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[Braille alphabet (1829), courtesy of the Hammill Institute on Disabilities]

Luc Devroye
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
lucdevroye@gmail.com
http://luc.devroye.org
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ADA Sign Store

This company sells the California Braille font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Lange

Karlsruhe-based software developer. Creator of the large (and free) Unicode font Quivira (2005). It covers mathematics, chess, astrological symbols, arrows, fists, Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Armenian, Georgian, Tifinagh, Coptic, emoticons, Vai, and Braille, to name just a few ranges. Alexander graduated in computer science at the Hochschule Mannheim University of Applied Sciences (degree: Diplom-Informatiker (UAS)). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alien Foundery
[Thibault Dietlin]

Alien Foundery used to be called Bsillkrieg. Thibault Dietlin (b. 1987, Besançon) who runs it is located in Annecy (before that, in Besançon). He makes these fonts freely available via Dafont in 2008: Zfonts (grunge), Pee On Face (grunge), Hardcore Pen (graffiti), La Fraktouille (sketched blackletter face), Crustype crust (grunge), Crust Clean (grunge), My Goth Is Better, city burn night after night and we spraypaint the walls 1.0. Additions in 2009: Black Spoon (minimalist sans with exaggerated x-height), Hurray (clean sans), Tes (sans), Urbana (grungy stencil), Black Spoon, Boa, The City Burn (grunge), Riot AF (grungy stencil), Blind (Braille font). MyFonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

American Printing House for the Blind

Louisville, KY-based producers of free fonts for visually impaired such as APHont (2003, four sans serif styles). [Google] [More]  ⦿

André Laventure

Designer of these scouting fonts: Morse (1999), Braille (1999), Samourai (1999). They can be downloaded here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrej von Walter

Cape Town, South Africa-based graphic designer who was also born in Cape Town and grew up in Namibia, Creator of the multiline typeface Reading Together (2014), which pays attention to blind people. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andressa De Conto

Designer in Porto Alegre, Brazil, who created the hairline avant garde typeface Simetrika in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrew Tighe

FontStructor who made Lost Symbol (2009), 1 Shift (2009, oriental simulation face), Braille (2009), and Morse Code (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andy Benedek
[Font Factory]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Apostrophic Laboratory
[Fredrick M. Nader]

One of the most dynamic foundries from 2000 until 2003. The "Lab" was run by Apostrophe (Fredrick Nader) and was based in Toronto. It has produced well over 1000 original free fonts, in all formats (type 1, truetype, and opentype, PC and Mac), and nearly all fonts have full character sets. Many have character sets for extended European languages and Cyrillic as well. It was for a few years the only active producer of multiple master fonts. Download site at Typoasis. Original URL, now being reworked. Highlights:

  • Miltown (from the Matrix movie).
  • Fluoxetine (old typewriter).
  • Desyrel (handwriting, Dana Rice).
  • PicaHole-1890Morse font.
  • Ritalin has almost 500 glyphs, and is a family designed for Latin, Greek, Turkish, eastern European, Cyrillic and Baltic.
  • The 3-axis multiple master ImpossibleMM (of Mission Impossible fame).
  • Carbolith Trips (letters from cuneiforms).
  • Diehl Deco (revival of 1940 lettering by Wooster Bard Field; with Marley Diehl).
  • Textan (with Rich Parks or Richard D. Parker; inspired by the Chinese Tangram).
  • Poultrygeist (horror comic font).
  • Hard Talk (an R-rated font by Slovenian Marjan Bozic).
  • Independant (with Phynette; a faithful revival of a 1930s font by Collette and Dufour for Maison Plantin in Belgium---a fantastic Art Deco font family).
  • Metrolox ("Enemy of the State" font, with Karen Clemens; a Unicode font with 567 glyphs for over 20 Latin-based languages and some math symbols).
  • Komikaze, Komikazba, Komikahuna and Komikazoom (comic book fonts: 1280 glyphs for Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Baltic, Turkish, East-European, with dingbats and Braille).
  • Republika (a 300-font techno family; read about it here).
  • ChizzlerMM (3-axis multiple master, a reworked version of Graham Meade's Chizzler).
  • Street (a 87-font family by Graham Meade).
  • Amerika (fantastic Armenian-look font series, with support for Greek, Cyrillic/Russian, Baltic, Turkish and Central European).
  • The dingbats Eyecicles and Texticles, both with Graham Meade.
  • Insula (2001, a Celtic/uncial font with Cybapee).
  • Komika (2001, 50 comic book fonts designed with Vigilante).
  • Labrit (a great Fraktur font, with Graham Meade).
  • Frigate (a Roman-kana font by Melinda Windsor).
  • Scriptina (an unbelievable calligraphic font by Apostrophe, 2000-2001). In 2010, CheapProFonts published an extension, Scriptina Pro.
  • Freebooter Script (an equally unbelievable calligraphic font by Graham Meade, 2001).
  • Choda (a display font like none you have seen before; Apostrophe and Meade, 2001).
  • Endor (with Meade, a Gothic font; 2001).
The list of designers and their fonts:
  • Apostrophe [dead link]: Day Roman (2002, the first digitization of Fr. Guyot's "Two Line Double Pica Roman", designed in the early 1600s), Bombardier (2002), Propaganda (2002), PropagandaCyrillic (2002), PropagandaGreek (2002), Contra (2003), Ergonome (2002), Ergonomix (2002, techno dingbats), Alfabetix (2002), SoMM (2002, a multiple master font), Templo (2001, a pixelish font), Zoloft, Miltown, Witches Brew, Celexa, Labrat, Effexor, Fluoxetine, Tralfamadore, Halcion, RxMM, Paxil, Valium, Fight This, Ritalin, Xanax, Maskalin, PicaHole, ImposMM, MiltownII, Carbolith, Komikaze, Komikazoom, Komikahuna, Diogenes, Komikazba, MistressScript, Sledge, Mary Jane, Republika, StarBat, Merkin, Erectlorite, Halter, Estrogen, Steinem (based on Dalton Maag's British Steel typeface), Lab Mix, Mary Jane II, Amerika, Masque, Konfuciuz, Mastodon, Broad, Amerika Sans, Scriptina, Karnivore, Cholo, Sedillo and Reprobate (all three based on Mike Sedillo's handwriting, 2001), Templo (screen font family, 2001).
  • Marjan Bozic and Apostrophe: Hard Talk.
  • Karen Clemens and Apostrophe [dead link]: Wellbutrin, Metrolox, Jagz.
  • CybaPee and Apostrophe [dead link]: Cyclin, Lady Ice, Insula.
  • CybaPee [dead link], Graham Meade and Apostrophe: Yellowswamp, Lady Ice revisited.
  • Steve Deffeyes: Loopy.
  • Marley Diehl and Apostrophe: Diehl Deco.
  • Fleisch and Apostrophe: Colwell, Hadley.
  • Steve Graham: Hypnosis.
  • Frank Guillemette and Apostrophe: Ankora.
  • Jeri Ingalls and Apostrophe: Paxil.
  • Neumat Ick and Apostrophe: Icklips, Powderfinger.
  • Keya Kirkpatrick: Extasy
  • Keya Kirkpatrick and Apostrophe: Kimono.
  • Jeff Lan: Healthy Alternative, Haven Code.
  • Su Lucas and Apostrophe: Barbarello.
  • Brigido Maderal and Apostrophe: Lab Bats.
  • Graham Meade: Quastic Kaps (8-weight family, 2003), Quixotte (2002), Mechanihan (2002), Kameleon (2002), Lady Ice Extra (2002), Gizmo (2002), Zillah Modern (2002), Wazoo (2002), JamesEightEleven (2002), Equine (2001), Street Corner (2001), Freebooter Script, Street (31 font sans and slab serif), Bipolar Control, Lane, Street, Street Slab, 2nd Street, Kronika, Thong, Whackadoo Upper, Charrington, Lady Copra, Zebra, Extra Meade Pack, Control Freak, Dekon, Asenine, Heidorn Hill (a Fraktur font), Castorgate, Troglodyte.
  • Graham Meade and Apostrophe: Moondog (2001), Choda, Futurex, Duralith, Epyval, BooterMM, Pamelor, Sabril, Erinal, Karisma, Whackadoo, Bicicles, Drummon, Primary Elector, Youthanasia, Grunja, Prussian Brew, ChizMM, Luciferus, Labtop, Gilgongo, Labrit, Kandide, Brassiere (which became the commercial typeface Ipscus in 2009), Eskargot, Endor, Labag.
  • Graham Meade and Rich Parks: Luteous, Luteous II.
  • Link Olsson and Apostrophe: Librium, Severina, Poultrygeist, Extrano, Komikandy.
  • Rich Parks and Apostrophe: Textan, Glaukous, Textan Round, TexSquareMM, TexRoundMM.
  • Alejandro Paul and Apostrophe: Fontcop, Usenet, Cayetano, Elektora.
  • Evelyne Pichler: Sindrome.
  • Evelyne Pichler and Apostrophe: 1910 Vienna.
  • Phynette and Apostrophe: Independant.
  • Peter Ramsey and Apostrophe: Distro, Futurex Distro (2001).
  • Dana Rice and Apostrophe: Desyrel, Lilly.
  • Wayne Sharpe: Ovulution I and II.
  • Jessica Slater: Wiggles.
  • Jessica Slater and Apostrophe: McKloud.
  • Derek Vogelpohl: Phosphorus, Florence sans, Plasmatica, Covington, Avondale, Phosphorus II.
  • Melinda Windsor: Plastic, Frigate.
  • Robby Woodard: Ashby (2001).
  • WolfBainX and Apostrophe: Tribal, Komika.
  • Yol: Traceroute.
Font Squirrel link. Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Art & Progress
[Christian Dominick]

Christian Dominick (Art & Progress) (b. 1990, Kansas City) created the free typeface Braille (2012).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arthur Druziani

FontStructor known as Joey Higashi who made these fonts: 5x6-Wrapped-Dots, Brailletters, Chained-Letters, Dozen-Dotted-Letters, ElePhont-RounDots, Fonte, Infinite-Boxes. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Association for the Blind of Western Australia

History of Braille. Free Braille font (1996) by Duxbury Systems. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Astigmatic One Eye
[Brian J. Bonislawsky]

Astigmatic One Eye (AOE) has lots of nice original fonts by Brian J. Bonislawsky (b. 1973, Pittsburgh, PA). Many are free, others are not. AOE joined Font Brothers Inc in 2006. Brian Bonislawsky currently lives in Las Vegas, NV.

Fontsquirrel link. Dafont link. Fontspace link.

A partial list of the AOE fonts made in 2011: Engagement (2011, a free brush script at Google Web Fonts), Fascinate (2011, an art deco typeface at Google Web Fonts; +Inline), Original Surfer (2011, a free Google Web Font inspired by a vintage advertisement for the "California Cliffs Caravan Park"), Smokum (2011, a Western / Italian face), Yellowtail (2011, signage face), Redressed (2011), Special Elite (2011, free typewriter face), Aclonica (2011).

Typefaces from 2008 or before: Horseplay AOE (2008, Western style), Cake and Sodomy AOE (2008), Good Eatin AOE (2008), Paradiso AOE (2008, inspired by logotype of the Paris Resort and Casino in Las Vegas), Montelago AOE (2007, a script inspired by the logotype of the Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas), Jack Chain AOE (2007), Henhouse (2007), Schnitzle (2007), Luxurian AOE (2007, inspired by the logo of the Luxor Hotel&Casino in Las Vegas), Digital Disco AOE (2007), Mighty Tuxedo AOE (2007), Makeshift AOE (2007), Clarity AOE (2007, slab serif headline), Red Pigtails AOE (2007), Run Tron 1983 (2002), Eyeliner AOE (2006, Tekton-like), Mother Hen (2007), Gloversville (2007, comic book style), Mighty Tuxedo AOE (2007, condensed sans), Quick Handle AOE (2007), Surfing Bird (2007), Hydrogen (2004), Hardliner (2004, fifties diner style), Big Ruckus (2004), SS Antique No. 5 (2004), Europa Twin (2003), EuroMachina (2003, techno), Lord Rat (2003), Love Anxiety (2003), BuzzSaw (2003), Skullbearer (2003, skull dingbats), Beatnick Blue (2002), Geisha Boy (2002), Mardi Party (2002), Midcrime (2002), Ocovilla (2002), Ruthless (2002), Saltie Doggie (2002), Whiskers (2002), Royal Gothic, Family, Eggit, Jericho, Wild Monkeys (2002), 5FingeredGothSW, AlienArgonautAOE, AlphaMackAOE, AmphibiPrint, AngiomaAOE, AntiChristSuperstar, AntiChristSuperstarSW, AstigmaSolid, BigLimboAOE, BigLimbodOutAOE, BoneRollAOE, BoneRollAOEBold, BoundAOE, BrailleAOE, BulletBallsAOE, ButterflyChromosome, ButterflyChromosomeAOE, ButtonButton, ButtonButtonAOE, CType, CTypeAOE, CelticLionAOE-Bold, CelticLionAOE-BoldItalic, CelticLionAOE-Italic, CelticLionAOE, CharailleAOE, ChickenScratch, ChickenScratchAOE, ClunkerAOE, ClunkerAOE-Bold, CropBats, CropBatsAOE, CropBatsIIAOE, DarkNightAOE, DeadGrit, DeliveryMatrixAOE, DetourAOE, DigitalDiscoAOE, DigitalDiscoAOEOblique, DingleBerries, DoggyPrintAOE, DraxLumaAOE, DungeonKeeperII, DungeonKeeperIIBold, DungeonKeeperIIItalic, EggItAOE, EggitAOE-Italic, EggitOutlineAOE, ElectricHermes, ElectricHermesAOE, ElectricHermesAOECharge, FearAOE, FilthAOE, FishyPrintAOEOne, FishyPrintOneAOE, FishyPrintTwoAOE, FutharkAOE, FutharkAOEInline, FutharkAOEInline, GateKeeperAOE, Ghoulish Fright AOE (2006), GlagoliticAOE (1999, grungy glagolitic), GorgonCocoonAOE, Gotik, GreyAlienSW, HAL9000AOE, HAL9000AOEBold, HAL9000AOEBoldItalic, HAL9000AOEItalic, HandageAOE, HandageAOEBold, HauntAOE, HybridLCDAOE, IDSupernovaSW, IslanderAOE, JokerWildAOE, KillMeCraig, KillMeCraigAOE, Kinderfeld, KittyPrint, KittyPrintAOE, Kornucopia, KornucopiaAOE, LinusFace, LinusFaceAOE, LinusPlayAOE, LinusPlaySW, Lochen, LovesickAOE, Manson, MasterPlan, Mervale Script (2012: a brushy script based on the 1940's Fawcett Publications Mary Marvel comic), Microbe, MooCowSW, MotherlodeLoadedAOE-Italic, MotherlodeLoadedAOE, MotherlodeStrippedAOE-Italic, MotherlodeStrippedAOE, MysterioSWTrial, NightmareAOE, OrnaMental, Pantera, PapaManoAOE, PenicillinAOE, PixelGantryAOE, PixelGantryAOEBold, PixelGantryAOEBoldItalic, PixelGantryAOEHeavy, PixelGantryAOEHeavyItalic, PixelGantryAOEItalic, PixelGantryHiliteAOE, PixelGantryHiliteAOEItalic, PoppyAOE, PoseidonAOE, Prick, QuiltedAOE, QuiltedAOEBlack, QuiltedTrial, RippleCrumb, RippleCrumbUltraCon, ROCKY, ROCKYAOE, RustedMachineSW, SSExpAntiqueAOE, Schizm, Schrill, SchrillAOE, SchrillAOEOblique, Scrawn, ScrawnAOE, ScrawnCyrAOE, ScrawnKOI8AOE, ScrewedAOE, ScrewedAOEOblique, ScrewedSW, SeaweedFireAOE, SenthAOE, ShampooSW, ShottyTransferTrial, SkinnerAOE, SlurCrumb, SpatCrumb, SpikeCrumbGeiger, SpikeCrumbSwizzle, SpikeCrumbSwollen, SteelcapRubbingTrial, StruckSW, StrutterAOE, SunspotsAOE, SurferComicTrial, TRANSHUMANALPHABET10, TRANSHUMANKATAKANA20, TannarinAOE, TannarinAOEOblique, TibetanBeefgardenAOE, TibetanBeefgardenAOE, TouristTrapAOE, TransponderAOE, TransponderGridAOE, UglyStickAOE, VanguardIIIAOE-Bold, VanguardIIIAOE-BoldOblique, VanguardIIIAOE-Oblique, VanguardIIIAOE, Ventilate, VentilateAOE, Y2KPopMuzikAOE, Y2KPopMuzikOutlineAOE, YoungItchAOE, ZeichensSW, ZenoPotionAOE, Zombie. Second list: BeatnikBlueAOE, BeatnikBlueFillAOE, GeishaBoyAOE, MardiPartyAOE, MindCrimeAOE, OcovillaAOE, PolynesianTouristAOE, RuthlessAOE, SaltyDoggieAOE, SpruceAOE, WhiskersAOE-Oblique, WhiskersAOE, WhiskersAltCapsAOE-Oblique, WhiskersAltCapsAOE (2002), Habitual, Automatic (techno), Bitrux, Filth, Cake&Sodomy, Gulag, Bad Comp, Detour, Alien Argonaut, Dark Night, GateKeeper, Gargamel Smurf, Invocation, Neuntotter, Geisha Boy, Saratoga Slim, Gobe, Stingwire, Lavatype, Tapehead, Islander, Clunker, Digelectric, Gargamel, Krulo-Tag, Krelesanta, SurferComic, Bound, Culture Vulture, Intruder, Cavalier, Anoxia, Synchrounous (IBM logo style lettering), Luna, Data Error, Lunokhod, Jericho. There are many techno and gothic fonts. Kill Me Craig is the first 26 death scene dingbat font (scenes by Craig Dowsett). KittyPrint takes the LinusFace font concept to more realistic cat head dingbats. Krelesanta (not free) is a funky font inspired by the band Kreamy Electric Santa. The free ButtonButton is useful for making buttons. Lovesick AOE is a scrawly, lovelorn typeface, i's dotted with hearts. Strutter AOE is based on the KISS logo. Senth AOR is a runic font. Charaille is one of the many dot matrix fonts. Cavalero is inspired by the logotype of the Chevy Cavalier.

At Bitstream in 2001, AOE published Cavalero, Stingwire and Tannarin. And in 2002, he published the comic book font Big Limbo, Euro Machina BT and Islander there. Bio at Bitstream.

In 2005, Bonislawsky and Sandler realeased 500 fonts, via Bitstream and MyFonts, under the label Breaking The Norm.

In 2006, Astigmatic published their typewriter collection, which includes Military Document, Bank Statement, State Evidence Small Caps, State Evidence, Urgent telegram, Library Report, Overdrawn Account, Customs Paperwork, Incoming Fax and Office Memorandum.

From the bio and various pieces of information, one is led to believe that Brian was born in Poland, and now lives in Miami, but that may be wrong.

In 2010, he placed a free font at the Google Directory, Syncopate. Along the same lines, we find the derived square serif typeface Stint Ultra Condensed (2011, Google Web Fonts) and Stint Ultra Expanded (2012).

In 2011, several other faces followed there, like Ultra (fat didone), Maiden Orange, Special Elite, Just Another Hand, Crushed, Luckiest Guy (comic book face), Aclonica, Redressed, Montezuma (a curly connected upright script), Devonshire (brush script), Fondamento (calligraphic lettering), Yellowatil (connected retro script), Righteous (free at Google Web Fonts: inspired by the all capitals letterforms from the deco posters of Hungarian artist Robert Berény for Modiano), Ribeye and Ribeye Marrow> (cartoon and/or tattoo style lettering---free at Google Web Fonts), Spicy Rice (2011, free festive display typeface at Google Web Fonts).

Contributions in 2012: Marcellus (2012, Trajan, flared roman), Eagle Lake (a free calligraphic font at Google Web Fonts), Uncial Antiqua, Jim Nightshade (2012, free at Google web fonts), Dynalight (2012, a retro script inspired by a vintage luggage tag for the Southern Pacific 4449 Daylight steam locomotive), Yesteryear (a retro script loosely based on the title screen from the 1942 film The Palm Beach Story), Parisienne (Google Web Fonts: casual connected script based on a 1960s ad for bras), Shojumaru (Google Web Fonts: an oriental simulation typeface inspired by a poster for the Marlon Brando movie Sayonara), Berkshire Swash (Google Web Fonts), Audiowide (Google Web Fonts), Romanesco (Google Web Fonts: a narrow calligraphic style), Galindo (Google Web Fonts), Oregano (Google Web Fonts: based on cartoon style lettering of calligrapher and logo designer Rand Holub. This style of hand lettering adorned many retro brochures and advertisements of the late 40's through the 1960's), Peralta (Google Web Fonts: an Egyptian comic book face), Eagle Lake (Google Web Fonts: calligraphic), McLaren (Google Web Fonts: comic book style alphabet), Freckle Face, Hanalei Fill, Hanalei [Polynesian bamboo or tiki lettering], Purple Purse, Margarine, Risque, Clicker Script [image], Stalemate [a gracious script, by Jim Lyles for AOE], Mouse Memoirs, Quintessential [Google Web Fonts: chancery hand], Bigelow Rules, Englebert [Google Web Fonts: from the title screen of the 1930's film titled Der blue Engel, starring Marlene Dietrich], Sacramento [Google Web Fonts: connected script].

Typefaces from 2013: Freckle Face (grunge), Grand Hotel, Purple Purse (Purple Purse draws its inspiration from a vintage Ivory Soap ad from the 1950's. Somewhat of a cross between Bodoni and Pixie, this font finds that it never truly takes itself seriously).

Stiggy & Sands is the American typefoundry of Brian Bonislawsky and Jim Lyles, est. 2013. Their first commercial typefaces, all jointly designed, are Luckiest Guy Pro (a fat comic book font based on vintage 1950s ads) and Marcellus Pro (a flared roman inscriptional typeface with both upper and lower case, originally published in 2012 by Astigmatic).

Typefaces from 2014: Franken Jr AOE Pro (inspired by the title screen from the 1966 Hanna Barbera cartoon Frankenstein Jr), Good Eatin Pro AOE (inspired by the title screen from the 1942 Warner Bros. cartoon Dog Tired), Ghostkid AOE Pro (comic letter style).

View Astigmatic's typeface library. View the typefaces made by Brian Bonislawsky. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Atelier im Dachgeschoss
[Klaus Czytko]

At Jakob Software, Jürgen Jakob offers these free fonts on behalf of its designer (I guess), Klaus Czytko from Atelier im Dachgeschoss in Göttingen, Germany: InternBlindenschriftBraille, InternBuchstabieralphabet, InternFlaggenalphabet (flags), InternMorsealphabet (morse), InternWinkeralphabet, InternZeichensprache (sign language). These are all made in 2001 and have copyright to Atelier im Dachgeschoss/Czytko in Göttingen, Germany. [Google] [More]  ⦿

bbman1999

FontStructor who made a Braille font in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

BenoFont

Designer in 2009 at FontStruct of The Blind Alphabet (a braille font that highlights the odular design in truetype, becuse not a single dot is round), Zkuare, Blockus (+Reverse), Jumbo, and Fade Away. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bildung Hessen
[Brigitte Betz]

At Ulrich Kalina's site of Bilding Hessen, a few free Braille fonts: 8ptBraille0, 8ptBraille78, 8ptBraille8, 8ptbraille7, blistabraille, blistabraille6+. The 8pt series was designed and created by Kalina's colleague, Brigitte Betz, at the Deutsche Blindenstudienanstalt Marburg. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Birmingham Braille Course

Free Braille truetype font, Index Braille Font (1999). See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Blista Braille

Two free Braille truetype fonts, Blista Braille and Blista Braille Plus. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Braille

History of Braille, and links. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Braille 8
[Calle Sjöström]

The Braille 8 truetype font was designed by Calle Sjöström. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Braille and ASL Speciality Fonts

Jim Allan's resource (archive) of Braille and ASL (American sign language) fonts. Mac and PC, TrueType and PostScript. Includes BrailleKiama and RNIB_Braille (TrueType), BrailleNormal, Braille3D and LangageDesSignes truetype fonts by Philippe Blondel, a truetype font called HandSign by Sam Wang, Braille AOE, and Henry Churchyard's Braille Type 1 Postscript Fonts (Freeware). Also, a number of free Braille and ASL fonts for the Mac, including the Duxbury Braille fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Braille DIN
[Jochen Evertz]

Braille DIN (2005, Fontshop) is due to Jochen Evertz. It follows the DIN specs 32980 and the packing standards of the German pharmaceutical industry. The price (159 Euros) is outrageous for a bunch of dots. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Braille font

Braille font for the Mac. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Braille Font True Type

A free Braille demo font, XB99 and a full commercial version, Braill99. or XBraille_E_JALLY, by Eric Jally. The latter font is freely available here. The full font costs 180FF (36 USD). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Braille: History, Use, Current Research

Braille links. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Braille metafont

Braille metafont. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Braille through Remote Learning

SimBraille by Duxbury Systems (1996), truetype. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brian J. Bonislawsky
[Astigmatic One Eye]

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Brigitte Betz
[Bildung Hessen]

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Cal Henderson

Pixel font designer: BrailleOutReg (2003), BrailleReg (2003), CubicFive01, CubicFive11, CubicFive12, CubicFive18 (1999), Handy00, HelloveticaReg, PixelSix00, PixelSix01, PixelSix02, PixelSix10, PixelSix14, SmallHollows, SquareDance00, SquareDance00, SquareDance03, SquareDance10. Besides these free fonts, there are also unfinished fonts: Square Dance Bold, Indent, Pixelsix Italic, Edgy, Accent, Pixel Portal, Mini Hollows, Big Hollows, Topped. Working on this.

Fontspace link. Dafont link. Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Calle Sjöström
[Braille 8]

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Carles Closa

Barcelona-based graphic designer. Creator of the Baille simulation typeface called Braille (1999, Garcia Fonts), the child's handwriting typeface Loreakop (1995, Garcia Fonts) and the funky display typeface Calypso (1997). Uses the artistic alias Txarly Brown. He also made the Kafkaesque caps typeface Vertigo (1996, Garcia Fonts), the stunning stencil typeface Floridax (1997) and the oriental simulation font NinjaType (1995, Garcia Fonts). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chiara Zanotti

Venezuelan creator of a free Braille font in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christian Dominick
[Art & Progress]

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Claudio Reston
[Tipopotamo Fontes]

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Clotilde Olyff

Belgian designer (b. 1962) who lives in Brussels where she taught (teaches?) at the École supérieure des arts visuels de La Cambre and at the École supérieure de l'image. Her fonts were published by 2Rebels in Montreal, and by FontHaus in the USA. Her fonts are experimental and geometric in nature.

Some creations: Billes (1995), Boulbar (1995), Boules (1996), BubbleBath (1996), Craaac (1996) Caaarc (1996), Design, Douff, Graphic, Handex (1995; an alphading based on fists), Inbetween (1996), Lines (1994), Lolo (1992, funny figurines), Minimex (1996), Modern (1996), Perles (1995), StencilFull (1997), StencilFullBraille (1997).

She is most famous for her avant-garde geometric fonts Alpha Bloc (1994) and Alpha Geometrique (1994) published by Font Bureau. Alpha Geometrique Compact, for example, is a Bauhaus style stencil face.

FontShop link. Klingspor link.

View Clotilde Olyff's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Communicist

Designer who used FontStruct in 2009 to make Braille, TypeIcon (dingbats) and Cosmic Trash. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cornel Windlin
[lineto]

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Corso Braille

A free Braille font called BrailleIta (1995). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Crissov

Designer who used FontStruct in 2009 to make Raphigraphy, a dot matrix font based on a proposal by Louis Braille from 1839. Other creations: Just1s (concept font), Just1s Times 4, Moon 3x3 Square (Latin alphabet for partially sighted people after William Moon (1818-1894)), Moon 4x4 Thin, Geascript (squarish), QWERTY, Daumen, Daumen 9, 7seg (LCD font), 5x7int (pixel face). His Albers is a remake of Schablonenschrift by Albers (1920s). [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Rakowski

Type designer and composer, born in St. Albans, VT, in 1958, who lives in Massachusetts. He was one of the early free/shareware type designers, well-known for creating revivals of 19th century typefaces. He is currently the Walter W. Naumburg Professor of Composition at Brandeis University, and has previously taught at Harvard University, Columbia University, and Stanford University.

List of Rakowski's fonts: 3-DWedgie, Aarcover, AdineKirnberg-Script, Ann-Stone, Beachman, Beffle (1991, after Fry's Ornamented No. 2 from Stephenson Blake), Bizarro, BrailleFont, BunnyEars, ChristensenCaps, Crackling, DaBigKeyCaps, DavysCrappyWriting, DavysDingbats, DavysKeyCaps, DavysNewOther, DavysOtherDingbats, DavysRibbons, DeBalme Initials, DieterCaps, Diner-Fatt, Diner-Obese, Diner-Regular, Diner-Skinny, Dobkin-Script, Dragonwick, Dubiel (1991), Dupuy-Light, DupuyBALloon, Eileen, EileenCaps, EileensMediumZodiac, Elizabeth-Ann, Elzevier, EraserDust, Firecat, Gallaudet, Garton (1993), Gessele-Script, GriffinOne, Harting (an old typewriter font), Headhunter, Holtzschue, Horst, Ian-Bent, Jeff-Nichols, Jumble, Kinigstein, Konanur, KoshgarianLight, Kramer, Lassus (1993), LeeCaps, Lemiesz (a free version of Publicity Gothic, 1916), Lilith-Heavy, Lilith-Initals, Lilith-Light, Lintsec, Logger, LowerEastSide, McGarey-Fractured, Multiform, Nauert, NixonInChina (oriental simulation), ParisMetro, Pixie, Pointage, Polo, Rechtman-Script, ReliefDeco, ReliefInReverse, Reynolds, Rockmaker, Rothman [note: poster by Lauren Buroker], Rounded, Rudelsberg (Munich Jugendstil style font), Salter, Shotling, Showboat, Shrapnel, Starburst, TejaratchiCaps, TenderleafCaps, ToneAndDebs, Tribeca, Uechi, UpperEastSide (1990), UpperWestSide (lettering from the New Yorker magazine), VarahCaps, Wedgie, Wharmby, WhatA-Relief, Will-Harris, Zaleski, and Zallman-Caps.

Some downloads: Uechi, Rothman, Tejaratchi, Eileen Caps and Elzevier Caps, Paris Metro, Davy's Dingbats (see also here).

With Klaus Herrmann, of Intecsas in Düsseldorf, he started updating his fonts from 1992-1999. Those fonts can be bought at Will-Harris.

Here is an interview with David.

Download 120 of his fonts here.

And finally, a text file with the names of most of his fonts.

Mark Johansson explains the history of Rakowski's fonts. Dafont link. MyFonts page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Deniart Systems
[Jan Koehler]

Great fonts for astrology, hieroglyphics, alchemy and the occult, by Toronto's Jan and Denise Koehler, mostly designed between 1993 and 1995. They moved to Litomerice, the Czech Republic, recently. MyFonts sells the fantastic Meso Americano dingbats, Hypnotica, AlchemySymbols (two fonts), BlackMagick, Border Twins (2010), CastlesShields, Curly Jane (2010), Cubista Geometrica (2010: op art), DaggersAlphabet, Dendera (ancient Egyptian Zodiac symbols), Dragons, Eggnog (2010), Fontazia Floradot (2012), Fontazia Papilio (2009), Fontazia Pop62 (2011, dingbats of flowers), Fontazia AquaFlorium (2010, fishtank dingbats), Fontazia Mazzo (2010, vases), Fontazia Stiletto (2011), Fontazia Y3K (2009, aliens), the Hieroglyph family (dingbats, really), Jolly Jester (2010, curly hand), MagiWriting, Meandros (2010, a paperclip design inspired by the Greek Key, or Fret, motif), Phaistos, Pocket Wrench (2010, octagonal), Polka Dot Wrench (2010), PowersofMarduk, Praha Deco (2010, inspired by the Prague art deco movement), the RongoRongo family (Easter Island script), SkeletonAlphabet, Sublimina, Superchunk, WhiteMagick, Yenda (2010, bold and angular).

List of font packages: Aglab, Alchemy Symbols, American Sign Alphabet, Ancient Writings Vol. 1, Ancient Writings Vol. 2, Angelica, The Astrologer Bundle, Astrologer, Aztec Day Signs, Black Magick, Braille Alphabet, Castles&Shields, Celestial Writing, Celtic Astrologer, Certar, Chinese Zodiac, Coptic Alphabet, Daggers Alphabet, Dendera, Dinosauria, Dragons, Egyptian Deities, Enochian Writing, Egypt. Hieroglyphics Vol 1, Egypt. Hieroglyphics Vol 2, Egypt. Hieroglyphics Vol 3, Egypt. Hieroglyphics Vol 4, Futhark, Greco, Hebrew Basic, Hypnotica, Magi Writing, Magick&Mystic, Malachim Writing, Masonic Writing, Maya Day Names, Maya Month Glyphs, Meso Americano, Meso Deko, Morse Code, Old Persian Cuneiform, Passing the River, Phaistos, Pike's Alphabets, Powers of Marduk, Sanskrit Writing, Semaphore Code, Signals&Signs, Skeleton Alphabet, Sublimina, Tengwanda Gothic, Tengwanda Namarie, Theban Alphabet, The Egyptologist, Tolkien Scripts, WhiteMagick, Skeleton Alphabet, Hebrew Basic, Sanskrit Writing. Note: I cannot find an entry for Jan Koehler at MyFonts, where all Deniart fonts are said to have been made by Denise Koehler. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Denise Koehler

Partner of Jan Koehler in Deniart Systems, which operated from 1993-2009 in Toronto, and then in Litomerice (Czech Republic). Her typefaces include: Skeleton Alphabet, Sanskrit Writing, White Magick Symbols, Theban Alphabet, Tolkien Tengwanda Namarie, Tolkien Tengwanda Gothic, Sublimina, Semaphore, RongoRongo (a system of glyphs discovered in the 19th century on Easter Island), Powers Of Marduk, Phaistos Disk Glyphs, Passing The River, Old Persian Cuneiform (1995), Morse Code, Meso Deko, Maya Month Glyphs, Maya Day Names, Masonic Writing, Malachim Writing, Magi Writing, Hypnotica, Egyptian Hieroglyphics Basic, Egyptian Hieroglyphics - The Egyptologist, Hebrew Basic, Greco (Greek face), Futhark, Enochian Writing, Egyptian Hieroglyphics - Deities, Medieval Dragons, Dinosauria, Egyptian Hieroglyphics - Dendera, Daggers Alphabet, Coptic Alphabet, Chinese Zodiac Symbols, Tolkien Certar, Celtic Astrologer Symbols, Celestial Writing, Castles&Shields, Braille Alpha, Black Magick, Aztec Day Signs, Astrologer Symbols, Angelica, American Sign Alphabet, Alchemy Symbols, Tolkien Aglab, Fontazia AquaFlorium (2010, fish tank dingbats), Snow Crystals (2010, followed by Snow Crystals 2 in 2012), Star Crystals (2010, more snow-like structures but having 8 instead of 6 axes of symmetry), Karika Swirls (2010), Karika Hearts (2010), Karika Encore (2011), Fontazia Chateaux (2011), Fontazia Chateaux Deux (2011), Fontazia Insomnia (2011), 21 Emmerson (2011), 4 Point Greek Fret (2011: labyrinthine), 4 Point Florals (2011), 4 Point Deco (2011), Mykonos (2011, labyrinthine), Harmonics (2011, a zig-zag face), Fontazia Motyl (2011, butterfly dings), Holiday Penguins NF (2011, Christmas dingbats), Fontazia Christmas Tree (2011), Eggs Galoe (2012, Easter egg font), Border Glyphs (2012, hieroglyphic), Fontazia Christmas Baubes (2012), Fontazia Christmas Tree 2 (2013), Karika Hypnotica (2014, hypnotic or kaleidoscopic glyphs). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

DOS Low Vision Shareware

Braille and large letter shareware. Includes Braille software. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Doug Sheets

Doug Sheets (b. 1989) lives in Seattle, WA. He created these typefaces in 2010: the Auctoritas family, Sheets Braille, Humberg, RADARbyDougSheets, Construct (counterless, mechanical), Standard Nib Handwritten (the only free font), Old Letterpress Type, Evie's Hand, and Radius.

In 2012, he created Coffe Shop.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Drowse

FontStructor who made Braille (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Duxbury Systems Inc
[Matt Sulivan]

Matt Sullivan's outfit in Littleton, MA that made some Braille fonts, including "Duxbury". See here for a free Braille font by them (1996). See also here. SimBraille (1996) and Braille (1996) are here. They also made Swell Braille (2007). See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eelee Design
[Lee Mullen]

Designer in Newcastle, UK. Creator of the beautiful mechanical / octagonal typeface Ball Breaker (2012) and of the free experimental typeface Brailler (2012).

Behance link. Fontspace link. Old URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

EFI: Educational Font Software

EFI sells a 12-font bundle containing Ball-and-Stick, Dashes, Braille 24, Braille 24 Hollow, Clocks, Emo-faces, Fingerletters (American Sign Language), Morse code, Lettersound Pictures, POSTNET-16. [Google] [More]  ⦿

EFI Fonts

EFI makes and sells D'Nealian-style, Zaner-Bloser-style, Harcourt Brace-style, Peterson Directed Handwriting-style, McDougal, Littell-style, Getty-Dubay Italic (handwriting method developed by Barbara M. Getty and Inga S. Dubay), and Palmer style handwriting fonts. The Harcourt and Brace HB Cursive and HB Manuscript font families are useful for connect-the-dots and orthographic exercises. 250USD for the HB family for one school. They mention that their fonts are in over 8600 schools. At 4 styles per school, that looks like a 8.6 million dollar affair... Also, two Braille fonts at 10 USD a shot. [Google] [More]  ⦿

EFI Home Page (Educational Fontware)

Sells handwriting-fonts designed to exactly replicate many educational handwriting styles. In particular, they have these:

  • D'Nealian: DN Cursive and DN Manuscript.
  • Zaner-Bloser: ZB Manuscript, ZB Cursive, OZ Manuscript, OZ Cursive.
  • A Beka: AB Cursive and AB Manuscript, based on the style shown in workbooks developed by A Beka Book, Inc.
  • Bob Jones University: CCU Cursive and CCU Manuscript, ugly fonts based on materials copyrighted by Bob Jones University.
  • DKL Cursive and DKR Cursive, patterned after the handwriting methods in the workbooks Cursive Writing Skills (Educators Publishing Service, Inc, 31 Smith Place, Cambridge, MA), by Diana Hanbury King.
  • Frank Schaffer: FS Classic, FS Contemporary, and FS Manuscript, developed using materials copyrighted by Frank Schaffer Publishing.
  • Getty-Dubay Italic: GDI Basic, GDI Combined, and GDI Cursive, a handwriting method developed by Barbara M. Getty and Inga S. Dubay at Portland State University, Continuing Education Press. EFI worked with Getty and Dubay to develop its GDI fonts.
  • Handwriting Without Tears: HWT Cursive and HWT Manuscript, pretty upright cursives and a hairline geometric sans. Handwriting Without Tears is a registered trademarked of Jan Z. Olsen.
  • Harcourt Brace: HB Cursive and HB Manuscript.
  • Loops and Groups: LG Cursive, based on the handwriting samples in the copyrighted Instructor's Manual Loops and Other Groups---A Kinesthetic Writing System by Mary Benbow.
  • McDougal, Littell: McD Cursive and McD Manuscript, based on materials copyrighted by McDougal, Littell&Company.
  • Palmer: Palmer Manuscript (simple hairline sans), Vintage Palmer and New Palmer, which include several variations of the cursive handwriting style that constitute the Palmer Method. Vintage Palmer is based on a 1923 workbook, and New Palmer on a 1987 workbook.
  • Pentime: PT Cursive and PT Manuscript, developed for use by the Amish communities, through workbooks rather than directly with computers. The fonts were created for JKL Services, who use the fonts to produce handwriting materials for the Amish community.
  • Peterson Directed Handwriting: PM Cursive, PM Block, and PM Slant.
  • Queensland: QM Cursive and QBA Manuscript, based on samples from workbooks by Horowitz Martin Education.
  • Russian: RU Cursive and Manuscript families (9 fonts) for Cyrillic.
  • Seattle School District: SSD Cursive and SSD Printscript, based on handwriting samples and methods developed by Patricia Heller and Elaine M. Aoki for the Seattle Public Schools. samples were found in a 1993 K-5 handwriting manual called Write It Right (Seattle Public Schools).
  • Steck Vaughn: SV Cursive and SV Manuscript, developed using materials copyrighted by Steck Vaughn Company.
  • Specialty Fonts: four Ball-and-stick and Dashes fonts, Braille 24 and Braille 24 Hollow, Clocks, EFI Count Dots on Numbers, EFI Direct Instruction, EFI Music Symbols, Emo-faces, Fingerletters (for American Sign Language), Lettersound Pictures, Morse Code, Phonetics Phont, POSTNET-16.
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Eric Wannin
[Quartet Systems]

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Fernando Lins

Sao Paulo-based designer at FontStruct in 2008 of miller. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Environment
[Samuel Marcius]

Samuel Marcius (b. 1970, from Boeblingen, Germany) finally has a web page for his own creations (fonts and dingbats). By the way, my own logo (the moose on all my web pages) is from Marcius' WinPets 1---I liked the sense of humour that shines through the drawing, and the spirit of Don't take life too seriously. Direct access. The fonts: 10LilGhosts, 20Facesttf, BalkanPeninsulaBraille, Banner, BlackBox, BoxFont, BoxFontNegative, BoxinaBox, Caterpillar, CheVivaBanana, Circleblackwhite, Confetti, CrayonKids1, CrayonKids2, Dominoes, FingerprintsInside, Headlong, HomagetoWillEisner, Leonardosmirrorwriting, LeonardosmirrorwritingBold, LittleBigMan, Maja's Flowers (2001), MissEllen, MoMoney, NaturalSigns, NoFear, Planks, PuzzlePieces, PuzzlePiecesOutlined, SamsDingbatsNo1, SamsDingbatsNo2, SamsHandwriting, SisterR, TPFClaudia, TPFClaudiaBold, TPFClaudiaOutlined, TPFGaiety, TPFGaietyOutlined, TPFKrikkelKrakkel, TPFPolkaYourEyesOut, TPFSenselessStrokes, TPFUbiquitous, TPFVacuous, TPFVacuousNegative, TPFYolk, TPFYolkBold, TPFYolkCondensed, TPFYolkCondensedBold, TPFYolkLight, TattooNo1, TattooNo2, WinBugs, WinPets1, WinPets2, Noah's Ark (2001), Fantastique Cars (2001). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Factory
[Andy Benedek]

Andy Benedek's (b. Manchester, UK, 1945) Cotswolds-based outfit for "custom fonts and lettering of distinction", founded by him in 1988. Andy (András) made corporate faces for Umbro, QZERO, Bowater, Lloyds Bank, Royal Free Hospital, Liptons teas, Gordons gin, Marlboro cigarettes, as well as faces for magazines (Royal Academy of Arts, Elle, Blueprint) and for newspapers (The Scotsman). All this was done under the label of The Font Factory. With Michael Johnson and Mike Pratley, he created a font for BT Cellnet. A braille typeface has been developed to aid the production of signage for the blind. In 2001, he co-founded Fine Fonts with Michael Harvey. CV. Typefaces:

  • Aesop (2000, with Michael Harvey): developed from book jacket lettering drawn by Michael Harvey for an edition of Aesops Fables.
  • Balthasar (2002, with Michael Harvey): a serifed stencil font.
  • Braff (2002, with Michael Harvey, for Monotype Imaging): an outline face.
  • Fine Gothic (2002, a blackletter typeface codesigned with Michael Harvey): a blackletter family with a Basque A.
  • Friezea (Andy Benedek and Michael Harvey, Fine Fonts). The original font dates from ca. 1990. They explain: The origin of this font was a frieze in the RAF Chapel in Westminster Abbey which Michael Harvey was commissioned to design and create. It was comprised of the names of the top brass in Bomber Command, namely Dowding, Harris, Newall, Tedder, Portal and Douglas. The Brief was to cut the letters in bronze and guild them. Instead, they were cut in perspex and guilded. Some twenty years later, the missing upper-case letters were drawn together with the lower-case letters and Frieze, the font, was born.
  • Marceta (2003, with Michael Harvey): an eighth-century uncial.
  • Mentor (2004, with Michael Harvey, for Monotype Imaging): a Times-Roman style family.
  • Mentor Sans (2004, with Michael Harvey, for Monotype Imaging): a sans family.
  • Quirky (2010).
  • Ruskin (2008, Andy Benedek and Michael Harvey, Fine Fonts). This display serif typeface was originally created as a commission for Michael Harvey to design a signage font for the Dean Gallery in Edinburgh.
  • Songlines (2001, with Michael Harvey): based upon a pen-drawn script drawn by Michael Harvey to illustrate a poem by Johannes Thurman.
  • Tisdall Script (2002, with Michael Harvey): based upon the brush-drawn script lettering of Hans Tisdall, who was the designer of many distinctive lettered book jackets for Jonathan Cape in the 1950s.
  • Victoriana (2002, a Victorian font by Andy Benedek and Michael Harvey, Fine Fonts). Named after cyclist Victoria Pendleton.

FontShop link.

View Andy Benedek's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

FontBlast
[Jamie Place]

Jamie Place (aka FontBlast, b. 2002) is a UK-based FontStructor, allegedly born in 2002 (?), who made these typefaces in 2012: Microstruct (gridded, kitchen tile face), FontStrukt Soft, FontSrukt Clean Soft, Kombinationsschrift, Gridder (a kitchen tile family: +Soft, +Box, +Bold), Skyber, Diabolo (piano key stencil genre), fb Catbop, Hangar Shot, Hangar (army stencil), FontStrukt (+Soft), Braille Full, fb Symbols, Imagine More FB, fb Atarian, Imagine FB, Barkode, Fontstruction No1 (+Extended), Tetraminos, Structurosa Fill, fb Karakter, Minimal Export, Barkode, fb Scoreboard (dot matrix typeface for Latin and Cyrillic), Wenlock, Small Fonts, Fat Largo, Largo, Kerr, Kerr Bold, fb Mixture Unstable, Freehand, Structurosa Refined, fb Switch, fb Mixture, Vado, NES Forever, Retrotype Dot Matrix, Avant Pixel, fb Tall, Fast Money Clean, Retrotype, Retrotype Too (pixelish), Retrotype Sliced, Braille Caps, Tiger Sans (horizontally striped), Pixelface (smilie face), Karmink (star dingbats), Cofmugg (+Gap: piano key faces).

Typefaces from 2013: Slink, Tuning Fork, Dicey (dice font), Septober, Pico Pop (kitchen tile), Plano (kitchen tile), Dolphin Sans (hairline), New English (stencil), Gadget, Curvaceous Script, Avant Pixel, Barkode, Brailled, Haus (counterless), Zapadni, Curvaceous Script, Metric (a piano key Futura-like stencil face), Mocha, Mocha Book, dm FB Solidis, Tapedeck, Gridder Bold (kitchen tile face), Modulator, Turning Fork, Zapadni (Western), FontStrukt2, Metric (piano key face), Monaco (pixel face), Blackfoot (Pac-Man style), FB Catbop, Peach Condensed, Noodle, Peach Squared, Vaquero, Haus, fb Academy Sans, Peach, Rider.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Forgotten Scripts by Dino Manzella

Dino Manzella's draft on a book entitled Forgotten Scripts: a Book of Runes. Fantastic pages in all respects! Many fonts can be downloaded. Includes Academiury-ITV (Georgian, by Alexander&Temuri Imnaishvili), Rashi, Alex and ChayaBold (by Aaron Schmiedel), Angelic and Enochian (by Digital Type Foundry), several rune fonts by Dan Smith, Beth-Luis-Fearn and Beth-Luis-Nion (by Curtis Clark), Cherokee (by Joseph LoCicero), Moonrune (Morton Bek, 1995), Eshmoon (by Salim G. Khalaf, Family Health International), Glagoljica UGL and Glagoljica OBL (old Croatian; by Zox), RK Meroitic, RK Sanskrit, RK Ugaritic, Mendel Siddur, Nug-Soth (by Daniel U. Thibault), Tzipporah and RuthFancy (by AFS Ltd), and RNIB Braille. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fredrick M. Nader
[Apostrophic Laboratory]

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FREELANG Fuentes

Spanish language site for various non-Latin language fonts. A sampling: Afus Deg Wfus 2 (for Berber), AlKatib1 (2001, an Arabic typeface by Naseem Amjad), Albanian, Alice_0 (Lao typeface by by Ngakham Southichack), LAOMAY_5 CHAREUNSILP (Lao typeface by by Soupasith Bouahom), Arial AMU (1999, Armenian typeface by Ruben Tarumian), BaltFrutigerLight, BaltHelveticaMedium, BaltNewCenturySchoolbookMedium, BaltOptimaMedium, BaltTiffanyMedium, BaltUniversityMedium, CarloAtor (1997, Arabic family by Timm Erickson, Summer Institute of Linguistics), Caligraf-W, Ciula (1996, a Romanian typeface by Paul Hodor), Cursiv (Romanian), AnlongvillKhek, GabrialAtor (another Arab family by Timm Erickson), Gin, Greek (1993, by Peter J. Gentry&Andrew M. Fountain), HandSign (1993, Sam Wang), HFMassisShantNUnicode (1990-1994, an Armenian unicode typeface by BYTEC Computers and Massis Graphics), HONGKAD (1994, a family by Dr. Hongkad Souvannavong), IsmarBold, IsmarLight, Lakshmi, X000000A (1994, a lao typeface by Sith Bouahom), LAOMAY_2-CHAREUNSILP, Alice3Medium, Alice0Medium, Langagedessignes (1998, by Philippe and François Blondel), NorKirk (1997, a great Armenian typeface by Ruben Tarumian), NovaTempo (for Esperanto), Pazmaveb (for Armenian), ILPRumanianB100 (1996, by Charles J. Coker), Saysettha-Lao, Saysettha-LaoBold, SenzorgaAnhok, Timok, Tribuno, Turn-W, TimesUnicode, ArialAMU, PoliceTypeAPI (for Armenian), Cieszyn-Regular, PoojaNormal, Shibolet (1995, Hebrew), Shree-Ass-0552 (2000, by Modular InfoTech), Tudor-Semi-Lite, Webdunia, TimesNRCzech, TNRLiboriusVII (2001, a fully accented Times typeface by Libor Sztemon), GreatMoravia (2001 Libor Sztemon, Czechia), Johaansi-ye-Peyravi (2001, a full accent blackletter typeface by Libor Sztemon, Czechia), TimesNREuskaraEuransiEsperanto (2001, Libor Sztemon). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gall Allston Lucas and Moon Reading Codes for the Blind

A bit of history on reading codes for the blind, including the Allston, Lucas, Moon and Gall reading codes. Link to a Moon truetype font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ganlo R. Ithsm
[Xenophilius]

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George Douros
[Unicode Fonts for Ancient Scripts]

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GNU Freefont (or: Free UCS Outline Fonts)
[Steve White]

The GNU Freefont is continuously being updated to become a large useful Unicode monster. GNU FreeFont is a free family of scalable outline fonts, suitable for general use on computers and for desktop publishing. It is Unicode-encoded for compatability with all modern operating systems. There are serif, Sans and Mono subfamilies. Also called the "Free UCS Outline Fonts", this project is part of the larger Free Software Foundation. Scans: FreeMono, FreeMonoBold, FreeMonoBoldOblique, FreeMonoOblique, FreeSans, FreeSansBold, FreeSansBoldOblique, FreeSansOblique, FreeSerif, FreeSerifBold, FreeSerifBoldItalic, FreeSerifItalic. The original head honcho was Primoz Peterlin, the coordinator at the Institute of Biophysics of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. In 2008, Steve White took over. Participants and credits, as of the end of 2010, with Unicode range responsibilities:

  • URW++ Design&Development GmbH. URW++ donated a set of 35 core PostScript Type 1 fonts to the Ghostscript project.
    • Basic Latin (U+0041-U+007A)
    • Latin-1 Supplement (U+00C0-U+00FF)
    • Latin Extended-A (U+0100-U+017F)
    • Spacing Modifier Letters (U+02B0-U+02FF)
    • Mathematical Operators (U+2200-U+22FF)
    • Block Elements (U+2580-U+259F)
    • Dingbats (U+2700-U+27BF)
  • Yannis Haralambous and John Plaice. Yannis Haralambous and John Plaice are the authors of Omega typesetting system, which is an extension of TeX. Its first release, aims primarily at improving TeX's multilingual abilities. In Omega all characters and pointers into data-structures are 16-bit wide, instead of 8-bit, thereby eliminating many of the trivial limitations of TeX. Omega also allows multiple input and output character sets, and uses programmable filters to translate from one encoding to another, to perform contextual analysis, etc. Internally, Omega uses the universal 16-bit Unicode standard character set, based on ISO-10646. These improvements not only make it a lot easier for TeX users to cope with multiple or complex languages, like Arabic, Indic, Khmer, Chinese, Japanese or Korean, in one document, but will also form the basis for future developments in other areas, such as native color support and hypertext features. ... Fonts for UT1 (omlgc family) and UT2 (omah family) are under development: these fonts are in PostScript format and visually close to Times and Helvetica font families.
    • Latin Extended-B (U+0180-U+024F)
    • IPA Extensions (U+0250-U+02AF)
    • Greek (U+0370-U+03FF)
    • Armenian (U+0530-U+058F)
    • Hebrew (U+0590-U+05FF)
    • Arabic (U+0600-U+06FF)
    • Currency Symbols (U+20A0-U+20CF)
    • Arabic Presentation Forms-A (U+FB50-U+FDFF)
    • Arabic Presentation Forms-B (U+FE70-U+FEFF)
  • Yannis Haralambous and Wellcome Institute. In 1994, The Wellcome Library The Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, England, commissioned Mr. Haralambous to produce a Sinhalese font for them. We have received 03/09 official notice from Robert Kiley, Head of e-Strategy for the Wellcome Library, that Yannis' font could be included in GNU FreeFont under its GNU license: Sinhala (U+0D80-U+0DFF).
  • Young U. Ryu at the University of Texas at Dallas is the author of Txfonts, a set of mathematical symbols designed to accompany text typeset in Times or its variants. In the documentation, Young adresses the design of mathematical symbols: "The Adobe Times fonts are thicker than the CM fonts. Designing math fonts for Times based on the rule thickness of Times =,, +, /, <, etc. would result in too thick math symbols, in my opinion. In the TX fonts, these glyphs are thinner than those of original Times fonts. That is, the rule thickness of these glyphs is around 85% of that of the Times fonts, but still thicker than that of the CM fonts." Ranges: Arrows (U+2190-U+21FF), Mathematical Symbols (U+2200-U+22FF).
  • Valek Filippov added Cyrillic glyphs and composite Latin Extended A to the whole set of the abovementioned URW set of 35 PostScript core fonts, Ranges: Latin Extended-A (U+0100-U+017F), Cyrillic (U+0400-U+04FF).
  • Wadalab Kanji Comittee. Between April 1990 and March 1992, Wadalab Kanji Comittee put together a series of scalable font files with Japanese scripts, in four forms: Sai Micho, Chu Mincho, Cho Kaku and Saimaru. The font files were written in custom file format, while tools for conversion into Metafont and PostScript Type 1 were also supplied. The Wadalab Kanji Comittee has later been dismissed, and the resulting files can be now found on the FTP server of the Depertment of Mathematical Engineering and Information Physics, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo: Hiragana (U+3040-U+309F), Katakana (U+30A0-U+30FF). Note that some time around 2009, the hiragana and katakana ranges were deleted.
  • Angelo Haritsis has compiled a set of Greek type 1 fonts. The glyphs from this source has been used to compose Greek glyphs in FreeSans and FreeMono. Greek (U+0370-U+03FF).
  • Yannis Haralambous and Virach Sornlertlamvanich. In 1999, Yannis Haralambous and Virach Sornlertlamvanich made a set of glyphs covering the Thai national standard Nf3, in both upright and slanted shape. Range: Thai (U+0E00-U+0E7F).
  • Shaheed Haque has developed a basic set of basic Bengali glyphs (without ligatures), using ISO10646 encoding. Range: Bengali (U+0980-U+09FF).
  • Sam Stepanyan created a set of Armenian sans serif glyphs visually compatible with Helvetica or Arial. Range: Armenian (U+0530-U+058F).
  • Mohamed Ishan has started a Thaana Unicode Project. Range: Thaana (U+0780-U+07BF).
  • Sushant Kumar Dash has created a font in his mother tongue, Oriya: Oriya (U+0B00-U+0B7F). But Freefont has dropped Oriya because of the absence of font features neccessary for display of text in Oriya.
  • Harsh Kumar has started BharatBhasha for these ranges:
    • Devanagari (U+0900-U+097F)
    • Bengali (U+0980-U+09FF)
    • Gurmukhi (U+0A00-U+0A7F)
    • Gujarati (U+0A80-U+0AFF)
  • Prasad A. Chodavarapu created Tikkana, a Telugu font family: Telugu (U+0C00-U+0C7F). It was originally included in GNU Freefont, but supoort for Telugu was later dropped altogether from the GNU Freefont project.
  • Frans Velthuis and Anshuman Pandey. In 1991, Frans Velthuis from the Groningen University, The Netherlands, released a Devanagari font as Metafont source, available under the terms of GNU GPL. Later, Anshuman Pandey from Washington University in Seattle, took over the maintenance of font. Fonts can be found on CTAN. This font was converted the font to Type 1 format using Peter Szabo's TeXtrace and removed some redundant control points with PfaEdit. Range: Devanagari (U+0900-U+097F).
  • Hardip Singh Pannu. In 1991, Hardip Singh Pannu has created a free Gurmukhi TrueType font, available as regular, bold, oblique and bold oblique form. Range: Gurmukhi (U+0A00-U+0A7F).
  • Jeroen Hellingman (The Netherlands) created a set of Malayalam metafonts in 1994, and a set of Oriya metafonts in 1996. Malayalam fonts were created as uniform stroke only, while Oriya metafonts exist in both uniform and modulated stroke. From private communication: "It is my intention to release the fonts under GPL, but not all copies around have this notice on them." Metafonts can be found here and here. Ranges: Oriya (U+0B00-U+0B7F), Malayalam (U+0D00-U+0D7F). Oriya was subsequently dropped from the Freefont project.
  • Thomas Ridgeway, then at the Humanities And Arts Computing Center, Washington University, Seattle, USA, (now defunct), created a Tamil metafont in 1990. Anshuman Pandey from the same university took over the maintenance of font. Fonts can be found at CTAN and cover Tamil (U+0B80-U+0BFF).
  • Berhanu Beyene, Prof. Dr. Manfred Kudlek, Olaf Kummer, and Jochen Metzinger from the Theoretical Foundations of Computer Science, University of Hamburg, prepared a set of Ethiopic metafonts. They also maintain the home page on the Ethiopic font project. Someone converted the fonts to Type 1 format using TeXtrace, and removed some redundant control points with PfaEdit. Range: Ethiopic (U+1200-U+137F).
  • Maxim Iorsh. In 2002, Maxim Iorsh started the Culmus project, aiming at providing Hebrew-speaking Linux and Unix community with a basic collection of Hebrew fonts for X Windows. The fonts are visually compatible with URW++ Century Schoolbook L, URW++ Nimbus Sans L and URW++ Nimbus Mono L families, respectively. Range: Hebrew (U+0590-U+05FF).
  • Vyacheslav Dikonov made a Braille unicode font that could be merged with the UCS fonts to fill the 2800-28FF range completely (uniform scaling is possible to adapt it to any cell size). He also contributed a free Syriac font, whose glyphs (about half of them) are borrowed from the free Carlo Ator font. Vyacheslav also filled in a few missing spots in the U+2000-U+27FF area, e.g., the box drawing section, sets of subscript and superscript digits and capital Roman numbers. Ranges: Syriac (U+0700-U+074A), Box Drawing (U+2500-U+257F), Braille (U+2800-U+28FF).
  • Panayotis Katsaloulis helped fixing Greek accents in the Greek Extended area: (U+1F00-U+1FFF).
  • M.S. Sridhar. M/S Cyberscape Multimedia Limited, Mumbai, developers of Akruti Software for Indian Languages (http://www.akruti.com/), have released a set of TTF fonts for nine Indian scripts (Devanagari, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali, Oriya, and Gurumukhi) under the GNU General Public License (GPL). You can download the fonts from the Free Software Foundation of India WWW site. Their original contributions to Freefont were
    • Devanagari (U+0900-U+097F)
    • Bengali (U+0980-U+09FF)
    • Gurmukhi (U+0A00-U+0A7F)
    • Gujarati (U+0A80-U+0AFF)
    • Oriya (U+0B00-U+0B7F)
    • Tamil (U+0B80-U+0BFF)
    • Telugu (U+0C00-U+0C7F)
    • Kannada (U+0C80-U+0CFF)
    • Malayalam (U+0D00-U+0D7F)
    Oriya, Kannada and Telugu were dropped from the GNU Freefont project.
  • DMS Electronics, The Sri Lanka Tipitaka Project, and Noah Levitt. Noah Levitt found out that the Sinhalese fonts available on the site metta.lk are released under GNU GPL. These glyphs were later replaced by those from the LKLUG font. Finally the range was completely replaced by glyphs from the sinh TeX font, with much help and advice from Harshula Jayasuriya. Range: Sinhala (U+0D80-U+0DFF).
  • Daniel Shurovich Chirkov. Dan Chirkov updated the FreeSerif font with the missing Cyrillic glyphs needed for conformance to Unicode 3.2. The effort is part of the Slavjanskij package for Mac OS X. range: Cyrillic (U+0400-U+04FF).
  • Abbas Izad. Responsible for Arabic (U+0600-U+06FF), Arabic Presentation Forms-A, (U+FB50-U+FDFF), Arabic Presentation Forms-B (U+FE70-U+FEFF).
  • Denis Jacquerye added new glyphs and corrected existing ones in the Latin Extended-B (U+0180-U+024F) and IPA Extensions (U+0250-U+02AF) ranges.
  • K.H. Hussain and R. Chitrajan. Rachana in Malayalam means to write, to create. Rachana Akshara Vedi, a team of socially committed information technology professionals and philologists, has applied developments in computer technology and desktop publishing to resurrect the Malayalam language from the disorder, fragmentation and degeneration it had suffered since the attempt to adapt the Malayalam script for using with a regular mechanical typewriter, which took place in 1967-69. K.H. Hussein at the Kerala Forest Research Institute has released "Rachana Normal" fonts with approximately 900 glyphs required to typeset traditional Malayalam. R. Chitrajan apparently encoded the glyphs in the OpenType table. In 2008, the Malayalam ranges in FreeSerif were updated under the advise and supervision of Hiran Venugopalan of Swathanthra Malayalam Computing, to reflect the revised edition Rachana_04. Range: Malayalam (U+0D00-U+0D7F).
  • Solaiman Karim filled in Bengali (U+0980-U+09FF). Solaiman Karim has developed several OpenType Bangla fonts and released them under GNU GPL.
  • Sonali Sonania and Monika Shah covered Devanagari (U+0900-U+097F) and Gujarati (U+0A80-U+0AFF). Glyphs were drawn by Cyberscape Multimedia Ltd., #101, Mahalakshmi Mansion 21st Main 22nd "A" Cross Banashankari 2nd stage Banglore 560070, India. Converted to OTF by IndicTrans Team, Powai, Mumbai, lead by Prof. Jitendra Shah. Maintained by Monika Shah and Sonali Sonania of janabhaaratii Team, C-DAC, Mumbai. This font is released under GPL by Dr. Alka Irani and Prof Jitendra Shah, janabhaaratii Team, C-DAC, Mumabi. janabhaaratii is localisation project at C-DAC Mumbai (formerly National Centre for Software Technology); funded by TDIL, Govt. of India.
  • Pravin Satpute, Bageshri Salvi, Rahul Bhalerao and Sandeep Shedmake added these Indic language cranges:
    • Devanagari (U+0900-U+097F)
    • Gujarati (U+0A80-U+0AFF)
    • Oriya (U+0B00-U+0B7F)
    • Malayalam (U+0D00-U+0D7F)
    • Tamil (U+0B80-U+0BFF)
    In December 2005 the team at www.gnowledge.org released a set of two Unicode pan-Indic fonts: "Samyak" and "Samyak Sans". "Samyak" font belongs to serif style and is an original work of the team; "Samyak Sans" font belongs to sans serif style and is actually a compilation of already released Indic fonts (Gargi, Padma, Mukti, Utkal, Akruti and ThendralUni). Both fonts are based on Unicode standard. You can download the font files separately. Note that Oriya was dropped from the Freefont project.
  • Kulbir Singh Thind added Gurmukhi (U+0A00-U+0A7F). Dr. Kulbir Singh Thind designed a set of Gurmukhi Unicode fonts, AnmolUni and AnmolUni-Bold, which are available under the terms of GNU license from the Punjabu Computing Resource Center.
  • Gia Shervashidze added Georgian (U+10A0-U+10FF). Starting in mid-1990s, Gia Shervashidze designed many Unicode-compliant Georgian fonts: Times New Roman Georgian, Arial Georgian, Courier New Georgian.
  • Daniel Johnson. Created by hand a Cherokee range specially for FreeFont to be "in line with the classic Cherokee typefaces used in 19th century printing", but also to fit well with ranges previously in FreeFont. Then he made Unified Canadian Syllabics in Sans, and a Cherokee and Kayah Li in Mono! And never to be outdone by himself, then did UCAS Extended and Osmanya.... What next?
    • Armenian (serif) (U+0530-U+058F)
    • Cherokee (U+13A0-U+13FF)
    • Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics (U+1400-U+167F)
    • UCAS Extended (U+18B0-U+18F5)
    • Kayah Li (U+A900-U+A92F)
    • Tifinagh (U+2D30-U+2D7F)
    • Vai (U+A500-U+A62B)
    • Latin Extended-D (Mayanist letters) (U+A720-U+A7FF)
    • Osmanya (U+10480-U+104a7)
  • George Douros, the creator of several fonts focusing on ancient scripts and symbols. Many of the glyphs are created by making outlines from scanned images of ancient sources.
    • Aegean: Phoenecian (U+10900-U+1091F).
    • Analecta: Gothic (U+10330-U+1034F)
    • Musical: Byzantine (U+1D000-U+1D0FF)&Western (U+1D100-U+1D1DF)
    • Unicode: many miscellaneous symbols, miscellaneous technical, supplemental symbols, and mathematical alphanumeric symbols (U+1D400-U+1D7FF), Mah Jong (U+1F000-U+1F02B), and the outline of the domino (U+1F030-U+1F093).
  • Steve White filled in a lot of missing characters, got some font features working, left fingerprints almost everywhere, and is responsible for these blocks: Glagolitic (U+2C00-U+2C5F), Coptic (U+2C80-U+2CFF).
  • Pavel Skrylev is responsible for Cyrillic Extended-A (U+2DEO-U+2DFF) as well as many of the additions to Cyrillic Extended-B (U+A640-U+A65F).
  • Mark Williamson made the MPH 2 Damase font, from which these ranges were taken:
    • Hanunóo (U+1720-U+173F)
    • Buginese (U+1A00-U+1A1F)
    • Tai Le (U+1950-U+197F)
    • Ugaritic (U+10380-U+1039F)
    • Old Persian (U+103A0-U+103DF)
  • Primoz Peterlin filled in missing glyphs here and there (e.g., Latin Extended-B and IPA Extensions ranges in the FreeMono family), and created the following UCS blocks:
    • Latin Extended-B (U+0180-U+024F)
    • IPA Extensions (U+0250-U+02AF)
    • Arrows (U+2190-U+21FF)
    • Box Drawing (U+2500-U+257F)
    • Block Elements (U+2580-U+259F)
    • Geometrical Shapes (U+25A0-U+25FF)
  • Jacob Poon submitted a very thorough survey of glyph problems and other suggestions.
  • Alexey Kryukov made the TemporaLCGUni fonts, based on the URW++ fonts, from which at one point FreeSerif Cyrillic, and some of the Greek, was drawn. He also provided valuable direction about Cyrillic and Greek typesetting.
  • The Sinhala font project has taken the glyphs from Yannis Haralambous' Sinhala font, to produce a Unicode TrueType font, LKLUG. These glyphs were for a while included in FreeFont: Sinhala (U+0D80-U+0DFF).

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Greg Bland

Horsham and Cambridge, UK-based designer who proposed the Kobi Serif typeface in 2014: I found the idea of Kobigraphs whilst researching methods of communication for the blind. The website dotlessbraille.org was the sole proprietor of the Kobigraph idea and it was virtually unknown outside of that website. Researching the website further I became curious about the idea of this typographic bridge between embossed braille for the blind and visual letterforms for sighted persons to read braille more easily. Braille is becoming something of a dying form even though it is extremely important for blind people to know some form of written communication. Fewer than 1% of the two million visually impaired people in the UK are users of Braille. Yet 66% of blind or partially sighted people of working age are unemployed as a result of a lack of some form of literacy. It seemed to me that helping to make braille as accessible as possible to everyone through using the Kobigraph would help raise awareness of the issues of blind literacy and encourage everyone to try learning braille. The Kobigraphs visual form can be read by sighted persons at a glance as opposed to braille - which is usually colourless dots printed on a page. And as the Kobigraph uses the same cell structure as braille, the dots could be raised to allow blind users to read too. The links between cell dots could also be raised to help users further guide their way around a letterform more easily if they have not built up the necessary tactile abilities needed to sense individual dots.

In 2014, he made a multilingual display typeface for Latin, Devanagari and Hiragana called InterSans. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hamburg's School for the Blind

Free Braille truetype fonts copyright König: Braille 6 Kurz, Braille 6 Voll. And RNIB Braille. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hans Rauch

Hans Rauch's page at the Hesisches Landesinstitut für Pädagogik offers free Braille truetype fonts. Brigitte Betz (Deutsche Blindenstudienanstalt Marburg) made 8ptBraille0, 8ptbraille7, 8ptBraille78 and 8ptBraille8. The fonts blistabraille, blistabraille6+ were made by Medienzentrum der Carl-Strehl-Schule, Deutsche Blindenstudienanstalt Marburg. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Harold Lohner
[Harold's Fonts]

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Harold's Fonts
[Harold Lohner]

Harold Lohner was born in upstate New York in 1958. He received an MFA in printmaking from the University at Albany and is Professor of Visual Arts at Sage College of Albany. He began making fonts in 1997 and starting distributing them the next year through Harold's Fonts. He lives in Albany, NY, with his partner, Al Martino. Originally, most of his typefaces were freeware or shareware, but gradually, he started selling most on his site or via FontBros. His typefaces:

  • Famous fonts: Boom Chicka (2013: a set of three cartoon fonts inspired by the poster for the Marilyn Monroe film, The Prince and the Showgirl (1957), designed by Bill Gold), Auteur (2007, after the handwriting in the opening titles of Jean Cocteau's The Beauty and the Beast, 1946), 12 to the Moon (2000, runes based on the Columbia Pictures movie "12 to the Moon"), Aardvark Café (2000, extrapolated from the famous Hard Rock Café logo), BENSFOLK (2000, adapted from the work of Ben Shahn, in turn adapted from "folk or amateur" alphabets. Font originally developed for The Arts Center of the Capital Region.), BENSFOLK CONDENSED (2000), Bensgothic (1998), BensgothicLigatures (1998), CALAVERAS (2002, a take on Daisyland), Comet Negative (2000, based on the logo of Country Music Television (CMT)), Comet Positive (2000), HonestJohns (2000, based on the lettering in the classic Howard Johnson's restaurants logo), METRODF (2000, based on the Mexico City subway's lettering), Radio (2002, derived from the old NPR (National Public Radio) logo).
  • Handlettering: Empress Monograms (2014), Frank the Architect (2004, +Bold, 2009: after the lettering of architect Frank Ching), National Archive (2009, calligraphic), Rough Draft (2009, sketched font), Greg's Hand (2009), Rudland Hand (2007, inspired by the work of the British artist and designer Peter Rudland), Gamera (2006), Directors Script (2006, based on a film credits script from the 1940s), National Archive (2005, based on the lettering of Timothy Matlack, who wrote the Declaration of Independence), Frank the Architect (2004, based on Frank Ching's lettering, which also gave rise to the Tekton family), Imitation (2003, inspired by the handlettered titles of the film Imitation of Life (1959), directed by Douglas Sirk and artdirected by Richard H. Riedel), Imitation Two (2004), antiestablishment (2000), Christmas Card (2000, based on the handlettered opening titles of the film "It's a Wonderful Life", Art Director: Jack Okey. This font was retired and replaced in 2006 by Testimonial), Espangle (2002, as the lettering for El Corte Ingles), Dad's Recipe (2000, based on his dad's handwriting), Greg's Hand (2001, Greg Smith's writing), Greg's Other Hand (2002), Kaela (1998, reshaped and extended in 2006), Marker Man (1999), Synch (2000, with Phil Campbell, inspired by the work of the artist Stuart Davis), Synchronous (2000, based on Syncopated Script, again made with Phil Campbell), Syncopated Script (1999).
  • Blackletter: Waldorf Text (2011, after a 1914 original), Waldorf Heavy Illuminated (2011), Manucrypt (2011), Rude Goth (2007, grunge blackletter), Alsace-Lorraine, Benighted, Chinese Gothic, Christmas Card II, Kombine Regular, Kombine Kursiv (2000), Olde Chicago.
  • Woodtype: Blacktops (caps, 1999), Blacktop Small Caps (1999), Blacktop Regular (2014), Cinderella (1998). The Western font Cattle Annie (2006) is an unauthorized digital interpretation of the analog font "Les Catalanes." According to ABZ: More alphabets and other signs by Rothenstein and Gooding, it was designed in 1952 by Enric Crous-Vidal (1908-1987) but was never produced.
  • Stencil fonts: JJ Stencil, JJStencilLight (2000, inspired by the work of Jasper Johns), JJStencil Wet, JJStencilMedium, Sideshow (2000, based on the stencilled lettering on a vintage Ouija board), JJStencilSolid (2003), StencilFour (2001, inspired by the logo of Channel 4 (UK); reworked in 2006 into Oaktag), StencilFourReversed (2001).
  • Western: Oklahoma (2006, based on the title of the film by that name), Captain Howdy (1999, 2000, Western font based on the lettering on a Ouija board).
  • Fraktur fonts: Benighted (2002), AlsaceLorraine (2000), Chinese Gothic (2000), Kombine Regular (2000), Kombine Kursiv (2000).
  • Revived Letraset fonts: BLOCK UP family (2000, based on the font family by the same name by Sally Ann Grover (1974) for Letraset), Good Vibes (2001, based on the analog font "Good Vibrations" by Trevor Hatchett for Letraset, 1973), GoodVibesBackbeat (2001), ObliqueTextBold (2000, based on a Letraset font called Obliq, 1984), ObliqueTextLight (2000), ObliqueTextMedium (2000), Wireframe (2000, based on the Letraset font Bombere designed by Carla Bombere (or Carla Ward)).
  • Art deco fonts: Cartel (2005, simply gorgeous), based on the lettering of the 1936 movie by that name), Crazy Harold (2009), Road Jester (2009), Onion (2003), Roberta (2003, based on a font of Bob Trogman, 1962), Roberta Raised Shadow (2003), Boomerang family (1998-2000), LeFilmClassic family (2000, based on the classic Art Deco font of the same name, originally designed by Marcel Jacno and released by Deberny&Peignot, 1927), LeFilmLetters (2000), LeFilmShadow (2000), PopUps (1998, a 3-d art deco font for signboards), Tapeworm (1998, based on the work of artist Ed Ruscha), Farouk (2001, a five-line art deco font, based on an analog font of the same name, as illustrated in Paul E. Kennedy's "Modern Display Alphabets"; in fact, the original source should be Fatima, a font designed by Karl Hermann Schaefer in 1933 at Schriftguss, and a copy of it at FT Française was called Atlas (1933). Lohner renamed Fatima to Atlas at some point, and added Atlas Solid, still in 2001).
  • MICR fonts: CMC7 (1998).
  • Dingbats: Everyday People (2013, silhouettes), Bingo Dingo (2011, inspired by the classic Mexican game, Loteria), Essene Dingbats (2005), Chapeau (2005, inspired by the 1902 Sears Catalog), Corset (2005, inspired by the 1902 Sears Catalog), Harold's Pips (2004), Alpha Bravo (2003), Rebus, AmericanCheese (1999), Candide Dingbats (1999, a reclinming women dingbat typeface based on decorations designed by Rockwell Kent for "Candide," circa 1928), Maritime Flags (2000), New Year Dingbats (1999: Japanese patterns).
  • Monospace fonts: Chica Mono (2000, based on Apple's Chicago; not really monospaced, by the way), Queer Theory Black, Bold, Regular and Light (1999).
  • Arabic simulation faces: Alhambra (2006), Alhambra Deep (2006).
  • Oriental simulation fonts: Bruce Mikita (+Solid) (after a metal font by the same name; Dan Solo calls it Lantern), Pad Thai (2006), Mystic Prophet (2002, inspired by Ouija boards), Chines Gothic, Font Shui (inspired by a style of hand-lettering illustrated in Alphabets: Ancient&Modern, compiled by J. B. Russell (Padell, 1946), Rubaiyat Shadow and Inline, Seoul (Korean font simulation), Shazi, Twelve to the moon, Chow Fun (2001, an oriental simulation typeface based on a sample of hand lettering identified as "Crooks' Stencil Designed Alphabet" in Alphabets: Ancient&Modern, compiled by J. B. Russell and published in 1945 by Padell Book Co), Quasi (1998).
  • Cartoon fonts: Laughtrack (2009, based on the work of the cartoonist Jerry Robinson), CokerOne (2000, based on the work of cartoonist Paul Coker Jr), Coker Two (2000) (note: therse fonts were erroneously named. They were renamed to Denney because of this: "The lettering in the fonts you have was developed by Alan Denney at Hallmark in the late 1950s. He also worked for American Greetings Hi Brows from 1960 - 1966 and then returned to Hallmark.... And he later went to a different lettering style when Shoe Box cards became Hallmark's funny card line replacing Contemporary Cards. Alan retired from Hallmark in 1993 and died two years later."), ZITZ (2000, based on the hand lettering in the King Features daily strip "Zits" by Jim Borgman and Jerry Scott), Ohmigosh (2007: 12 styles of comic book lettering).
  • Dot matrix fonts: Fortuna Dot (2001).
  • Pixel fonts: Larcher (based on a modular font designed by Jean Larcher).
  • Medieval script fonts: Sonnet Italic&Swash (2009), Galathea (2000, based on a classic analog font of the same name, "Originalerzeugnis von J. S. Schelter&Giesecke, Leipzig").
  • Fonts made in 2013: OK Monograms (retro-futuristic), Splunge (based on Franklin Gothic).
  • Fonts made in 2012: Humerus (Halloween font inspired by the opening credit sequence of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, 1948), Retrospace (inspired by the hand-lettered opening credits of the film Some Came Running (1958)), Toynbee Idea (free font based on Toynbee tiles), Hymn (scanbat).
  • Fonts made in 2011: Institute Stamps (grunge), Magic Carpet, Shoemaker (shoe stitch face).
  • Fonts made in 2010: Salmagundi (grunge), Dynamotor (like Dynamo, which was designed by K. Sommer and first released in 1930), Poignant (inspired by the hand-lettered film titles of certain mid-1900s films from Twentieth-Century Fox, including "All About Eve", "Gentleman's Agreement" and "No Way Out."), Pharmacy MMX (unicase), Karta (3d face), Flores MMX.
  • Fonts made in 2009: Wexley (revival of a VGC font called Wexford), Sonnet (based on the printed text of Shakespeare, 1609), Fashion Brush, Fashion Script, Imitation One, Two, and Three, Generation B (all at Font Bros), Gainsborough (2009, an art deco typeface inspired by the hand-lettered titles of an Alfred Hitchcock film, The Lady Vanishes (1938)), Comfy (FontBros: inspired by an example of "Pinselschrift" (brush lettering) by Wilhelm Dechert), Sirena (FontBros: inspired by the hand-lettered opening titles of the film I Married a Witch).
  • Fonts made in 2008: Alumino (inspired by Saul Bass's design for the aluminum company Alcoa), République (four fonts inspired by Paris Metro signs---not the familiar Art Nouveau "Metropolitain" signs, but the later Art Deco design by Adolphe Dervaux), Handbill (based on rubber stamps), Flash Mob, Pen Script Monograms, Royal Wedding (commercial set at Font Bros), 2 Clover Monograms, 4 Heart Monograms, Silverliner (based on the opening titles of the 1951 Hitchcock movie Strangers on a Train), Tricot (lettering as done on a sweater, after a design by Nancy Stahl), Silverliner (based on the opening titles of the 1951 Hitchcock movie Strangers on a Train), Carbon Copy, Bracelet Mongrams.
  • Fonts made in 2007: Aeolian, Pub Bites, Barril and Barril Doble (a digital interpretation of the 1970s Neufville font Barrio), Circle Monograms, XOXO (grunge), Safety Pin (inspired by the cover of the June 1946 Ladies Home Journal), Swizzle Script (a script based on Stylescript, 1940, Sol Hess: compare with Coronet and Trafton), New England (script), Madfont (after MAD magazine's logo), Quince (a brush version of Klumpp's Murray hill), Plumber's Gothic, Gamera.
  • Fonts made in 2006: Humdinger (comic book lettering), Stella Dallas (a Koch Antiqua style typeface based on he hand-lettered titles of the film Stella Dallas), Foam Light, Mean 26 Sans, Mean 26 Serif, Gaudi, Lapis Lazuli (3 calligraphic fonts based on Dan X. Solo's Papyrus), Garden, Boston Line and Philadelphia Line (inspired by Boston Line Type, developed in the 1830s by Samuel Gridley Howe for use in raised-letter printing for the blind; the Philadelphia Line fonts were inspired by another raised-print font, this one developed by Julius Friedlander and adopted in 1837 by his Philadelphia school, now the Overbrook School for the Blind), Honeymoon (a script based on the Holiday Inn lettering), Blooper and Bloop Script (after Cooper Black and Brush Script), Roman monograms.
  • Fonts made in 2005: Don Semiformal, Fabulous Prizes, Valentin (inspired by the work of Valentin Haüy, creator of the first books for the blind), Chelt Press (a grungy Cheltenham), National Debt, Pub Smooth (followed in 2007 by Pub Bites), Baronial Monograms, Vine Monograms, Thaleia (revival of Thalia), Harold's Monograms Bold, Blockograms, CarmenMonograms, Profiler, Goya, Jest, Chaser, Rebus (dingbats), Dilemma, The Birds, CVelestial Alphabet.
  • Fonts made in 2004: Snowflake Monograms, Upbeat Demi, Pessima, White Birch, Artistamp, Entwined Monograms, Project, Dirty Finger, Koch Dingbats, Yard Sale, Shield Monograms, Gainsborough (inspired by the hand-lettered titles of the Alfred Hitchcock film "The Lady Vanishes", 1938), Jim Dandy (an interpretation of the 19th century typeface Jim Crow), Gaumont (based on the hand-lettered titles of the film The 39 Steps (1935), a Gaumont-British Picture, directed by Alfred Hitchcock), Imitation2, Sunset, Bend It, Pretz, Cantabile, Echo, Skidz, Columbia Stamp, Trudeau Sans (a companion of his architectural typeface Trudeau), Frank the Architect (2004, a Frank Ching-inspired typeface not unlike Tekton).
  • Fonts made in 2003: Card Characters, Pieces, Harlequin, Hexagrams&Octograms, Popstars, Level, Peace, Collegiate Monograms, Bead Chain, Marquee.
  • Fonts made in 2002: Level, Backhand Brush, Joggle, Script Monograms, Brickletter, Font Shui (oriental simulation), Heartland (for Valentine's day), Melodymaker (for music), Antiestablishment, Penmanship, RingTV, Cabaletta (now called Roosevelt), Graceful Ghost (caps based on an 18th century French design by Pouget&fils), the Ixat family (grunge fonts), PalimpsestBlack (grunge font), PalimpsestDark, PalimpsestLight, PalimpsestRegular, Pearlie, Repent (based on the work of American folk artist Jesse Howard), WillingRace (upper and lower case together).
  • Fonts made in 2001: Carmen Caps, Crazy Harold (2001, based on a font of the same name, as illustrated in Paul E. Kennedy's "Modern Display Alphabets"; extended to 8 weights in 2006), Easter Parade (brush script), Famous Label (pen lettering), FLORES (based on a florist's sign in Valencia, Spain), FONT ERROR, Guadalupe (Mexican simulation face), GuadalupeDos, HMBlackDiamondThree, HMBlackDiamondTwo, HMBlackOvalThree, HMBlackOvalTwo, HMWhiteDiamondThree, HMWhiteDiamondTwo, HMWhiteOvalThree, HMWhiteOvalTwo, Handmedown, Hymn, KaffeehausNeon (based on Kaufmann), PubSmooth (a variant of the classic font Publicity Gothic), Roselyn (a script font based on a font in "Lettering and Alphabets" by John Albert Cavanagh), RubaiyatDoubleLine, RubaiyatEngraved, RubaiyatInline, RubaiyatOutline, RubaiyatShadow, RubaiyatSolid, SanitaryBoldCaps, SanitaryDemi, SanitaryRegular, Shazi, ShaziGhost, Subtext (grunge font).
  • Fonts made in 2000: Arrobatherapy, Barbeque, Black Oval Monogram, Bruce Mikita (oriental simulation), Bruce Mikita2, Cantabile, CantabileAlternate, Celestial Alphabet, the Goya family (extrapolated from the logo of the GOYA food products company), King Harold (inspired by the lettering on the Bayeux Tapestry), KingXmas, KingXmasStars, KochQuadratFill, KochQuadrat, KochQuadratGuides, KochQuadratInline, KochQuadratOutlines, Koch Rivoli, Lab Rat, Law School (based on the architectural lettering at Albany Law School, Albany, NY, now named Trudeau, after a design by architect Robert Louis Trudeau), Milky Way (based on a style of hand lettering by Ross F. George included in 1930s Speedball lettering books), MilkyWayTwo (2001), Neurotoxin, Pharmacy, Punchhappy (holes in letters, influenced by Apostrophe's Toolego?), Punchhappy Shadow, Quarterround, Quarterround Tile (a kitchen tile font), RedCircle (based on the lettering on Eight O'Clock brand coffees), Ringpin, ScarletRibbons (inspired by a Speedball lettering book from the 30s by Ross F. George), Screwball (font in memory of Madeline Kahn), Solemnity (an uncial font modeled on the analog font SOLEMNIS by Günter Gerhard Lange, 1952), ThreePartySystemA, ThreePartySystemB, ThreePartySystemC, Vasarely (named in honor of Op artist Victor Vasarely; based on a modular font by Jean Larcher).
  • Fonts made in 1999: BrideOfTheMonsterStencil, Bubble Gum Rock A and B (1999-2002), CheltPressDark, CheltPressDarkVariegated, CheltPressLigh, CheltPressLightVariegated, CheltPress, Esquivel, EsquivelEngraved, Fulton Artistamp, MADFONT, Smellvetica, SmellveticaOutline, Vedette Blanche (movie roll font), VedetteNoire.
  • Fonts made in 1998: BrideOfTheMonster (caps and numbers are based on Rudolph Koch's Neuland), Cheapskate family, Dominican (coffee bean bag font), Landmark, OldeChicago (based on the Apple Chicago font), Ricecakes, SavingsBond extended in 2006 to National Debt, National Debt Hilite and National Debt 3D), StampAct, StampActJumbled, Thanksgiving, Virile Open, Virile Solid.
  • Typefaces from 2011: Bingo Dingo (dingbats inspired by the classic Mexican board game, Lotería), ManuCrypt (blackletter), Waldorf Text (blackletter).
  • Typefaces from 2012: Albanita (date unclear though), Curator (a compact handwriting font), Seafare (circus style face), Hardline (op art prismatic style), London (inspired by London, Susan Kare's bitmap-style Olde English designed for Apple in the early 1980s. Variations include cross-stitch, harlequin (black and white diamonds), and shaded (diagonal lines)).

Link at Dafont. . Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Herman Miller

Herman Miller made several typefaces for Kolagian languages (runes): Kisuna, MizarianUni, OlaeUni, ZireenUni, CispaNormal, OlaetyanNormal, Thryomanes, Zirinka (font used for Zireen languages including Zírí:nká and Zharranh), Lhoerr (font used for Jarrda and Jaghri), Pintek (Braille-type font), Velika, Minza, Lindiga, Teamouse VS, Tirelat (2001), Ludireo, Tilya, Czirehlat.

TIPANormal, ThrIPANormal and ThrSAMPANormal are fonts designed for phonetics. Livagian (2003) has a reasonable character set. TeamouseLX, TeamouseVS, TeamouseVS (all 2001) are Miller's versions of Times Roman.

He also made the unicode font Thryomanes (fully accented Times, with Greek, Latin, Celtic/uncial and Cyrillic).

FTP source. Direct link. Older alternate URL. Fontspace link. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

INCI

INCI designed the Braille typeface SerBraille (1996). See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Iris Luckhaus

Based in Wuppertal, Germany, Iris uckhaus created several alphabets (perhaps not fonts) in 2014: Fingeralphabet, Flaggenalphabet, MorseCode and Braille. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jamie Place
[FontBlast]

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Jan Koehler
[Deniart Systems]

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Jasper Habicht

Between 2005 and 2012, Jasper Habicht (Accipiter Media, Germany) created the free typefaces Roaat Regular (for Khmer), Al Saqr (for Arabic), Maya Modern, Pixelfont, Ukussa (for Sinhala), Kayah Li (for Karen), Deutsche Kurrent (deutsche Schreibschrift), Blissymbolics, PixelFraktur, Vexillogic Symbols, Braille, Airport (a segmented font), and Karakorum (for Mongolian) in 2012.

Behance link.

Jasper was born in 1986 in Duisburg, Germany, and is affiliated with the University of Köln, where he specializes in Modern Chinese Studies. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jochen Evertz
[Braille DIN]

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Joey Kapi

FontStructor who made a Braille font in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joseph Kral
[Kral Typefaces]

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Josh Hejka

Michigan-based FontStructor who created these typefaces in 2009: Haus der Kunst (dot matrix), Epic Cubed, Dominoes, DigiClock Solid, Identity, Braille, Morse Code, House MD, Stedelijk (pixel face), Mojo (+Raised, + Inlay: piano key faces), Epic Sphered, the military stencil look family Goshawk, Razz, Razzle Dazzle, Tic Tax (pixel), Invasion. He made these fonts in 2010: Goshawk-Military-Inverse (stencil face), Goshawk-Military (stencil face), Ring Around, Ethereal, Oracle (pixel face), Diva.

In 2011, he made or updated Fairytale, Goshawk (athletic lettering), Groovy, Goshawk Military Stencil, Goshawk Inverse, Dirty Deeds (blackletter based on the AC/DC logo), Razz, Razzle Dazzle, Orbis (circle and arc face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Just in Type (was: Tipomovel)
[Tony de Marco]

Just in Type (ex-Tipomovel) is a Brazilian foundry run by Tony de Marco (b. 1963) and his brother Caio de Marco in Sao Paulo since 2005. Tony de Marco was an illustrator for Folha de S. Paulo, 1987-1994. He co-edits Tupigrafia with Claudio Rocha Franco.

As a type designer, he created over 50 faces for the newspaper Noticias Populares, for America Online, and the magazines Moderna, Saraiva, FTD and Atica. Free fonts at the Tipomovel site included Ariana, Beabá, Bloco, CyberComix, Cyber Rounded, Cyber-Zinha, Digital Typewriter, Egly (my favorite--a Bodoni with curly serifs), Futura Vítima, Futura Vítima Bold, Futura Vítima Extra Bold, Games, Genoveva, Helvetica Backlight, Illinoise, Macmania Bold, Neurastenic, Notícias Populares, Oficina Bold, Pin ups, Pixel, Pravda, Sequestro, Simbolo, Splash, Stalin, Sumô, Super Braille (created for the Dorina Nowill Foundation), Times Change, Tipografia, Toxic Bodoni, Web Power, Zine. Samba LT (2003, Linotype, designed with Carlo de Marco; this art deco typeface was inspired by the lettering art of J. Carlos, a Brazilian illustrator during the early 20th century) won an award at the Linotype International Type Design Contest 2003.

Just in Type typefaces include HallowHell Dingbats (2006, Halloween dingbats), Drop It (2005, dot matrix), Illinoise (2005, techno-grunge, by Tony and Caio de Marco), Pixel Zoo (2008, dingbats), Inferno Dingbats (2008), Brazil Pixo Retro (2007, rune simulation), Fractal (2010), Concreta (2011, a stencil typeface in the style of Josef Albers, done with Niko Fernandez).

In 2012, Tony de Marco and Diego Maldonado codesigned Garoa (a black rounded sans). Influenced by Herb Lubalin, it was derived from the free font Garoa Hacker Clube (done with Diego Maldonado).

In 2014, Bernardo Faria and Tony de Marco created the masculine typeface family Terrorista, and wrote this blurb: Terrorista is a homage to everyone who fought against the Millitary Regime in Brazil from 1964 to 1985. The Terrorista Marighella features generous inktraps, fits perfect for small sizes. Terrorista Dilma has the same design as the Marighella, but without inktraps, made for display. The last typeface from the package is Terrorista Lamarca, stencil version. This is the font for the political propaganda machine.

Fontspace link. MyFonts link. Dafont link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Kasai Hakuh

Kasai Hakuh's site called The longing fonts has a few free fonts grouped under the heading TenjiFont. They appear to be fonts for Braille. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kasai Hakuh

Designer of the Tenji font series, which is a set of fonts for Braille that use various dings for dots. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Klaus Czytko
[Atelier im Dachgeschoss]

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Kral Typefaces
[Joseph Kral]

Born in Faribault, MN in 1974, Joseph Kral designs and sells his own typefaces. He lives in Pittsburgh. He founded Kral Typefaces (now defunct), and co-founded the Test Pilot Collective.

His typefaces: AtariBaby (1998), Braille (1999), OCRJ (1998), OCRK (1998, monospaced family), Twin Sites, Xerxes (1998), Lakestreet (1998), JoesFoot (1998), Mechanical (1999), Kaliberuckus (2002, dot matrix), Pyrotechnics (1998), Saarikari (1998, rounded sans), Quayzaar (2002, a squarish font), Tricon (2002, unfocused pixel font), Shaolinstyle (1998), Stick26 (1998), Tryptomene (1998).

At GarageFonts around 1996, he made HannahBad, Kindee, Kral, Pooty.

Behance link. Home page. Klingspor link.

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L'écriture Braille

The Braille character list, and some rules. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lee Mullen
[Eelee Design]

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lineto
[Cornel Windlin]

Since 1994, Swiss type designer Cornel Windlin (b. 1964, Küsnacht) heads "lineto" in Zürich, with Stephan "Pronto" Mueller. Lineto is based in Küssnacht am Rigi, Switzerland. The foundry has grown in size and influence and includes work by many type designers. Windlin hiomself made these typefaces:

  • The old typewriter family FF Magda (1995) and its smooth versions, FF Magda Clean (1995) and FF Magda Clean Mono (1995). Noteworthy is the white-on-black FF Magda Cameo. See also Mono (2004, Lineto).
  • Airport (FontFont).
  • Dot Matrix (FontFont).
  • Experimental typefaces: In FUSE 10, Windlin designed the symbol font Robotnik, and at FUSE 7, he made Mogadishu. He alsi created FUSE Classic 1.
  • FF Watertower (1998-1999, stencil font).
  • Screen Matrix (1995, with Stephan Mueller, FontFont).
  • ThermoNuclear (1999).
  • Mono-book (1998).
  • Autoscape-Regular (1998).
  • Alpha Headline (1997, based on the British license plates).
  • FF Chernobyl (1998, from stenciled letters on the Chernobyl plant).
  • Lutz Headline (1997, derived from the lettering on British license plates).
  • Luggage Tag.
  • Gravur Condensed (1999, with Gilles Gavillet).
  • Cobra: a phenomenal geometric font combining ideas of kitchen tile and stencil fonts, made in 1996.
  • FF Moonbase Alpha (1991, part of FUSE 3).
  • With Gilles Gavillet, dated 1999: Pixel Crude, Pixel World, Vectrex (1999), Vectrex World (skyline dingbats), Liquid Crystal (1999), Supermax (1999). Pixel World and Vectrex World are free.

FontFont write-up. Fonts by designers. The Lineto collection has many beautiful trend-setting digital-look typewriter faces. From other designers:

  • Stephan Mueller: Regular (typewriter family), Valentine (typewriter family), Aveugle (Braille font, 1995), Parking, FF Gateway (1997), Grid (1996), Paragon, Batarde Coulee, Shuttle, FE Mittelschrift and FE Engschrift (1997), 104 (nice geometric font), FF Container, Bitmap-Condensed and Bitmap-Regular (1998), Office (Eurostile-like monospace, 1999).
  • Norm: Normetica (1999), Prima (1999), Simple.
  • Elektrosmog/Pierre Miedinger: Storno (1999, an interpretation of the numerals of an old Sharp cash register), Brauer. This was later developed into the six weights of LL Brauer Neue by Marco Walser and Philippe Desarzens. The Brauer Neue family (2006) has a copyright notice that refers to Elektrosmog, Valentin Hindermann, Marco Walser and Pierre Miedinger.
  • Nico Schweizer: Albroni (1992), Hoboken-High (1998, a US sports jersey font), Typ1451 (1999, sans family), Gigaflop (1999), Ultrateens (1999).
  • Martha Stutteregger: Number Two (1996), Lord (1996).
  • Jonas Williamsson: Biff (1999).
  • Urs and Juerg Lehni and Rafael Koch: Lego (1999).
  • Laurent Benner: Pez (1999).
  • Hansjakob Fehr: Deadtype (dingbats consisting of metal parts of a typewriter, 1999).
  • Masahiko Nakamura: Terminal One (1999).
  • James Goggin: Courier Sans (2001).
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Liz Gray

Liz Gray, a Braille transcriber, gives a great intro to various Braille codes. [Google] [More]  ⦿

L'Orsa Minore

Site with software for the handicapped, maintained by Massimo Cardaci. Includes the standard freeware Braille fonts. All computer formats. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Louis Braille

Louis Braille (b. Coupvray, France, 1809, d. Paris, 1852) is the inventor of the six dot raised Braille reading system for the blind first proposed in his book Method of Writing Words, Music and Plain Songs by Means of Dots for Use by the Blind and Arranged for Them (1829). In fact, the Braille system was based on a method of communication originally developed by Charles Barbier in response to Napoleon's demand for a code that soldiers could use to communicate silently and without light at night, called night writing.

Links: Hammill Institute on Disabilities, wikipedia. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Luan Oliveira

Luan Gonçalves de Oliveira created the blackletter typeface Text in Gothic (2012) during his studies at Unoesc Xanxere in the south of Brazil. [Google] [More]  ⦿

MaGr

Designer of the Braille font Braille (2008, FontStruct). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Manfred Klein
[Manfred Klein's Fonteria]

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Manfred Klein's Fonteria
[Manfred Klein]

Frankfurt-based designer (b. 1932) whose creative output is so large that he deserves a separate web page. His URL at Moorstation from 2000-2007. New page on him by Florian Rochler. Font squirrel link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Mangashino

Designer who used FontStruct in 2009 to make Braille (a Braille pixel face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marek Byra

Graphic designer in Vilassar de Mar, Spain. In 2014, he created the expermental tactile typeface Touch Type. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mark Hall

Typographer and designer in Norwich, UK. Creator of the Braille Sans family (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matt Sulivan
[Duxbury Systems Inc]

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Mauricio Cano

Creator of the free Braille font Braile (sic: 2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

McFood

FontStructor who created these typefaces in 2012: Tetris (the Gameboy Tetris font), Maze Sanz (labyrinthine), Boxes, Morse Code, Calculator (LED typeface based on the TI-30XIIS calculator), Windows Command Prompt, Bloxxy, Braille, and Binary.

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MCType Typography and Bar Code

Marek Cerajewski's Windsor, Ontario-based outfit selling barcode fonts and solutions. Also a calligraphy/signature service. This was Cerajewski Computer Consulting, where prices started at 40 dollars per font. Freebies include eight Morse code fonts, and one Braille font (MC Braille). PC, TT and type 1. High quality Morse code fonts: International Morse Codes MC morse_International_1890, MC morse_Baudot_5_Unit, MC morse_VanDuuren_7_Unit; MC morse_US_Navy_Bugle_1920; American or Railway Morse Code font MC morse_Am_or_Railway_1844, Vail morse code font MC morse_Vail_Code_1837; Double Translation Morse Code font MC morse_Double_Trans_1835; Rock Telegraph of the US Vietnam POW's font MC morse_Vietnam_POWs_1965. Barcode packages (not free): Code 11, Code 128, Code 2 of 5 industrial, Code 2 of 5 interleaved, Code 2 of 5 standard, Code 3 of 9, Code 93, Code Codabar, Code EAN, Code MSI, Code Plessey, Code Postnet and FIM Marks, Code 4 State. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mike Kelly

Designer at FontStruct in 2009 of Dominoes, MoonGlow and Chainlink Visible Braille. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Moon Literacy

Free fonts made in 1998 for the blind: RNIB Moon, Wibble. They write: Moon allows people who are blind or partially sighted to read by touch. It is a code of raised shapes and takes its name from its blind English inventor, Dr William Moon. As the characters are fairly large and over half the letters bear a strong resemblance to the print equivalent, Moon has been found particularly suitable for those who lose their sight later in life, or for people who may have a less keen sense of touch. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

More Braille links

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Mzikayise Sithole

Born in Soweto, this designer now works in Johannesburg. Diamonds inspired him to create Taemane (2012). Taemane is Diamond in Sesotho.

In 2011, he made M Font, in which all letters are somehow derived from "m".

In 2012, he created the Learn Braille Font.

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Nakedface

Extinct digital type foundry that had commercial fonts by Todd Masui, Stefan Hattenbach, Claudio Rodil, Brian Einarsen and Matthew Bardram. Their blurb: "Nakedface is a co-operative type alliance made up of creative young designers from all over the world. We offer truly unique and expressive typefaces that are handcrafted with precision and oftentimes love. Our fonts contain full character sets, including foreign accents for that discerning European. Each font is available in both Macintosh and PC format." Free font: Teknikohl.

Commercial fonts: from Matthew Collins, Octoplzogg; from Brian Einarsen, Myopic; from Claudio Rodil, Franzen; from Matthew Bardram, Dhex Serif, Arachnid, Atomic, Bitpak, Bromide, Bilinear, Centrifuge, Genetica, Economy Large, Badfish Plain (katakana), Centrifuge Katakana, Empiric; from Stefan Hattenbach, Global; from Fontwhore, KlaxonHeavy; from Todd Masui, Quiver, Steadfast, Vestige, Alloy. Pixel fonts in the lists above: Genetica, Quanta, Cellular, Remote, Arachnid, Megalon, Wired, Bylinear, Methodic, Microscopic, Atomic, Genetrix, Noir Braille, Scriptometer, Monocule. [Google] [More]  ⦿

nm_boys merz_akademie

Creator of Visual Braille (2009). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Opus Braille Font Pack

100USD Bralle font pack for Windows, by San Diego's Opus Technologies. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Page Studio Graphics (or: Pixymbols)
[Roger Vershen]

Page Studio Graphics is Roger Vershen's Oro Valley, AZ-based company specializing in symbols and symbol fonts, founded by him in 1986. Roger Vershen died in Tucson, AZ, in 2003.

The fonts (grouped under the name PIXymbols) include ADA symbols v.2.0, Africa, Alphabox, Alphacircle, Ameslan (ASL), Antorff (blackletter), Antorff Fractions, Apothecary, Arrows, Astrology, Backstitch, Boxkey, BoxNLines, Braille grade 2, Casual, Chalk Casual, PIXymbols Chess, Command Key, Courex (typewriter family), Crossword, PIXymbols Deco Glass (2001), Digit&Clocks (+LED symbols), Dingbats&Online, DOSScreen, Fabric Care, FARmarks (Federal Aviation Regulations lettering), Flagman (semaphore), Fractions, Gridmaker, Highway Gothic (U.S. Department of Transportation's Standard Alphabets for Highway Signs), PIXymbols Highway Gothic 2002, Highway Signs (U.S. Department of Transportation), Hospital&Safety, LCD, Linea (2002, prismatic), Luna, Malkoff (calligraphic font), Marina, Meeting, Mejicana (2001, a Mexican party font), Menufonts, Morse, Musica (instruments), Newsdots, Orchestra, Passkey, Patchwork, PCx, Phone, PIXymbolsMusica, Prescott (2001, Western), Penman (2001, connected script), PrimerD (letters with lines), Recycle, Roadsigns, Shadowkey, Signet (family), Signet Shadow, Squared, Strings, Stylekey, Tolerances&Datum, Travel&Hotel, TV List, Unikey, US Map, Vershen (2001), Xcharting, Xstitch. They also sell EPS files of all Arms of Swiss cantons, and many nice initial caps. Look also for Faux Hebrew (simulated Hebrew), as part of the Faux package that also includes Faux Sanskrit, Faux Runic, Faux Hebrew, Faux Japanese, Faux Arabic, Faux Chinese and Faux Chinese Sans.

Alternate URL. Previews at MyFonts. Klingspor link.

View the Page Studio Graphics typeface library. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Peter Glahn

Illustrator and designer in Stuart, FL. He drew a stylized Braille alphabet (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Philippe et François Blondel
[Polices True-Type Manuscrites]

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Pink Camellia

Hungarian designer who used Pentacom to make the pixel faces THM (2010), Braille (2009), HungarianRovas (2009), Bitter (2009) and Littlefaces (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Polices True-Type Manuscrites
[Philippe et François Blondel]

Original truetype fonts by Philippe and François Blondel: New Bernard (2013), CNC Vector (2012, hairline sans), Braille 1998, Braille 1998 3d version, Braille (2012), Accords (for guitar), Langage des signes (ASL), Signes, Phonetique.

He also designed many handwriting fonts: Michelle, Ginette, Sophie, Amandine, Virginie, MissClaude, LalexBigBadaboum, Karine. All these fonts are free.

For font services: 40 USD for a handwriting font, 70 for a connected handwriting font, 10 USD for a logo font, 8USD to add the Euro symbol to any font, 50 USD for any on-demand truetype font based on your drawings.

Handwriting type designer Philippe Blondel offers some of his handwriting fonts (such as BrandysHand, PatriciasHand, JaninesHand, LisasHand, LaurensHand, FarrahsHand, CarolinesHand, RandysHand, BrooksHand, Philing (1998-2009), Jean-Claude'sHand and Jimmy-Hand) regularly for free. Send in your handwriting on the form he provides: each week, he'll make one of the samples into a TrueType font (for free). Additional fonts include 7LED (2010, LED face), Philippe, Bernard, Adelyne, Georges, Brigitte, Barguzin, Breeze, Fog, Lightning, Monsoon, Stream, Valerie, Jami, and Zephyr.

Typefaces from 2014: Shade of Adelyne.

Fontspace link. Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. Alternate URL. Yet another URL. Another Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Polona Jencic

Creator of a couple of free Braille faces in 2012: BrailleSlo 6Dot, BrailleSlo 8Dot. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Qalam

Mailing list about the world's writing systems: Alphabets, ideographs and hieroglyphs; calligraphy, typography and fonts; i18n, character sets and input methods; Morse, Braille and sign language; literacy, history of writing and invented scripts. These are just a few examples of on-topic subjects. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Quartet Systems
[Eric Wannin]

Eric Wannin's French commercial foundry with PC and Mac fonts for all European languages, most Indic languages, Cyrillic, Vietnamese, Amharic, Inuit, Slavonic, Greek, Tibetan, Thai, Lao, Khmer, Burmese, Cri. Hieroglyphic fonts too. Free font family: EuroQuartet. These fonts have one glyph only, the Euro symbol. It has some bar code fonts too.

Multilingual fonts. They cover Braille, East European languages, Turkish, Baltic, Cyrillic, Icelandic and Greek. According to the Google] [More]  ⦿

Reading Codes for the Blind

Information on reading alphabets for the blind: Gall (1831, an angular roman type as in runes introduced by James Gall in Scotland), Alston (roman type by the treasurer of the Endinburgh Asylum), Lucas (1838, a sort of stenographic shorthand), Moon (1845, introduced by Dr. William Moon). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ricardo Cordoba

Designer in New York. Creator of a beautiful squarish poster font called Barrio (2006). As SquarePeg at FontStruct, he made the Braille font family Braille Basic (2008), as well as blob, Ligne Claire (2009, tri-line font), Bonset (based loosely on a 1919 alphabet by Theo van Doesburg, whose pseudonym for Dada poetry was I.K. Bonset), ribbon_inline, Ribbon (octagonal stencil), Tape Writer (shadow font based on the Dymo label writers), InstaFrieze, International Morse Code Stacked, Prometheus, Prometheus Light and Prometheus Shadow (2008, all inspired by a Fonderie Peignot typeface simply called No. 1229, dated 1896, and on condensed Grecian typefaces by Darius Wells and William Hamilton Page), Brite Lite (white on black billboard light font), strata_blocks, strata_dots, strata_dots_inverted, Chocobot Solid (Dark, Milk, White; cloned from the Chocobot series by Lex Kominek), Strata Blocks Caps (2009), Strata Dots Caps (2009), and Strat Blocks 2.0 (fountain effect dot matrix font).

Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

RNIB

RNIB stands for the Royal National Institute for the Blind. They offered free fonts for the blind such as RNIB and Moon. They also produced the commercial font family Tiresias (2000, by Dr. John Gill): TiresiasInfofont, TiresiasInfofontZ, TiresiasPCfont, TiresiasPCfontZ, TiresiasSignfont, TiresiasSignfontZ. Please do not ask them for these fonts, because they do not want to support fonts any longer. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Robert Bucan

German designer of the multi-layered font Linotype Not Painted (1997). Own web site. He also created Braille Blindenschrift, Braille Extended Grid, Braille Extended Square (Elsner&Flake), and a set of arrow fonts called Creative Arrows. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Robin van der Vliet

Dutch FontStructor who made Blocky (2012, white on black), Braille (2012), Minecraft (2012, after the game), and Minecraft Standard Galactic Alphabet (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rocket & Wink

Hamburg, Germany-based outfit which made LEGO Braille Font (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Roger Vershen
[Page Studio Graphics (or: Pixymbols)]

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Ronaldo da Cruz

Calligrapher and graphic designer in Madrid and Barcelona, who was born in Sao Paulo. Creator of the organic sans typeface Kim Typografic (2011) and the multilined typeface Atletica Display (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rui Barbosa

FontStructor who made In Tacto (2010), an art deco-ish typeface which has Braille supermposed on the letters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Samuel Marcius
[Font Environment]

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Scientific Graphs for the Blind

Download the BrailleKiama font (truetype). Site by Jim Holler. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Steve White
[GNU Freefont (or: Free UCS Outline Fonts)]

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Steven Borthick

American designer of Binary Code Font (2005, letters are in binary), Borthick's Braille Font (2006), Braille 2 (2006), Hiragana Bold (2005), Steve's Handwriting (2006). URL for his fonts. Alternate URL. Yet another URL. And another one. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Swell Braille

A free Braille font made in 2007. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Test Pilot Collective

Test Pilot Collective (est. 1998) is a type foundry located in San Francisco, CA, USA. Typeface designs by Joseph Kral, Matt Desmond, and Michael Cina. The fonts were available via Makambo: 6X7OCT (Michael Cina), AMBER (Matt Desmond), AMERICANGOTHIC (Matt Desmond), AOLSUCKS (Joseph Kral), ATARIBABY (Joseph Kral), Auresh (StarTrek font, Matthew Desmond, 1998), BASIS (Matt Desmond), Bastard (Michael Cina, 1998), BEAT (Matt Desmond), Braille (Joseph Kral, 1999), CALIPER (Michael Cina), CAM (Michael Cina), Cheese (Michael Cina, 1998), CINAHAND (Michael Cina), Civicstylecom (1999, Matt Desmond), COMPOSITE (Michael Cina), CROSSOVER (Michael Cina), CURBDOG (Matt Desmond), DATDATA (Joseph Kral), DESMONDTEXT (Matt Desmond), DOUBLEOSEVEN (Joseph Kral), ER9 (Matt Desmond), Europa (Matthew Desmond, 1998), FIREFLYLOVE (Joseph Kral), FORMATION (Michael Cina), FOURFORTY (Joseph Kral), GOTHICOANTIQUA (Matt Desmond), HALFWIT (Joseph Kral), INVOICE (Matt Desmond), JOESFOOT (Joseph Kral), Kcap6 (dingbats by Michael Cina and Matthew Desmond, 1998), KRALHND (Joseph Kral), Lakestreet (grunge font by Joseph Kral, 1998), LUNARMOD (Matt Desmond), Lutix (StarTrek font, Matthew Desmond, 1998), MAETL (Michael Cina), MECHANICAL (Joseph Kral), NANOCODE (Joseph Kral), NASH (Michael Cina), OCRJ (Joseph Kral), OCRK (Joseph Kral), OCTOBRE (Joseph Kral), OPENLUNCH (Joseph Kral), PLATFORMS (Joseph Kral), PYROTECHNICS (Joseph Kral&Michael Cina, 1998), RAZORSUITE (Joseph Kral), REFLECTOR (Joseph Kral), RETRON (Matt Desmond), SAARIKARI (Joseph Kral), SCREWMOPHEAD (Joseph Kral), SELECTOR (Michael Cina), SHAOLINSTYLE (Joseph Kral), SHIFTY (Matt Desmond, 1998, also [T26]), Stem (Michael Cina, 1998), STICK26 (Joseph Kral), Stomper (Matthew Desmond, 1999), SUBITO (Joseph Kral), Testacon (by Cina, Desmond and Kral, 1999), TRISECT (Michael Cina), TRYPTOMENE (Joseph Kral), TWINSITES (Joseph Kral), ULTRAMAGNETIC2 (Michael Cina), UNISECT (Michael Cina), WOODDALE (Matt Desmond), WRONGWAY (Joseph Kral), Xerian (Matthew Desmond, 1997), XERXES (Joseph Kral, 1998), ZEBRAFLESH (Joseph Kral). They made a custom font for Citibank, a modification of Joe Kral's OCRK (1998).

MyFonts site. Dafont link. MyFonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Thibault Dietlin
[Alien Foundery]

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Thomas Kaeding

Thomas Kaeding started his own foundry in Ann Arbor, MI, in 2011. Typefaces made in 2012 include Ollie Wollie (a true geometric monoline family), Sarcasticity (stencil), Undergrad (athletic lettering; +Exscribed), Moon Type (Moon Type is modelled after Dr. Moon's original poster. He developed this embossed writing system to help those who have lost their sight later in life, and so are familiar with the shapes of English letters. Moon writing is still used, and you can find books written with it), Lycian Monolith, Kaeding Braille, New York Point (Braille face), Masonic Code, Felt-Tip Futhark, the avant-garde monoline geometric family Yesterday, and the Broadway-style all caps art deco family Roaring 20s. Angl (2012) is a thorough exploration of the possibilities of hexagonal type design. Squiddles (2012) is a fun display face. Personal Manifesto (2012) is a holographic typeface for giving your anonymous letters to the government that personal touch that shows you care.

Typefaces from 2014: Beauty Salon (rounded monoline art deco face: This font will not make you more attractive to the opposite sex, Thomas warns), Wire Type Mono (old typewriter typeface). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Tipopotamo Fontes
[Claudio Reston]

Tipopotamo Fontes is a Brazilian foundry in Rio de Janeiro (also called Elesbao e Haroldinho) offering 27 free fonts. Designers: Claudio Reston, José Bessa, Fabio Eis.

Their fonts: AlmanaqueItalic, AlmanaqueNormal, AlmanaqueOutlineItalic, AlmanaqueOutline, AMassaFalida1, AMassaFalida2, AngularMedium, BacanaMesmoMedium, BacanaMedium, BlendadaNormal, BrailleSerif, BrasilisBold, Buchada (handwriting), Cadela (handwriting), CassulaDingbats (little men), CassulaTypeface (handwriting), Cistema (pixel font), EmboliaLunar (curly letters), LatrinaBlack, MobralMedium, NervosaNormal (handwriting), OdaraSemiBold (geometric experimental), SambambersBold, Supersonica, Surraundi (squarish letters), TechnocrataItalic, TechnocrataNormal. All fonts made in 1999-2001.

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Tony de Marco
[Just in Type (was: Tipomovel)]

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Typewire Studios (was: Geronimo Fonts)

First called Geronimo Fonts, and then Typewire Studios, this American studio created the free fonts Kingsbury (2014), Mike (2014), Secret Stencil (2014), Braillefont (2014), Encrypted (2014), Spacecraft (2014), Retro Serif (2014), Something Blue (2014), Lakeside (2014), Amelia Pond (2014), Kindergarten (2014), Superpowers (2014), Homeboys (2014), Dispensations (2014), Neutron (2014, sans), Chrome (2014), Mandarin (2014), Battlecry (2014, stencil), Spacebar (2014), Starlight (2014), Square Deal (2014), Timeline (2014), Simpetico (2014), Guardians (2014, octagonal), Pixel Rocks (2014), Snakeway (2014), The Spaceman (2014), Paint Brush (2014), Series Slab (2014), Simple Life (2014), Warehouse (2014), Flappy Birdy (2014), Brushmark (2014), Hammers and Strings (2014), I Do Not Trust You (2014), My Dad Drives Me Crazy (2014), Scriptfont (2014), Widehand (2014), Bastille (2014), Destruction (2014), Remember (2014), Handlebars (2014), Marksman (2014), Animated (2014), Chubby Gothic (2014), Highlight (2014), Lighthead (2014), Random Type (2014), Readable (2014), Archibald (2014), Stenciles (2014), Andersans (2014), Gondola (2014, monoline geometric sans), Sundance Neue (2014), Jangotype (2014), Limousine (2014), Crayon Kids (2014), Packing Tape (2014), Cartoon Adventures (2014), Telescope (2014), Little Shrimp (2014), Destiny (2014, FontStruct), Al Dente (2014), Copper Four (2014, piano key font), Digit LCD (2014), Dimension (2014: horizontally striped), Highway Block Sans (2014), Integration (2014), Overload (2014: LED font), Scoreboard LED (2014), The Distance LCD (2014), Ace Gaffigan (2014), Grean (2014), The Distance (2014, FontStruct), Reason to Believe (2014), Quincy Egbert (2014), Oklahoma (2014), Anonymous (2014), Amaretto (2014), Espionage (2014: horizontally striped), Waffleboy (2014), Angular (2014), Equalizer (2014), Spangled (2014), Freewind (2014), Ancient Grease (2014), Black Pine Trees (2014), Etra Preview (2014), Fun Fragment (2014), Multilingual hand (2014), Red Velvet (2014), The Fragile Wind (2014), Lightweight Serif (2014), Instant Access (2014), Black Pixel (2014), Rapid Mental Thursday (2014), Blue Chucks (2014), Hand Power (2014), Royalty Waffles (2014), Anger Management (2014), Pocket (2014), Effective (2014), Florida (2014), Pencil Sharp (2014), Silence Will Fall (2014, a prison say counter font), Chuck (2014), Caged (2014), Diamond (2014), Uncle Salsa (2014), Zebru (2014), Sun (2014), Stafona (2014), Questions (2014), Fancy (2014), Sunwave (2014), Doodle Digit (2014), Einstein Grand (2014), Lollipop (2014), Lemon Rose (2014), Gentleman (2014), Jukebox (2014), Fuzzy (2014), Monster Taxi (2014), Popsicle (2014), Ripleys (2014), Fragment (2014), Crashy (2014), Ravioli (2014), Little Picnic (2014), Strobelight (2014), Cool (2014), Cheddar (2014, hand-printed) and Comic Fade (2014, a dot matrix font done at FontStruct), Schnoodle (2014), Ice Cubed (2014, pixel face), GF Albert (2014), Garfield (2014), Black Friday (2014), National Industry (2014), Warlox (2014), Moneto (2014), Troublemaers (2014), Sundrop (2014), Magnitude (2014), Break The Chain (2014), Black Fire (2014), Ralph (2014), Hexoto (2014), Flubber (2014), Crazy Smile (2014), Angel (2014), Cheapskate (2014), Flatboard (2014), Stitcher (2014), Black Shadow (20143, a dripping blood font), Probably Yes (2014), True Love (2014), Charlie (2014), George (2014), Alpine Script (2014), Aztec Kingdom (2014), Megafont (2014), LCD Expanded (2014), Generation (2014), Arcadia (2014), Cosmo (2014), Jokerface (2014), Deco Future (2014: a blackboard bold typeface, +Inline). Many of the typefaces were made with FontStruct. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Unicode Fonts for Ancient Scripts
[George Douros]

This is a fantastic source of free high-quality fonts for scripts of the greater Aegean vicinity, Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Meroitic, Sumero-Akkadian Cuneiform, Musical Symbols and all Symbol Blocks in the Unicode Standard. George Douros is their Greek font designer. His free fonts come with this exemplary footnote: In lieu of a licence: Fonts in this site are offered free for any use; they may be opened, edited, modified, regenerated, posted, packaged and redistributed. Many of his fonts contributed to important section in the GNU Freefont project. Here is the list:

  • Aegean (2007-2012). Covers Basic Latin, Greek and Coptic, Greek Extended, some Punctuation and other Symbols, Linear B Syllabary, Linear B Ideograms, Aegean Numbers, Ancient Greek Numbers, Ancient Symbols, Phaistos Disc, Lycian, Carian, Old Italic, Ugaritic, Old Persian, Cypriot Syllabary, Phoenician, Lydian, Archaic Greek Musical Notation. Other things in it: Linear A, Cretan Hieroglyphs, Cypro-Minoan, Ancient Greek Alphabets, Phrygian, Old Italic Alphabets (Cumaean, Archaic Etruscan, Neo Etruscan, Ancient Latin, Lugano, Faliscan, Marsiliana, Messapic, Middle Adriatic South Picene, North Picene, Oscan, Umbrian), the Arkalochori Axe and Anatolian Hieroglyphs.
  • Aegyptus (2007) and Gardiner. Over 7000 hieroglyphs. In addition, we have Basic Latin, Greek and Coptic, Egyptian Transliteration characters, some Punctuation and other Symbols.
  • Akkadian (2007). Basic Latin, Greek and Coptic, some Punctuation and other Symbols, Ugaritic, Cuneiform, Cuneiform Numbers and Punctuation.
  • Alexander (2007, text typeface built around the Greek letters originally designed by Alexander Wilson in 1744; compare with Wilson Greek (1996, Matthew Carter) and Junicode (2006, Peter S. Baker)). The Latin and Cyrillic parts are based on Garamond.
  • Alfios. Lowercase upright Greek were designed in 1805 by Firmin Didot (1764-1836) and cut by Walfard and Vibert. The typeface, together with a complete printing house, was donated in 1821 to the new Greek state by Didot's son, Ambroise Firmin Didot (1790-1876). Lowercase italic Greek were designed in 1802 by Richard Porson (1757-1808) and cut by Richard Austin. They were first used by Cambridge University Press in 1810. Capitals, Latin and Cyrillic, as well as the complete bold weights, have been designed in an attempt to create a well-balanced font. The font covers the Windows Glyph List, Greek Extended, various typographic extras and some Open Type features (Numerators, Denominators, Fractions, Old Style Figures, Historical Forms, Stylistic Alternates, Ligatures); it is available in regular, italic, bold and bold italic.
  • Anaktoria. Douros: Grecs du roi was designed by Claude Garamond (1480-1561) between 1541 and 1544, commissioned by king Francis I of France, for the exclusive use by the Imprimerie Nationale in Paris. Greek in Akaktoria is based on a modern version of Grecs du roi prepared by Mindaugas Strockis in 2001. Lowercase Latin stems from the titles in the 1623 First Folio Edition of Shakespeare. Scott Mann & Peter Guither prepared a modern version for The Illinois Shakespeare Festival in 1995. Cyrillic has been designed to match the above Greek and Latin.
  • Analecta (2007, Byzantine style). An ecclesiastic scripts font, in Byzantine uncial style, covering Basic Latin, Greek and Coptic, some Punctuation and other Symbols, Coptic, typographica varia, Specials, Gothic and Deseret.
  • Anatolian
  • Aroania: In 1927, Victor Julius Scholderer (1880-1971), on behalf of the Society for the Promotion of Greek Studies, got involved in choosing and consulting the design and production of a Greek type called New Hellenic cut by the Lanston Monotype Corporation. He chose the revival of a round, and almost monoline type which had first appeared in 1492 in the edition of Macrobius, ascribable to the printing shop of Giovanni Rosso (Joannes Rubeus) in Venice. Aroania is a modern recast of Victor Scholderer's New Hellenic font, on the basis of Verdana.
  • Asea (Latin-Greek-Cyrillic).
  • Atavyros. Douros writes: Robert Granjon (1513-1589) produced his Parangonne Greque typeface (garmond size) at the instigation of Christophe Plantin as a counterpart to Garamond's Grec du roi, in Antwerp Holland, between 1560--1565. It was used in Plantin's multilingual Bible of 1572. Versions of Granjon's type were used for the 1692 edition of Diogenes Laertius and for the Greek-Dutch edition of the New Testament in 1698, both published by Henric Wetstenium in Amsterdam. A digital revival was prepared by Ralph P. Hancock for his Vusillus font in 1999. Latin and Cyrillic are based on a Goudy typeface.
  • Avdira. Douros: Upright is based on the lowercase Greek letters in the typeface used by Demetrios Damilas for the edition of Isocrates, published in Milan in 1493. A digital revival was prepared by Ralph P. Hancock for his Milan (Mediolanum) font in 2000. Italic Greek were designed in 1802 by Richard Porson (1757-1808) and cut by Richard Austin. They were first used by Cambridge University Press in 1810.
  • Maya. Maya covers the glyphs in J. Eric S. Thompson's A Catalog of Maya Hieroglyphs (1962, University of Oklahoma Press).
  • MusicalSymbols (2007) or Musica (2013). Basic Latin, Greek and Coptic, some Punctuation and other Symbols, Byzantine Musical Symbols, (Western) Musical Symbols, Archaic Greek Musical Notation.
  • UnicodeSymbols (2007, in the Computer Modern style) and UniDings (2013). It has every imaginable symbol: Basic Latin, Latin-1 Supplement, Latin Extended-A, IPA Extensions, Greek, Cyrillic, Cyrillic Supplementary, General Punctuation, Superscripts and Subscripts, Combining Diacritical Marks for Symbols, Letterlike Symbols, Number Forms, Arrows, Mathematical Operators, Miscellaneous Technical, Control Pictures, Optical Character Recognition, Box Drawing, Block Elements, Geometric Shapes, Miscellaneous Symbols, Dingbats, Miscellaneous Mathematical Symbols-A, Supplemental Arrows-A, Supplemental Arrows-B, Miscellaneous Mathematical Symbols-B, Supplemental Mathematical Operators, Miscellaneous Symbols and Arrows, CJK Symbols and Punctuation, Yijing Hexagram Symbols, Vertical Forms, Combining Half Marks, CJK Compatibility Forms, Specials, Tai Xuan Jing Symbols, Counting Rod Numerals, Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols, Mahjong Tile Symbols, Domino Tile Symbols.
  • Symbola (2013) is an unbelievably rich font. It contains Basic Latin, IPA Extensions, Spacing Modifier Letters, Combining Diacritical Marks, Greek and Coptic, Cyrillic, Cyrillic Supplement, General Punctuation, Superscripts and Subscripts, Currency Symbols, Combining Diacritical Marks for Symbols, Letterlike Symbols, Number Forms, Arrows, Mathematical Operators, Miscellaneous Technical, Control Pictures, Optical Character Recognition, Box Drawing, Block Elements, Geometric Shapes, Miscellaneous Symbols, Dingbats, Miscellaneous Mathematical Symbols-A, Supplemental Arrows-A, Braille Patterns, Supplemental Arrows-B, Miscellaneous Mathematical Symbols-B, Supplemental Mathematical Operators, Miscellaneous Symbols and Arrows, Supplemental Punctuation, Yijing Hexagram Symbols, Combining Half Marks, Specials, Byzantine Musical Symbols, Musical Symbols, Ancient Greek Musical Notation, Tai Xuan Jing Symbols, Counting Rod Numerals, Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols, Mahjong Tiles, Domino Tiles, Playing Cards, Miscellaneous Symbols And Pictographs, Emoticons, Ornamental Dingbats, Transport And Map Symbols, Alchemical Symbols, Geometric Shapes Extended, Supplemental Arrows, and Symbols of occasional mathematical interest.
  • Unidings. Various glyphs and icons.

Since George permits redistribution, I am offering his work for download here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

University of Muenster

This archive has some fonts (such as the fonts from Rubicon, and a host of Morse and Braille fonts), a handwriting font set from Elfring (ElfringEliteLight, Flushing, Grandam, Hotpress, Jessica, MechBold, OldEnglish, Patrician, Saffron, ZenStCharles) and many font utilities (TipoMaker v2.0, Selector v1.0, FontChart, FontSorter, Pfont, and so on). [Google] [More]  ⦿

URW Braille

This itenm is worth reporting. URW++, one of the workhorses of the German type industry, is asking 950 Euros for URW Braille, an in-house font made in 2013. It covers Braille for European languages, including Greek and Cyrillic. I think that I see a business opportunity here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Valentin Haüy

Frenchman who made an alphabet of raised letters for the blind, explained in his 1786 book, l'Essai sur l'éducation des aveugles. Harold Lohner's Valentin script font (2005) is based on this. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ViewPlus Technologies

Publisher of the free fonts Braille29Tgr, BrailleTgrUS, MTExtraTiger, SymbolTigerExpert, SymbolTiger, TigerExpert, Tiger, Tiger29. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ViewPlus Technologies

The Braille29Tgr.ttf font that prints on Tiger as 6-dot US computer braille. The BrailleTgr_US.ttf font that prints as US 8-dot computer braille on Tiger. Both fonts are made by ViewPlus Technologies in 2000. Note: they look like ordinary Courier to me, not Braille fonts at all! [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vinicius Bonifacio

In 2014, Vinicius Bonifacio (Santa Barbara d'Oeste, Brazil) proposed a typeface, Sens, for use by the blind. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Viraj Deo

Viraj Deo, a graduate of the London College of Communication, started the Braille Devanagari project in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vyacheslav Dikonov

Contributor to the GNU Freefont project. He made a Braille unicode font that could be merged with the UCS fonts to fill the 2800-28FF range completely. (uniform scaling is possible to adapt it to any cell size). He also contributed a free Syriac font, whose glyphs (about half of them) are borrowed from the free Carlo Ator font. Vyacheslav also filled in a few missing spots in the U+2000-U+27FF area, e.g., the box drawing section, sets of subscript and superscript digits and capital Roman numbers. The ranges: Syriac (U+0700-U+074A), Box Drawing (U+2500-U+257F), Braille (U+2800-U+28FF). [Google] [More]  ⦿

William Moon

Biography of Dr. William Moon (d. 1894), who invented the Moon system of embossed reading for the blind. The Moon alphabet is made up of 14 characters used at various angles, each with a clear bold outline. [Google] [More]  ⦿

William Sharkey

FontStructor who made Braille Level One (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

WLM Fonts
[Wolf Lambert]

Wolf Lambert (WLM Fonts) is the designer in Tielt, Belgium, of these free fonts in 2012: Jason's Bowling, Number 19000, Begin From A, Banana, Exodus Gothic, Fixton Gothic, WLM Boring Old Teletext, WLM Connecto, WLM Poster Type, WLM Sketch Cool, WLM Small Caps, WLM Robbe Sans (octagonal), WLM Future Round, WLM Hello Sans, Display Gothic (a large textured or neon sign family), Fondel, WLM Road Sans, Hook Gothic, Festival (marquee typeface family), Headline Gothic (octagonal), Fontstruct Gothic, WLM 1F (octagonal), King Sans (+Stencil: mechanical), WLM Slab Serif, Wood Block One, 4th Street Sans, Ice Sans, WLM Nova Sans (pixelized), WLM Grid Font, WLM The Quick Brown Fox (a chiseled face), WLM Pixel Party (a set of 22 pixel fonts), WLM The Font Troll, Yent Notes, Kilimanjaro One, WLM Happy Icons, Number 18000, Soft Micro (techno font), Let's Go Digital (an LED typeface), Autocars & Rolling Bikes (sans), Cool Book Sans, Midas Script, WLM Smileyface, Silent Film Frame, WLM Black, WLM Idea, Thomas Sans, and Wolf Sans (rounded sans family), Dolores Cortez (brush font), WLM Exvwreff, WLM Web Iconized.

Some of his fonts are made with FontStruct.

Typefaces made in 2013: Perfect Pixel, Script Test, WLM Groovy, WLM Modern Sans, Simonschrift (fat finger typeface), Moonphase (pixel face), WLM Braille, WLM Stencils, Alien Alphabet, Hyperdigital (octagonal family), Wagon Sans (912 styles), WLM Print Failed, Hyperdigital (heavy octagonal face), WLM Poster Rounded, WLM Building, WLM Carton (mechanical/octagonal), WLM Cloudly (pixel face).

Fontspace link. Another Fontspace link. Old URL. FontStruct link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Wolf Lambert
[WLM Fonts]

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Wolfgang Leister

Dr. Wolfgang Leister, formerly from the Institut für Betriebs und Dialogsysteme at the Universität Kärlsruhe in Germany, and now a Senior Research Scientist, Norwegian Computing Center, made a Braille metafont. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Xenophilius
[Ganlo R. Ithsm]

American Fontstructor who also uses Fontspace to display his work. He uses the alias Ganlo R. Ithsm, which is probably a permutation of Logan R. Smith.

Typefaces from 2010: Aztec, Barely, Braille, Digital Watch, Game Serif (+Outline), Serifial, Future Sans Tall, Future Watch Monospaced (LED face), Minimalist Everything, LegiPixel, Outlinecial, Teencial, Technically Pixels, Digital Watch, Minimal, Interest, and a few other pixelish faces.

Typefaces from 2011: LusumTypus (octagonal, mechanical), Italic Dotts, Stretchy (stretched pixel face), Modernistical, Pactim, Elite (constructivist), Shiny Dotts, Game Serif Italic, Garamond Pixelle, Performa (pixel face), Simpole Mono (pixel face), Slaant (angular face), Konsul Mono (pixel typeface based on Monaco), Thinnest Slats, Thin Slats, Lateral Slats, Kanureed Thys (pixel face), X Marks The Font, Habimo, A Stroke of Geneus (blackletter), Kurcive, Quasoid (kitchen tile, piano key face), Target Aims The Font (dotted), Uncialogo (kitchen tile face), xe Callig Better (blackletter), xe Dotcial (dot matrix typeface based on American Uncial), xe Dogma, xe Inktrap, xe Inktrap Bold, Koch Black (a remake of one of Koch's blackletter faces), xe Bard (blackletter), xe Micropolis (city dingbats).

Typefaces from 2013: XE Timey. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yudit

This site has the following truetype fonts: Braille (by Vyacheslav Dikonov), MalOtf (Malayalam font by Shaji N Vyapron, based on fonts by Jeroen Hellingman), Raghindi (National Centre for Software Technology. This font was developed by Prof. R.K. Joshi with assistance from Mr. Vinay Sayanekar), TibetanUnicode (2002, Gregory Mokhin), UrduNastaliqUnicode (2002, Shehzad Ali&Tabish), ani (2002, a Bengali font by Dr. Anirban Mitra). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yusa

Designer of the Braille font Eudc. [Google] [More]  ⦿