In this section you will find various resources and links to articles related to North American syllabic writing systems, including the Canadian Syllabic script as well as the Cherokee script. Various fonts for these scripts are also available, including Euphemia and Plantagenet Cherokee.
Those who are familiar with the old Tiro syllabic website will still find most of the material and files that were contained there, but the content has been reorganized to fit into the structure of the new Tiro website, rather than being a separate sub-site.
typefaces have support for the latin script as well as Canadian Syllabics.
Euphemia covers most languages which use the Canadian
Syllabic script including
various Cree orthographies, Inuktitut and the historical Carrier script.
Both font families are available with free licenses to end users.
A New Font Family for Inuktitut & Cree. This family will include regular, italic and bold fonts.
© 2004-2006 Tiro Typeworks & Ross Mills
History of Canadian Syllabics series I
In the wilderness of Rupert's Land, a Wesleyan missionary, James Evans, develops
a new writing system for the Cree language. Deprived of the materials necessary
he manufactures his own; casting type and printing using the limited resources
available to him.
See Also: Typefounding on the Frontier
Plantagenet Cherokee is a Unicode-encoded typeface which supports the Cherokee script as well as basic Latin (Windows 1252) and is available for purchase in one style.
History of Canadian Syllabics series II
An Anglican missionary in the north develops grammars and introduces the syllabic
script to the Inuit of Baffin Island.
History of Canadian Syllabics series III
A few reproductions of one of the earliest imprints of the Rossville Mission
Press and the Press after Evans.