Skelett

a typeface by Feòrag NicBhrìde

This is an original typeface and a sibling to Taisean. This time, the German scribes have got hold of the technical pens. The forms are based on blackletter, but the strokes are of constant width. Keeping with the theme, the name is German for skeleton.

The character set includes support for virtually every language which can be written in Latin script and includes a selection of ligatures and all the Insular characters. These characters can be accessed by either choosing an appropriate keyboard layout in the International preferences panel, or via the Special Characters.../Glyphs menu option (the name seems to vary depending on the application).

The image below gives a taste of what the fonts look like:

The typeface comes in two 'flavours'. The OTF version is PostScript-flavoured OpenType; the TTF is TrueType-flavoured OpenType. Both should work on MacOS X, Linux and Windows systems. If you use MacOS 8 or 9, only the OTF version will work on these systems. If you have a PostScript printer, you should also choose the OTF version.

Creative Commons License
This typeface is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.5 UK: Scotland license.

Note that the license includes the provision Any of these conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder. You already have my permission to use this font for commercial purposes, such as in a magazine or advertising, and do not need to ask (though a copy of whatever you used it for would be nice). There is also no need to credit me when using the typeface in this way. If you wish to redistribute this font commercially, including on a website with paid-for advertising, you must still get my permission to do so and you must make clear to others the license terms of this work.

Download OTF version 1.0 [Zip 508 Kb]
Download TTF version 1.0 [Zip 537 Kb]