Even if it's been fallen on deaf ears...
“When a designer in Iceland is picking a font to use for his design
some of the desired fonts are impossible to use for the Icelandic
language. How come?
In addition to the English alphabet the Icelandic language requires few special characters. These accented and special characters are:
á é í ó ú ý ð þ æ ö
Á É Í Ó Ú Ý Ð Þ Æ Ö
See this more detailed at Diacritics site.
Accented characters are common in scandinavian and eastern
European languages and are therefore more likely to be included in
the fonts. How ever we often realize that the Thorn, thorn, Eth and eth are missing.” Read on...
In any case, here is a question if anyone has an answer to. If the eth is modified from lowercase 'o', why does FontLab automatically insert numeral '9' to the default eth?
Sunday, 27 May 2012
Much to my horror, it just came to my realization that the original 五藏 (organs aka five treasures) which has been simplified to 五脏 shares the same 脏 as 肮脏 (dirty, filth). Gasp! Nevertheless, I am sure ample deliberation must have been put in place for such decisions to be made.
So inspiring. Just what I need: “。。。它们堪称日本技术创新最具代表性的器材，如今作为人的耳朵和眼睛的代用品而普及，都是性能很好的设备。然而，用这些感觉的代用品却是绝不会记录下这一瞬间的。不仅因为现场的刺激及其微细，还因为如今的器材过度分解成了单一的感绝体系。正象这些器材象徵的那样，我们的文明是将五感分裂开来，然后定向进化的，这一点是其后我在印度的大地上多次感受，无法释怀的。” 衫蒲康平于亚洲同人的对话-亚洲之书／文字／设计 Kohei Sugiura, Books, Texts and Design in Asia
Finally managed to get away from the job to work on my new typeface! Calling it
Twinkle Twilight for now. It was a slow start with my files dated from the 1st of May. The key glyphs are basically done and the design of '@' gave me some ideas on the italic version. Not sure if it will expand to a heavy weight as yet. Meantime, am taking some time to catch up reading 衫蒲康平于亚洲同人的对话-亚洲之书／文字／设计.