Omushkego Education is proud to announce the launch of the Omushkego font, a modern OpenType font designed specifically for typing in the Omushkegomowin syllabics, encompassing both l- and n-dialects. This initiative is a significant step towards empowering language usage within the Mushkegowuk Territory and beyond.

The Omushkego font features a range of styles including Regular, Bold, Italic, and Bold Italic, offering versatility for various applications. Enhanced rendering of syllabic characters, improving readability in digital documents and ensuring seamless integration across PC and Mac platforms, and key features such as contextual combinations and visibility aids ensure a seamless user experience. Additionally, a transcoding tool is available for converting existing text in EmiN to Omushkego, further enhancing accessibility and usage.

Developed through a partnership between Typodermic Fonts Inc. and Omushkego Education, the font embodies user-friendliness and caters to the diverse needs of language learners and advocates. It is available in the public domain, promoting widespread accessibility and usage for educational and cultural preservation purposes.

Users can effortlessly navigate the font's keyboard layout, meticulously designed to align with syllabic characters. Each keystroke corresponds to a specific syllabic, facilitating seamless typing in across standard keyboards. The keyboard map for the Omushkego font is available as a sticker sheet.

To integrate the Omushkego font into your workflow, follow these straightforward installation steps:

  • Download the font file from the provided links .
  • Open the downloaded file and initiate the installation process.
  • Once installed, access the Omushkego font across various applications such as Word, Outlook, Excel, etc.

The Omushkego font represents a significant advancement from the EmiN font, addressing formatting limitations, errors, and compatibility issues. Omushkego Education is committed to promoting and supporting language and culture through educational resources. We encourage teachers and learners to embrace the font as a tool for language revitalization efforts.

As we reflect on the historical significance of syllabic writing systems and the resilience of Indigenous languages, we envision a future where the Omushkego font plays a pivotal role in our language revitalization journey. Whether you are an educator, student, artist, or community member, this font services as a powerful tool to promote Omushkegomowin usage. We welcome feedback and suggestions for potential expansions or modifications to ensure the font meets the evolving needs of the community. Together, let's embrace this initiative and continue our efforts to preserve and promote the language of the Ililiwuk and Ininiwuk.

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