Cherokee (Was: IDN problem....)

From: John Hudson (
Date: Fri Feb 11 2005 - 15:46:49 CST

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    Doug Ewell wrote:

    > This might be a good time to point out that Cherokee is not required to
    > be displayed with the quaint, "Modern No. 20"-style glyphs shown in the
    > Unicode charts, with their wide serifs and high contrast between thick
    > and thin strokes. This was simply the font style that was in vogue
    > during the 1810s and 1820s, when Sequoyah modeled his letterforms after
    > printed Latin.

    A slight correction. The familiar forms of Cherokee type are actually quite different from
    Sequoyah's original forms: they represent the typographic interpretation of his forms by
    the foundry that made the first Cherokee type, which has been largely copied by subsequent
    font makers.

    John Hudson

    Tiro Typeworks
    Vancouver, BC
    Currently reading:
    Library: an unquiet history, by Matthew Battles
    The peasant of the Garonne, by Jacques Maritain

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