The font Kinryu_No14, designed by Peter Specht, is a unique typeface that merges traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design sensibilities. Its name, 'Kinryu', hints at a Japanese influence — "Kin" often referring to gold or something of high value, and "Ryu" meaning dragon, a symbol of power and wisdom in many Asian cultures. While the name evokes images of grace and elegance, it also suggests a forceful presence, qualities that are echoed in the font's design.
Kinryu_No14 is characterized by its bold, yet intricate details. The letters possess a certain solidity, making them stand out and easily readable even from a distance. However, what sets this font apart are the subtle, artistic flourishes inspired by traditional Japanese aesthetics. These elements do not overpower the fundamental shape of the characters but instead add a layer of sophistication and intrigue, making the font suitable for a wide range of applications, from logo design to artistic headings, where a touch of elegance and a hint of cultural richness are desired.
Peter Specht's expertise in typography and design is evident in how he balances the font's boldness with its decorative aspects. Each character is carefully crafted, ensuring that the font retains its legibility and functionality while offering a distinct visual appeal. Kinryu_No14, therefore, stands out as more than just a typeface; it is a piece of art that brings a touch of the exotic and the timeless into the realm of typed letters. Its versatility allows it to be used in both contemporary and traditional settings, making it a valuable addition to any designer's toolkit who is looking to infuse their work with a blend of strength, beauty, and cultural depth.
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This version of Kinryu does not really have all of the characters

for Chinese, rather those characters will be converted into

circles with question marks. This font has been extended so as to include ancient Greek characters, Glagolitic and a few new Japanese kanji. Those characters which are converted into

question marks by this font are not available in this font; That is because those characters are meant for the study of Japanese only.


So i guess you didnt like the idea of having a constant name as "Laurier" or "Kinryu" and only update the version fields to say "Version 14" or something.

So if i approve this font, should i remove all other ones since they are a subset of the latest one?

And if someone linked to Laurier for example, it will be a broken link now. Not ideal...


This is the explanation of it:

The underscore and title No14 (_No14) is just a version number,

yet required as not to confuse it with the previous version when using a word processor, it doesn't have anything to do with the name of the font itself. The name Kinryu does have something to do with the name of the font, the name Kinryu is the font of the Japanese characters, which supercedes the name Laurier on the grounds that the Japanese characters are a font in and of their own right.

You can remove the old ones if you want to because they're

not good for anything anymore now that the new one has come out.


Anyway what this font newly has is characters for

Ancient Greek, Glagolitic and Japanese.


As for the old fonts, I just issued them so that people would

know what to look for when they download the new one.

I don't care about them because they're obsolete now.


Version number belongs in a "Version" field in the naming table within the font file. The name of the font should stay constant.

You don't see "Arial_1", "Arial_5", "Arial_99812"... there is only "Arial" but the version may differ. If you get a newer version you simply replace the existing one with the latest so there is no confusion when you are in word. There is only one Arial.

Your naming convention could be useful to you while working on a font so you can have them both installed at the same time for comparison. However, when you release a version that you are happy with it should be the constant name such as "Laurier".

kk, swallow, ivan, lauren, and everyone else please let me know if i am not making sense and steering Peter in the wrong direction...


Kinryu_No14


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October 21st, 2009 ©2009 Peter Specht. ©2009 Peter Specht. This font was created using FontCreator 5.6 from High-Logic.com
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