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Why there's no UTF-8 fonts?

Dec 30, 2010 at 05:04

Hello.
I'm searching for script/handwriting font, i have checked about 100 fonts and NO ONE of them supports UTF-8 encoding (ēūīāģķļčņ and more). Why's that? Is UTF-8 really dead? Cus as far as i know, for whole europe UTF-8 is standart font. I can't write my letter without characters like ĀĒŪ and so so.

If anyone know any script/handwriting font who supports "ēūīāģķļčņ", please paste it there.
Thanks.


Dec 30, 2010 at 09:15

Check out this:

http://www.fontspace.com/hanoded-photography/moonlight-shadow

http://www.fontspace.com/hanoded-photography/rabbit-on-the-moon

They support most of the accents you crave. I will add the other glyphs in the future.

And an answer to your question as to why no on bothers to add the accents: because they're a hassle, take a long time and about 70% of the population (or more) don't use caron, hungarian umlaut, macron and the like!


Dec 30, 2010 at 09:40

most of the fonts who support CE languages are commercial fonts, sorry


Dec 30, 2010 at 12:24

hanoded said  
Check out this:

http://www.fontspace.com/hanoded-photography/moonlight-shadow

http://www.fontspace.com/hanoded-photography/rabbit-on-the-moon

They support most of the accents you crave. I will add the other glyphs in the future.

And an answer to your question as to why no on bothers to add the accents: because they're a hassle, take a long time and about 70% of the population (or more) don't use caron, hungarian umlaut, macron and the like!

First one doesnt support "ģļčņ"
Second one "ģķļņ".

Thanks anyway


Dec 30, 2010 at 13:39

hmmm, must have overlooked those. As I said, will add those in the future, but as I am in Birma right now, uploading is pretty crappy here (it is blocked by the wonderful gov't of this country). ;-((

And yes: most fonts that support a full character set are commercial! There are hardly any free fonts with the worx..


Dec 30, 2010 at 15:29

http://www.linotype.com/en/advancedsearch#info
then click on "by character set features" tab


Dec 30, 2010 at 16:43

No CE handwriting fonts?
Freestyle Script (ITC), Bickley Script (ITC), Gravura (ITC), ITC Arid, ITC Bradley Hand, ITC Freemouse, ITC Grimshaw Hand, ITC Johann Sparkling, ITC Samuel, Indy Italic (ITC), Riva (ITC), Voluta Script (Adobe), Caflisch Script (Adobe), Ex Ponto (Adobe), Nevison Casual (Linotype), P22 Royalist (Sherwood Type), EF Autograph Script, Bouffant (Typodermic), Maryam (Outras Fontes Type Foundry), Giacometti (Linotype), Jiffy (Linotype), Lake Informal (Linotype), Linotype Agogo, Linotype Belle, Linotype Ego, Linotype Elisa, Linotype Feltpen, Linotype Finerliner, Linotype Inky Script, Linotype Salamander, Linotype Sallwey Script, ReadMyHand (Linotype), Wiesbaden Swing (Linotype), Noris Script (Linotype), Zapfino Extra (Linotype), Hamada (Linotype), Jump (Linotype), JP2 (Linotype), to name a few.


Dec 30, 2010 at 17:06

Ogonek is one of the accents causing most trouble to typographers.


Dec 30, 2010 at 17:09

koeiekat said  
No CE handwriting fonts?

ITC Studio Script, PF Champion Script Pro,...

http://www.paratype.com


Jan 12, 2011 at 22:40

Kimberly Geswein has updated many of her handwriting fonts recently to include those diacritics. The diacritic letters are not always very well designed, but perhaps passable for your intended use? Only free for personal use, mind you.
http://www.dafont.com/kimberly-geswein.d1468

I specialize in upgrading free fonts to include most diacritics (with permission from the original designers) and then releasing them with a very generous commercial license. Check out my site if you're on a tight budget, and need good quality fonts with multilingual support
http://www.cheapprofonts.com/

BTW, UTF-8 is not a font character set, it's a method to select glyphs (based on Unicode)
ALL the TrueType fonts on this site support UTF-8 - they just don't have that many diacritic glyphs...



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