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Alibata Font Available Online


Download the Font for the Ancient Filipino Script called Alibata here. You got to love this guy for doing this for free! I used to know this script way back in high school, and I could say I am still a bit good with some of the rules... I just forget some characters that's all but It would be great if I can write more of this again...

Notice that Oriental scripts are wavy or has propensity for arcs and non-terminating, non-linear strokes while the western systems of writing are edgy and terminating. The difference in the philosophies of East and West seem to be apparent in the writing system as early as then. While continuity, community, and connectedness is clear in the oriental scripts (arabian, early chinese, japanese, thai, vitnamese, filipino, and indian) the groco-roman west is focused on individualism (in letter highlighting) and the edges + serifs... etc.

I might be overreading but I think its an interesting observation. Is there any study made already pointing to this difference?


posted by Jdavies @ 5/30/2005,


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Jdavies lives in Quezon City, Philippines and has been blogging since 2002. A brand manager in a leading technology company and a freelance new media/web strategy consultant, he has refocused his blogging from personal, political & sociological observations, to marketing-related efforts and Internet trends that are relevant to his career and branding advocacies.

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This blog is a depot of thoughts and observations on marketing trends which remain personally relevant to the Author as far as his marketing career is concerned. Having evolved from the personal blog of Jdavies, much of the earlier work contained herein are laced with personal speculation, political views, and similar advocacies. These posts are being kept for posterity's sake and for no other reason. No effort is being made to claim that the author will not contradict himself from his previous positions or that such advocacies are absolute.


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