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Offline Yawne Zize’ite

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Specialized Fonts for Naʼvi
« on: November 16, 2012, 09:16:02 pm »
My attempts to integrate new locales into a Windows build of LO have gone nowhere, but I found a new toy: TypeTuner!

Since I like a larger tìftang when reading Naʼvi - makes it harder to overlook - I like to use these fonts and the Graphite feature that subsitutes a larger ʼ, but I often don't have that accessible. So I found I could make fonts that default to a large ʼ, and they are nice! I also changed defaults to the letter forms used for Native American languages, as far as I know what they are. (When they conflict I went with SIL's default.)

Andika is a sans-serif font. The default uses handwritten-style "a" and "g", but I hate Andika's "a" so I changed them to printed style. It only has regular, no bold or italic.
Charis is a heavy serif font based on Bitstream Charter; it does well in conditions unsuited to fancy fonts (like webpages) and has bold, italic, and bold italic.
Gentium is the font used in Horen lìʼfyayä leNaʼvi. This version has no bold; there is a version with bold, but it's not usable with TypeTuner so changing it will take some work.

  • Don't use these fonts for Polish, Croatian, Lithuanian, or any West African language. Those languages prefer different forms.
  • Only ʼ, Ꞌ, and ꞌ will appear larger, not ' or ’.

Tell me if you like them!


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