Nyala font family


The Nyala typeface is named for the mountain nyala (tragelaphus buxtoni) a species of great African antelope native to the highlands of Ethiopia.

This typeface was designed for Microsoft by John Hudson of Tiro Typeworks, and is based on initial drawings by Geraldine Wade. The Ethopic glyphs conform to the stylistic norms of typical text faces, but are lighter and more open than most Ethiopic types, making Nyala better suited to screen readability. A Latin typeface was also designed expressly to harmonise with the style and proportions of Ethiopic syllabics.

File name Nyala.ttf
Styles & Weights Nyala
Designers John Hudson and Geraldine Wade
Copyright © 2018 Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
Font vendor Microsoft Corp.
Script Tags dlng:'Ethi'
slng:'Ethi', 'Latn'
Code pages 1252 Latin 1
1250 Latin 2: Eastern Europe
1254 Turkish
1257 Windows Baltic
Fixed pitch False

Licensing and redistribution info

  • Font redistribution FAQ for Windows
  • License Microsoft fonts external link for enterprises, web developers, for hardware & software redistribution or server installations

Products that supply this font

Product name Font version
Windows 10 See the Windows 10 page.
Windows 8.1 See the Windows 8.1 page.
Windows 8 See the Windows 8 page.
Windows 7 See the Windows 7 page.
Windows Vista 5.00
Windows Server 2008 5.00

This typeface is also available within Office applications. For more information visit this page.

Style & weight examples


Nyala sample