Oski Dene Chipewyan font
Oski Dene is a member of the Oski Series of Unicode fonts. Oski is a Cree prefix meaning “New”, which reflects the modern look to the syllabics. There are several aspects which make this font specially suited for the Dene languages:
- The syllabics are sized more proportionately.
- Some of the syllabics shapes are in a more old-style.
- The finals are sized and positioned appropriately.
- There are OpenType tables that will position the finals properly. Any final followed by a superscript ² will be placed mid-line; any final followed by a superscript ³ will be placed at the base line.
This family contains specially made Italic, Bold, and Bold-Italic fonts, giving a much more attractive document than when a word-processor attempts to italicise a regular font.
This font conforms to the Chipewyan Dene syllabics writing system employed by the English Anglican missionaries.
It was created by Christopher Harvey.
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