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Gothic Book by WurdBendur Gothic Book by WurdBendur
This in a font for the Gothic language that I just threw together yesterday. I found this [link] Gothic font made by kohath [link] , which is nice, but I wanted something with a little more variation in stroke thickness, or whatever it was that made that font seem odd. I tried once before, starting with Roman capitals, but extended the ascenders beyond the em square, producing something that wouldn't have the right proportions if I scaled it down to the right size. So I decided to use lower-case proportions. To that end, I based this font on Century, especially on the lower-case Cyrillic. I did borrow some of the shapes, and even entire letters (this is legal in the US), but I think I put enough work into it to make it truly original.

By the way, this font has basically the same mapping as the one linked above. Text should work just as well in either. Sorry I can't do Unicode. FontLab only does Plane 0. This font also does not have Roman. I suggest Century or Century Schoolbook (same style) if you need to mix scripts.

And I feel I should point out that the laudatory statement in the preview about Wulfia is not a strike at Gaswalt (the font mentioned above). It's borrowed from this site [link] Thanks to David Salo for that one.

Edit: Thanks for 1000 views!
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Rajalyoko23 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ulfila was weiha gah guaga in in thaim gutam.
Is qlth an im thata wanra guths.
WurdBendur Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Pretty close. Some of the Gothic letters look like Latin letters but are different (U looks like lowercase N), or closely resemble each other (A and L look similar). The actual reading is like this.

Ulfila was weiha jah gudja in thaim gutam. Is qath du im thata waurd guths.
Wulfila was holy and a priest among the Goths. He said to them the word of God.
jgcooper Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
really cool font!
i'm gonna try it out!
thanks for sharing!
Jassyjit Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
Hi there, do u have the century schoolbook font for download?
Kinda need it urgently! thanks
skribb Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2006
Completely fucking awesome.
WurdBendur Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2006
Thank you. :)
skribb Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2006
Not at all. Thank YOU for making it ;)
Pyromaster114 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2005  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nice! But I can't identify the letters!!!
I made up a bunch of characters, A-Z, never made a font out of them though! :)
What program do you use to make fonts?
Pyromaster114 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2005  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hmm... I'll look into it...
WurdBendur Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2005
The alphabet is Gothic [link]
You should try it. I used FontLab for this one, but Font Creator Program is popular with beginners. That's what I used when I was just starting.
sweeep Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2005
Nice font ! it's rare to see people on dA working on fonts !
If you want to check it, here's my new font i just uploaded on dA : sweeep.ttf [link]
WurdBendur Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2005
taejo Featured By Owner May 7, 2005
Very nice.
WurdBendur Featured By Owner May 23, 2005
Thanks. :)
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