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BabelStone Roman


BabelStone Roman is a Unicode serif font covering the Latin script. It is intended primarily for use in phonetic transcription of Tangut, but may be useful for other purposes. The font is derived from Doulos SIL version 5.000, but restricted to the Latin script, with a number of additional characters included. The current version of the font supports Unicode 9.0, and covers 1,299 out of 1,352 Latin script characters in Unicode 9.0.

OpenType Features

Script Language Features Explanation
Latin <latn> Default <dflt> Glyph Composition Decomposition <ccmp>

Maps all canonically decomposed character sequences (NFD) to their corresponding precomposed glyphs (NFC).

Maps all Unicode Named Character Sequences to precomposed glyphs.

Maps character sequences used for phonetic transcription and transliteration to precomposed glyphs.

Latin <latn> Default <dflt> Mark Positioning <mark> Adjusts positions of combining marks for two characters when both characters are lowercase (this does not seem to work, so maybe I am using the wrong feature).

Version History

Version Date Coverage Notes
8.000 2015-02-08 33 blocks, 1,834 characters First public release. Supports Unicode 8.0.
8.001 2015-02-08 34 blocks, 2,022 characters Added 188 characters. Increased size of superscript and subscript letters and digits.
8.002 2015-05-04 35 blocks, 2,080 characters Added 58 characters. Increased inter-letter spacing.
8.003 2015-11-22 35 blocks, 2,080 characters Add support for tone contours.
9.000 2016-05-16 35 blocks, 2,081 characters Add 1 character for Unicode 9.0.
9.002 2016-09-29 35 blocks, 2,081 characters Add additional precomposed glyphs.
9.005 2016-12-08 36 blocks, 2,101 characters Various changes and additions.
9.006 2018-02-28 36 blocks, 2,105 characters Various changes and additions.


BabelStone Roman is licensed under the SIL Open Font License 1.1, which means you are free to use it for personal or commercial purposes, and to redistribute it by itself or as part of a free or commercial software package, just as long as you do not sell the font on its own. The license also allows you to modify the font in any way you like, as long as the modified font does not use "BabelStone" in its name. Please read the license for details.

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