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WashRa 4.1, is, simply, a set of Ethiopic fonts and a keyboard layout for use with Windows application. You may use WashRa with wide range of Unicode compatible Windows application including MS Office, Open Office, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Mozila Thunderbird, MS Outlook, and much more. WashRa 4.1 is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008. The WashRa fonts are released under the SIL Open Font License and for more information please visit

WashRa Transformer, is a tool that converts documents written with WashRa 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 3.1, and 3.2 fonts to Unicode-Ethiopic documents. The transformation is done by converting each character from WashRa ASCII code to Unicode-Ethiopic character and by modifying the font definitions to the new WashRa 4.1 fonts, which support Unicode-Ethiopic character set standard. It is an open-source project distributed under GPL license.

Ethiopic Typeface: All the fonts distributed under WashRa and more are discussed here. You may download these fonts either in this section or under WashRa.

Yigezu's Typography: Dedicated to Ato Yigezu Bisrat, an artist, educator, and more importantly a typographer who made a magnificent contribution to Ethiopic typography.

Ethiopic Script: This article discusses the history of Ethiopic script, the evolution of its character sets and writing system including the continued ill fated attempt to modify the structure of the script, and finally the standardization of the script in Unicode. [Coming Soon]

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