Mandombe Shingazidja - v2

by Bedja

Download disabled

The designer of this FontStruction has chosen not to make it available for download from this website by choosing an “All Rights Reserved" license.

Please respect their decision and desist from requesting license changes in the comments.

If you would like to use the FontStruction for a specific project, you may be able to contact the designer directly about obtaining a license.

  • Info:
    Created on 15th June 2017. Last edited on 6th January 2018.
  • License:
  • Categories:
    • -
  • Sets:
    • -
  • Tag:
    • -
  • Fave Tags:
    • -


This is the Mandombe font that I tried to reproduce for use in my language the shingazidja, spoken on the island of Ngazidja in the archipelago of the Union of the Comoros. In my language "Udzima wa Komori".
This version is a test. I do not know if fontstruct allows me to recreate all the characters of the Mandombe, which is a syllabic script.

-- google trad : français/anglais --

Comment by Bedja 16th june 2017

The test of reproducing the syllabic Mandombe with fontstruct is not very conclusive. Is it possible to combine letters? I do not see how to do that.
For example: letter "D" + letter "J" = character "DJ"
Character "DJ" + letter "U" = character "DJU"
Character "DJU" + letter "A" = character "DJUA"
In my language "djua" (sun) represents 2 syllables (dju-a), but 1 character in mandombe. And I'm not even talking about writing a word like "mndru" (a person) that is also written with a mandombe character.

-- google trad : français/anglais --

Comment by Bedja 16th june 2017

Also of Interest


Get 10% off the world’s leading font editor for OSX.

More from the Gallery

Mandombe Shingazidja - v2by Bedja
Ominoby alexfulton
ztracted by H eYe/FSby elmoyenique
glendaloughby four
fs Gaux Ambigramby truth14ful
tm BLOOPERby thalamic
MX Capsaicinby Micheal (Faux Icing) (iFutureMix)

From the Blog


Gridfolk: Interview with Rob Meek


Gridfolk: Interview with Geneus1