Diacritical

diacritics

One of the most involved parts of designing a typeface is extending the character set to include multiple language support. Fortunately there are excellent online resources to help with designing and placing the proper accents in a font. The most recent is Context of Diacritics by Ondrej Jób, which helps designers fine-tune the character sets of their fonts, and provides sample words to cut and paste into design software. The Diacritics Project uses the Wikipedia model, with notes on the history, design, and use of diacritical marks. Finally, Adhesion Text outputs dummy text based on various languages and user-defined parameters.