- Garava 4.0 adds more glyphs and uses Anchor-based positioning for accented glyphs. Version 4.02 fixed some bugs, and improved alignment and spacing of super/subscripts. Version 4.03 fixed some more bugs.
- Garava 3.83 was updated with many fixes using FontCreator 10.1
- Garava 3.80 Switched Initial Forms to Stylistic Alternates, and Stylist Alternates to Character Variants
Garava 3.72 Fixed some bugs and adds some kerning pairs
Garava 3.71 Completed the Currency Symbols and Number Forms for Unicode 8.0
Garava 3.70 Adds Swashes and Initial Forms in Colour.
It was designed for body text in Buddhist Publications. It has a generous x-height and economical copyfit. "Garava" is a Pali word meaning "reverence."
A full range of Latin characters means it can be used for Pali, Sanskrit, Romanised Indic scripts, nearly all European languages, and Vietnamese. A basic Greek character set, and a wide range of symbols extend its usefulness to other academic fields such as maths and science. Maths and currency symbols are designed on the figure width, while other symbols, arrows, and geometric shapes are a uniform width and align with the Caps height wherever the design permits. Superscripts align with the tops of figures, while subscripts bisect the baseline.
Besides the expected regular, italic, bold, and bold italic styles, the Garava font family includes an Extra-Bold style, and Italics. Small Capitals and Petite Capitals are available in each of the four base type styles, so the Small Capitals type styles are no longer supported. Only Petite Capitals are available in the Extra-Bold styles, and there are lowercase superscripts for ordinals, but not a full set for superscript text, as there is in the Regular styles.