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Saab is the first ever freely available, Unicode 4.0 compliant, OpenType, Gurmukhi (Punjabi) font. The creation of this font was a combined effort by Bhupinder Singh and Sukhjinder Sidhu to help encourage the use of Punjabi online. This web site serves as the official download point for Saab.

Licence Terms

Saab is released under the GNU General Public Licence, with the following exception:

"As a special exception, if you create a document which uses this font, and embed this font or unaltered portions of this font into the document, this font does not by itself cause the resulting document to be covered by the GNU General Public License. This exception does not however invalidate any other reasons why the document might be covered by the GNU General Public License. If you modify this font, you may extend this exception to your version of the font, but you are not obligated to do so. If you do not wish to do so, delete this exception statement from your version. "


NOTE: Since we launched version 1.0, we have noticed many problems. Until these problems are corrected, please download version 0.91.


To install this font under Windows, you should download and run the font installer. If you are unable to use the font, you should reboot your PC for the changes to take effect. Alternatively, you can extract the zip file, and manually place the font into your font directory (usually "C:\Windows\Fonts").

For other operating systems, you should extract the contents of the zip file into your system's font directory and perform any additional operations as required. Please consult your user documentation for further details.


You are allowed to redistribute this font on your own web sites as you please. However, if you are distributing the font with your own software, the software MUST comply with the GNU General Public Licence. If your software is not GNU GPL compliant, you MUST licence the font individually for your own needs by contacting us.

To save your own bandwidth costs, and to keep your users up-to-date with the latest version of Saab, we recommend that you link directly to this page.


Saab is constantly being updated and improved. We welcome all comments - especially bug reports. If you have anything to say, please contact us.