About this project
Ruwudu is the Manga word for “writing”. This style of writing is used by the Manga people in Niger, West Africa. This font was initially designed as a lighter or companion version of Alkalami Regular. The design is still very much influenced by the Rubutun Kano style, but was based on samples of footnotes from the market edition manuscripts. These were made with a monoline tool, likely a ball point pen or something similar. The extreme swashes and tails of Alkalami are replaced by more classic and reserved shapes.
For more information on the visual characteristics of the font see Design.
We plan to develop a bold version of Ruwudu in the future.
The highest priorities for future additions and enhancements are mainly driven by:
- Requests from language communities using the fonts
- Needs of the linguistic and academic community
- New additions to The Unicode Standard
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Supporting the project
This font is provided at no cost, however it is expensive to produce and maintain. Please consider donating to SIL’s font development efforts to support future development. Go to SIL’s Give Direct page and designate your gift for Scripts & Fonts. Thank you!
About SIL International
SIL International is a global, faith-based nonprofit that works with local communities around the world to develop language solutions that expand possibilities for a better life.
As of October 2021, we are involved in approximately 1,633 active language projects in 98 countries. These projects impact more than 855+ million people within 1,347 local communities. SIL’s work brings together more than 4,200 staff from 84 countries who work alongside thousands more local partners and community volunteers worldwide. Our services are available without regard to religious belief, political ideology, gender, race or ethnic background.
Our Vision: We long to see people flourishing in community using the languages they value most.
Our Mission: Inspired by God’s love, we advocate, build capacity, and work with local communities to apply language expertise that advances meaningful development, education, and engagement with Scripture.