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Gothic Book

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Published: April 25, 2005
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This in a font for the Gothic language that I just threw together yesterday. I found this [link] Gothic font made by kohath [link] , which is nice, but I wanted something with a little more variation in stroke thickness, or whatever it was that made that font seem odd. I tried once before, starting with Roman capitals, but extended the ascenders beyond the em square, producing something that wouldn't have the right proportions if I scaled it down to the right size. So I decided to use lower-case proportions. To that end, I based this font on Century, especially on the lower-case Cyrillic. I did borrow some of the shapes, and even entire letters (this is legal in the US), but I think I put enough work into it to make it truly original.

By the way, this font has basically the same mapping as the one linked above. Text should work just as well in either. Sorry I can't do Unicode. FontLab only does Plane 0. This font also does not have Roman. I suggest Century or Century Schoolbook (same style) if you need to mix scripts.

And I feel I should point out that the laudatory statement in the preview about Wulfia is not a strike at Gaswalt (the font mentioned above). It's borrowed from this site [link] Thanks to David Salo for that one.

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SnoodSpirit's avatar
Can I download this font?
WurdBendur's avatar
Absolutely. This font is here for anyone to download and use. Let me know if you have any problems getting the download link in the right sidebar to work. It's been known to act up before.
SnoodSpirit's avatar
It worked! It's a very nice font, thanks for making it.
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ad-referendumHobbyist Artist
Is it the "y" and "dj" sound use the same letter? ... what is the key-stroke for the letter "TH" for this font?
WurdBendur's avatar
The Gothic language doesn't really have a dj sound. The letter J makes a y sound. The TH letter is mapped to the letter thorn (Þþ) since that's normally used to transcribe it.
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ad-referendumHobbyist Artist
I see.  Thank you for the explain.
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Rajalyoko23Student Digital Artist
Ulfila was weiha gah guaga in in thaim gutam.
Is qlth an im thata wanra guths.
WurdBendur's avatar
Pretty close. Some of the Gothic letters look like Latin letters but are different (U looks like lowercase N), or closely resemble each other (A and L look similar). The actual reading is like this.

Ulfila was weiha jah gudja in thaim gutam. Is qath du im thata waurd guths.
Wulfila was holy and a priest among the Goths. He said to them the word of God.
jgcooper's avatar
really cool font!
i'm gonna try it out!
thanks for sharing!
Jassyjit's avatar
Hi there, do u have the century schoolbook font for download?
Kinda need it urgently! thanks
skribb's avatar
Completely fucking awesome.
skribb's avatar
Not at all. Thank YOU for making it ;)
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Pyromaster114Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nice! But I can't identify the letters!!!
OMFG!
I made up a bunch of characters, A-Z, never made a font out of them though! :)
What program do you use to make fonts?
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Pyromaster114Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hmm... I'll look into it...
WurdBendur's avatar
The alphabet is Gothic [link]
You should try it. I used FontLab for this one, but Font Creator Program is popular with beginners. That's what I used when I was just starting.
sweeep's avatar
Nice font ! it's rare to see people on dA working on fonts !
If you want to check it, here's my new font i just uploaded on dA : sweeep.ttf [link]
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