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Baybayin Modern Kufic Font

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Description

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/58…

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 (link above) or my DA page.

The Style (Kufic)

Kufic is the oldest calligraphic form of the various Arabic scripts and consists of a modified form of the old Nabatean script. It was in this script that the first copies of the Qur'an were written. Islam is one of the oldest organized religions to be established in the Philippines. Although Baybayin Script's most probable origins are of India's Hindu influenced Brahmic (Kavi) Script, Baybayin Modern Kufic pays homage to the rich cultural traditions of our Moro brothers and sisters.

The Sample

The script rendered in green outlined white baybayin kufic font reads:

"Ang hindi lumingon sa pinanggalingan, ay hindi makakarating sa paroroonan."
(Those who don't look back from where they came from, will never reach their destination.)

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

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© 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.

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UPDATE: V.1.06 - font file updated, replace .tff if you downloaded prior to July 12, 2011
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