Handwriting Database, 566 samples of contemporary Latin writingby Héctor Mangas AfonsoThis is a database that captures the writing of over half a thousand contemporary users of the Latin script, across 46 countries and 20 languages.
- Modern handwriting: IntroductionPart 4
Cyrillic and Greek handwritingby Sébastien MorlighemThis final part describes the influence of Latin script on other writing systems, namely Cyrillic and Greek, and especially on their cursiveness.
- Modern handwriting: IntroductionPart 5
Cursive handwriting in Central Europeby Sébastien MorlighemThis fourth part reveals other traditions of cursive writing in Central and Northern Europe, much different from Western Europe models previously discussed.
- Modern handwriting: IntroductionPart 3
Models from Americas and Western Europeby Sébastien MorlighemThis third part explores the movement of certain models from North America to South America and then to Western Europe, as well as their often lasting entrenchment.
The Familiarity Effect in the Perception of Handwritingby Héctor Mangas AfonsoDo we prefer our own handwriting? We conducted a large scale empirical study on how familiarity affects the perception of handwritten text, measuring implicit biases that show people favour text resembling their own style.
- Modern handwriting: IntroductionPart 2
New Approaches in Great BritainEssays by Sébastien MorlighemThis second part offers an overview of new approaches developed in Great Britain during the 20th century, inspired by writing history or modern pragmatism.
- Modern handwriting: IntroductionPart 1
Modern handwriting: a historical surveyEssays by Sébastien MorlighemThe opening essay of series of five articles about the many aspects of handwriting, from the late 19th century to the present day, examining the emergence of new handwriting schemes in Europe and the United States, developed for the sake of public health, or for business.
Originality in Type Designby Peter BiľakThe article was triggered by the discussions with the late Gerard Unger about the nature of originality in the type design industry, highlighting the importance of historical continuity in creating new works while examining the notions of originality and the boundaries between interpretation and plagiarism.
Designing Fonts for Two Billion peopleby Peter BiľakTypotheque tackled the unprecedented task of designing a comprehensive set of fonts for South Asia.
Malayalam: Scripting Tradition and Modernityby Karthik MalliThe article explores the rich tradition of Malayalam script and its evolution in the face of modern technologies. It delves into the challenges and innovations in adapting the script to digital platforms while preserving its cultural heritage.
Tracing Meitei Mayek & Ol Chiki Letters: A Comparative Studyby Karthik MalliThis essay explores socio-linguistic landscape of northeast of India and adoption of two minority writing scripts, Meitei Mayek and Ol Chiki, enjoying significant growth in popularity in recent years, establishing distinct identity of their users.
Georgian alphabet, writing and typographyby Sophia KintsurashviliAn article on the origins of the Georgian writing script, is historical development, printing traditions, and Georgian typography today.