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Abu Paka (Center for Cham Studies) fights for the conservation of the Cham language, which is spoken by about 100,000 people in Vietnam, and 200,000 in Cambodia. In 2012, he created a free font for Cham called CJM KH 001.
Born in 1960 in Niigata, Japan. Studied at the Musashino Art University in Tokyo. He also studied calligraphy at the London College of Printing. He became a freelance designer in 1997. Akira Kobayashi, who was based in Tokyo prior to his move to the Franfurt area, is an accomplished type designer who has created numerous typefaces for Sha-Ken, Dainippon Screen (where he made the kanji font Hiragino Mincho), TypeBank (from 1993-1997), ITC and Linotype, where he is Type Director since 2001. Interview. His numerous awards include the Type Directors Club awards in 1998 (ITC Woodland), 1999 (the art deco styled ITC Silvermoon, and ITC Japanese Garden), and 2000 (FF Clifford), the 1999 Kyrillitsa award for ITC Japanese Garden, the 3rd International Digital Type Design Contest by Linotype Library (for the informal and quirky 4-style Linotype Conrad (1999): Linotype states that Kobayashi took his inspiration from a print typeface of the 15th century created by two German printers named Konrad Sweynheim and Arnold Pannartz), and the 5th Morisawa International Typeface Competition (in which he received an Honourable Mention for his typeface Socia Oldstyle). CV at bukvaraz. Interview in 2006. His typefaces:
Speaker at ATypI 2012 in Hong Kong: Rounded sans in Japan.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam-based designer of the free modular display typeface HoiVan (2017), which is inspired by the traditional Vietnamese interior design patten, the HoiVan. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Password access only. At one point, one could find here a zip file which contained a huge number of Vietnamese fonts by VNI: VNI-Vari, VNI-Allegie, VNI-Aptima-Bold, VNI-Aptima-Bold-Italic, VNI-Aptima-Italic, VNI-Aptima, VNI-Ariston, VNI-Auchon-Bold, VNI-Avo-Bold, VNI-Avo-Bold-Italic, VNI-Avo-Italic, VNI-Avo, VNI-Aztek, VNI-Bandit, VNI-Bodon, VNI-Bodon-Bold, VNI-Bodon-Bold-Italic, VNI-Bodon-Italic, VNI-Bodon-Poster, VNI-Book-Bold, VNI-Book-Bold-Italic, VNI-Book-Italic, VNI-Book, VNI-Broad, VNI-Brush-Italic, VNI-Centur-Bold, VNI-Centur-Bold-Italic, VNI-Centur-Italic, VNI-Centur, VNI-Commerce-Bold-Italic, VNI-Cooper-Heavy, VNI-Coronet-Bold-Italic, VNI-Couri, VNI-Couri-Bold, VNI-Couri-Bold-Italic, VNI-Couri-Italic, VNI-Dom, VNI-Duff, VNI-Dur, VNI-Fato, VNI-Franko, VNI-Free, GatineauBold, GatineauBoldItalic, GatineauItalic, VNI-Garam, VNI-Goudy-Bold, VNI-Goudy-Italic, VNI-Goudy, VNI-Helve-Condense-Bold, VNI-Helve-Condense-Bold-Italic, VNI-Helve-Condense-Italic, VNI-Helve-Condense, VNI-Helve-Bold, VNI-Helve-Bold-Italic, VNI-Helve-Italic, VNI-Helve, VNI-Hobo, Vinhan, VNI-Jamai, VNI-Juni, VNI-Korin, VNI-Korin-Bold, VNI-Korin-Italic, VNI-Kun-Bold, VNI-Kun-Bold-Italic, VNI-Kun, LinusPlain, VNI-Lithos, VNI-Maria, VNI-Meli-Bold, VNI-Meli-Bold-Italic, VNI-Meli-Italic, VNI-Meli, VNI-Murray-Bold, VNI-Murray, VogueBold, VoguePlain, VNI-Palatin-Bold-Italic, VNI-Palatin-Italic, VNI-Palatin-Bold, VNI-Palatin, VNI-Park, VNI-Present, VNI-Revue-Bold, VNI-Script-Italic, VNI-Silver, VNI-Slogan, VNI-Souvir-Bold, VNI-Souvir-Bold-Italic, VNI-Swiss-Condense-Bold, VNI-Swiss-Condense, VNI-Tekon-Italic, VNI-Tekon, VNI-Times-Bold, VNI-Times-Bold-Italic, VNI-Times-Italic, VNI-Times, VNI-Top, VNI-Tubes, VNI-Univer, ViviennePlain, VNI-Zap. [Google] [More] ⦿
Andrey V. Panov
Danish graphic and type designer in Copenhagen, who studied at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design (2010-2016) and The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (2014-15). In 2020, he set up Approximate Type. His typefaces:
ARTypes is based in Chicago, and is run by Ari Rafaeli. List of their typefaces categorized by revival type:
Free Lao and Vietnamese fonts: Alice0-Lao-Normal, Alice1-Lao-Normal, Alice2-Lao-Normal, Alice3-Lao-Normal, Alice4-Lao-Normal, Alice5-Lao-Normal, Heo-May-1.1, Heo-May-Hoa-1.1, HoangYen-1.1, HoangYenH-1.1, MinhQuan-1.1, MinhQuanH-1.1, PhuongThao-1.1, PhuongThaoH-1.1, ThaHuong-1.1, ThaHuongH-1.1, UHoài-1.1, UHoàiH-1.1, alice_0-Medium, alice_1-Medium, alice_2-Medium, alice_3-Medium, alice_4-Medium, alice_5-Medium, alice_6-Medium, alice_7-Medium, ÁnhMinh-1.1, ÁnhMinhH-1.1. [Google] [More] ⦿
Association for Insight Meditation (or: Aimwell)
Bhikkhu Pesala, a Buddhist monk based in London, designs free fonts. His original we page was called Aimwell (Association for Insight Meditation). On that site dedicated to Pali fonts, there was a file with Bhikkhu Pesala's free fonts. Most of Pesala's fonts have well over 1000 glyphs, cover Latin, Vietnamese and Greek, and have an enormous set of symbols including chess symbols and astrological signs.
The present list of fonts, with some older ones removed:
From Bitstream's web page: "Bitstream Cyberbit is our award-winning international font. Based on one of our most popular and readable type designs (Dutch 801 BT [note: Bitstream's version of Times and Times New Roman]), it includes all the typographic characters for most of the world's major languages. Cyberbit is now available! The product release includes the roman weight of Dutch 801 BT, a "serif" font. (A serif font has small finishing strokes at the end of the main stems, arms, and tails of characters, while a sanserif font does not.) The font is in TrueType format for Windows 95 and Windows NT. Future releases will provide support for "sanserif" typefaces, other platforms, other font formats, and even more languages. Bitstream Cyberbit is a work in progress. Bitstream is now distributing the roman weight of Cyberbit, free of charge, over the Internet! Remember, this release is in TrueType format for Windows 95 and Windows NT". --- Well, Bitstream no longer offers the font. It is still out there however. Try here, here, here, or here. Has these unicode ranges: Basic Latin, Latin-1 Supplement, Latin Extended-A, Latin Extended-B, Spacing Modifier Letters, Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew Extended (A and B blocks combined), Thai, Latin Extended Additional, General Punctuation, Currency Symbols, Letterlike Symbols, Number Forms, Arrows, Mathematical Operators, Miscellaneous Technical, Box Drawing, Block Elements, Geometric Shapes, Miscellaneous Dingbats, Alphabetic Presentation Forms, Combining Diacritical Marks, Enclosed Alphanumerics, Arabic, Arabic Presentation Forms-A and -B, CJK (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) Symbols and Punctuation, Hiragana, Katakana, Bopomofo, Hangul Compatibility Jamo, Enclosed CJK Letters and Months, CJK Compatibility, Hangul, CJK Unified Ideographs, CJK Compatibility Ideographs, CJK Compatibility Forms, Small Form Variants, and Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms. [Google] [More] ⦿
Three free Vietnamese truetype fonts from the Trichlor Group, called the VISCII fonts: U-Hoai 1.1 (by Cuong Bui), VI Chi Toan and VI Chi Toan Hoa (the latter two by Tuan-Loc Nguyen). [Google] [More] ⦿
Truetype download: CourierNewPSMT (East-European font by Monotype), HellasCour (Greek font by Pouliadis Associates, 1992), VPS-Courier-Hoa (VPS font: Vietnamese), VPS-Courier (VPS font: Vietnamese). [Google] [More] ⦿
Center for Khmer Studies (or: CKS)
Creators in 1999-2001 of the free Khmer fonts cks-chrieng and CKS-Moul, as well as CKS Chhor. He also created the KhmerOS (Khmer OpenSource) font, first released as a free download for MS Windows and Office users in 2003. Designer Danh Hong was born in 1972 in Kampuchea Krom (in South Vietnam). In 2002, he moved to Cambodia as a webmaster and graphic designer. Download here. He contributed the Khmer fonts Khmer OS (2004) and Hanuman (2010) to the Open Font Library in 2010. In 2012, he designed Noto Lao for Google's Noto project. Google Plus link. [Google] [More] ⦿
The Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Northern Illinois University, carries Thai, Vietnames, Burmese and Khmer fonts. Fonts include DBThaiText, IPA_One, MyanTTF, ThaiEng2, ThaiTTF1, VNI-Times. The Khmer fonts are Khmer1 and Khmer2. [Google] [More] ⦿
Computer Modern Unicode fonts
Andrey V. Panov developed the Computer Modern Unicode fonts in 2003-2007 by conversions from metafont sources using textrace and fontforge (former pfaedit). He wanted to create free good quality fonts for use in X applications that support many languages. Currently the fonts contain glyphs from Latin1 (Metafont ec, tc), Cyrillic (la, rx) and Greek (cbgreek) code sets. There are 33 fonts in the family: CMUClassicalSerif-Italic, CMUSansSerif-Bold, CMUSansSerif-BoldOblique, CMUSansSerif-Demi-Condensed, CMUSansSerif-Oblique, CMUSansSerif, CMUSerif-Bold-Nonextended, CMUSerif-Bold-Slanted, CMUSerif-Bold, CMUSerif-BoldItalic, CMUSerif-Italic, CMUSerif-Roman-Slanted, CMUSerif-Roman, CMUSerif-Unslanted-Italic, CMUTypewriter-Bold, CMUTypewriter-BoldItalic, CMUTypewriter-Italic, CMUTypewriter-Oblique, CMUTypewriter-Regular, CMUTypewriterVariable-Italic, CMUTypewriterVariable. The fonts come in type 1, OpenType and SFD, the universal spline format used by FontForge. The CMU Bright subfamily was added some time later in 2007.
In 2008, he made Heuristica (or Evristika), a serif family that extends Adobe's Utopia (for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic). Heuristica was improved in 2014 by Andreas Nolda as Utopia Nova. Open Font Library link for Heuristica. Download site for Heuristica.
James Do, Vice-President of the Vietnamese Nom Preservation Foundation, writes about efforts towards the computerization of these scripts:
Free Vietnamese fonts by Phan Dinh: LamSonByThPhanDinh, PDTTrungVuongBook, CuuLongGiangByPhanDinh, HaiNhiByThPhanDinh, HaiNhiXLByThPhanDinh, THVUHByPhanDinh, VienKhucByThinPhanDinh, The-Vu-B. Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Vietnamese font designer who "created" [ahem, clearing throat] HoangYen, UHoai, PhuongThao11 (1992, brush), and VU Anh Minh (1992). See also here. Some of his fonts say VISCII 1992 - PhuocHung - VietUnicode2002 Phan2004. [Google] [More] ⦿
Cuong Truong Van
Organized font archive. Many subcategories including Party fonts, Holiday fonts, Balloons, Halloween, Christmas, screen fonts, phonetic fonts, African, Balinese, Bengali, Burmese, Cambodian, Croata-glagolitic, Cyrillic, Ethiopic, Georgian, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Japanese, Javanese, Khmer, Lao, Malayan, Nepali, Nko, runes, Tamil, Vietnamese. [Google] [More] ⦿
His fonts have perfect rhythm, and were published by FontShop in the FontFont collection.
Electronic Font Foundry
The Electronic Font Foundry (EFF) in Ascot, Berkshire, UK, sold most classical fonts at about 15 dollars per weight, and made custom fonts. Established in 1984, the foundry had 1300 fonts by 2012.
The font designer and owner was Edward Detyna, who died in March 2014. People are reporting to me that the fonts are in limbo, and that Detyna's family is not replying to requests for information.
On July 4, 2002, Apostrophe wrote this: I'm currently having a difficult time trying to predict the past of EFF LondonA, EFF Liz, EFF Eric and EFF Formal, to name a few. I have a feeling that these folks just happen to be twins with entities that are currently across the Atlantic from them, namely Adobe Garamond, Cooper Black, Gill Sans and Copperplate Gothic. A friend of Detyna's writes this: When I met him at least twenty years ago, Edward and his associates had a font design studio based in Ascot, near London. He is a mathematician/statistician turned typographer, and was really on top of type design at the time. There are academic articles published on mathematical subjects on the internet. He's an old man now, but still a very smart guy. When he started, with fonts for Acorn RISC-OS (now defunct, but leading-edge British computer of mid-eighties to -nineties), he had very advanced and sophisticated algorithms for anti-aliasing and hinting, and his hand-hinting is still better than almost any other fonts I have used for screen work. He still sells fonts and adapts to user requirements promptly. I recently asked him to adjust the hinting on a font and he turns it around in a day.
Jason Koxvold wrote to me in 2017: I knew Edward back in 1990 or so, when I was 13, and he mentored me to a great degree. For a while I worked an internship of sorts at EFF, and then one day, my mother came to see what I was up to---he gave her the job of office manager. He was a tremendously helpful and meaningful person to me then as a very young man with a passion for typography.
Closed captioning fonts for TV, made according to the EIA 708-B specifications, include EFF Sans Serif CC, EFF Serif CC, EFF Sans Serif Mono CC, EFF Serif Mono CC, EFF Casual CC, EFF Script CC, EFF Small Caps CC.
EFF also has fonts for Vietnamese, Greek, Hebrew, and Cyrillic.
EFF Primary is a large family of educational fonts.
Vietnamese youngster (b. 1992) who created the grunge typefaces Decemberice (2007, nice!), Cutter (2007), La Hotel Viver (2007), Morphina (2007) and pulsesans (2006). He also made the tree-themed Route 3 (2007). Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Vietnamese Unicode font archive: Aachen-Bold, AGOldFace-Outline, Algerian, Allegie-Italic, Amazone, AmericanUnc, Amherst, Arabia, Architecture, Arial-Rounded, Ariston-Italic, Arrus-Black, Arrus, AvantGarde, AvantGarde-Demi, Aztek, Bandit-BoldItalic, BankGothic-Medium, Barmeno-ExtraBold, Bauhaus-Heavy-Bold, Bauhaus-Light, Bauhaus-Medium, Bedrock, Bellevue-Italic, Benguiat, BertholdScript-Italic, Bodoni-BoldCondensed-Bold, Bodoni, Bodoni-ExtraBold-Bold, Bodoni-PosterCompressed-Bold, Bookman, Bookman-Demi, Boton, Boulevard-Italic, Braggadocio, Broad-Bold, BrushScript-BoldItalic, Casablanca, CasperOpenFace, CenturionOld, Chaucer, Chelthm, Clarendon-Bold, ClearfaceGothic, Colonna, Commerce-Condensed-Bold, Commerce, CommercialScript, Compacta, Cooper-Bold, CopperplateGothic, Corporate, Corsiva, Countdown, Courier, Dauphin, Desdemona, Digital, DomCasual, Dur, Elephant, ErasContour-Bold, Erie-Black, Exotic-Bold, FetteFraktur-Bold, Fillmore, FrankfurtGothic-Bold, Frankfurter-Bold, Freeform-Italic, Freehand-Italic, FreeStyle, Frutiger-Light, Frutiger, Fujiyama-LightCondensed, Fujiyama, Futura-Bold, Futura-Black-Bold, Galleria, Garamond, Gatineau, GeoSlab703-Condensed, GeoSlab703-Extra, GeoSlab703-Light, GeoSlab703-Medium, GillSans-Condensed, GillSans, GoudyOld, GoudyText, Harpoon, Harrington, Helvetica-Compressed, Helvetica-Narrow, Hobo, Imago-ExtraBold, Impact, Isadora, Jamai, Joanna, Jupiter, Kaufmann, Kids, Korinna, KunMedium-Italic, LatinWide, LinoScript, Linotext, Lithograph-Bold, LucidaHandwriting, Lydian-Italic, Memorandum, Murray, Mystical, Nebraska-Italic, NewCentury-Narrow, NewsGothic, Nueva, Nueva-BoldExtended, NuptialScript-Italic, OfficinaSerif, OfficinaSans, Onyx, Optima, Oranda, Palatino, ParkAvenue, Pepita, Perpetua, PostAntiqua-Bold, President, Revue-Bold, Rockwell-ExtraBold-Bold, RussellSquare, SalinaDisplay, SansSerif, Scribble, Script-Italic, SerpentineSans-Light, Serpentine-Bold, SerpentineSans, ShelleyAllegro-Italic, Signature-Light-Italic, Slogan, Snell, Souvenir, Staccato, Standout, Stencil-Bold, Stop, SwitzerlandCondensed, Switzerland, Tekton, Tiffany-Heavy-Bold, Tiffany, Times-Narrow, Times, Tubes, Umbra, University, Utopia, Viva, Viva-BoldExtraExtended, Vivienne, Vogue-ExtraBold, Walbaum, Windsor-Bold, WoodType-Demi, ZapfChancery-Medium-Italic. All copyright strings have been erased. [Google] [More] ⦿
"Quality-crafted multiple language fonts." Based in New York and run by Mark Seldowitz, they sell Arabic, Russian, Greek, Vietnamese, Hebrew, Baltic and Central European typefaces. Mark sold the Hebrew fonts made by his brother Israel Seldowitz, who studied in Israel with Henry Friedlaender, the creator of the Hadassah typeface. [Google] [More] ⦿
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] ⦿
Gabriel (or Gia Bao) Lam is an art director in Toronto. His typefaces:
Geckodude (or: Sleepy Gecko)
Steve "Gecko" Harrison of the Sleepy Gecko Chillout Bar on Cam Nam island off Hoi An, and also Danang, Vietnam, b. 1952, designed these typefaces:
Gia Bao Lam
Jason Glavy, who lives in Yokohama, runs Glavy Fonts. He has created some free fonts: JG Lepcha (2001, a South asian language font), JG Chantabouli and JG Sasettha (cleaned up and extended unicode vesions of Sasettha and Chantabouli fonts created by John Durdin), JGAksaraBali, JGBasicLao, JGChamVer2, JGChamCambodia, JGChamVN, JGChantabouliLao, JGHurufJawaSanskrit, JGLaoOldArial, JGLaoOldface, JGLaoTimes, JGSoyombo (Tibetan), WL-LatinIPATimes. He used to have a bunch of Japanese fonts on his web site, including his Jindaimoji series. He also created three fonts for Makassarese/Buginese. At some point, he was associated with Saronix Japan. His Hmong page had JGCwjmemFinalVersion, JGCwjmemSecondVersion, JGCwjmemThirdVersion, JGNaadaasFinalVersion, JGNaadaasSecondVersion, JGNaadaasThirdVersion, JGPahawhFinalVersion, JGPahawhSecondVersion, JGPahawhSourceVersion, JGPahawhThirdVersion, JGPuajTxwm, all made in 2002: of these, the Pahawh series is original, while Cwjmem and Naadaas are improvements of other fonts. West African fonts designed by him: JGBassaVahHandwriting, JGBassaVahPrint, JGBete, JGKpelleA, JGKpelleB, JGNKo, JGVaiA, JGVaiB, JGVaiC. These fonts are well researched, and are based on drawings and findings by Dalby, Dr. Welmer, and Jensen. Some of Glavy's fonts for other languages: JGBasicLao, JGChamCambodia (1998), JGChamVN (1998), JGChantabouliLao, JGHurufJawaSanskrit (2001), JGLaoOldArial, JGLaoOldface, JGLaoTimes, JG Lepcha (2001), JGSoyomb (2001). See also SIL's Mingzat (2019) for the Lepcha language of South asia, wich is based on JG Lepcha. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chinese truetype fonts. And 20 MB worth of international bitmap fonts. The fonts at the latter link contain PCF and BDF sources, and some truetype and type 1 fonts. Among the bitmap (BDF) fonts: ISO8859 series 1 through 9 (Latin, Greek, Cyrillic), KOI8 (Cyrillic), Indic, Lao, Tibetan, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Ethiopic, Arabic, IPA, Hebrew. Truetype: Latin-X fonts, Vietnamese (VISCII roman). Type 1: Latin-X fonts, Vietnamese (VISCII roman), Thai (TIS620), Thai National Font. The readme goes: "We greatly appreciate the contribution of Yannis Haralambous and Tereza Tranaka. They made free TrueType and Type1 fonts for Latin-X series, Thai, and Vietnamese. They will eventually make fonts for more character sets." The fonts are called OmegaSerif, and were made in 1999. Also included is the Thai National font Nf3, made by Yannis Haralambous and Virach Sornlertlamvanich in 1999. [Google] [More] ⦿
Gydient (Giang Nguyen) is a multidisciplinary designer based in Vietnam and Germany, who studied in Hanoi (2015-2017). In 2017, she co-founded Fustic Studio. In 2019, she started a Bachelor of Arts at Hamburg Department of Design (HAW). Her typefaces:
Vietnamese typographer and font expert who helped with the addition of many Vietnamese extensions of the Gyre Fonts in 2006. He also developed PDFTEX all by himself, together with the many tools needed for that software, such as ttf2afm. vnr are his Vietnamese extensions of the Computer Modern family. [Google] [More] ⦿
Han The Thanh
Harmonais Visual (or: Ampersant Studio)
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam-based designer of the display serif typeface Weist Havanah (2019), the rounded sans Pinocchio (2019), the script typeface Autograph (2019), the grungy font Pinewood (2019), the free Peignotian typeface HV Simplicité (2019) and the decorative serif typeface HV Feliz en Vista (2019).
In 2020, he designed HV Constantine (roman, decorative), Dear Ivy (a fashion mag didone), the chic one-style font HV Muse, the fashion mag sans HV Clio, the all caps art belle epoque typeface Carlo Monaco and the rounded sans Pinocchio.
Typefaces from 2021: HV Cocktail (a bold display serif in the Windsor genre), HV Olive and Figs (a thorny display serif), HV Harietta (a Peignotian sans), HV Christo (with thorny serifs). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Vietnamese font archive. Has the VPS collection: VPS-An-Loc-Thuong, VPS-An-Loc-Hoa, VPS-An-Loc-Hoa-Lignt, VPS-An-Loc-Hoa-Medium, VPS-An-Loc-Light, VPS-An-Loc-Medium, VPS-An-Giang-Hoa, VPS-An-Giang-Thuong, VPS-An-Xuyen-Hoa, VPS-An-Xuyen-Thuong, VPS-Bac-Giang-Hoa, VPS-Bac-Kan, VPS-Bac-Kan-Hoa, VPS-Ba-Ria-Hoa, VPS-Ba-Ria-Thuong, VPS-Bien-Hoa-Hoa, VPS-Bien-Hoa, VPS-Binh-Duong-Hoa, VPS-Binh-Duong, VPS-Binh-Tuy, VPS-Binh-Tuy-Hoa, VPS-Binh-Long-Hoa, VPS-Bac-Lieu-Hoa, VPS-Binh-Long-Thuong, VPS-Bac-Ninh, VPS-Bac-Ninh-Hoa, VPS-Ben-Tre-Hoa, VPS-Ben-Tre-Thuong, VPS-Can-Tho-Hoa, VPS-Can-Tho-Thuong, VPS-Cao-Bang-Thuong, VPS-Cao-Bang-Hoa, VPS-Cu-Chi, VPS-Cu-Chi-Hoa, VPS-Chau-Doc-Hoa, VPS-Chau-Doc-Thuong, VPS-Cho-Lon-Hoa, VPS-Ca-Mau-Hoa, VPS-Ca-Mau-Thuong, VPS-Courier-Hoa, VPS-Courier, VPS-Con-Son, VPS-Con-Son-Bold, VPS-Con-Son-Hoa-Bold, VPS-Con-Son-Bold-Italic, VPS-Con-Son-Hoa-Bold-Italic, VPS-Con-Son-Hoa, VPS-Con-Son-Hoa-Italic, VPS-Con-Son-Italic, VPS-Da-Nang-Hoa, VPS-Dong-Dang-Thuong, VPS-Dong-Dang-Thuong, VPS-Dac-Lac, VPS-Dac-Lac-Hoa, VPS-Dong-Da, VPS-Dong-Da-Thuong, VPS-Dong-Ha-Hoa, VPS-Dong-Ha, VPS-Dong-Hoi-Hoa, VPS-Dong-Hoi-Thuong, VPS-Dong-Nai-Hoa, VPS-Dong-Nai-Thuong, VPS-Go-Cong-Hoa, VPS-Go-Cong-Thuong, VPS-Gia-Dinh-Hoa, VPS-Ha-Dong-Hoa, VPS-Ha-Dong, VPS-Ha-Long-Hoa, VPS-Ha-Long, VPS-Ha-Noi-Medium-Hoa-Italic, VPS-Hai-Ninh, VPS-Hai-Ninh-Hoa, VPS-Ha-Noi-Medium, VPS-Ha-Noi-Medium-Bold, VPS-Ha-Noi-Medium-Hoa, VPS-Ha-Noi-Medium-Italic, VPS-Hai-Phong-Hoa, VPS-Helv-Bold, VPS-Helv-Bold-Italic, VPS-Helv-Hoa-Bold, VPS-Helv-Hoa-Bold-Italic, VPS-Helv-Italic, VPS-Helv-Hoa-Italic, VPS-Helv, VPS-Helv-Hoa, VPS-Ha-Noi-Bold-Italic, VPS-Ha-Noi-Medium-Hoa-Bold, VPS-Ha-Noi-Medium-Hoa-Bold-Italic, VPS-Hoa-Binh-Hoa, VPS-Hoa-Binh-Thuong, VPS-Hoa-Lu-hoa, VPS-Hoa-Lu-Thuong, VPS-Hoang-Sa, VPS-Hoang-Sa-Hoa, VPS-Ha-Tien-Hoa, VPS-Ha-Tien-Thuong, VPS-Hue-Hoa, VPS-Hue-Thuong, VPS-Hung-Yen-Hoa, VPS-Hung-Yen-Thuong, VPS-Kien-An-Hoa, VPS-Kien-An-Thuong, VPS-Kien-Giang, VPS-Kien-Giang-Hoa, VPS-Khanh-Hoa-Hoa, VPS-Khanh-Hoa-Thuong, VPS-KheSanhHoa, VPS-Kontum-Hoa, VPS-Kontum-Thuong, VPS-Lai-Chau-Hoa, VPS-Lao-Kay-Hoa, VPS-Lao-Kay-Thuong, VPS-Long-An-Bold, VPS-Long-An-Hoa-Bold, VPS-Long-An, VPS-Long-An-hoa, VPS-Long-Hai-Hoa, VPS-Long-Hai-Thuong, VPS-Long-Binh-Hoa, VPS-Long-Binh-Thuong, VPS-Long-Khanh-Hoa, VPS-Long-Khanh-Thuong, VPS-Lang-Son, VPS-Lang-Son, VPS-Long-Xuyen-Hoa, VPS-Long-Xuyen-thuong, VPS-My-Tho-Hoa, VPS-My-Tho-Thuong, VPS-Nghe-An-Hoa, VPS-Nghe-An-thuong, VPS-Ninh-Binh-Hoa, VPS-Ninh-Binh-Thuong, VPS-Nam-Dinh-Hoa, VPS-Nam-Dinh-Thuong, VPS-Ninh-Thuan-Hoa, VPS-Pleiku-Bold-Italic-Hoa, VPS-Pleiku-Bold-Italic, VPS-Pleiku-Hoa, VPS-Pleiku-Hoa-Bold, VPS-Phu-Bon-Hoa, VPS-Phong-Dinh-Hoa, VPS-Phong-Dinh, VPS-Phu-Quoc-Hoa, VPS-Phuoc-Thanh-Hoa, VPS-Phu-Yen-Hoa, VPS-Phu-Yen-Thuong, VPS-Pleiku-Italic-Hoa, VPS-Pleiku-Italic, VPS-Phuoc-Long-Hoa, VPS-Pleiku, VPS-Pleiku-Bold, VPS-Phuoc-Thanh-Thuong, VPS-Quang-Duc, VPS-Quang-Duc-Bold, VPS-Quang-Duc-Bold-Italic, VPS-Quang-Duc-Hoa, VPS-Quang-Duc-Hoa-Bold, VPS-Quang-Duc-Hoa-Bold-Italic, VPS-Quang-Duc-Hoa-Italic, VPS-Quang-Duc-Italic, VPS-Quang-Ngai-Hoa, VPS-QuiNhonHoa, VPS-Qui-Nhon, VPS-Quang-Tri-Hoa, VPS-Quang-Tri-Thuong, VPS-Quang-Yen-Hoa, VPS-Sa-Dec, VPS-Sa-Dec-Hoa, VPS-Sai-Gon-hoa, VPS-Sai-Gon-Thuong, VPS-Son-La-Hoa, VPS-Son-Tay-Hoa, VPS-Son-Tay-Thuong, VPS-Soc-Trang-Hoa, VPS-Tay-Ninh-Hoa, VPS-Tay-Ninh-Thuong, VPS-Times-Bold, VPS-Times-Bold-Italic, VPS-Thu-Duc-Hoa, VPS-Thu-Duc-Hoa-Italic, VPS-Thu-Duc, VPS-Thu-Duc-Italic, VPS-Tuyen-Duc-Italic, VPS-Tuyen-Duc-Hoa-Italic, VPS-Times-Hoa-Bold, VPS-Times-Hoa-Bold-Italic, VPS-Thanh-Hoa-Hoa, VPS-Times-Hoa-Italic, VPS-Thai-Nguyen-Hoa, VPS-Thai-Nguyen-Thuong, VPS-Thanh-Hoa-Thuong, VPS-Times-Italic, VPS-Times, VPS-Times-Hoa, VPS-Truong-Sa-Light, VPS-Truong-Sa-Light-Hoa, VPS-Tuyen-Duc, VPS-Tuyen-Duc-Hoa, VPS-Tuyen-Quang-Hoa, VPS-Tuyen-Quang-Thuong, VPS-Tra-Vinh-Hoa, VPS-Vinh-Hoa, VPS-Vinh-Long-Hoa, VPS-Vinh-Long-Thuong, VPS-Vinh-Thuong, VPS-Vung-Tau, VPS-Vung-Tau-Bold, VPS-Vung-Tau-Hoa, VPS-Vung-Tau-Hoa-Bold, VPS-Vung-Tau-Hoa-Italic, VPS-Vung-Tau-Italic, VPS-Vinh-Yen-Hoa, VPS-Vinh-Yen-Thuong, VPS-Yen-Bai-Hoa, VPS-Helv-Bold, VPS-Helv-Bold-Italic, VPS-Helv-Hoa-Bold, VPS-Helv-Hoa-Bold-Italic, VPS-Helv-Italic, VPS-Helv-Hoa-Italic, VPS-Helv, VPS-Helv-Hoa, VPS-Times-Bold, VPS-Times-Bold-Italic, VPS-Times-Hoa-Bold, VPS-Times-Hoa-Bold-Italic, VPS-Times-Hoa-Italic, VPS-Times-Italic, VPS-Times, VPS-Times-Hoa. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Hanoi, b. 1980. He works as a lecturer at Omega School of Design, in a cooperative program with Wanganui University, NewZealand. Creator of Archy (2009), a display type influenced by Greek arches. [Google] [More] ⦿
A corporate URW studio sans family published in 2009. The 6-font family sells for over 5000 dollars and covers Turkish, Baltic, Romanian, Cyrillic, Greek, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, and Hebrew. [Google] [More] ⦿
VU Trichlor (seven free Vietnamese Unicode fonts), VU Times and VU Arial are all by Ho Phuoc Hung, USA. The Trichlor fonts include VU Anh Minh (normal, bold, italic, bolditalic), VU Heo May (normal, bold, italic, bolditalic), VU Hoang Yen (normal, bold, italic, bolditalic), VU Minh Quan (normal, bold, italic, bolditalic), VU Phuong Thao (normal, bold, italic, bolditalic), VU Tha Huong (normal, bold, italic, bolditalic), VU U Hoai (normal, bold, italic, bolditalic). Download page. Also download the Vietnamese-compativble Unicode fonts Georgia-Ref, MS-Reference-Sans-Serif-Bold-Italic, MS-Reference-Sans-Serif-Bold, MS-Reference-Sans-Serif-Italic, MS-Reference-Sans-Serif, MS-Reference-Serif-Bold-Italic, MS-Reference-Serif-Bold, MS-Reference-Serif-Italic, MS-Reference-Serif, TITUS-Cyberbit-Basic, Thryomanes-Italic, Thryomanes-Normal. [Google] [More] ⦿
Hung Lan Art Design
Free fonts by Vietnamese cartoon artist Hung Lan Nguyen (b. 1956, HoChiMin City) include the brush and handwriting typefaces VNI-Comicbook, VNI-Matisse, VNI-BriquetNormal, VNI-Disney-Normal, VNI-Diudang, VNI-Nhatban, VNI-Baybuom-Normal, VNI-Truck, VNI-Yahoo, VNI-Thanhcao, VNI-Thufap2-Normal, VNI-Thufap3, VNI-Thufapfan-Normal, VNI-Viettay-Normal, VNI-Butlong, VNI-HLThuphap (Treefrog style face), VNI-Netbut, VNI-Thufap1, VNI-Whimsy, VNI-OngDoHL. These typefaces include some real beauties, such as VNI-HLThuphap, VNI-OngDoHL, VNI-Thufap1, VNI-Thufap2-Normal, and VNI-Thufapfan-Normal.
At the end of 2004, I found these downloadable typefaces: HLButlatre, HLButlong, HLBrush1BK, HLBrush2BK, HLBrush3BK, HLComicBoom, HLComic2, HLFantasy1, HLFantasy2, HLFantasy3, HLFreewrite, HLGiotmuc, HLHoamy, HLNhenhang, HLSlapstickComic, HLDongian, HLThanhcao, HLThuphap1BK, HLThuphap2BK, HLThuphap3BK, HLThuphap4BK, HLVungchac. Many are extensions and Vietnamizations of existing typefaces. His fonts are for dual use in Latin and Vietnamese.
Type connoisseurs on a private forum wrote: The 3 Brushes are Ruach, Smudger and Spring. MyFonts (WhatTheFont) didn't give me any match for the other scripts (Butlater, Butlong, Netbutlong and Netco). Nhenhang is Pristina and Thanhcao is Fontdinerdotcom. I didn't find matches for Dongian, Giotmuc and Vungchac. [...] Even Scriptina is in there.
In 2018, Hung Lan Nguyen and David Masson Allaire co-designed the free comic book script font Thao Sao.
Hung Lan Nguyen
Into the Type
Or Slava Jevcinova. Designer from Bardejov, Slovakia, now located in Nice, France, whose first degree was an MA from J.E. Purkyne University in Czechia. She interned at Mota Italic in Berlin, and then started working for Fontwerk, a company specicializing in TrueType hinting. Since 2013 she is a freelancer and she regularly collaborates with the Rosetta Type foundry.
Graduate of the Type & Media program at KABK in Den Haag in 2014, where she created Kin, an unconventional serif type family which explores distinctive styles while maintaining consistency. It has phonetic support and a drop-dead gorgeous black.
In 2017, Slavka Jevcinova published Avory Latin at Rosetta Type Foundry. Calling it retro-chic, she writes about this sturdy Latin / Greek / Cyrillic sans typeface family: Avory is a gently condensed sans that challenges convention. Tall, with broad shoulders, easily spotted from afar. Inspired by the lettering work of Czech designer Jaroslav Benda.
In 2019, she released the fashionable sans typeface Clarette at Future Fonts. Clarette pays special attention to Vietnamese.
In 2019, at Rosetta Type, together with William Montrose and David Brezina, she released the variable font Adapter (with three axes, for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic).
Or Binh Ngo Thi, b. 1987. Hanoi, Vietnam, and now Canberra, Australia-based designer. I am not sure if she made all the fonts on her multiple web sites, so take the list below with a grain of salt. Thus, creatorfree connected script font Beacon (2015). In 2016, she created Pateglamt Script (calligraphic), Aring (a gorgeous Treefrog style calligraphic brush script), Akita (avant garde), Akita Air (art deco style), Amery Brush, Dakota, Easy Brush, Purdue Script, Beach Brush Font, and Beautiful (thick brush script).
Typefaces from 2017: Traveling, Rebli, Asmae, Cinderella Script, Merthy Script, Bodega Script, Gorgeous Script (watercolor brush), Le Beaune (roman capitals; a free font with a reference to a 2010 typeface by Damien Gautier), Restaurants Script, IT Encore Sans, Brook, Theage (script).
Polish type designer in Grudziadz (Stycznia) involved in the restauration of historical Polish type designs. At GUST.org, he created fonts for Polish such as QuasiHelvetica, QuasiCourier, QuasiChancery, QuasiBookman, Antykwa Półtawskiego (based on work by Adam Półtawskiego (1923-1928), constructed by Bogusław Jackowski, Janusz M. Nowacki and Piotr Strzelczyk), Antykwa Toruńska (1995, based on work by Zygfryd Gardzielewski, electronic version by Janusz M. Nowacki). Alternate URL for the latter face.
He runs FOTO ALFA. At the latter page, you can find these fonts in which Nowacki participated: Antykwa Torunska, Antykwa Pótawskiego, Rodzina krojów PL, Rodzina fontów LM (Latin Modern), Quasi Palatino, Quasi Times, Quasi Bookman, Quasi Courier, Quasi Swiss, Quasi Chancery. The Quasi series are Polish versions of standard URW and Ghostscript fonts. The Rodzina series are Polish versions of the Computer Modern families.
In 2005, he placed these fonts on CTAN: Kurier and Iwona. Kurier is a two-element sans-serif typeface. It was designed for a diploma in typeface design by Malgorzata Budyta (1975) at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts under the supervision of Roman Tomaszewski. The result was presented with other Polish typefaces at the ATypI conference in Warsaw in 1975. Kurier was intended for Linotype typesetting of newspapers and similar periodicals. The design goals included resistance to technological processes destructive to the letter shapes. As a result, amongst others, the typeface distinguishes itself through intra- and extra-letter white spaces as well as ink traps at cross-sections of some elements constituting the characters. The PostScript and OpenType family covers Latin, East-European languages, Cyrillic and Vietnamese. Iwona covers all of these too and is Nowacki's alternative to Kurier. Both sans font families have many useful mathematical symbols as well.
In 2006, Nowacki and Jackowski published free extensions of the Ghostscript fonts in their TeX Gyre Project: Adventor, Bonum, Cursor, Heros, Pagella, Termes, Schola, Chorus.
In 2008, two styles of Cyklop were published. This was a generalization and extension of a historical type.
He writes: The Cyclop typeface was designed in the 1920s at the workshop of Warsaw type foundry "Odlewnia Czcionek J. Idzkowski i S-ka". This sans serif typeface has a highly modulated stroke so it has high typographic contrast. The vertical stems are much heavier then horizontal ones. Most characters have thin rectangles as additional counters giving the unique shape of the characters. The lead types of Cyclop typeface were produced in slanted variant at sizes 8-48 pt. It was heavily used for heads in newspapers and accidents prints. Typesetters used Cyclop in the inter-war period, during the occupation in the w underground press. The typeface was used until the beginnings of the offset print and computer typesetting era. Nowadays it is hard to find the metal types of this typeface.
Julia Sysmäläinen Carelian (Juliasys) is a Finnish type designer, who studied at Pekka Halosen Akatemia in Tuusula. She runs her own type foundry, Juliasys. Julia presently lives in Berlin, where she works for Edenspiekermann Berlin.
Julia created these typefaces:
Kasper Pyndt Rasmussen
Dr. Ken Lunde is Manager of CJKV Type Development at Adobe Systems Incorporated, San Jose, CA. He holds a Ph.D. (1994) in Linguistics from The University of Wisconsin-Madison. He wrote Understanding Japanese Information Processing (O'Reilly&Associates, 1993), and CJKV Information Processing (O'Reilly&Associates, 1999). He also wrote CJKV Information Processing: Chinese, Japanese, Korean&Vietnamese Computing (O'Reilly). In 2010, Adobe will release the first genuinely proportional Japanese font, Kazuraki (by Japanese type designer Ryoko Nishizuka), which was developed at Adobe in 2009 under his management.
In 2018, Ken Lunde and Masataka Hattori co-designed Soukou Mincho (free at Fontsquirrel).
Speaker at ATypI 2019 in Tokyo on the topic of The History of Japan's Era Name Square Ligatures, and in particular, the two-kanji square ligatures for the five most recent eras, Reiwa (2019), Heisei (1989), Shouwa, Taishou and Meiji. [Google] [More] ⦿
Québec City-based creator (b. 1952) of the octagonal font Vegesignes (2009, FontStruct). This font also appeared in 2010 at Open Font Library. It consists of almost 7,615 glyphs.As of 2014, 188 languages care covered, inclufing Afrikaans, Arabic, Archaic Greek Letters, Armenian, Baltic, Basic Cyrillic, Basic Greek, Basic Latin, Bengali, Catalan, Central European, Cherokee, Devanagari, Dutch, Euro, Farsi, Georgian, Gujarati, Hanunó'o, Hebrew, Igbo Onwu, IPA, Kannada, Kazakh, Lao, Malayalam, Myanmar, New Tai Lue, N'Ko, Ogham, Oriya, Pashto, Pinyin, Polytonic Greek, Romanian, Runic, Sindhi, Syriac, Tai Le, Tai Tham (Lanna), Telugu, Thaana, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Uighur, Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics, Urdu, Vietnamese, Western European.
In 2012, he made the connected script typeface Simplesnails, the grungy typefaces Humble Wall and HKH Old Glyphs, the facial expression dingbat typeface Simplesymbol, Yore Script, and HKH Spring Buds.
Typefaces from 2014: Stretch Out Your Fingers (crayon font), Seeds of Yesterday, Into The Wild, Erase Old Year, Can't Judge a Book by its Cover, Words are but wind, Quick Pick your Hat, Looking Forward to the week-end, Go Around The Books (+Arrows, +Symbols), HKH Cold Cactus, Mini Smile (smilies), Nunanunong, Long Clam, Trips of Darkness, 24Boughs Different Regular, 24 Bough Regular, Bikinny Demo, When You're Gone (brush face).
Typefaces from 2015: Grey World, Overthink, Thank you Drf (script), Many a Little Makes a Mickle (dot matrix font).
Typefaces from 2016: Baragaki (barbed wire font), Before I Fall.
During her studies at San Jose State University, Linh Nguyen (Vietnam) designed the cursive display typeface Novus (2017), the serene Renaissance-style text typeface family Jenriv (2017), and the mannered sans typeface Jaina Sans (2017).
Senior designer in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Creator of two teardrop-themed all-caps vector format typefaces in 2013, Elegance and Lovers. In 2013, he created the curly serif caps typeface Romance, the decorative didone typeface Venus (2013), Floral Typeface (floral caps), and the ball terminal typeface Noble. He also created a set of icons for Octavian Back Office (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Europe's largest independent foreign language font developer for the Macintosh, which is directed by Sebastian Kempgen from Germany. Fonts include: Western Languages (CoreFont series), Eastern Europe (CE-Font series), Cyrillic (Professional series: RomanCyrillic Pro, Ladoga Pro etc. (text fonts); DEsign fonts: Faktor, Inessa Cyr etc. (headline, handwriting); Olliffe Fonts: Batumi, Schechtel, Russian Open (display type; example: Mashinka); Scientific Cyrillic (includes old orthography, accents, old characters); Old Church Slavonic (Cyrillic and Glagolitic, Square and Round); Non-Slavic Cyrillic: Roman CyrTurk, Ladoga CyrTurk), Greek (Modern Greek and Classical Greek (Agora and Parmenides)), Icelandic&Faeroese (PolarFont series), Irish&Welsh (Gaelic, Celtic in the CeltoFont series), Romanian (DacoFont series), Turkish (TurkoFont series), BalkanFont series (Hungarian, Romanian, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Maltese), Basque (BaskoFont series), Saami (SamoFont series), Georgian, Armenian, Coptic (such as the Pachomius font), Cuneiform, Sabean, SinoFont series for Vietnamese plus more or Chinese (Pinyin) transliteration, phonetic Fonts (Trubetzkoy&Phonetica), Transliteration Fonts. Some of its fonts (like Campus Ten/Twelve and Magister Book) are now sold through Agfa/Monotype.
Names of some fonts: Breitkopf Fraktur, Campus Sans, CampusRoman Pro, CampusSans Block, Dareios, Faktor, Glagol Pro, Inessa, Konkret, Kronstadt, Marib, Method, Moskva Pro, Parmenides, Retrograd, Tafelkreide, Tatlin, Trubetzkoy. [Google] [More] ⦿
Hanoi, Vietnam-based designer of the free monoline sans typeface Jack Lane (2017) and the free typeface Robika (2017). In 2018, Mack published the free typeface Lost Vietnam that is based on vernacular signage in Hanoi. [Google] [More] ⦿
Polish type designer who, for her diploma thesis in typeface design at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts under the supervision of Roman Tomaszewski, created Kurier (1975). In 2005, Janusz Marian Nowacki digitized the Kurier family, and added an alternative family, Iwona. Kurier was intended for Linotype typesetting of newspapers and similar periodicals. The design goals included resistance to technological processes destructive to the letter shapes. As a result, amongst others, the typeface distinguishes itself through intra- and extra-letter white spaces as well as ink traps at cross-sections of some elements constituting the characters. The PostScript and OpenType family covers Latin, East-European languages, Cyrillic and Vietnamese. Also, both sans families cover the most frequently used mathematical symbols. All type families are freely available from the CTAN archive. Alternate URL.
In their Global Type collection, URW++ has MAN (2012), a private corporate typeface family for the MAN company. There is a limited retail version for the volume at 7,500 Euros. It covers Turkish, Baltic, Romanian, Cyrillic, Greek, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Arabic, and Hebrew. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of a public domain Unicode font in 2005 called MPH 2B Damase. It can be found here. Created by Mark Williamson, it covers Armenian, Cherokee, Coptic (Bohairic subset), Cypriot Syllabary, Cyrillic (Russian and other Slavic languages), Deseret, Georgian (Asomtavruli and Nuskhuri but no Mkhedruli), Glagolitic, Gothic, Greek (including Coptic characters), Hebrew, Latin, Limbu, Linear B (partial coverage of ideograms and syllabary), Old Italic, Old Persian cuneiform, Osmanya, Phoenician, Shavian, Syloti Nagri (no conjuncts), Tai Le (no combining tone marks), Thaana, Tifinagh, Ugaritic, Vietnamese. See also here. The font is used by the popular Debian Linux software. Mark Williamson also designed a free fonts for Osmanya, Ugaritic and Shavian called Andagii (2003). His Penuturesu covers Linear B.
Mark contributed to the GNU Freefont project, which used these ranges:
Spanish Lecturer and Language Lab Director at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, TN. During his studies in Auburn, AL, Matthew Stephen Stuckwisch (b. 1985) who was working on an extension of the Berling family of fonts for other scripts, including Homeric Greek (polytonic), Golden Age Spanish, Old Church Slavonic, Anglo-Saxon, Vietnamese, and Armenian. See here. He also made the wonderful high-ascendered lively serif family Coruna (2007) and the accompanying Coruna Fraktur (2007). [Google] [More] ⦿
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A corporate URW typeface family published in 2009. The 17-font family sells for nearly 10,000 Euros. There are sans, serif, semi-sans and semi-serif subfamilies. This family started out as a design for the Merck company. URW writes: URW++ is authorized by Merck KGaA to deliver the Merck corporate typeface family for a license fee to external users, i.e. Merck KGaA suppliers such as ad agencies, signmakers and the like. The Merck corporate typefaces are available in four different volumes with correspondingly multi lingual character encoding. All Merck Global Fonts contain approximately over 45,000 glyphs including the complete CJK glyph set (China, Japan and Korea). Besides all Latin, Greek, and Cyrillic glyphs as well as the complete CJK glyph set also cover Japanese Katakana and Hiragana plus Korean Hangual syllables. Furthermore they are supporting Thai and Arabic (including Farsi and Urdu) plus Hebrew and Vietnamese as well. [Google] [More] ⦿
Vietnam-born illustrator in Oxford, UK. Minh Chau drew an ornamental caps alphabet called Ballerina (2013).
Monotype sells fonts for the following languages: Amharic, Aksara Kaganga, Arabic, Armenian, Balinese, Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese, Coptic, Devanagari (Hindi/Marathi/Nepali), Farsi, Georgian, Glagolitic, Gujerathi, Gurmukhi (Punjabi), Hebrew, Japanese, Javanese, Jawi, Kannada, Korean, Laotian, Lontarak, Malayalam, Old Bulgarian, Oriya, Pushto, Sindhi, Sinhalese, Surat Pustaha, Syriac, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese. [Google] [More] ⦿
American designer of the roman typeface Alive Serif (2016) for Latin and Greek. In 2017, he published NCT Granite for Latin and Cyrillic and writes: NCT Granite brings the shapes of Renaissance type into the modern world with a robust and functional typeface designed to work on both screen and print. Its italic is about as wide as the roman, making it very easy to read in long text.
In 2018, he published NCT Torin, a relaxing sans serif typeface family that also covers Vietnamese, Greek, and Russian. It has one of the thinnest hairlines in the industry. Still in 2018, he finished the text typeface family NCT Larkspur.
Vietnamese font archive: VnAachenItalic, VnAachenNormal, AltoPlain, AmherstItalic, AmherstPlain, AmyNormal, VnArabia2, ArchitecturePlain, VnAriston2Normal, AvalonBold, AvalonItalic, AvalonPlain, AvalonBoldItalic, BallroomTangoPlain, VnBarmeno2ExtraBold, BassoonBold, VnBauhausNormal, VnBauhausItalic, VnBauhausBold, VnBauhausBoldItalic, VnBellevue2, VnBenguiatItalic, VnBenguiatNormal, VnBenguiatBoldItalic, VnBenguiatBold, VnBlippo2Italic, VnBlippo2Normal, VnBodoniPosterCondensedNormal, VnBodoniBold2Bold, VnBodoniBold2BoldItalic, VnBodoniPosterCondensedItalic, VnBodoniBold2Bold, VnBodoniBold2BoldItalic, BrooklynBold, BrooklynItalic, Brooklyn, BrooklynBoldItalic, VnBrody, BanffPlain, VnCaslonItalic, VnCaslonBold, VnCaslonBoldItalic, VnCastellar2MT, VnCaslonNormal, CastanetPlain, ChalkPlain, VnClarendon2Normal, VnClarendon2Italic, VnCooper2Normal, VnCooper2Italic, CopperPotPlain, VnCoronet2Italic, VnCoronet2Normal, VnCour02Bold, VnCour02BoldItalic, VnCour02Normal, VnCour02Italic, CrescentPlain, DauphinPlain, Desdemona, Vn3D2Italic, Vn3D2Normal, VnDomCasual2Normal, VnDomCasual2Italic, Elephant-Italic, Elephant, EnvisionPlain, VnErieBlackNormal, VnErie2Normal, VnErieBlackBold, EuromodeBold, EuromodeItalic, EuromodePlain, EuromodeBoldItalic, VnExotic2Normal, VnFetteFraktur2Italic, VnFetteFraktur2Normal, FlorenceNormal, VnFreeStyle2Italic, VnFreeStyle2Normal, FranceBold, FrancePlain, VnFuturaCondensedNormal, VnFuturaCondensedItalic, VnFuturaCondensedBold, VnFuturaCondensedBoldItalic, FuturaBold, FuturaOblique, Futura, FuturaBold, GatineauBold, GatineauPlain, Geometric231BT-BoldC, Geometric231BT-LightC, Geometric231BT-RomanC, GoldenOldStyleBold, VnGoldenOldStyle-Italic, Harrington, VnHelvIns2Italic, VnHelvIns2Normal, VnHobo2Normal, VnHobo2Italic, KabanaBoldPlain, VnKaufmannNormal, VnKaufmannBold, KorinthiaItalic, LucidaBright-Italic, VnLetterGothic2Normal, LydianCursiveBT-Regular, VnMagnaCarta, VnNCentury2BoldItalic, VnNCentury2Italic, VnNCentury2Normal, VnNewsGothic2Normal, VnNuptialScript2, OttawaBold, OttawaPlain, OttawaBoldItalic, VnPalatino-Italic, VnParisianNormal, VnPostAntiquaNormal, VnPostAntiquaItalic, VnPresident2Normal, VnRevue2Italic, VnRevue2Normal, VnRockwell2Bold, VnScript2Normal, ShelleyAllegroBT-Regular, ShotgunBT-Regular, VnSouvenir-Italic, SouthernPSMT, VnSouvenir-BoldItalic, VnStencil2Normal, VnStencil2Italic, Stop, SwitzerlandBlackItalic, SwitzerlandBlackPlain, SwitzerlandNarrowBold, SwitzerlandNarrowItalic, SwitzerlandNarrowBoldItalic, SwitzerlandNarrowPlain, SwitzerlandBold, SwitzerlandItalic, VnSwitzerland, SwitzerlandBoldItalic, VnTektonItalic, VnTektonNormal, VNTickerTape, VnTifheavyBold, VnTiffanyNormal, VnTifheavyBoldItalic, VnTiffanyBoldItalic, VnTiffanyBold, VnTiffanyItalic, VnTimes28Bold, VnTimes2BoldItalic, VnTimes28BoldItalic, VnTimes2Italic, VnTimes28Italic, VnTimes2Normal, VnTimes28Normal, VnTimes2Bold, VnUncialNormal, VnUniversityRomanItalic, VnUniversityRomanNormal, VnVAGroundBold, VnVAGroundBoldItalic, VnVAGroundNormal, VnVAGroundItalic, ViviennePlain, VnWindsor2Italic, VnWindsor2Normal, VnZapfChanceryItalic. [Google] [More] ⦿
Vietnamese FTP archive: VnAlto, VnAmherst-Italic, VnAmherst, VnAmy, VnArchitecture, VnAvant-Garde-Bold, VnAvant-Garde-Bold-Italic, VnAvant-Garde-Italic, VnAvant-Garde, VnBallroomTango, VnBrush-Script, VnBassoon-Bold, VNI-Boston-Black-Regular, VnBookman, VnBookman-Bold, VnBookman-Bold-Italic, VnBookman-Italic, VnCastanet, VnChalk, VnCopperPot, VnCrescent, VnDauphin, VnDesdemona, VnElephant-Italic, VnElephant, VnEnvision, VnEuromode-Bold, VnEuromode-Bold-Italic, VnEuromode-Italic, VnEuromode, VNI-Fillmore-Regular, VnFlorence, VnFriz-Quadrata-Bold, VnFriz-Quadrata, VnFutura, VnFutura-Bold, VnFutura-Bold-Italic, VnFutura-Italic, VNI-Garam-Bold, VNI-Garam-Bold-Italic, VNI-Garam-Italic, VnGatineau, VnGeometric-231-Bold, VnGeometric-231-Light-BT, VnGeometric-231-BT, VNI-GlabXb, VnGoldenOldStyle-Bold, Hai-Nhi-by-Th.Phan-Dinh, VNI-Heather-Regular, VnKabanaBold, VnKorinthia-Italic, VNI-Linus, VnLucida-Bright-Italic, VnLydian-Cursive-BT, VnOptima-Bold, VnOptima-Bold-Italic, VnOptima, VNI-ShellaL, VnShelley-Allegro-BT, VnShotgun-BT, VnSouvenir, VnStop, VnSwitzerlandBlack-Italic, VnSwitzerlandBlack, VnSwitzerland-Bold, VnSwitzerland-Bold-Italic, VnSwitzerland-Italic, VnSwitzerlandNarrow-Bold, VnSwitzerlandNarrow-Bold-Italic, VnSwitzerlandNarrow-Italic, VnSwitzerlandNarrow, Thanhoa, VISCII-Sample-Font, VNI-StageCoach-Regular, VNI-Algerian, VNI-Allegie, VNI-Aptima-Bold-Italic, VNI-Aptima-Bold-Italic, VNI-Aptima-Bold, VNI-Aptima-Bold, VNI-Aptima-Italic, VNI-Aptima-Italic, VNI-Aptima, VNI-Aptima, VNI-Arial-Rounded, VNI-Ariston, VNI-Auchon-Bold, VNI-Auchon-Bold, VNI-Avo-Bold-Italic, VNI-Avo-Bold, VNI-Avo-Italic, VNI-Avo, VNI-Awchon-Bold, VNI-Aztek, VNI-Bandit, VNI-Bauhaus, VNI-Bazooka-Regular, VNI-Bodon-Bold-Italic, VNI-Bodon-Bold, VNI-Bodon-Italic, VNI-Bodon-Poster, VNI-Bodon, VNI-Book-Bold-Italic, VNI-Book-Bold, VNI-Book-Italic, VNI-Book, VNI-Bragga, VNI-Broad, VNI-Brush-Italic, VNI-Brush-Italic, VNI-Centur-Bold-Italic, VNI-Centur-Bold-Italic, VNI-Centur-Bold, VNI-Centur-Bold, VNI-Centur-Italic, VNI-Centur-Italic, VNI-Centur, VNI-Centur, VNI-Chaucer-Regular, VNI-Colonna, VNI-Commerce-Bold-Italic, VNI-Cooper-Heavy, VNI-Cooper-Heavy, VNI-Coronet-Bold-Italic, VNI-Couri-Bold-Italic, VNI-Couri-Bold, VNI-Couri-Bold, VNI-Couri-Italic, VNI-Couri-Italic, VNI-Couri, VNI-Couri, VNI-DesdemonaU, VNI-Dom, VNI-Duff, VNI-Dur, VNI-Fato, VNI-Franko, VNI-Free, VNI-Garam, VNI-Goudy-Bold, VNI-Goudy-Italic, VNI-Goudy, VNI-Helve-Bold-Italic, VNI-Helve-Bold-Italic, VNI-Helve-Bold, VNI-Helve-Bold, VNI-Helve-Condense-Bold-Italic, VNI-Helve-Condense-Bold-Italic, VNI-Helve-Condense-Bold, VNI-Helve-Condense-Bold, VNI-Helve-Condense-Italic, VNI-Helve-Condense-Italic, VNI-Helve-Condense, VNI-Helve-Condense, VNI-Helve-Italic, VNI-Helve-Italic, VNI-Helve, VNI-Helve, VNI-Hobo, VNI-Jamai, VNI-Juni, VNI-Korin-Bold, VNI-Korin-Italic, VNI-Korin, VNI-Kun-Bold-Italic, VNI-Kun-Bold, VNI-Kun, VNI-Lithos-Bold, VNI-Lithos, VNI-Lydi, VNI-Maria, VNI-Maria, VNI-Meli-Bold-Italic, VNI-Meli-Bold, VNI-Meli-Italic, VNI-Meli, VNI-Murray-Bold, VNI-Murray, VNI-Palatin-Bold-Italic, VNI-Palatin-Bold, VNI-Palatin-Italic, VNI-Palatin, VNI-Park, VNI-Present, VNI-Revue-Bold, VNI-Revue-Bold, VNI-Scribble-Regular, VNI-Script-Italic, VNI-Script-Italic, VNI-Shadow, VNI-Silver, VNI-Slogan, VNI-Souvir-Bold-Italic, VNI-Souvir-Bold, VNI-Standout-Regular, VNI-StencilU, VNI-Stylus-Regular, VNI-Swiss-Condense-Bold, VNI-Swiss-Condense, VNI-Tekon-Italic, VNI-Tekon, VNI-Tekon, VNI-Times-Bold-Italic, VNI-Times-Bold, VNI-Times-Italic, VNI-Times-Italic, VN-NTimes, VNI-Top, VNI-Tubes, VNI-Univer, VNI-Vari, VNI-Wide-Latin, VNI-Zap, VNI-Harrington, VNTicker-Tape, VNtimes-new-roman, VPS-Ha-Noi-Medium-Hoa-Italic, VnVivienne, VNI-Vivi, Vn3D2-Italic, Vn3D2-Normal, Vn3DH-Normal, VnAachen-Italic, VnAachen-Normal, VnArabia2, VnArabiaH, VnArial, VnArial-Bold, VnArial-Bold-Italic, VnArialH, VnArialH-Bold, VnArialH-Bold-Italic, VnArialH-Italic, VnArial-Italic, VnArial-Narrow, VnArial-Narrow-Bold, VnArial-NarrowH, VnArial-Narrow-Italic, VnAriston2-Normal, VnAristoteH-Medium, VnAristote-Medium, VnAvant, VnAvant-Bold, VnAvant-Bold-Italic, VnAvantH, VnAvantH-Bold, VnAvantH-Bold-Italic, VnAvantH-Italic, VnAvant-Italic, VnBahamasB-Bold, VnBahamasBH-Bold, VnBarmeno2-Extra-Bold, VnBauhaus-Bold, VnBauhaus-Bold-Italic, VnBauhaus-Italic, VnBauhaus-Normal, VnBellevue2, VnBenguiat-Bold, VnBenguiat-Bold-Italic, VnBenguiat-Italic, VnBenguiat-Normal, VnBlack, VnBlackH, VnBlippo2-Italic, VnBlippo2-Normal, VnBodoni, VnBodoniBold2-Bold, VnBodoniBold2-Bold, VnBodoniBold2-Bold-Italic, VnBodoniBold2-Bold-Italic, VnBodoniH, VnBodoni-Poster-Condensed-Italic, VnBodoni-Poster-Condensed-Normal, VnBook-Antiqua, VnBook-Antiqua-Bold, VnBook-AntiquaH, VnBrody, VnCaslon-Bold, VnCaslon-Bold-Italic, VnCaslon-Italic, VnCaslon-Normal, VnCastellar2-MT, VnCentury-Schoolbook, VnCentury-Schoolbook-Bold, VnCentury-Schoolbook-Bold-Italic, VnCentury-SchoolbookH, VnCentury-SchoolbookH-Bold, VnCentury-SchoolbookH-Bold-Italic, VnCentury-SchoolbookH-Italic, VnCentury-Schoolbook-Italic, VnClarendon2-Italic, VnClarendon2-Normal, VnClarendonH-Normal, VnClarendon-Normal, VnCommercial-ScriptH-Italic, VnCommercial-Script-Italic, VnCooper2-Italic, VnCooper2-Normal, VnCooperH, VnCooper-Medium, VnCoronet2-Italic, VnCoronet2-Normal, VnCour02-Bold, VnCour02-Bold-Italic, VnCour02-Italic, VnCour02-Normal, VnCourier-New, VnCourier-New-Bold, VnCourier-New-Bold-Italic, VnCourier-NewH, VnCourier-NewH-Bold, VnCourier-New-Italic, VnCourier-Normal, VnDomCasual2-Italic, VnDomCasual2-Normal, VnErie2-Normal, VnErieBlack-Bold, VnErieBlack-Normal, VnExotic2-Normal, VnExoticH-Normal, VnExotic-Normal, VnFetteFraktur2-Italic, VnFetteFraktur2-Normal, VnFreeH-Medium, VnFree-Medium, VnFreeStyle2-Italic, VnFreeStyle2-Normal, VnFutura-Condensed-Bold, VnFutura-Condensed-Bold-Italic, VnFutura-Condensed-Italic, VnFutura-Condensed-Normal, VnGoldenOldStyle-Italic, VnGothicH-Normal, VnGothic-Normal, VnHelvIns2-Italic, VnHelvIns2-Normal, VnHelvetInsH-Medium, VnHelvetIns-Medium, VnHobo2-Italic, VnHobo2-Normal, VnKaufmann-Bold, VnKaufmann-Normal, VnKoala, VnKoalaH, VnLetterGothic2-Normal, VnLincoln, VnLincolnH, VnLinus, VnLinusH, VnLucida-sans, VnMagnaCarta, VnMemorandum, VnMemorandumH, VnMonotype-corsivaH-Italic, VnMonotype-corsiva-Italic, VnMystical, VnMysticalH, VnNCentury2-Bold-Italic, VnNCentury2-Italic, VnNCentury2-Normal, VnNewsGothic2-Normal, VnNuptialScript2, VnPalatino-Italic, VnParisian-Normal, VnParkH-Medium, VnPark-Medium, VnPostAntiqua-Italic, VnPostAntiqua-Normal, VnPresentH-Medium, VnPresent-Medium, VnPresident2-Normal, VnRevue2-Italic, VnRevue2-Normal, VnRevueH-Medium, VnRevue-Medium, VnRockwell2-Bold, VnScript2-Normal, VnShelley-Allegro, VnSouthern, VnSouthern-Bold, VnSouthern-Bold-Italic, VnSouthernH, VnSouthern-Italic, VnSouvenir-Bold-Italic, VnSouvenir-Italic, VnStamp-Normal, VnStencil2-Italic, VnStencil2-Normal, VnSwitzerland, VnTeknical, VnTekton-Italic, VnTekton-Normal, VnTifani-HeavyH-Normal, VnTifani-Heavy-Normal, VnTiffany-Bold, VnTiffany-Bold-Italic, VnTiffany-Italic, VnTiffany-Normal, VnTifheavy-Bold, VnTifheavy-Bold-Italic, VnTime, VnTime-Bold, VnTime-Bold-Italic, VnTimeH, VnTimeH-Bold, VnTimeH-Bold-Italic, VnTimeH-Italic, VnTime-Italic, VnTimes28-Bold, VnTimes28-Bold-Italic, VnTimes28-Italic, VnTimes28-Normal, VnTimes2-Bold, VnTimes2-Bold-Italic, VnTimes2-Italic, VnTimes2-Normal, VnUncial-Normal, VnUniverseH-Normal, VnUniverse-Normal, VnUniversityRoman-Italic, VnUniversityRoman-Normal, VnVAGround-Bold, VnVAGround-Bold-Italic, VnVAGround-Italic, VnVAGround-Normal, VnVogueH-Medium, VnVogue-Medium, VnWindsor2-Italic, VnWindsor2-Normal, VnZapfChancery-Italic, Vogue-Bold, Vogue. 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Neue Frutiger was developed by Akira Kobayashi and the Monotype (ex-Linotype) Design Team, in 2018. An outgrowth of Adrian Frutiger's successful Frutiger font, this wayfinding family was split by Monotype into several packages:
The Linotype Design team released Neue Helvetica World in 2017. It covers the pan-European area (extended Latin alphabet, Cyrillic and Greek) as well as Arabic, Hebrew, Armenian, Georgian, Thai and Vietnamese. Each font has about 1700 glyphs. Back in 1983, D. Stempel AG redesigned Miedinger's Helvetica typeface and created a digital version. Neue Helvetica World has six additional styles including Arabic, Georgian and a specially-designed Hebrew version. For pairing with languages further afield, Monotype / Linotype recommend these typefaces: Saral Devanagari (for devanagari), Tazugane Gothic or Yu Gothic (for Japanese), YD Gothic 100 or YD Gothic 700 (for Korean), M Ying Hei PRC or M Hei PRC (for Simplified Chinese), M Ying Hei HK or M Hei HK (for traditional Chinese). [Google] [More] ⦿
A Ph.D. in linguistics, Ngo Thanh Nhan is involved in the standardization of Quoc Ngu, Nom, an ideographic script used in Vietnam for more than 1000 years, which is facing extinction, and Cham script. He is member of the Vietnamese Nom Preservation Foundation. Now a computational linguist at New York University, who built the Nom font used in the book of Ho Xuan Huong's poetry. He spoke at ATypI in Copenhagen in 2001. [Google] [More] ⦿
Nguyen Type is a small type foundry founded by Andree Nguyen in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In 2019, Andree released the display typeface family Iconique Sans, the cross-cultural Latin typeface House of Nguyen (2019) and the fantastic decorated caps typeface Khong Gian Am (2019: inspired by negative things and sins). In 2020, Andree designed Iconique Serif and the experimental typefaces Froot Mono and Seed Mono. [Google] [More] ⦿
In their Global Type collection, URW++ has its Helvetica clone, Nimbus Sans (2005, 5 fonts, 2000 Euros) and Nimbus Roman (2005, 2 fonts, 2000 Euros). The former is based on Helvetica, the latter on Times New Roman. Meant as workhorses, these fonts cover Turkish, Baltic, Romanian, Cyrillic, Greek, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Arabic, and Hebrew. Of course, Nimbus Sans can be had for free at Open Font Library.
The first versions of Nimbus Sans were digitized in the 1980s for the URW Signus sign-making system. The highest precision of all characters (1/100 mm accuracy) were required because the fonts were to be cut in any size in vinyl or other material used for sign-making. During this period three size ranges were created for text (T), display (D) and poster (P). In addition, URW produced the L-version that was compatible with Adobe's PostScript version of Helvetica. Nimbus was also the product name of a URW-proprietary renderer for high quality and fast rasterization of outline fonts. Also in the 1980s, a new improved and expanded version of the Nimbus Sans, Nimbus Sans Novus, was developed with URW's Ikarus system. Nimbus Sans Novus was modified for Nimbus Sans Round in 2015. Nimbus Sans Devanagari was redesigned in 2016. Nimbus Roman Japanese was refurbished in 2014 by URW. [Google] [More] ⦿
Vietnamese truetype fonts by Ohan-Dinh Thin (1988-1992): CuuLongGiangByPhanDinh, HaiNhiByThPhanDinh, HaiNhiXLByThPhanDinh, THVUHByPhanDinh, VienKhucByThinPhanDinh, LamSonByThPhanDinh, PDTTrungVuongBook. Plus The-Vu-B. [Google] [More] ⦿
Pablo Saratxaga's archive with about 20 display fonts, and fonts for Vietnamese, Armenian, Georgian, Thai, Indic and dingbats. Just the Armenian subarchive has these fonts, mostly by Ruben Tarumian, dated 1994: ArTarumianAfrickian, ArTarumianAnpuit, ArTarumianBakhum, ArTarumianBarak-Bold, ArTarumianBarak, ArTarumianErevan, ArTarumianGovazd-Italic, ArTarumianGrig, ArTarumianGrqiNor-Bold-Italik, ArTarumianGrqiNor-Bold, ArTarumianGrqiNor-Italic, ArTarumianGrqiNor, ArTarumianHamagumar, ArTarumianHandes, ArTarumianHeghnar, ArTarumianIshxan, ArTarumianKamar, ArTarumianMHarvats, ArTarumianMatenagir-Bold-Italic, ArTarumianMatenagir-Bold, ArTarumianMatenagir-Italic, ArTarumianMatenagir, ArTarumianNorMatenagir, ArTarumianPastar, ArmNet-Helvetica. [Google] [More] ⦿
Austrian designer of the hand-printed typeface Patrick Hand (2010). Patrick Hand is also available at Google Font Directory. Patrick Hand SC (for Latin and Vietnamese) was published in 2013 at Google Web Fonts.
Vietnamese graphic and type designer who is Professor of Typography at the Hanoi Architectural University, Vietnam, since 2011. He studied at ESAD in Amiens, France. His graduation project at ESAD was a Latin / Vietnamese typeface family called Cadao. Specially designed for Vietnamese, it has a roman, an italic and a sans style. This typeface took two years of work. He writes: This is, in my opinion, the first typeface family which is seriously designed for the Vietnamese language requirements. All other existing fonts for use in Vietnamese were simply solutions to adaptation needs. There are of course some good designs, for example the works of R. Slimbach: Garamond Premier Pro, Myriad Pro, Minion Pro. Nevertheless, these fonts can not be considered as a perfect solution for the Vietnamese language. [Google] [More] ⦿
French (Corsican) designer of the semi-calligraphic script typeface Pecita (2009) and of OTFPOC (2012). Home page, which is entirely set in this script, yet is text-searchable and used as a regular font---great example to follow. Pecita also covers Greek, Turkish, Cyrillic, Vietnamese and IPA.
In 2014, they published the rounded connected script typeface Aghja at OFL.
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.
Quoc ngu (national script) is the romanized form of the written Vietnamese language, attributed to Alexandre de Rhodes, who published the first Vietnamese-Latin-Portuguese dictionary in 1651. [Google] [More] ⦿
Commercial Khmer font producer. Salika Ltd is located in Tokyo. Their Khmer fonts are named Khm-1 through Khm-4. They also have fonts for Bengali, Burmese, Chinese, Latin, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Nepali, Cyrillic, Tamil, Thai and Vietnamese. [Google] [More] ⦿
The SEALANG web site is managed by Doug Cooper / Southeast Asian Software Research Center. Documentation (PDF files) and some free fonts. Burmese, devanagari, Jawi, Lao Dhamma, Ramkhamhaeng, Tibetan, Vietnamese, Mudir Thai. [Google] [More] ⦿
"The SIL Tai Dam Fonts are regular and bold versions of the traditional Tai Dam script and are closely based on handwritten letters. [...] Over half a million Tai Dam people (also known as Black Tai or Tai Noir) live in northwestern Vietnam and northern Laos. Their language is a member of the Tai-Kadai language family and is closely related to Laotian and Standard Thai. [...] Special thanks are due to Mr. Faah Baccam, whose drawings have served as the basis for the development of these fonts." These fonts, developed by J. Victor Gaultney at the Summer Institute of Linguistics, are free. [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2013-2014, Sony Design and Akira Kobayashi (Monotype) created the SST typeface family for corporate use. It is a sharp-edged universal sans that can be used in 93 languages, including Japanese, Arabic, Thai, Russian and Greek, to name a few. Interesting to see that Chinese is not covered, and that the design of a sharp-cornered typeface comes at a time when just about everybody else is into rounded sans typefaces. Akira Kobayashi, Monotype type director and primary designer on the project, turned to a network of local designers around the world for their individual language expertise. Subfamilies include SST Hebrew (2017), SST Arabic, SST Thai, SST Vietnamese, SST Japanese (which is a cooperation of Kobayashi with Isao Suzuki, Hideyo Ryoken and Saori Ooshima of Type Project). The typophiles complain that the Arabic is out of place and wonder what the utility is of yet another Frutiger. [Google] [More] ⦿
In the late 1990s, SSi used to sell foreign fonts for Arabic, Urdu, Greek, Hebrew, Armenian, Baltic, Burmese, Cherokee, Cyrillic, Cree, Simplified Chinese, Ethiopian, Inuktitut, Gaelic, IPA, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Mayan. Farsi, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Syriac, South Arabian, Tamil, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Ugaritic, and Vietnamese. Plus musical dingbats. Of course, they did not make a single of these fonts themselves. [Google] [More] ⦿
South East Asian TrueType font archive, with Thai, Burmese, Buginese, and Vietnamese fonts, for example. At the site of Dr. Vincent Houben, University of Passau in Germany. Can't locate the archive any more! [Google] [More] ⦿
Yannis Haralambous and Tereza Tranaka created these truetype and type 1 fonts for the Omega Project in 1999: OmegaSerif8859-1-Bold, OmegaSerif8859-1-BoldItalic, OmegaSerif8859-1-Italic, OmegaSerif8859-1, OmegaSerif8859-2-Bold, OmegaSerif8859-2-BoldItalic, OmegaSerif8859-2-Italic, OmegaSerif8859-2, OmegaSerif8859-3-Bold, OmegaSerif8859-3-BoldItalic, OmegaSerif8859-3-Italic, OmegaSerif8859-3, OmegaSerif8859-4-Bold, OmegaSerif8859-4-BoldItalic, OmegaSerif8859-4-Italic, OmegaSerif8859-4, OmegaSerif8859-5-Bold, OmegaSerif8859-5-BoldItalic, OmegaSerif8859-5-Italic, OmegaSerif8859-5, OmegaSerifThaiIso, OmegaSerifVISCII. [Google] [More] ⦿
Founded by John Balaban in 1999, the foundation is in part concerned with the digitization of Nom Script (which in turn was derived from Chinese). Only 30 people worldwide nowadays can read Nom. Most documents in Nom are in a small library in Hanoi. [Google] [More] ⦿
Artist and author Thi Bui was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the United States as a child. She studied art and legal studies and became a public school teacher. Bui lives in Berkeley, California. The Best We Could Do (2018) was created by Thi Bui who used the font in her graphic novel by the same name. It was published by Chank. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Archive for Vietnamese fonts. This includes Unicode truetype fonts that have Vietnamese support, such as PalatinoLinotype, Tahoma, MicrosoftSansSerif, MSReferenceSerif, MSReferenceSansSerif, and GeorgiaRef. [Google] [More] ⦿
Vietnamese VISCII fonts and font links. PostScript, X Windows, metafont and truetype. Non-profit group established in 1992: "TriChlor is a nonprofit group that promotes the development of free Vietnamese VISCII-compliant software and fonts for Dos, Windows, Unix, X-Windows, and Macintosh. ". Great site maintained by Hoc D. Ngo, Hung P. Ho, Cuong Bui and Dung P. Ho! Currently about 70 free TrueType fonts! [Google] [More] ⦿
French foundry, est. 2008, by Jonathan Perez and Laurent Bourcellier. Graduates from the Ecole Estienne in Paris, they have made the following fonts:
The true type fonts HAN NOM A and HAN NOM B have been developed by Chan Nguyen Do Quoc Bao (Germany), To Minh Tam (USA) and Ni sinh Thien Vien Vien Chieu (Vietnam). Their work got started in 2001, completed in 2003, and publicized in 2005. Unicode compliant and free. [Google] [More] ⦿
Between 2005 and 2020, URW developed first URW Nimbus Sans---their take on max Miedinger's Helvetica---and later URW Nimbus Sans Global that covers all major scripts: Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Arabic (+Pashtu, +Urdu), Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Armenian. Each of the seven styles has 65,000 glyphs and costs 2320 Euros (about 2500 dollars) per style. [Google] [More] ⦿
Vietnamese type foundry. Check Printing and typefounding in South Viet Nam: The Vien-Hung Type foundry (Richard L. Hopkins, The Hill & Dale Press, 1970). [Google] [More] ⦿
Vietnamese type designer. In 2019, Gabriel Lam and Vietanh Nguyen co-designed the free Google web font Darker Grotesque, a 14-style contemporary grotesque. They also released the neo-grotesk typeface family Be Vietnam at Google Fonts in 2019 and Be Vietnam Pro in 2021 (the latter font was by Lam Bao, Tony Le and Vietanh Nguyen). [Google] [More] ⦿
Look for the Nom Proper Table, TCVN 5773:1993 and the Han Nom Table, TCVN 6056:1995. See also here. In the last few years some errors were corrected, the earlier standards were made obsolete and a newer set of unicode standards has been published, VHN 1:1998 and VHN 2:1998. [Google] [More] ⦿
Based in San Jose, CA, a society for things Vietnamese. Download the VPS font family. Includes fonts for Windows, X-Windows/UNIX, and Mac. 5MB worth of truetype fonts! List of families: VPS-An-Giang, VPS-An-Loc, VPS-An-Xuyen, VPS-Ba-Ria, VPS-Bac-Giang, VPS-Bac-Kan, VPS-Bac-Lieu, VPS-Bac-Ninh, VPS-Ben-Tre, VPS-Bien, VPS-Binh, VPS-Ca-Mau, VPS-Can-Tho, VPS-Cao-Bang, VPS-Chau-Doc, VPS-Cho-Lon, VPS-Con-Son, VPS-Courier, VPS-Cu-Chi, VPS-Da-Nang, VPS-Dac-Lac, VPS-Dong-Da, VPS-Dong-Ha, VPS-Dong-Hoi, VPS-Dong-Nai, VPS-Gia-Dinh, VPS-Go-Cong, VPS-Ha-Dong, VPS-Ha-Long, VPS-Ha-Noi, VPS-Ha-Tien, VPS-Hai-Ninh, VPS-Hai-Phong, VPS-Helv, VPS-Hoa-Binh, VPS-Hoa-Lu, VPS-Hoang-Sa, VPS-Hue, VPS-Hung-Yen, VPS-Khanh, VPS-KheSanhHoa, VPS-Kien-An, VPS-Kien-Giang, VPS-Kontum, VPS-Lai-Chau, VPS-Lang-Son, VPS-Lao-Kay, VPS-Long-An, VPS-Long-Binh, VPS-Long-Hai, VPS-Long-Khanh, VPS-Long-Xuyen, VPS-My-Tho, VPS-Nghe-An, VPS-Ninh-Thuan, VPS-Phong-Dinh, VPS-Phu-Bon, VPS-Phu-Quoc, VPS-Phu-Yen, VPS-Phuoc-Long, VPS-Phuoc-Thanh, VPS-Pleiku, VPS-Quang-Ngai, VPS-Quang-Tri, VPS-Quang-Yen, VPS-Qui-Nhon, VPS-Sai-Gon, VPS-Soc-Trang, VPS-Son-La, VPS-Son-Tay, VPS-Tay-Ninh, VPS-Thai-Nguyen, VPS-Thanh, VPS-Thu-Duc, VPS-Times, VPS-Tra-Vinh, VPS-Truong-Sa-Light, VPS-Tuyen-Duc, VPS-Tuyen-Quang, VPS-Vinh, VPS-Vinh-Long, VPS-Vinh-Yen, VPS-Vung-Tau, VPS-Yen-Bai. [Google] [More] ⦿
Vietnamese: recommended typefaces
As part of his on-line book, Vietnamese Typography (2018), Donny Truong lists his favorite typefaces for Vietnamese typesetting. I reproduce his list and his comments verbatim. Please support his on-line book! Donny Truong's list:
Donny Truong is a designer with a passion for typography and the web. He received his MA in Graphic Design from the George Mason University School of Art, where he taught advanced web design and usability. He wrote the on-line text Vietnamese Typography (2016; second edition here, dated 2018) and Professional Web Typography. [Google] [More] ⦿
Unicode-compliant Vietnamese fonts: VU-An-Giang, VUAnhDao, VUBachMai, VUBangLang, VUBoDa, VUCamHuong, VUCamThach, VUHaiDuong, VU-Le-Sa, VUMyHa, VUPhongDinh, VUPhuongAnh, VUPhuDung, VUPhuongMai, VU-Phu-Tho, VUVuongQuyen. Direct access. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam-based designer of the display typefaces Mekong (2017), Practicus (2017: a display stencil), Domdom (2015) and Kitchen (2014, a free hiragana emulation typeface).
Russian-Vietnamese outfit that used to make some Cyrillic fonts from 1991-1993: CyrillicBrushMedium, CyrillicChancellor, CyrillicCompressedMedium, CyrillicCooper, CyrillicCooper, CyrillicGaramondItalic, CyrillicGoth, CyrillicGoth, CyrillicHeavy, CyrillicHelvetBold, CyrillicHelvetBoldItalic, CyrillicHelvetMedium, CyrillicHover, CyrillicOld, CyrillicOld, CyrillicRibbon, CyrillicTimesBold, CyrillicTimesBoldItalic, CyrillicTimesMedium. They also sell Vietnamese fonts. Oddly enough, it seems to be located in Laguna Hills, CA, now, and the fonts can no longer be found on their site. [Google] [More] ⦿
VNR provides Vietnamese Fonts for TeX. The fonts are in Metafont and type 1 format. The VNR package is originally written by Han The Thanh and currently maintained by Ky Anh. See also here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Vietnamese versions of the Computer Modern fonts developed by The Thanh Han, in mwetafont and type 1 formats. The fonts are accompanied by vntex which lets one handle the T5 encoding used in the fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
A corporate URW studio sans family published in 2012. The six-font family sells for over 4000 dollars and covers Turkish, Baltic, Romanian, Cyrillic, Greek, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, and Hebrew. [Google] [More] ⦿
WorldScript: language utilities for the Mac (free downloads). Includes Turkish, Cherokee, Uralic Cyrillic, Georgian, Icelandic, Maltese, Vietnamese, Celtic, Intuktitut, Greek and Coptic support. Page maintained by Michael Everson. [Google] [More] ⦿
A corporate geometric URW studio sans family published in 2012. The three-font family sells for over 5000 dollars and covers Turkish, Baltic, Romanian, Cyrillic, Greek, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, and Hebrew. URW++ is authorized by the Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG to deliver the new corporate fonts to external service providers of Würth on the basis of royalty payment. Würth covers Turkish, Baltic, Romanian, Cyrillic, Greek, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, and Hebrew. [Google] [More] ⦿
Yellow Type Foundry
Xanh Mono is a monospaced didone typeface for Latin and Vietnamese, designed in 2020 by Lam Bao and Duy Dao. It can be downloaded from Google Fonts.
Aka Zin Nguyen. Hanoi, Vietnam-based typographer, type designer and illustrator. Creator of the free condensed modular typeface Luciana (2015), the free compass-and-ruler font Fuerte (2015), the free squarish typeface Atlantico (2015), and the free ball terminal laden Charming Typeface (2015).
In 2019, he published the fashionable high contrast all caps sans typeface Ao Dai.
In 2020, he released the wide sans typeface Drastik (Latin and Cyrillic).