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### Historical background
The Alfphabet family is based on the Belgian road signage called ‘Alphabet’ in French and ‘Alfabet’ in Flemish. It was introduced in 1945 by 3M system working for the Marshall plan after the end of the war. In 1975, it was replaced by the Swiss SNV fonts, but is still in used randomly by the Belgian railroad and Charleroi’s metro. In the early nineties, Pierre Huyghebaert was able to copy the original plates just before the split of the national office of the roads ‘Fond des Routes’ in three regional entities and the burial of the documents deep into regional archives.
The Alfphabet family is based on the Belgian road signage called ‘Alphabet’ in French and ‘Alfabet’ in Flemish. It seems that it is introduced in 1945 by 3M system working for the Marshall plan after the end of the war. In 1975, it is replaced by the Swiss SNV fonts, but is in 2018 still in used randomly by the Belgian railroad and Charleroi’s metro. In the early nineties, Pierre Huyghebaert is able to copy the original plates just before the split of the national office of the roads ‘Fond des Routes’ in three regional entities and the burial of the documents deep into regional archives.
Alfphabet Condensed is a rough merge between Alfphabet II (condensed caps only) and Alfphabet III (semi-condensed lowercase only!). It was redrawn in various occasions by Karl Bassil and Pierre under Hammerfonts umbrella in Brussels, then completed at Mind the gap studio in Beirut by Karl with the help of Nadim Zablit in the late nineties. The contrast between uppercase and lowercase is still quite non-typographic, and lot’s of diacritics need improvement.
Alfphabet Condensed is a rough merge between Alfphabet II (condensed caps only) and Alfphabet III (semi-condensed lowercase only!). It is redrawn in various occasions by Karl Bassil and Pierre under Hammerfonts umbrella in Brussels, then completed at Mind the gap studio in Beirut by Karl with the help of Nadim Zablit in the late nineties. The contrast between uppercase and lowercase is still quite non-typographic, and lots of diacritics need improvement.
Alfphabet IV is redrawn by Pierre and Ludi Loiseau at Speculoos studio in 2007.
### Backstage
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Copyright 1992-2014 Hammerfonts and OSP (Karl Bassil, Nadim Zablit, Pierre Huyghebaert, Ludivine Loiseau).
Alfphabet IV was redrawn by Pierre Huyghebaert and Ludi at Speculoos studio in 2007.
Alfphabet is released under the OFL 1.1 -- http://scripts.sil.org/OFL For information on what you're allowed to change or modify, consult the ofl.txt and ofl-faq.txt files. The ofl-faq also gives a very general rationale and various recommendations regarding why you would want to contribute to the project or make your own version of the font.
## ChangeLog
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If you make modifications be sure to add your name (N), email (E), web-address (W) and description (D).
This list is sorted by last name in alphabetical order.
N: Karl Bassil
N: Karl Bassil
E: karl.bassil@mindthegap.com.lb
W: http://www.mindthegap.com.lb
D: Typography
N: Nadim Zablit
N: Pierre Huyghebaert
E: pierre@speculoos.com
W: http://www.speculoos.com
D: Typography
N: Ludi Loiseau
E: hello@ludi.be<br/>
W: http://www.ludi.be<br/>
N: Ludi Loiseau
E: hello@ludi.be
W: http://www.ludi.be
D: Typography
N: Pierre Huyghebaert
E: pierre@speculoos.com<br/>
W: http://www.speculoos.com<br/>
N: Nadim Zablit
E: nadim.zablit@scopeateliers.com
W: http://scopeateliers.com
D: Typography
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