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Indices : Terminology : Digraph

A ‘digraph’ is the use of two letters to represent a single phoneme or a sequence of phonemes that does not correspond to the letters which compose the digraph. In some languages digraphs are considered individual letters for alphabetizing, casing, &c. In other languages, such as English, this is not the case. Some digraphs have their own code points in Unicode, and as thus it is important to understand which digraphs can be decomposed and which cannot.

Not Ligatures : Digraphs - Lets talk about ‘em.

Milka Pejkova

Indices: Designers: Milka Pejkova

A respected Bulgarian painter, with later interest in typography. Works in collaboration with Georgi Kovachov, also involved in the same fields.

“…Book covers, stamps and postcards which they designed introduce a number of new values to the domain of graphic design.

At the competition for new typefaces of Cyrillic alphabet characters, launched in Bulgaria in 1960-61, Milka Pejkova and Georgi Kovachov received second prize for their design of a grotesque print script. While studying the features of old Bulgarian letters, Pejkova discovered its specific architectonics and its glyph rhythm. She began to create artistic letter signs. At the beginning she continued in the tradition of the Cyrillic alphabet and then, inspired by tradition, she began to create original letter images, composed with considerable fantasy…”


Indices : Writing Systems : Syllabaries : Cypriot

The Cypriot syllabary was used in Cyprus from the eleventh century BCE to around the end of the third century BCE. It was used for writing two languages: the Arcado-Cypriot dialect of ancient Greek and an unknown language referred to as “Eteo-Cypriot” that was used in parts of central Cyprus during the classical period. The script contains at least 55 phonetic characters plus a punctuation mark (used for separating words or word groups) and a simple system of numerals.

In origin the Cypriot syllabary is clearly related to Linear A and Linear B, though not especially closely; the immediate ancestor is probably the poorly known Cypro-Minoan script of the Late Bronze Age. During the archaic and classical periods, the Cypriot syllabary existed in two quite different regional varieties: the “standard” syllabary used in central and eastern Cyprus and the “Paphian” syllabary used in western Cyprus. Numerous other variations of glyph shape exist within the known corpus, some probably regional, some probably chronological, and some probably technical or stylistic.

Encore Magazine

The international Encore Magazine combines art, design and film. The editorial team from around Germany together with freelancers and scouts from all over the globe track down attractive events, innovative products, trends and artists to present them each month in an informative, entertaining and inspirational way.

Encore Magazine is published using the Macromedia Flash format. Multimedia elements like videos and sounds are included with interactivity and animations.

Co-founder and co-publisher:
Daniel Harrington and Pascal Jeschke

The Team:
Thorsten Konrad, Lars Lehner, Simon Schories and Patrick Marc Sommer

Paul Duensing

Indices : Paul Duensing

Paul Hayden Duensing was a printer and typefounder who wrote extensively on his field. He sett up his press in Watkinsville, GA and was considered the dean of avocational typefounding in his time. He has so much knowledge of the status of the matrix holdings of the great foundries of Europe. He cut a 30 pt Civilite for Hermann Zapf. Without setting out to do so, he was one of the finest teachers in both the private press and avocational typefounding fields. In an act characteristic of his great generosity, he had in the last year of his life made gifts of his typefounding machines, matrices and effects to promising young people.

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List of Registered Feature Tags:

Feature Tag Friendly Name
aalt Access All Alternates
abvf Above-base Forms
abvm Above-base Mark Positioning
abvs Above-base Substitutions
afrc Alternative Fractions
akhn Akhands
blwf Below-base Forms
blwm Below-base Mark Positioning
blws Below-base Substitutions
calt Contextual Alternates
Case Case-Sensitive Forms
ccmp Glyph Composition / Decomposition