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    Create a TrueType Unicode font from real Punjabi/Gurmukhi handwriting, suitable for use in artwork for Films/Books.
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Like GHW Dukandar, GHW Adhiapak is a real-life, hand-written font from a real, human being - my Punjabi teacher, hence the name GHW (Gurmukhi Hand-Written) Adhiapak (teacher).
 
Above, you can see it in Article One of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
 
The top line is broken in a number of places but is sufficiently constant to show the level of after-writing line drawing that goes on. Also note that the ਲ is that of an experienced writer in this style (I write my ਲs like that as well).
Here is a simple example of what you can do with this font - it uses a marker version of the font and its associated 'tips' version. The marker version uses a pen that is block-shaped, at an angle; and the tips version places blocks at the beginning and end of each stroke, as though you were using an over-zealously leaky marker pen and the tips font is where the pen would have more time to leak into the medium you are writing on.
 
It is the word 'ਅਧਿਆਪਕ' in two layers - one a 'marker' layer and the other, a 'marker tips' layer - both of them blurred (the marker tips layer more than the marker layer) so that it 'bleeds' into the surrounding 'paper', giving the impression that the paper has an affinity for the ink/paint.
 
In addition to this, profile (bump) maps are made - one of the paper and the other of the writing - and a nice little feature of The GIMP is used, called 'Lighting Effects' to create two highlight/shadow layers that are applied to make the texture stand out - doing it manually makes it all more controllable.
Here, you can see a normal, light version of the font, along with the black (weight) marker version and its tips version (with the associated marker version superimposed upon it to show you how it relates to it.
Here, the image represents what you would get if you were to use a highlighter on a metallic sheet.
 
The colour of the background changes quite markedly and where the ink is transparent (in normal writing) it is reflected in that.
 
Where, however, the ink is thick enough to be opaque, it either reflects its own light or blocks the reflected light from the medium below.
Being a handwritten font, GHW Adhiapak is used on the covers of books as a title font, as you can see in the above examples - other fonts of mine are used on book covers but these are some that use this font that I found in an afternoon of looking around the Internet.
Below, you can see some of the variants of GHW Adhiapak.
 
There are nine weights of the regular font, from Thin, through Book and Medium to Bold, Heavy and Black.
 
There is also a 'Chisel variant, mimicking a flat-tipped marker, such as you might use for small-sign writing.
 
Finally, there are the Marker variants - a more rectangular tip, still at an angle - along with their corresponding 'tip' fonts.
This is an example of a Punjabi Bollywood film 'Pure Punjabi' - 'ਪਿਉਰ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ' - that uses the font.
You can download the font and its variants from the Billy the Cat website - the site also teaches you how to read and write Punjabi/Gurmukhi if you don't already know how to. Click on this link here.