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KHAND is a Devanagari pixel font, my graduation project from the Iceland Academy of the Arts. (2016)

अ आ इ ई उ ऊ ए ऐ ओ औ क ख ग घ ङ च छ ज झ ञ ट ठ ड ढ ण त थ द ध न प फ ब भ म य र ल ळ व श ष स ह ० १ २ ३ ४ ५ ६ ७ ८ ९ ॐ

The Devanagari script is used to write over 120 languages including Hindi, Marathi and Nepali. It has complex typographical behaviors which produce a very large character set. Due to this, restrictions in printing technology have had a profound effect on the script.

Khand is designed for use in dot matrixes where a small grid limits complex shapes, a limitation which often results in missing ligatures or marks which seriously affect readability. Khand is a study on adapting these complex ligatures and marks into a twenty pixel high grid.

This project was a continuation of the research done in my bachelor thesis: Designing Devanagari type: the effect of technological restrictions on current practice.