Roaat Regular

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  • Roaat Regular
    Khmer TrueType Font
  • Well, my newest project is a Khmer typeface. There are lots of Khmer typefaces out there, some have quite geometric shapes and thus seem to be a bit clunky. Some others use the Muol style what is normally used in headlines only. And then there are some fonts that reseble handwritten script. I wanted to create something different. That is, a slight italic typeface with clear forms and strokes to enhance its legibility also in smaller font sizes.

    I am not a professional type designer and this project is rather just for fun. Thus, it will take some time for realization … so, stay tuned!
  • As you can see in the Specimen Sheet, nearly all the letters are done by now. But now comes the tricky part: I would like to make the font work on both PCs and Macs. But since Khmer is a veeery complex writing system, I haven't got any proper results so far in using OpenType and AAT features to make the font work correctly.
  • Consonants.
  • Subscript consonants.
  • Consonants and subscripts consonants (cont’d).
  • Independent vowels.
  • Dependent vowels.
  • Diacritics and Punctuation marks.
  • Numbers.
  • First steps in implementing typographic features.