Thireefili: An experiment in removing the bottom diacritics in Thaana
This follows from a little chat Hamid Shafeeu and I had last night. Hamid suggested that the vowel diacritics written on the bottom of the letters in Thaana, the “ibifili” and “eebeefili”, should be moved to the top to make the writing look cleaner (and other reasons he offered that I can’t remember now). Anyway, the move requires minor changes and should be pretty apparent and easy to learn.
I’ve altered the FDL licensed ”Thaana Unicode Akeh” font by “MITF” to bring the ibifili and eebeefili to the top and laterally inverted them to differentiate from the abafili and aabaafili vowel diacritics. The resulting font which I’ve called “ThireeFili”, is available for download below. The font is free and is released under the Free Documentation License which it’s ancestor follows.
I do not particularly like how the two new fili looks but I think moving the bottom diacritics to the top definitely brings a readability improvement. What are your thoughts?
- ThireeFili TrueType font (Thireefili.ttf) - 19.3 KB