The Insects Project. Problems of diacritic design for central European languages

TYPO Berlin 2017 Wanderlust | Thursday, 25 May | 7:00 pm | Stage | English

Perhaps few users of “diacriticless” languages realise how lucky they are to be able to choose from literally thousands of typefaces. Central Europeans, on the other hand, are nowhere near as spoiled for choice, because many fonts available on the market still seem to overlook the specific needs of their knotty languages. This presentation will promote design that is sensitive to the needs of all those who are unlucky enough to be native users of Czech, Hungarian, Polish and Slovak. It will be based on a collaborative research effort called The Insects Project.

Zofia Oslislo

Zofia Oslislo

Designer, Cultural Researcher (Katowice)

Zofia Oslislo is a designer and culture researcher, currently working as Assistant Professor at the Department of Design, Academy of Fine Arts, Katowice, Poland where her teaching specialties involve typography, digital publication design and type design. In her creative work, she specialises in book design and data visualisation, while her cultural…

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