Sunday, October 5, 2008

New, Streamlined Font

As you can see, I've again modified the Órgom Silawa typeface. I hope that this will be last time it is necessary, since I believe I've finally determined why I was always a bit unhappy with all the previous incarnations. Specifically, I realized that in all modern western typefaces, the bodies of all the letters are more or less the same size, and if they have risers or descenders, they are in the form of thin stems or tails. I have changed the Órgom Silawa typeface to reflect this. Complex consonants take either a stem or tail to bear their trademark slash, and as usual, r has a built in down-comer. In this (hopefully famililar) example, you can see all this at work.