Abbots Morton Experiment

a Quikscript font for the OpenType age

Writing in Quikscript might be faster than writing in normal Latin letters, but not all of these advantages translate to the keyboard and screen. While some existing fonts properly use the Private Use Area instead of squatting all over Latin letters, not many fonts do. Additionally, many existing Quikscript fonts don’t take advantage of modern OpenType features like contextual substitution — which means that Quikscript writers have to manually write alternate ·Utter and ·No if they want letters to flow like they should. Finally, some letters that should be together aren’t always — like ·Utter and ·Roe.

Abbots Morton Experiment aims to bring the power of modern OpenType engines to a script that can use it. It’s not there yet.

(More later.)

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