Herami was created by Hermes Saucedo, who likes to create alphabets in his free time. This one in particular was recently rescued from his old sketchbooks, and he decided to digitise it after a little "cleanup". After studying Tengwar by Tolkien and Old English alphabets (including Runic alphabets), he began to create something similar to them, but adapted and simplified it to his native language, Spanish.
Originally he used only the phonetic consonants in Spanish, but later he decided to include all the Latin alphabet to make it more universal. So Herami can be used to write in any language that uses Latin alphabet, or used to write in any language using phonetic approximation.
Vowels are written as diacritics above the consonants, and the consonants are read first. If the vowel has no preceding consonant or needs special intonation, a carrier is used to denote a voiceless consonant, to support the diacritic of the vowel, and in some cases, and to give an accent or intonation to the vowel. This the same system as the Quenya mode for Tolkien's Tengwar.
The two types of vowels represent the same sounds and their the difference between is for aesthetic purposes.
Todos los seres humanos nacen libres e iguales en dignidad y derechos. Y dotados como están de razón y conciencia, deben comportarse fraternalmente los unos con los otros.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They
are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another
in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
Después de la oscura noche, llega siempre el alba.
After the dark night, always comes the dawn.
Download a font for Herami (OpenType, 11K)
If you have any questions about Herami, you can contact Hermes at: herael[at]gmail[dot]com
If you need to type in many different languages, the Q International Keyboard can help. It enables you to type almost any language that uses the Latin, Cyrillic or Greek alphabets, and is free.
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