LaserGaelic for Windows
Three professional-quality, hinted, scalable fonts in both TrueType® and Type-1
formats: GaillimhLS plain, and GaelicLS plain, containing all the characters and
diacritics necessary to type Irish, Scottish and Manx Gaelic, Welsh, Breton, and Cornish;
and BallymoteLS plain, containing all the characters of the ancient Ogham script.
System Requirements: The fonts install into Microsoft® Windows 7, Vista, XP, or 2000, and work with all Windows
7-, Vista-, XP-, and 2000-compatible
applications that allow the user to select fonts from a font menu. (A previous version
is available for Windows NT, Me, 98, or 95; please contact the
Sales office.) The product includes
a User's Manual and keyboard layout chart(s). The included keyboard driver(s) allows access to
four characters per key (instead of the normal two) and alternate keyboard
layouts. All documentation is in PDF format, and can be viewed and/or printed using
Adobe Reader. The fonts will print to any printer at
the highest quality allowed by your printer.
A custom version (fonts only) is available
but Linux users must provide alternate keyboard input for characters in the
extended character set. If you are ordering for Linux be sure to select the
Linux box on the Order Form.
Cost: US$ 99.95 Order
Do you need to upgrade? Check the
current version number and a Release History.
LaserGaelic for Macintosh
Three professional-quality, hinted, scalable fonts in both
TrueType® and Type-1 formats, with polished bitmaps: GaillimhLS plain, and
GaelicLS plain, containing all the characters and diacritics necessary to type
Irish, Scottish and Manx Gaelic, Welsh, Breton, and Cornish; and BallymoteLS
plain, containing all the characters of the ancient Ogham script.
System Requirements: System 7.1-9.x or OS X. The font is typed using either the US keyboard or
an included alternate keyboard, which installs only into OS X 10.2 and above or System 7.1-9.x. The product includes a
User's Manual, a keyboard resource, and keyboard layout chart(s).
Cost: US$ 99.95 Order
Additional language samples using GaillimhLS
BallymoteLS font (Ogham)
Ogham was a script devised by a Celtic grammarian from southern Ireland.
The Old Irish of his day had no phoneme /p/, a fact which helps date the invention of the
script to ca. the 4th century A.D. It was divided into four aicmí 'groups' of
five letters each: b, l, f, s, n; h, d, t, c, q; m, g, ng, z, r;
and a, o, u, e, i. Later, when diphthongs had developed and borrowings had
reintroduced the /p/ phoneme into the language, five more signs, called forfede,
were added to write eo, oi, ui, io/p, and æ. Most of the Ogham
inscriptions have been found in Ireland, though some bilingual inscriptions with Latin
have been found in Wales; a few too are found in Cornwall and Scotland, and on the Isle of
Man. The Picts, the non-Celtic indigenous inhabitants of Britain, took up the use of Ogham
script as well; unfortunately we do not understand their language. Oghams were in use
until the medieval period; the 14th century Book of Ballymote, for which this
font has been named, gave the earliest transliteration key. (From the User's Manual.)
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