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Gáidhlig Typeface

Gáidhlig Typeface is an exploration of language in Scotland. In 1872, The Education (Scotland) Act was a piece of legislation that made English the sole language in education, despite many communities consisting of only Gáidhlig speakers. This act was the biggest factor in the decline of the language today-  Gáidhlig became a language of the home as children faced punishment in school for speaking the language. This created a stigma around speaking Gáidhlig, a belief that Gáidhlig is informal and will ‘hold you back’. A typeface that was prevalent in education at the time was Century Schoolbook; Gaidhlig Typeface is a reappropriation of Century Schoolbook, adapted to fit the characteristics of the language, bringing Gáidhlig into a formal setting.