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How to handwritting

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:11 pm
by Yow Darcy
Gàidhlig

English

Hello, i don’t speak Gaelic (but i think is a really beautiful language). I would like calligraphy « Uisge Beatha » ( scottish gaelic) but i don’t want to make mistake. There is some particularity in typography for write this?
Thank you for your help.

D.

How to handwritting

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:07 pm
by faoileag
Scottish Gaelic has not used the Gaelic/Irish typeface or script for at least two centuries, just the Roman one, so it would be odd to use it now., and few Gaelic-speakers would recognise it.
It's still used for artistic/decorative purposes in Ireland, so people would probably assume it was Irish.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaelic_type

How to handwritting

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:54 pm
by Yow Darcy
Ok, thank you !

How to handwritting

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:07 pm
by GunChleoc
Don't forget the hyphen:

uisge-beatha

How to handwritting

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:39 pm
by akerbeltz
Well there are some folk who use it privately (I do, and Michael Newton used to as far as I know) or for decorative purposes. So there's no harm in using it but be aware it's not a very common thing. A similar fate to Gothic script or Sütterlin in English in German I suppose.