Fweet Figla Font

This is the Fweet Figla font foundry.

The Fweet Figla font allows you to see the text-based strings representing sigla within the Fweet collection as ideographic sigla (pictorial ideograms used by Joyce to designate the central characters and themes of Finnegans Wake). It is based on a font designed by Michael Powers; I have just rearranged the locations of the sigla and updated the font attributes to suit modern browsers' tastes.

Most modern browsers now support a feature called "CSS3 web fonts", which allows a font to be displayed in your browser even if it is not installed on your system. However, this feature often results in unnecessary downloads and slower browser performance. Thus, I recommend installing the font even if your browser supports this feature. The following instructions assist you in downloading and installing the Fweet Figla font. For the justifiably-wary among you, this does not involve any application being installed on your computer, just a font.

Prior to installing the font, the following line will appear as a series of either (a) letters, asterisks and obelisks (if your browser does not support "CSS3 web fonts") or (b) sigla and obelisks (if it does). After you have installed the font and reloaded this page (e.g. by pressing Ctrl-R), it should always display as sigla (the obelisks will not disappear since they are very shapely...)

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Note that the font can also be used for regular word-processing, should you need it. The following line of 18 letters corresponds to the line above, as a guide to which siglum resides on which capital letter.

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  1. click on this link to download the Fweet Figla font
  2. save the font file to disk and remember its location (do not change its extension from ".ttf" as some systems may balk at this later on)
  3. install the font as you would any other TrueType or OpenType font on your system:

If you encounter any problems, please send a comment.

If you have arrived to this page from the tutorial page, please be kind, rewind and return to that page; there is a crusty old guide patiently waiting for you there.

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