Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Download Free Modern Baybayin Fonts

Download Free Baybayin Modern Fonts

PLEASE GO TO THE DOWNLOAD PAGE FOR A MORE UPDATED LIST.

Download Free Baybayin Modern Fonts

Note: even though the style of these fonts are modern, you can still use it to write in the traditional way.

The updated font files are hosted in deviantART. If you download them from any other font-collective websites, keep in mind that they may not be the most up-to-date version of the file.

In the deviantART page for each font, look for the download link in either the text description or the download arrow button located at the upper-right side of the page.



FAQ: How to install these fonts on your computer? Click Here for Answer

All of Nordenx Baybayin Modern Fonts are for personal and non-commercial use only. Please contact me at nordenx@yahoo.com for any inquiries about commercial use in publications or electronic applications.

To try-out any of these fonts before you download them, use this typepad: Baybayin Fonts Typepad

Previews & Download Locations of available fonts:


Download this font set from: http://nordenx.deviantart.com/art/Baybayin-Modern-Bern-Font-253861545


Download this font set from: http://nordenx.deviantart.com/art/Baybayin-Modern-Tanso-Font-241218356


Download this font set from: http://nordenx.deviantart.com/art/Baybayin-Modern-Alemania-Font-241209530


Download this font set from: http://nordenx.deviantart.com/art/Baybayin-Modern-Alphabeta-Font-241191137


Download this font set from: http://nordenx.deviantart.com/art/Baybayin-Modern-Club-Font-231829356


Download this font set from: http://nordenx.deviantart.com/art/Baybayin-Modern-Ringo-Font-221118715


Download this font set from: http://nordenx.deviantart.com/art/Baybayin-Modern-Jepoy-Font-231576002


Download this font set from: http://nordenx.deviantart.com/art/Baybayin-Modern-Gana-Font-225516266


Download this font set from: http://nordenx.deviantart.com/art/Baybayin-Modern-Kana-Font-184288362


Download this font set from: http://nordenx.deviantart.com/art/Baybayin-Modern-Damo-Font-184637586


Download this font set from: http://nordenx.deviantart.com/art/Baybayin-Modern-Sinta-Font-150968942


Download this font set from: http://nordenx.deviantart.com/art/Baybayin-Modern-Mono-Font-150969288


Download this font set from: http://nordenx.deviantart.com/art/Baybayin-Modern-Mindoro-Font-149015455


Download this font set from: http://nordenx.deviantart.com/art/Batbayin-Modern-Brush-Font-148846227


Download this font set from: http://nordenx.deviantart.com/art/Baybayin-Modern-Divine-Font-148108328


Download this font set from: http://nordenx.deviantart.com/art/Baybayin-Modern-Sulat-Font-147024184


Download this font set from: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/40485497/


Download this font set from: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/40485871/


Download this font set from: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/40485989/


Download this font set from: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/40486111/


Download this font set from: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/58810506/

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Mangyan Fonts:

Download this font set from: http://nordenx.deviantart.com/art/Mangyan-Hanunoo-Postma-Font-252407086


Download this new font set from: http://nordenx.deviantart.com/art/Mangyan-Hanunoo-Brush-Font-169880405


Download this font set from: http://nordenx.deviantart.com/art/Mangyan-Hanunoo-Font-149145096

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Kapampangan Fonts:


Download this font set from: http://nordenx.deviantart.com/art/Baybayin-Pamagkulit-Font-246309064

Watch this video tutorial on "How to type Kapampangan script (Kulitan) vertically in Microsoft Word using the Pamagkulit Font inside a table." Please watch it in Full Screen Mode to see the details:



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~How to install these fonts on your computer:


The fonts are in compressed (.zip files). The latest Operating Systems (OS) are now able to open these in their own folders when you click on the file. If your computer is older and unable to open these files, then you will need a utility such as WinZip or WinRar to uncompress them. Download a free evaluation version of WinZip or WinRar.

Each zip file contains the true type font file (.ttf) and a text file (.rtf) that contains aditional info about the font and its use & features; please read it.

You can extract (uncompress) the font file directly to your C:\WINDOWS\Fonts folder if you want or you can extract it to a temporary folder then follow the font installation instructions can be found at MyFonts.com or from Paul Morrow's Site.

For Windows 7 / Vista users:
  • Right-click the font file(s) and choose Install.
For users of the previous Windows versions:
  • Copy the included file(s) into a default Windows font folder (usually C:\WINDOWS\FONTS or C:\WINNT\FONTS)
For Mac:
  • Expand any compressed fonts packages.
  • Double-click the icon of the font file you want to install. The Font Book will open and display the font so you can preview it.
  • By default, the application installs the font in the Library folder of your home directory, making it available only to you. To make it available to all users on the computer, from the Font Book menu, select Preferences... , and then change the "Default Install Location:" from User to Computer.
  • Click Install Font.

A Note On Baybayin Styles and Names
Although there are many forms of the baybayin, it must be remembered that they are not unique to the languages that share their names. That is to say, the baybayin, like our modern alphabet, can be written or printed in many ways and each style can be used to write in any language. Just as italic printing is not only for Italian, a so-called Tagalog baybayin is not just for Tagalog or a supposed Ilokano script only for Ilokano etc.
The baybayin is a single writing system. The confusion between the forms of the baybayin and various Filipino languages may be due to historical circumstances or just sloppy reporting on the part of some historians. For example, the typeface chosen by Father Francisco Lopez in 1620 to print the Ilokano version of the Doctrina Christiana looks different to the one used in the Tagalog version of 1593 but they are both just two styles of the one baybayin. However, the Lopez typeface has since come to be mistaken in some circles as the “Ilokano alphabet” simply because it was used most notably in an Ilokano book.
Other forms of the baybayin such as Bikol and Bisaya have similar histories. Their origins can be traced only as far back as certain modern printed documents of the Spanish era that were written in their respective languages – their particular styles originating in the artistry of the authors. – PAUL MORROW


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