The Culmus Project

I have always been wondering who are the people who draw letters. Now I know they are mathematicians.
K. Shagin

The Culmus project aims at providing the Hebrew-speaking GNU/Linux and Unix community with a basic collection of Hebrew fonts for X Windows.

Presently the collection contains fifteen font families of different styles. My immediate effort will be concentrated at raising my kids. Later I will try to add some more fonts.

Latest release: 0.132 ( Download or view sample )

Release Notes:

David CLM now also supports meteg and rafe, in addition to other diacritics.

Specifications and standards:

Unicode Hebrew (0590-05FF)
Unicode Alphabetic Presentation Forms (FB00-FB4F)
Unicode Basic Latin (0020-007F)
Unicode Currency (20A0-20CF)
Microsoft Hebrew OpenType Recommendations

Mailing Lists:

There is a mailing list available at the project:


I'd like to thank George Williams for his FontForge, the ultimate tool for font design.


This section is provided for informational purposes only. The legal status of each font is governed solely by the copyright notice inside it.

The fonts are distributed under the terms of GNU General Public License version 2, some of them with embedding exception.

Some of the fonts contain parts created by various entities, see the LICENSE file inside the relevant tarball or among the accompanying documentation files.

Hebrew cantillation marks OpenType layout logic copyright (c) 2003 & 2007, Ralph Hancock and John Hudson. This layout logic for Biblical Hebrew is open source software under the MIT License; for details contact copyright holders at Tiro.


For all questions regarding the project please contact Maxim Iorsh (מקסים יורש).