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Typotheque North American Syllabics
by Typotheque

Photo by Peter Bi─żak, Kevin King, Liang Hai, Typotheque

Typotheque has designed the Typotheque North American Syllabics in Den Haag, Netherlands.


This project provides new Unified Canadian Syllabics fonts that are the result of comprehensive research in collaboration with Indigenous language communities in Canada and the United States, positively supporting their language revitalisation and preservation programmes.

Only once these character additions and representative glyph changes were accepted could a truly complete Unified Canadian Syllabics glyph set and resulting new fonts be created – a process that took two years.

After submitting two successful Unicode proposals which redefined the standards for future Syllabics fonts, local typographic preferences and conventions were identified through consultation with language keepers, resulting in the Lava, November, and October Syllabics typefaces.


This project has been longlisted in the graphic design category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Designer: Typotheque

Project: Typotheque North American Syllabics

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