TYPE DESIGN INFORMATION PAGE last updated on Tue Jan 31 05:25:40 EST 2023

SEARCH THIS SITE:

IMAGE SEARCH:

FONT RECOGNITION VIA FONT MOOSE

LUC DEVROYE


ABOUT







Sony Salma

Indian type designer Sony Salma has created a new typeface for the Sorang Sompeng alphabet, used to write India's Sora language. Sora, also known as Saura, is an indigenous language spoken, according to the 2011 Indian census, by about 400 thousand people in parts of the eastern Indian state of Odisha and the neighbouring state of Andhra Pradesh. The Sorang Sompeng or Sora Sompeng alphabet was originally invented by Malia Gomango in 1936. His son-in-law Mangei Gomango was instrumental in promoting it by setting up a letterpress which produced many books. The alphabet has been used primarily in religious contexts, and that is still the case for those who practice the traditional Sora faith. But as many Sora speakers converted to Christianity and Hinduism over time, and the Bible and other religious texts were translated using Latin and Odia, Sorang Sompeng was gradually sidelined. In 2012, the alphabet gained a boost by its inclusion in Unicode. Also in 2012, Salma created her first typeface for Sorang Sompeng, which is now broadly used in print and digital publications despite its low overall adoption.

EXTERNAL LINKS
MyFonts search
Monotype search
Fontspring search
Google search

INTERNAL LINKS
Type design in India ⦿ Indic language fonts ⦿








file name: Saura Script invented by Mangei Gomango







Luc Devroye ⦿ School of Computer Science ⦿ McGill University Montreal, Canada H3A 2K6 ⦿ lucdevroye@gmail.com ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org/fonts.html