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Baybayin Modern Gana Font by Nordenx Baybayin Modern Gana Font by Nordenx
The Script

Baybayin script is an ancient form of writing by native islanders and tribes in the South East Asian archipelago we now know as the Philippines.

The Font

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I created true type fonts (TTF) I called "Baybayin Modern" to use in modern art. The fonts are stylized modern composite of many examples from the past but the style is based primarily on my calligraphy work and handwriting. The font is calligraphic & artistic representations and the characters’ shapes, sizes and weights have been made uniform in order to present a neat and elegant printed appearance.

If used in your artwork, please include a credit and/or link back to either the blog ( ) or my DA page.

The Style (Gana)

Inspired by Japanese Hiragana and Katakana. The bold blotchy strokes simulates a thick marker pen with slightly fuzzy edges.

The Sample

Tanaga, the Filipino equivalent of a Japanese haiku.

In Philippine literature, a tanaga is a poem consisting of four lines with each line equally having between seven and nine syllables. To compare, the Japanese haiku has 17 phonetic units divided into three phrases of 5, 7 and 5 units respectively.

These short poems do not have any titles, although the apparent theme is used to refer to it. Most are written in Tagalog, the basis of the Filipino national language.

The script sample's theme is "Anger", it reads:

Ang damdami’y sumisikdo
sa balitang di-totoo;
habang sila’y nanunudyo,
poot nag-aalimpuyo.



© All of Nordenx Baybayin Modern Fonts are for personal and non-commercial use only. Please contact me at for any inquiries about commercial use and licensing for branding, printing, publications, and/or other electronic applications.
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naj-razaele Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Thanks! Nice fonts.
FantasyStock Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
This font has been featured in my journal. This is to promote the fact that #communityrelations needs public opinion about the Fonts gallery. Your input is welcome here: [link]
Nordenx Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you for featuring this 'font'. However, I don't exactly know how our South East Asian Indic-derived script fits within your collection of Western Roman Alphabet fonts.
FantasyStock Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
It gives people something to think about when commenting. It would be cool if you have an idea for a place to add something for non-western fonts.
Lee-Ojousama Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oooh.. i like this style. very modern c:
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July 14, 2011
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