SIL Andika Compact, a font family for literacy and beginning readers
Andika is a sans serif, Unicode-compliant font family designed especially for literacy use, taking into account the needs of beginning readers. The focus is on clear, easy-to-perceive letter-forms that will not be readily confused with one another. A sans serif font is preferred by some literacy personnel for teaching people to read. Its forms are simpler and less cluttered than those of most serif fonts. For years, literacy workers have had to make do with fonts that were not really suitable for beginning readers and writers. In some cases, literacy specialists have had to tediously assemble letters from a variety of fonts in order to get all of the characters they need for their particular language project, resulting in confusing and unattractive publications. Andika addresses those issues. The Andika Compact font family was derived from Andika using SIL TypeTuner, by setting the “Line spacing” feature to “Tight”, and it cannot be TypeTuned again. It may exhibit some diacritics clipping on screen (but should print fine).
You can contact the maintainers of this package via email at
sil-andika-compact-fonts dash maintainers at fedoraproject dot org.