Fonts } Huronia
Many languages have been ignored by the typographic community. In the age of computer typesetting, these languages and their literatures have been served by well-intentioned, but basic type solutions — solutions which would be balked at by typographers, but nonetheless served at least their basic function. This is not a disparagement of such efforts, often undertaken by individuals with few resources or much knowledge in the fineries of type design. It is rather an acknowledgement that so many cultures have been under-served by the typographic community, whose contribution could in some small way assist in not only the preservation of endangered languages through publishing, but also to contribute to the ability to render those languages in beautiful ways.
To that end, Huronia aims to not only provide basic language support for all American languages, but to extend that across styles and variants when appropriate—ie. matching character support for small capitals, italic and bold and a variety of ways to enter the text.
Of course, not everyone needs such extensive language support, and so we offer two editions: The Standard edition for European languages and the Professional edition for European and American languages.
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The ‘Standard’ set of fonts for Huronia comprise of Tiro’s Pan-European Latin character set. This character set supports all European languages which use the Latin/Roman script, plus other languages whose orthography coincides.
Purchase Huronia Regular Standard and Italic Standard:
A sample copy of the basic license agreement (EULA) may be read here. *Please review the EULA prior to requesting a font license* and read the terms of contract. There are some restrictions on usage in the basic license. If you require alternate licenses or wish to negotiate different terms or have any questions, please email us prior to ordering.
For licenses of more than 20 users, contact us for prices.
Purchase Huronia Regular Standard, Bold Standard and Italic Standard:
The ‘Professional’ set of fonts, which are currently in development, expands upon the Standard character/glyphset, with targeted language and script support for languages of the Americas, including Canadian Syllabics, Cherokee, Latin and Latin derivatives for Americanist orthographies, IPA and support for arbitrary accent positioning. Polytonic Greek will also be included in the Pro version. Refer to the PDF specimen for a list of languages supported by Huronia Standard and Huronia Professional. Huronia Regular Pro is currently in limited beta, with the Italic being expanded to the same level of support. Contact us if you wish to be advised when the fonts are released or if you wish to purchase a beta license, or have a specific orthography added.
In addition to these commercial distributions, individual groups or organizations are invited to contribute to fund free or low cost distribution of targeted language fonts. Generally, this would entail purchasing a distribution license, whose fee would be depedent on how complicated the font would be (number of characters, special OpenType features etc.). Such a font would be a subset of Huronia, and could then be distributed by the licensee, along with ancillary keyboard drivers.
Scripts currently supported:
IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet)
Canadian Syllabics (Inuktitut, Cree etc.)