Copte Scripte, Design of a Coptic Font for Science and Publishing

The design of a typeface is often a solo effort – the result of the ideation and perseverance of a single designer. The aspect of teamwork usually appears only in type houses and foundries when font files are produced according to the designer’s concept and a “house-rules” protocol of digital production. In contrast, the design of Copte Scripte was a truly collaborative endeavor: a project in which two designers applied a carefully considered method that allowed for shared and equally divided responsibilities. Parallel to this, and every bit as fascinating, were the stipulations to be fulfilled in designing a font for service to the scientific community.

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