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Phoreus™ Cherokee is a typeface family designed by Mark Jamra to be used for setting texts in the Cherokee language. The family features the Cherokee syllabary in upright and italic styles. The font was produced primarily for use in the Cherokee language with the occasional insertion of words and phrases in the Latin script. Its design was prompted by an appeal from the Cherokee Nation for more Cherokee typefaces, since new digital types were required to build the resources they needed to preserve the Cherokee language and culture. Phoreus’ distinct and uncomplicated forms are particularly suited to very young readers – a primary target demographic in language preservation. There is also a “small cap” version of each glyph, so that bilingual texts can be set in which a Cherokee text attains the same color as an English text set in upper and lower case. The design of Phoreus™ Cherokee followed extensive research into the Cherokee writing system and guidance from the Language Technology Office of the Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The fonts contain the 85 glyphs of the mono-case Cherokee syllabary along with a companion Latin alphabetic complement of uppercase, lowercase, figures, punctuation and commonly used symbols. Phoreus™ Cherokee is one of only two extensive multi-weight Cherokee type families in existence. It is also completely unique in containing the first true cursive italic types ever designed for the Cherokee syllabary. This ground-breaking development was made possible through research of handwritten manuscripts from over 180 years, and the encouragement and feedback from the Language Technology Office.
Phoreus Cherokee is designed to be used at a text size of 14 points.
Typeface design and trademark © 2013 Mark Jamra and TypeCulture LLC. All Rights Reserved.