A recent report by the British Library shows that Gaelic is by far the most influential typeface in the world, with over 1.3 billion copies produced by the UK alone.
John Mcmanus is an illustrator and designer, and has created more than 40 Irish typefaces over the past 25 years.
“We’re all the same, we’re all just trying to make the world better.
The language is a beautiful thing, but it’s just a beautiful font, and it has to work in this way.
We have to make it the perfect typeface,” he says.
The BSL’s study is based on data from the Bibliographic Information System (BIOS), a digital library of all records relating to printed materials.
It was commissioned by the BIC, a UK government agency that provides information about the state of British libraries.
The dataset includes all the records available from the UK BIS, including digitised copies of books, CDs and newspapers, as well as digitised data from online sources such as Wikipedia.
The report was based on the BIS’s records, and is available at: http://www.bids.gov.uk/bids-and-consent-regulations/data-protection/bibliographic-data-services-services/biblio/biddings/bibliography.aspx?data-service=bids&data-format=json&data_id=136518 In the UK the BID has set up the BiblioDirect database, which has a catalogue of all the books published in the past year, as part of the British National Library’s Digital Library Service.
In addition, the BSI’s website lists all the data it has on Bibliographies.
BID and BSI data is open for free download and usage.
However, McManos says that it is not always possible to make use of the Bibliography database.
“If you are looking at the Bids and Consent regulations, the rules for accessing that data are very clear, and they are very strict.
You need to obtain permission to access the data,” he explains.
McManis notes that while the data on the BIOS is a huge database, it is only one part of a much larger data set.
“There are a lot of other things that you can look at, so I think the database is a really good resource, but the BIOCs catalogue is much larger,” he said.
“It’s a lot more comprehensive, it’s a really large database, and a lot harder to access than Bibliography.”
The Bibliography data is not the only data available on the website.
The BIOC provides information on all the materials published in all parts of the UK since 1995, as the BIN dataset, and data on publications from previous years are available.
Data from other Bibliographics are also available.
McSweeney has used the BIocs catalogue for some of his own research, and says that while it can be helpful to search through the database, there is also a benefit to having access to the complete collection.
“Bibliographic data is a pretty good resource because you can get a snapshot of the whole British Library catalogue in a few seconds, and you can search through all the material that’s out there.
So I find it really useful.
But the catalogue is a great resource as well, it can give you a quick overview of the library,” he explained.
“The catalogue is also helpful if you are interested in typefaces, because there are a number of different types of typefaces.
It’s not really easy to work out which typeface is being used, so if you don’t have the BIO data, you can use the catalogue to look up the typefaces and get an idea of what they are used for.
You can even look up all the typeface variations within a typeface.
There are a bunch of different varieties of fonts that are used across the British libraries, so you can find out what typeface the type is in and see what different variations of that typeface exist.
It can give a good overview of what typefaces are being used in the British Libraries.”
McManuses research has also shown that many of the world’s leading type designers, including Fontcraft, Monotype and Fontographer, use Gaelic in their designs.
In fact, Fontcraft has a database of over 300 different Gaelic fonts available for download, which can be used to find inspiration for its fonts.
The database includes all of the Gaelic styles available, including the Gaelimac, the Gaelist, the Celt and the Celtique.
In the future, McSweenys research will look at how other types are used within the British library, including its own, as there are many Irish, Scottish and Welsh types of text.
He is also looking into the use of other British fonts, such as the F