Chaman font family


Designed by Florent Courtaigne in 2009
Chaman is an « hybrid » font. From the one hand serifless, temperate and readable, and to the other hand quick and livily as a manual script, thank to many unexpected ligatures. Letter’s design is plain and functional, ponctuated by dynamic elements, mostly in ligatures and contextual glyphs, generated at the beginning and end of the word, thank to your software’s « opentype » features. It draws one’s inspiration from the Tibetan alphabet, originally close to our own latin alphabet, as it stems from « Bhrami » handwriting, itself derived from phoenician alphabet. This alternation of stright vertical lines and regular bows makes Chaman’s design stand out.

Chaman

Chaman
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Std / OT TTF

supports at least

21 languages.















Technical details
OpenType outline flavour:
TTF - TrueType-Outlines
Technical font names:
File name: chaman.ttf
Windows menu name: Chaman
PostScript name: Chaman
PostScript full name: Chaman
Catalog number:
168393917
Characters:
273
US$ 29
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Features

Standard Ligatures

Tag: liga

Function: Replaces a sequence of glyphs with a single glyph which is preferred for typographic purposes. This feature covers the ligatures which the designer/manufacturer judges should be used in normal conditions. The glyph for ffl replaces the sequence of glyphs f f l.

Initial Forms

Tag: init

Function: Replaces glyphs at the beginnings of words with alternate forms designed for this use. This is common in Latin connecting scripts, and required in various non-Latins like Arabic. In the typeface Ex Ponto, the default t in the word 'type' is replaced with the t.begin form.

Terminal Forms

Tag: fina

Function: Replaces glyphs at the ends of words with alternate forms designed for this use. This is common in Latin connecting scripts, and required in various non-Latins like Arabic. In the typeface Poetica, the default e in the word 'type' is replaced with the e.end form.