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Bee Skep Serif

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Published: November 29, 2004
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This is a serif font for the Deseret alphabet [link] . This font has the same mapping as the already available font, Honeybee [link] . It is not compatible with the other font, Beehive [I have no link for this one].

Anyway, I may make a sans serif version of this eventually. Some different styles would be nice, too. :)
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Can you offer a key-map of your own for this font? ... as the "link" to the said key-map no-longer exists as valid.
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Sorry, I never made a key map for this. I'm not sure I remember how it's mapped anymore. It may take some trial and error to figure out.
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It is alright ... still thank you for this awesome font.
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Hey, a guy who makes omniglot fonts!

The most exotic I've done is Korean - and I didn't do it properly. I'm planning to do a good Korean version of my latest font, Maelstrom <- check it out.
WurdBendur's avatar
Yes, I've sent in some links to the fonts I've made. I'd love to make a Unicode version, but Fontographer doesn't support anything beyond Plane 0. ;_; This has caused me much sadness.

And that font looks great. I'm just trying to figure out how you'll adapt the style for Korean. I'm sure it'll be nice, though!

I've set a goal for myself to create a font for every alphabet ever used to write English. I've also done some work with Japanese and Hebrew, though.
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The korean wouldn't look like the same font, I admit. But the principle of very thick verts & ultra-thin horz works well with hangul. It is simple and doesn't have too many diags. One problem would be distinguishing mieum from ieung
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Well, since there are a few diagonals, ieung wouldn't look too out of place as a diamond shape. Or if you want it to be square, you can put a short vertical stroke at the top (well, it's the same stroke, but I guess you get the idea). That should do it, I think.
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Good ideas, both of them. I prefer the extra "stroke" for the ieung, but I don't know if it will distinguish it enough. I don't think it would be enough for me (as a non-native semi-demi-literate Hangul reader) but it might be enough for a fluent reader. Also, the extra stroke would disappear at book sizes. I think the diamond ieung might be a bit ugly. But I'll try both out when I get there (I haven't yet finished Latin-1, let alone MES)
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You could blend the two by using a hexagon. This would keep the vertical sides and wouldn't look strange like the diamond. I don't really read Hangeul, but I've also seen ieung as either a diamond or a triangle. But since your horizontals are so thin and your verticals so thick, I doubt the extra stroke will disappear. If anything, it will probably stand out by contrast. But I guess you'll just have to try it and find out.
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