Martel UltraLight, Light, Regular, DemiBold, Bold, ExtraBold and Heavy) were released in 2014. The Devanagari glyphs to-date have all been designed by Dan Reynolds, whereas the Latin script’s glyphs are based on the Merriweather fonts.

Check out the Martel Sans project, too.

The Martel Devanagari typeface is designed for typesetting immersive-style documents. It may be be used to set long passages of text in languages that are written in the Devanagari script, including Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Sanskrit, etc. Martel Devanagari is a readable typeface whose glyph proportions are inspired by traditional writing and calligraphic styles. Its high-contrast strokes have a diagonal axis, in keeping with the pen-angle most often used for the Devanagari writing system.

The Martel project is led by Dan Reynolds, a type designer in Berlin. To contribute, visit

Martel Font Character Map

Martel font contains 471 defined characters and 355 unique glyphs. The font contains characters from the following unicode character ranges: Basic Latin (93), Latin-1 Supplement (95), Latin Extended-A (92), Latin Extended-B (6), Spacing Modifier Letters (8), Combining Diacritical Marks (1), Greek and Coptic (3), Devanagari (122), General Punctuation (29), Currency Symbols (2), Letterlike Symbols (1), Mathematical Operators (12), Geometric Shapes (2), Alphabetic Presentation Forms (2).


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License Information & Download

Martel is a basic, serif font designed by Dan Reynolds. The font is licensed under SIL Open Font License. The font is free for both personel and commercial usages, modification and distribution. In doubt please refer to the readme file in the font package or contact the designer directly from

The font is also available as a webfont at Google Fonts.

The zip archive contains the following files:

  • › OFL.txt
  • › Martel-UltraLight.ttf
  • › Martel-Light.ttf
  • › Martel-Regular.ttf
  • › Martel-DemiBold.ttf
  • › Martel-Bold.ttf
  • › Martel-ExtraBold.ttf
  • › Martel-Heavy.ttf
License: SIL Open Font LicenseDownload Font
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