I hail from Kerala, Malayalam is the native language of my state.
Through this project I wanted to design,
something which is different from its complex rounded forms!
That’s how I came up with Videshi. It means foreigner in Malayalam,
the form of the font is more geometric and structured compared to
the existing Malayalam fonts which are more of round shape.
Hence it is a foreigner to the existing Malayalam fonts.
Published: 25th April, 2013
Last edited: 29th May, 2014
Created: 20th April, 2013
A monospaced pixel font. Made to be small, basic, legible and support a very wide range of languages.Character sets completed:
9/20/13 (Pre-Unicode) Everything in the Fontstruct Basic Plane, except Sinhala, Telugu and Tamil.--2676 characters
9/20/13 Turned Unicode on, finally #10. IPA Extensions, Cyrillic Supplement, Extended Latin C, Extended Latin D.--3094 characters
9/22/13 Phonetic Extensions, Phonetic Extensions Supplement.--3286 characters
9/23/13 Spacing Modifier Letters, Combining Diacritical Marks, General Punctuation, Superscript and Subscript, Currency Symbols, Letterlike Symbols, Number Forms. Now #8. --3850 characters
12/28/13 Finished up some incomplete unicode sets (Hebrew, Thai, Malayalam, Bengali, Armenian, Georgian, Sinhala, Gujarati, Gurmukhi). Honestly, I added 200 or so fillers and only 9 real characters :pAlso added Combining Diacritical Marks Supplement, Combining Diactritical Marks for Symbols, Arrows.--4309 characters
12/30/13 Geometric Shapes, Runic, and the Fullwidth part of Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms. Now #7.