SILGraphite (formerly OpenGraphite) is a project within SIL's Non-Roman Script Initiative and Language Software Development groups to provide extensible cross-platform rendering capabilities for complex non-Roman writing systems. It consists of a rule-based programming language, Graphite Description Language (GDL), that can be used to describe the behavior of a writing system, a compiler for that language, and a rendering engine that can serve as the backend of a text processing application. SILGraphite renders TrueType fonts that have been extended by means of compiling a GDL program. It is currently being integrated into Gecko/Mozilla through the SILA project, a GNU/Linux port is also underway, and there are plans for OpenOffice.org and Abiword integration.
The Free Bangla Fonts project is a volunteer run project dedicated for creating Free, high quality, completely Unicode compliant Open Type Bengali fonts. This project aims to be the central resource for getting and developing Free Bengali fonts. The initial aim of this project is to release a full set of Bengali fonts that supports all the major Bengali Yuktakhars (conjuncts).
The ucs-fonts package contains versions of all the "-misc-fixed-*" and Adobe X Window System bitmap fonts which have been extended to the largest possible Unicode subset that is sensible for these font sizes. These fonts are commonly used with xterm and many other applications. This package also includes a tool to convert these Unicode fonts into other encodings, such as the many ISO 8859 sets.
Alphabet Soup is a project which attempts to determine a number of things about the shapes of letters in several different writing systems. First, it hypothesizes a set of basic building blocks that all letters are built up from. Second, it hypothesizes a set of rules, a grammar or syntax, which defines how those pieces combine to make different letters. It can generate individual letters, randomize letters in an input string to create weird but readable text, or generate random strings of symbols.
The ClearlyU family of bitmap fonts provides a set of 12 pt, 100 dpi proportional BDF fonts with many of the glyphs needed for Unicode text (including numerous alternate glyphs and other glyphs not encoded in Unicode that are necessary to actually display certain scripts, e.g., Arabic or Devanagari).