Catharsis Bedouin

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Catharsis Bedouin


A TrueType font created by Christian Thalmann (cinga at gmx dot

net). Distribute and use freely, but not without this readme file.

If you should use it for a poster campaign, flyer, invitation or

something, I'd appreciate it if you'd send me an e-mail about it.

I like to see my work put to use. =)

This particular font is more complex to use than my usual ones.

Every letter has an initial, medial and final form so as to allow

fluent words with nice beginnings and ends. Some letters have even

more forms for special situations. Finally, there are a bunch of

accents and word primers/terminators for decoration.

The keyboard setup is extremely simple to learn on a Mac. Just

switch to the American keyboard setting, and all medial letter

forms will lie on lowercase letter keys, all initial ones on

uppercase keys, and all final ones on ALT+letter keys. The German

umlauted letters are found in their standard positions on the

German or Swiss German keyboard setting, i.e. on the ' ; [ keys of

the American keyboard. A more complete inventory follows below.

On a PC, you might need to use an ASCII table or Unicode commands

to type. Or then somebody could write up a nice Java program to

convert text into the fitting code? Not my job, anyway. :o)

IF YOU WANT TO KEEP IT SIMPLE, you can restrict yourself to

initial (uppercase) and medial (lowercase) letters, using the

handy terminators (on the grave accent key, ie the grave accent

and ASCII tilde characters) to cap off any trailing connecting

base line. This should be easy enough to do even on a PC.

-- Christian Thalmann

Special characters inventory


(i)=initial, (m)=medial, (f)=final; S=shift, A=alt

Bedouin Character Mac Keyboard Correspondent Character


Bound exclamation mark S 1 !

Free exclamation mark A 1 inverse !

Bound question mark S / ?

Free question mark A / divide

Bound comma (f) , ,

Bound period (f) . .

Bound comma (i) S , <

Bound period (i) S . >

Bound inv. period (i) A , less or equal

Bound inv. period (f) A . greater or equal

Free comma S A , macron

Free period S A . breve

Free colon S A ; U acute

Bound apostrophe / /

Bound space A non-breaking space

S A / inverse ?

Free hyphen - -

Bound hyphen A - endash

Bound underscore S - underscore

Bound ornament S A - emdash

Slash S A 1 fraction

Asterisk S 8 *

Terminator (i) ` `

Terminator (f) S ` ascii tilde

Crescent (i) S 9 (

Crescent (f) S 0 )

Scimitar (i) A 9 ord. feminine

Scimitar (f) A 0 ord. masculine

Inv. scimitar (i) S A 9 period centered

Inv. scimitar (f) S A 0 single quote base

Apostrophe (i) A 7 paragraph

S A q OE ligature

Apostrophe (f) S A 7 double dagger

S A a A ring

Dot accent, e-sized \ \

Dot accent, a-sized S \ bar

Dot accent, u-sized A \ guillemet left

Dot accent, sub S A \ guillemet right

Triple accent, e-sized ] ]

Triple accent, a-sized S ] brace right

Triple accent, u-sized A ] quote left

Triple accent, sub S A ] quote right

Breve accent, e-sized = =

Breve accent, a-sized S = +

Breve accent, u-sized A = not equal

Breve accent, sub S A = plus/minus

Crown accent, e-sized S A 6 fl ligature

Crown accent, a-sized S 6 ASCII circumflex

Crown accent, u-sized A 6 section

Candle accent, u-sized S A 5 fl ligature

Long s (m) S A s I acute

Ss ligature (m) S 5 %

Ss ligature (f) A 5 infinity

Tt ligature (m) S A t caron

F ligature (m) S A f I dieresis

L ligature (m) S A l O grave

C cedille (m) A 4 cent

C cedille (i) S A 4 single guillemet right

Solitary a S A ' AE ligature

Solitary i S A [ double quote right

Solitary o A 8 bullet

Solitary u S A 8 degree

Dotless i (i) S 2 @

Dotless i (m) S A 2 currency

Dotless i (f) A 2 trademark

Dotless j (i) S 3 #

Dotless j (m) S A 3 single guillemet left

Dotless j (f) A 3 sterling

Triple dot M (m) S A m A circumflex

  • CAB_____.TTF
Character Map Catharsis Bedouin Character Map
File Contents
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CAB_____.TTF 44 kB Font File Download
readme.txt 5 kB Text File Download
Font Details
Designer Name: Christian Thalmann
Font License: 100% Free

Designer Name: Christian Thalmann

Font License:100% Free