Akhand Malayalam is a family of 8 compact mono-linear typefaces and part of the super family Akhand Multiscript. The letterforms are dynamic; typically round shapes appear more compact, as their verticals have been flattened. This ‘straightening out’ gives text set in the typefaces a streamlined look. Akhand Malayalam is designed according to a modular system. All shapes bear a strong commonality to each other, without becoming repetitive. However, the curves in the modules have all been optically corrected, removing the mechanical nature that would otherwise become too dominant.
The Akhand Malayalam family includes eight font styles. This broad range of weights makes combinations with a strong degree of contrast possible; the lightest and the heaviest styles may be mixed to create a powerful effect in your design. Each font style contains 463 glyphs, offering full support for conjuncts and ligatures.