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.
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.