Cherokee font download

Thursday, March 8th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

After more than a year in development, the Cherokee Nation has released an official font and syllable keyboard for the Cherokee people over the Internet.

Already more than 1,300 people have downloaded the font. Designers say the new font is styled closely to Sequoyah's original alphabet. The Cherokee Nation isn't the first to make a version of the alphabet for the Internet, but they say this one is official. Tonia Williams, Cherokee Nation Website Director says, "there are a lot of versions out there, and everybody has their idea of what copyright should do. Some people are even selling it. Things that shouldn't be done. So this is the reason it's offered for free, it's available to everybody."

If you'd like to see what the language looks like you can CLICK HERE for a link to the website.