Baybayin Modern Kana Font
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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

Download it here in DA: www.deviantart.com/download/18…

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. These fonts should not be considered as historically accurate examples of the Baybayin. 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.

The zip file contains the TTF file and documentation on how to use it. If used in your artwork, please include a credit and/or link back to either the blog (nordenx.blogspot.com/) or my DA page.

The Style (Kana) 

Inspired by Japanese Hiragana and Katakana.

The Sample

The script sample reads: 

"Kung maniniwala ka sa lahat ng binabasa mo, mabuti pang huwag ka nang magbasa." 

"If you believe everything you read, better not read."  (a Japanese proverb)

For more info on the new features included in this font set, please read the rich text format (.rtf) file that is included in the zip.


© All of Nordenx Baybayin Modern Fonts are for personal and non-commercial use only. Please contact me at nordenx@yahoo.com for any inquiries about commercial use and licensing for branding, printing, publications, and/or other electronic applications.


UPDATE: V.1.00.1 - font file updated, replace .tff if you downloaded prior to July 12, 2011
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SithEmperorCharizard's avatar
SithEmperorCharizard|Hobbyist General Artist
Would really like to see a Hangul-inspired font for Baybayin.....

In fact, I'm spending my free time thinking about porting Hangul's syllabary block system into Baybayin to get rid of orphaned consonants (which means, for example, "Bayan" would be written as BA-YAN instead of BA-YA-N)
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kia16's avatar
kua puede na pla...ayw kc knina eh
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kia16's avatar
kua panu ba 2.. paano bang i typ ung ko... kc wla nmng kudlit.. pag tinayp ko ung kunyari ung word na "ko".. ka nmn ang lumalabas..wlang tuldok..
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doodlelisyozo's avatar

uhm san ko ba pwedeng mapagaralan tong baybayin natin?
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plus24seven|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Soo!! Cool :D
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Prince-of-Powerpoint|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome...although I had trouble reading "tigilaan". :XD: Minor booboo in exchange for another great font though. Thanks!
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Nordenx's avatar
Nordenx|Professional General Artist
oops! Thanks for catching that typo. ;)
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Nordenx|Professional General Artist
Oh wait... that was the wrong image, the correct one is posted here: [link]

I think I changed it but DA must've used the one that was in cache from a previous trial upload. Oh well... Thanks again mate! Gonna switch it now.
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richkhun's avatar
Liked it!!!!! ᜋᜊᜓᜑᜌ᜔!
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