Madhav M. Deshpande
Professor Emeritus, Sanskrit and Linguistics University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Senior Fellow, Oxford Center for Hindu Studies

Dear Krishnaprasad Ji,
First I want to congratulate you and your font designer team for completing your hard work in producing a final version of five sets of Adishila Devanagari fonts.  I have eagerly opened and tested these different versions of Adishila fonts [Adishila Dev, Adishila letterpress, Adishila Samskrta, Adishila San and Adishila San letterpress]. I was myself involved in designing Devanagari and Diacritic Roman fonts for Sanskrit since the early 1980s and I know how much painstaking work is needed to reach the proper shape for each character.  Your fonts have succeeded in reproducing the proper shapes of Devanagari characters that were visible in the publications of the famous Nirnaya Sagara Press of Mumbai and Vani Vilas Press of Sri Rangam.  Both of these type-styles produced hundreds of Sanskrit publications that were pleasant to read.  Now with the fonts you have provided, scholars should be able to produce equally pleasant looking Devanagari materials for publication.  I also express my deep appreciation for your decision to make these fonts available free of charge. The world of Sanskrit scholarship is deeply indebted to you for this very generous act.