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Thai style fonts

I've come across a couple of fonts in fitting with a thai style theme and was wandering if anyone could help identify them? Two screenshots attached.


I’ve been working on a family of multiscript monospaced bitmap screen fonts, and I’d appreciate your comments.

Some remarks in advance:


I'm working on a set of packagings in different languages and I'd need to know what difficulties I could find in terms of type, composition, if it's written from left to right or top to bottom. If there's a wiki or a site where I can read information about it please let me know. Here's the list of the languages and what I know so far:

- greek: left to right, no problems with Myriad

- indonesian: from left to right, can work it out as english, no problem

- corean: top to bottom, no problems in terms of type but wondering how to work the text direction

- hindu: not sure if it's left to right, problems with type

- thai: not sure if it's left to right, problems with type

Or direct me to a site that has contemporary Thai fonts available.
This site is good but doesn't have any fonts to match the image I've attached.

mr's picture

Thai blackletter

I just found the Bank of Thailand's logo, which is in a Thai version of blackletter:

Is blackletter well known in Thailand? How readable is this?

I'd love to see other examples of blackletter in non-Latin (especially non-LCG) scripts.

raph's picture

Thai specimen books?

I'm getting interested in Thai fonts now, and would like to look at some specimen books. I've already found แบบตัวพิมพ์ไทย (Thai Fonts) in digital form (PDF) and am wondering if there's any place I can get it in paper form before printing it out myself. I'm also aware of Theppitak Karoonboonyanan's work maintaining the NECTEC fonts for Linux.

But what I'm really interested in is older, pre-digital specimens of high-quality Thai printing.

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