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Skolar Sans 2.3 Vietnamese & Yoruba

Good news! We just released Skolar Sans version 2.3. The main addition is the support for Vietnamese and Yoruba in all weights and styles. The new addition was done by Sláva Jevčinová and David Březina with consultancy from Vietnamese type specialist Pham Đam Ca.

Designing for Vietnamese has its pitfalls, since it combines accents, which change base characters with marks which denote tonality. These often stack atop each other and need to create a harmonious whole on both the ‘accent’ as well as the ‘tonal’ levels.

We also updated the vertical metrics, and fixed minor bugs in the polytonic Greek, and the automatic mark positioning of the PE version. Apart from the Gothic letters, the character set of Skolar Sans PE is now nearly identical with Skolar Sans PE.

The update is free for existing customers of Skolar Sans and Skolar Sans PE, and the additional language support for Vietnamese and Yoruba is included in both. Keep in mind that the layout could reflow, and make a backup of your old fonts before replacing them with the new ones.