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Fonts


To be able to display the Unicode characters or glyphs outside of the ASCII range, you will need an appropriate Unicode font installed in your system.

Examples

Tagalog Baybayin (Tagalog script)

  • English: She is an excellent teacher.
  • Filipino: Magaling siya na titser.
  • Tagalog Latin
    • without diacritical marks: Siya ay mahusay na guro.
  • Modern Tagalog Baybayin: ᜐᜒᜌ ᜀᜌ᜔ ᜋᜑᜓᜐᜌ᜔ ᜈ ᜄᜓᜍᜓ᜶
  • Original Tagalog Baybayin: ᜐᜒᜌ ᜀ ᜋᜑᜓᜐ ᜈ ᜄᜓᜍᜓ᜶

To see the Tagalog Baybayin scripts above, you will need a Unicode compliant font. I cannot stress that enough, the font must have support for Unicode. At the end of this wiki page is a list of fonts you can install for free.

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Labels/Terminologies

  • Embed
    • Embedding of the font in a document (a setting usually found when saving PDF and Word files)
    • When viewed, the actual fonts used will be displayed even if the machine doesn't have the font
  • Web font (CSS @font-face use)
    • web font is not "embedding"
    • web font is "linking" so the browser can "download" it in its cache
    • because of the above, web font falls under "distribution"
  • License: governing license of the font
    • Creative Commons
      • personal use: yes
      • embed: yes
        • Share-Alike (SA): not sure if your content will become SA too
        • if Non-Commercial (NC): you cannot sell your document or bundle it and sell that bundle
        • if No-Derivative (ND): you cannot embed your font even if only slightly modified; you can embed the original only "as-is"
      • web font: yes
        • if Share-Alike (SA): not sure if your code and/or content will become SA too
        • if Non-Commercial (NC): you cannot use it on a site that earns anything
        • if No-Derivative (ND): you can only use the original "as-is" without any modification, not even a tiny one
    • SIL Open Font License (OFL)
      • personal use: yes
      • embed: yes
      • web font: as long as it remains "as-is"
    • GPL+FE: GNU Public License with Font Exception
      • personal use: yes
      • embed: yes
      • web font: yes; but check for other requirements even for slightest modification of the font
      • see en:wikipedia
    • GPL (without Font Exception): GNU Public License
      • personal use: yes
      • embed: no; do not embed these fonts in your documents, as it will become GPL as well
      • web font: not clear
      • ask the Font Foundry/Designer to re-release it with Font Exception (i.e. GPL+FE)
    • All Rights Reserved
      • personal use: yes
      • embed: no
      • web font: no
      • contact the Font Foundry/Designer for written permission
  • Foundry: designer of the font

Baybayin fonts

  • Unicode range: various
  • Unicode name: Tagalog; Hanunoo, Buhid, Tagbanwa
  • Also known as: Baybayin (universal label), Suyat
  • Keyboard layout: PH-UKL
Font name Sample Download License Foundry
Baybayin Modern Block Font BMBF-s BMBF-d All Rights Reserved Nordenx
Baybayin Modern Print Font BMPF-s BMPF-d All Rights Reserved Nordenx
Baybayin Modern Brush Font BMBrF-s BMBrF-d All Rights Reserved Nordenx
Baybayin Modern Mono Font BMMSF-s BMMSF-d All Rights Reserved Nordenx
Baybayin Modern Club Font BMCF-s BMCF-d All Rights Reserved Nordenx
Baybayin Modern Bern Font BMBnF-s BMBnF-d All Rights Reserved Nordenx
Noto Sans Tagalog [NSPHN] Google Noto Fonts Open Fonts License Google, Inc.
Noto Sans Hanunóo Google Noto Fonts Open Fonts License Google, Inc.
Noto Sans Buhid Google Noto Fonts Open Fonts License Google, Inc.
Noto Sans Tagbanwa Google Noto Fonts Open Fonts License Google, Inc.
  • Nordenx is a Baybayin artist and font designer. The above Baybayin fonts were only those I personally found easy to read for online use.

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