[Spellyans] Cornish fonts

ewan wilson butlerdunnit at ntlworld.com
Tue Aug 31 22:39:07 BST 2010

My own favourite 'everyday' font is Georgia which I think retains a slightly 
'traditional' appearance that appeals to my admittedly naive and non-expert 
eye and I think looks good 'clothing' Cornish!.
 The use of diacritics, etc takes a bit of getting used to. I still like a 
'purer' alphabetical orthography. I also find old Morton Nance's use of 
hyphens with verbal particles, etc very helpful and mourn their desuetude.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Eddie Climo" <eddie_climo at yahoo.co.uk>
To: "Standard Cornish discussion list" <spellyans at kernowek.net>
Sent: Monday, August 30, 2010 12:11 PM
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Cornish fonts

Ken whek,

Your point is a good one. For regular printed text, Cornish should use
the same wide range of excellent fonts that English and other European
languages enjoy—everything from the (overused) likes of Helvetica and
Times New Roman to less well-known beauties.

But for display purposes, titling, logos and such, absolutely anything
may suit the work in hand. I adore the look of a display page of
Cornish in blackletter (although I wouldn't want to read a whole book
in it!).

Having made that assertion, I couldn't resist having a go with one of
my favourite blackletter fonts, and have taken the liberty of
appending the results below. I've used the version 'An Pader' in Andy
Phillips' 2004 'Lyver Pejadow', and I make no apologies for it being
in the excellent UCR orthography. Perhaps someone might care to repeat
the experiment in KS, using one of Michael's lovely Celtic fonts (at
the risk of being accused of ectopicity or worse!)

Sorry this is a little off-topic, but we need a bit of fun now and
then…and it IS a jolly good prayer!

Eddie Climo

On 30 Est 2010, at 10:57, Ken MacKinnon wrote:
> Andrew and colleagues,
>  My earlier points on this may have been mistaken.  I have not been
> suggesting use of an 'Ordinalia' script for everyday Cornish use.
> The point has been only for 'decorative' purposes, stylistic and
> language display uses, and the like - not for everyday usage.




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