Thaana fonts

Thaana fonts 2017-08-19T08:01:46+00:00

Thaana Fonts

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Every now and again, a controversial World Alphabet Olympics is held by South Korea to celebrate its writing system as the World’s best. Whether the “Olympians” are aware of Thaana script is unknown. Certainly, the editors of “The World’s Writing Systems” have the following to say about Thaana script (page 567):


A fair comparison can only be made by those who are familiar with all scripts of the world.

  • Read this document on Thaana chirography, which outlines the historical development of Thaana script and issues with Thaana typography in the context of typesetting within mixed scripts. The article was a paper presented in the Writers’ Conference organized by the National Centre for Linguistic and Historical Research held in Dharubaaruge, Male’ from 19th July to 2oth July 2000. Note that Opentype, first proposed in 1996, was not well known then. The article speaks about Apple GX Typography (now better known as Apple Advanced Typography, AAT) as the solution to the challenges of Thaana script. The title of the paper which appears in the proceedings of the conference is entitled “Gabulhi Thaana: A challenge for information technology.
  • This page outlines why an additional Unicode block is required to properly word process Thaana.

Here are  some Thaana fonts I have designed since 1996 with explanatory notes and free downloads.

MV Typewriter

Typewriter font sample

MV Maliku




MV AammuFK


MV Koagannu




MV Raadhavalhi

MV Midhili


MV Uligamu (with harmonized Arabic)


MV Utheemu



  1. Kalhihaaru Ahmed Mujuthaba January 8, 2016 at 2:13 am - Reply

    Dr. Hassan ge thi masakkaiy thakah varah ufaa koh thaureefu kurameve. ekamaku font thakugai alhugan’dumen dhekunuge bahuruva thakugai mihaaru ves beynun kuraa adhi kureege dhivehi rasmee thaana liyun thakun ves fenna dnaviyani (baru noonu) nuliyevey thee varah dhera ve eve. mikamah halleh genes dhevvaifi nama adhi maa bodah shukuru veri vaanoo eve.

    • January 8, 2016 at 10:52 am - Reply

      ALL Thaana enabled fonts have naviyani because it is a Unicode character. It is not in the keyboard as the keyboard most people normally use is the Typewriter keyboard. And typewriter keyboard does not have naviyani.

      To type naviyani,
      (a) Use the Insert icon from Word Menu Bar then, symbol icon.
      (b) Press “Alt” and type 1969 on the keypad.
      (c) Download Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator (Free) from MSDN and do your own keyboard.

      Thank you for your comment 🙂

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  3. މުޙައްމަދު November 9, 2017 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    mikalakah ais sukooluthakaai ofeesthakugai Google Docs beununkurun annanee aamvamun. ekamaku eygai dhivehi evves fonteh nuhurey. Google Docs gai beynunkurevey foamtah Dr. Hasan ge fontuthah fennanekamah ummeedhukuran

  4. Abdullah January 13, 2018 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    Dr. Hassan ge…pdf mi document gai beynun kohfaivaa font thah ves upload kohdhevidhaane tho? Varah Furihama mi font thah

    • January 13, 2018 at 8:49 pm - Reply


      E font akee Arabi aa eku hadhaa fonteh. Adhi nunimey… Nimumun upload kollaanan… Shukuriyaa!

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