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about huronia

Huronia is a text face with a distinct flavour, developed originally to serve in the preservation of oral literature in native American languages. It addresses the requirements of extended reading in books and academic texts, and with its chiseled forms, we are sure it would shine in woodcrafting magazines too! Besides being a fully-equipped Latin font with expert features, Huronia takes up the challenge to support all the indigenous languages of the Americas.

Alongside Latin-based orthographies, it provides, for the first time, a level of typographic sophistication that gives Canadian syllabics an equal footing with the Latin, with full attention to harmonising the bold and italic styles between scripts. Currently, the Latin Pro and Inuktitut versions are available, and we will be releasing the polytonic Greek, extended Latin, Cherokee, and more in due course.

awards

2012
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Typographica’s Best of
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“… incredibly versatile and robust Huronia [that] carried this book through its many twists and turns, page after page”
, Gaspereau Press
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“The sometimes cockeyed angles and decisions of the individual glyphs, when viewed at a macro scale, ex­plain themselves as they blend seamlessly in text…”
for Typographica

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Styles

latin
97 languages
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Latin (97 languages)
Afar, Afrikaans, Albanian, Asturian/Leonese, Basque, Belarusian (Latin), Bosnian (Latin), Breton, Catalan, Chamorro, Cornish, Corsican, Crimean Tatar, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch/Flemish, Eastern Frisian, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Friulian, Galician, German, Gilbertese, Greenlandic, Hawaiian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Ido, Inari Sami, Indonesian, Interlingua, Irish, Italian, Karelian, Kashubian, Kurdish, Ladin, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Lower Sorbian, Lule Sami, Luxembourgish, Malay, Maltese, Manx, Maori, Maori/Rarotongan, Northern Frisian, Northern Sami, Northern Sotho, Norwegian (Bokmål), Norwegian (Nynorsk), Nyanja/Chichewa, Occitan, Palauan, Pite Sami, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian/Moldovan, Romansh, Romany, Samoan, Sango, Saterland Frisian, Scottish Gaelic, Serbian/Montenegrin (Latin), Shona, Slovak, Slovenian, Southern Sami, Spanish (Castillian), Swahili, Swati, Swedish, Tagalog (Filipino), Tahitian, Tetum, Tokelau, Tsonga, Tswana, Turkish, Turkmen (Latin), Ume Sami, Upper Sorbian, Veps, Wallisian, Walloon, Welsh, Western Frisian, Wolof, Yapese
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Latin (97 languages)
Afar, Afrikaans, Albanian, Asturian/Leonese, Basque, Belarusian (Latin), Bosnian (Latin), Breton, Catalan, Chamorro, Cornish, Corsican, Crimean Tatar, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch/Flemish, Eastern Frisian, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Friulian, Galician, German, Gilbertese, Greenlandic, Hawaiian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Ido, Inari Sami, Indonesian, Interlingua, Irish, Italian, Karelian, Kashubian, Kurdish, Ladin, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Lower Sorbian, Lule Sami, Luxembourgish, Malay, Maltese, Manx, Maori, Maori/Rarotongan, Northern Frisian, Northern Sami, Northern Sotho, Norwegian (Bokmål), Norwegian (Nynorsk), Nyanja/Chichewa, Occitan, Palauan, Pite Sami, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian/Moldovan, Romansh, Romany, Samoan, Sango, Saterland Frisian, Scottish Gaelic, Serbian/Montenegrin (Latin), Shona, Slovak, Slovenian, Southern Sami, Spanish (Castillian), Swahili, Swati, Swedish, Tagalog (Filipino), Tahitian, Tetum, Tokelau, Tsonga, Tswana, Turkish, Turkmen (Latin), Ume Sami, Upper Sorbian, Veps, Wallisian, Walloon, Welsh, Western Frisian, Wolof, Yapese
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Inuktitut (1 language)
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highlights

Moderate proportions with great accents
Pioneering italics for Canadian Syllabics!
Tapered stems and distinct modulation
Small caps in all available styles

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Ligatures
Discretionary ligatures
Small caps
Lining figures
Tabular lining figures
Fractions
Superiors & inferiors
Stylistic alternates
Swashes (italic only)
Turkish/Azeri/Crimean Tatar
Romanian/Moldavian
Tabular old-style figures
Ordinals
All caps & case-sensitive punctuation

web performance

The fonts have been screen-optimized (hinted) and perform well in large text and display sizes across all browsers which support @font-face CSS rule.
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Design: Ross Mills

Ross Mills is a type designer and co-founder of Tiro Typeworks. He has been involved in the design and production of multilingual and specialist typefaces for Microsoft Corp., Linotype Library, Apple Computer, the Government of Nunavut and others.

Assistance:

Post-production : David Březina

Sketches on/of type

Specimens are boring! Creative minds don’t want to just look at pretty pictures, they want to draw their own stuff in the first place. So we talked to our friend, famous Czech book designer Martin Pecina (aka Typolenin) and he came up with a dos-à-dos sketchbook/primer with ten short texts on typographic refinements everyone should know about (small caps, case-sensitive punctuation, figures, ligatures, kerning, optical sizes, stylistic sets, swashes, contextal alternates, non-Latin scripts). Simple coloured glue binding, emboss, and pink colour. Martin’s sketches on type, your sketches of type.

You can buy it in the merchandise section.

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Czech Republic

year

2015

And I Alone Escaped To Tell You

This collection of poems blends documentary material, memory, experience, and imagination to evoke the lives of the early Black Nova Scotians, and the generations that followed. The author, Sylvia Hamilton is a filmmaker and award-winning writer, who presents a moving meditation that connects us to the African exodus. The book was designed and typeset by Andrew Steeves in a typeface Huronia by Ross Mills and printed offset at Gaspereau Press.

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Canada

year

2014

Love and the Mess We’re In

Described as a masterpiece in typesetting, Love and the Mess We’re In provides a 360-degree reading experience, where the reader actively interacts with the book. The writer, Stephen Marche, collaborated very closely with the publisher, Gaspereau Press, and produced a unique piece using our typeface Huronia, by the Canadian designer Ross Mills. As the publisher says: “… incredibly versatile and robust, Huronia carried this book through its many twists and turns, page after page”. Read more on the Gaspereau Press blog. The book won the highest honour for book design in Canada, the 32nd edition of The Alcuin Awards.

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country

Canada

year

2013

Ocean

In this uncommon biographical book Sue Goethe crafts an alternate and apocryphal account of our relationship with the ocean. The poems navigate between myths, tales, and urban legends. The text is set by Andrew Steeves in Ross Mills’s Huronia and Jim Rimmer’s Dokument for headlines and printed offset at Gaspereau Press. The book was awarded in the 32nd edition of The Alcuin Awards, Canada’s national competition for excellence in book design.

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Canada

year

2013