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parabaik : the books, the font

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); Sample Avaparabaiq font in usebelow are a few links to some parabaiks with particularly good script or design. You can download the font by clicking 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. If you use it somewhere, be so kind as to let me know in the comments or by emailing gallery at pansodan dot com. 

Here are some links to parabaik images, for research or pure appreciation.

http://taweb.aichi-u.ac.jp/DMSEH/Vol_1/ITOH093-03.jpg

http://taweb.aichi-u.ac.jp/DMSEH/vol_2/vol2/UMMT-1789.jpg

http://taweb.aichi-u.ac.jp/DMSEH/vol_2/vol2/UMMT-1918.jpg

http://www.elibrary.com.mm/parabike/html-sub/html-02/109.htm

kammava in square script

http://tinyurl.com/6xlc7t4

http://tiny.tw/9Ww (Northern Illinois University collection parabaik about cats)

Amazing tattoo manual with very beautiful handwriting, NIU collection

http://tinyurl.com/68vm2oz (NIU palm leaf manuscript)

http://tiny.tw/9Um (British Library tattoo manual, see image below)

http://www.bouwmanbooks.com/show_image.php?title=%28+Burmese+astrological+manuscript%29&image=msbir54_main.jpg

http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O63684/manuscript-parabaik/ (at the Victoria and Albert Museum)


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For those of you who ended up here while looking for Unicode fonts and keyboards, you can find more here:
An explanation of Unicode: http://my.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Font#Unicode_5.1_Myanmar.2FBurmese_fonts

More information on specific fonts, including weaknesses of each one and links to download Unicode fonts here:

http://www.myanmarlanguage.org/unicode/myanmar-fonts-which-follow-unicode-rules

Simple input methods, some explanations and downloads here:

BseAva simple input method for Windows, based on the sound of the characters (က = k): https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/share?s=L-o0KHvpRU0je-n_DGXH2I

AvaUni simple input method for Mac, based on the sound of characters (က = k): https://www.amazon.com/gp/drive/share?ie=UTF8&s=I0F9XUR6R6wnZ0lWjIQ3Yw

MKhaing simple input method for Windows, based on the Burmese typewriter layout (က = u): https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/share?s=RfJrVNCaSv4ixjLE83t1lg

MyanResearcher simple input method for Mac, based on the Burmese typewriter layout (က = u):
https://www.amazon.com/gp/drive/share?ie=UTF8&s=EwSMgheBRfMgypK1-yzZIA

Comment by pansuriya

Your font looks really nice, but the download link does not work anymore. If you have the time please reupload it🙂

Thank you,
Nils

Comment by desisn

I have updated the link for the AvaParabaiq font, but unfortunately I do not have the layout on this computer, so could not repair that link. I will try to do that soon, but the layout is roughly phonetic when using a UK keyboard.

Comment by pansuriya




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