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鈥淗aley Halcyon鈥檚 coding dump鈥

I design, make music, play rhythm games, and code. Here's a link to a bunch of stuff I coded.
Shavian fonts by Haley Wakamatsu
Because it鈥檚 supported by Unicode.

About

Shavian is an alternate writing system for English, where one sound corresponds to one letter, and vice versa (for the most part). It was published in 1962, and added to Unicode in April 2003.

The alphabet is partially featural, which means related sounds have related shapes, such as /p t k s/ being 饜憪 饜憫 饜憭 饜憰, and their voiced versions, /b d g z/ being their flipped versions, 饜憵 饜憶 饜憸 饜憻.

More info

Shavian.info also has a list of fonts that support Shavian.

on the topic of unicase Shavian

the ambiguity

A recurring design decision I have made with these fonts is to make the letters all have the same height, which I refer to as 鈥渦nicase Shavian鈥 (which is not entirely accurate, since Shavian has no letter case to begin with, but since this makes Shavian look more like all-caps Latin text, I found the term to be apt enough).

However, a glaring problem presents itself when removing the height distinction: the consonant characters 饜憪 饜憵 饜憮 饜憹 and the vowel characters 饜應 饜懅 饜懆 饜懇 are only distinguished by height, so they have to be distinguished some other way.

the solution

I was inspired by this image from one of Kingsley Read鈥檚 earlier drafts for what would eventually become Shavian, where he tackled this very same problem of unicase Shavian.

Read added crossbars on the stems to signify how many rule lines the letter was to cross. He also had looped letters, which went unused in the final Shavian alphabet.

Based on those, 饜憪 and 饜憵 gained loops to resemble the Latin 鈥淧鈥 and 鈥渂鈥, while 饜憮 and 饜憹 gained crossbars to resemble 鈥渇鈥.

饜懛饜懁饜憰饜憫饜懜饜憻 / Allstars Shavian

2024-01-27

Description

Allstars Shavian is a sentence-case Shavian 8x8 pixel font. Its uppercase Latin portion was based on the text from Super Mario All-Stars.

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饜憰饜憫饜懆饜懃饜憪饜懇饜憫饜懅饜懁饜懘 饜憮饜懇饜憲饜懅饜憫饜懘 / Stampatello Faceto

2023-11-10

Description

Stampatello Faceto is an open-source block-script handwriting font based on my own handwriting on a Stabilo 7mm felt tip pen. It supports ligatures for 饜懇饜懐, 饜懢饜懐, and 饜懄饜憴 for a more natural feel.

鈥淪tampatello faceto鈥 is Italian for 鈥渇acetious block script鈥; I chose the Italian term because Italian block script writes the lowercase 鈥渁鈥 in its 2-storey form like I do!

It also supports Cyrillic, polytonic Ancient Greek, and (most) IPA.

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饜憰饜憪饜懕饜憰 饜懃饜應饜懐饜懘 / Space Mono Shavian

2023-06-16

Description

Space Mono Shavian is a Shavian extension of Space Mono by Colophon. It is geometric, and its most distinguishable feature is the thin joints where two near-parallel strokes meet.

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饜懛饜憶饜懄饜懘 饜懐饜懗饜憸饜懄饜憫 / Audio Nugget

2023-03-09

Description

Audio Nugget is a rounded blocky display font inspired by the Y2K aesthetic. Its name is a reference to the YouTube channel DankPods, who reviews music players which he calls 鈥渘uggets鈥.

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饜憵饜懝饜懐2b饜憰饜憪饜懝饜憫饜懄 FS / Born2bSporty FS

2023-03-09

Description

Born2bSporty FS is a pixel font with 2px strokes and a high x-height. It has expansive multilingual support spanning 6 writing systems (Latin, Cyrillic, Greek, Hiragana, Katakana, Shavian) and lots of accented characters, technical characters, and symbols.

It is a remake of the original Born2bSporty font.

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饜憭饜懇饜懐饜憰饜懄饜憰饜憫饜懇饜懐饜憰饜懄 / Consistency

2022-08-03

Description

Consistency is a modern serif font with a tall x-height, designed for children and academics alike.

Consistency Shavian is an unofficial extension of the font Computer Modern Serif, which was created by Donald Knuth as the default font for TeX.

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饜憵饜懆饜懐饜憫饜懠 / Banter

2022-04-29

Description

Banter Shavian is a comic-style display font intended for onomatopoeia and yelling. Two versions are available: 鈥Unicase鈥 and 鈥淭riline鈥.

Banter is an unofficial extension of the font Bangers by Vernon Adams, which has been skewed 11° to the left to undo its slant. The user is free to skew it as they wish. Banter also enhances the multilingual support of Bangers, and expands its Latin portion to support countless languages.

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饜懃饜懄饜憭饜懎饜憶饜懘 / Mikado Shavian

2022-02-16

Description

Mikado Shavian is a playful rounded font, originally by Hannes Van D枚hren. It had also been my branding font for years, prior to switching to Bricolage Grotseque! This is an (unauthorized) extension of its Bold weight for the Shavian alphabet.

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饜憰饜憫饜懜饜憻饜懙饜懃 / Starzoom

2021-11-06

Description

Starzoom Shavian is a futuristic display font. It has angular cutaways that suggest speed, and is also available with a slant for a bit of extra speediness.

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Bonus: Starzoom Deseret

As an overdue April Fool鈥檚 joke on 2024-04-03, I made a Deseret version of Starzoom.

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饜憵饜懆饜憭 饜懁饜應饜憸 / Back Log

2022-02-16

Description

Back Log Shavian is a comic book font based on Back Issues BB by Blambot Comic Fonts (free for non-profit or indie comics use). It is a unicase styled font.

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饜懄饜懃饜憪饜懄饜憫饜懇饜憰 / Impetus

2021-11-29

Description

Impetus Shavian is a bold, industrial display font that adapts the design of Impact by Geoffrey Lee, made famous by its inclusion in the Core Fonts for the Web and its eventual notoriety as the image macro meme font. If you want to make memes in the Shavian alphabet, here's your match!

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饜懃饜懖饜懐饜憭饜懏饜懆饜憮饜憫 / Minecraft

2021-11-29

Description

Minecraft Shavian is an 8px proportional pixel font that adapts the look of the default system font of Minecraft.

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饜憮饜懆饜懃饜懄 饜憰饜懆饜懐饜憻 饜憵饜懘饜懁饜憶 / Fami Sans Bold

2021-11-29

Description

Fami Sans Bold Shavian is an 8px fixed-width pixel font that mimics the look of 8-bit video games, such as on the Famicom/NES. It is a unicase styled font.

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饜憰饜懄饜憭饜憰饜憮饜懝 / SixFour

2021-11-29

Description

SixFour Shavian is an 8px fixed-width pixel font that mimics the look of the Commodore 64鈥檚 default font. It is a unicase styled font.

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