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Foreign-Language Alphabets (Dover Pictorial Archives)by Dan X. Solo
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Graphic artists in need of hard-to-find foreign-language alphabets will find what they're looking for in this latest collection from noted typographer Dan X. Solo. Included in the immensely practical and attractively printed volume (one of the largest archives of its kind available) are 100 alphabets in 43 different languages, from Arabic to Welsh.
Thirty-three alphabets are in accented Latin script, while 10 are in non-Latin scripts. The former include Albanian, Basque, Catalan, Dutch, Esperanto, French, Frisian, German, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Croatian, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish, Vietnamese, and more. Among the non-Latin alphabets are Arabic, Celtic, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, Irish Traditional, Japanese, and Korean. Most alphabets feature upper- and lower-case letters; many also include numerals and punctuation marks.
A valuable resource for artists and illustrators, these inexpensive, royalty-free fonts are ideal for use in display ads, on posters, signs, menus—almost any graphic or printed communications.
Dover (1999) original publication.
Alphabets in 47 different languages: 34 in accented Latin script (Albanian, Basque, Catalan, Esperanto, Frisian, Norwegian); 13 in non-Latin scripts (Celtic, Cherokee, Cyrillic, more.)
"Jammed full of fabulous letters." — Words & Worlds of New York. Immensely practical volume (one of the largest of this sort available) contains 100 alphabets in 43 different languages, from Arabic to Welsh. Thirty-three are in accented Latin script (Albanian, Basque, Catalan); 10 in non-Latin scripts (Celtic, Cyrillic, Hebrew.) Ideal for any graphic or printed communications.
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