Filed under: art and ideas | Tags: avaparabaiq, burmese font, burmese parabaik, burmese parabike, myanmar font, myanmar parabaik, myanmar parabike, parabaik, parabaik font, parabike, parabike font, thein maung
Thanks to everyone who showed up despite the pouring rain for the reading.
I have made a new font for the Journal of Burma Studies cover redesign, after looking at parabaik (folding paper manuscripts); below are a few links to some parabaiks with particularly good script or design. You can download the font by clicking here. If you use it somewhere, be so kind as to let me know. (To download the Unicode Parabaik font, click here) it is easy to type if you know the Avalaser or NIU font layouts. Look for some variations on the characters on the J, K, x, X, option-e, and | keys. I would love to do a Unicode version, but that is too much work for a hobbyist like me.
Here are some links to parabaik images, for research or pure appreciation.
http://tiny.tw/9Ww (Northern Illinois University collection parabaik about cats)
http://tinyurl.com/68vm2oz (NIU palm leaf manuscript)
http://tiny.tw/9Um (British Library tattoo manual, see image below)
http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O63684/manuscript-parabaik/ (at the Victoria and Albert Museum)