Constructium

Constructium is a fork of SIL Gentium designed specifically to support constructed scripts as encoded in the Under-ConScript Unicode Registry.

Constructium is ideal for mixed Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, IPA, and conlang text in web sites and documents.

You can download Constructium here.

You can see Constructium’s character repertoire here.

You can find Constructium on GitHub here.

ConScript Support

In addition to Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, and IPA, Constructium supports the following conscripts:

Script NameNotes
Tengwarsome rendering support added September 8, 2020, 7:45 PM PDT
Cirth
ámman-îar
Olaetyan
Seussian Latin Extensions
Sylabicaupdated February 9, 2013, 7:00 PM PST
Ewellicadded February 6, 2013, 7:40 PM PST
Unifon
Solresol
D’niadded March 8, 2019, 4:20 AM PST
Glaitha-A
Glaitha-Bproper typography not supported
Deini
Kamakawiencoded at U+F000
Aihaadded March 8, 2019, 4:20 AM PST
Klingon
Aliphbepfadded September 8, 2020, 7:45 PM PDT

Demos

Latin

Hwæt, we Gar-Dena in geardagum þeodcyninga þrym gefrunon, hu ða æþelingas ellen fremedon. Oft Scyld Scefing sceaþena þreatum, monegum mægþum meodosetla ofteah; egsode Eorle. Syððan ærest wearð feasceaft funden, (he þæs frofre gebad) weox under wolcnum, weorðmyndum þah, oðþæt him æghwyle þara ymbsittendra ofer hronrade hyan scolde, gomban gyldan: þæt wæs god cyning!

Greek

των δε Ιουδαιων ουδεις ενιψατο τας χειρας, ουδε Ηρωδης ουδ εις των κριτων αυτου, και των βουληθεντων νιψασθαι. ανεστη Πειλατος, και τοτε κελευει Ηρωδης ο βασιλευς παραλημφθηναι τον κυριον, ειπων αυτοις οτι Οσα εκελευσα υμιν ποιησαι αυτω, ποινσατε. Ηκει δε εκει Ιωσηφ ο φιλος Πειλατου και του κυριου, και ειδως οτι σταυρισκειν αυτον μελλουσιν, ηλθεν προς τον Πειλατον και ητησε το σωμα του κυριου προς ταφην. και ο Πειλατος πεμψας προς Ηρωδην ητησεν αυτου το σωμα, και ο Ηρωδης εφη αδελφε Πειλατε, ει και μη τις αυτον ητηκει ημεις αυτον εθαπτομεν, επει και σαββατον επιφωσκαι γεγραπται γαρ εν τω νομω ηλιον μη δυναι επι πεφονευμενω προ μιας των αζυμων - της εοπτης αυτων.

Cyrillic

Македонскиот јазик во балканската јазична средина и наспрема соседните словенски јаеици. 1. Македонскиот јазик се говори во СР Македонија, и надвор од нејзините граници, во оние делови на Македонија што по балканските војни влегоа во составот на Грција и Бугарија.

Tengwar

Constructium attempts to perform proper typesetting of Tengwar using glyph substitution and mark alignment tables, but it is somewhat limited. It is sufficient for the inscription on the One Ring, however, modulo OpenType support.

           

Cirth

From the title page of Lord of the Rings:

 

Ewellic

The Gettysburg Address:

   ́  ́,  ́     ́   ́, ́  ́  ́   ́     ́ ́.

ámman-îar

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Beren and Luthien:

   
   ,    ,
     ,
       .
   
  ,
    
   .

D’ni

The language and script from the Myst series:


                  


                  


                   

Not to be confused with:

Deini

The language and script by Dana Nutter:

    
   
   
     

Caution! Under no circumstances confuse D’ni with Deini, except under confusing circumstances!

Aiha

 — aiha — young; new
 — dirats — blood; to bleed
 — irai — home; to be home
 — wudun — exchange; transference
 — yowai — coyote

Klingon

      
      
     
    

Nonstandard Precomposed Latin Letters

F700F701as inRomanized Miana
F704F705
FF120󿄠FF121󿄡
FF122󿄢FF123󿄣
FF124󿄤FF125󿄥as in󿄥 = SUM(x) / COUNT(x)
FF126󿄦FF127󿄧as inThis is Spi󿄧al Tap
FF128󿄨FF129󿄩
FF12A󿄪FF12B󿄫
FF130󿄰FF131󿄱as in󿄱 = 17.5%
FF138󿄸FF139󿄹as in󿄹 = 25.75%
FF13A󿄺FF13B󿄻as inA Grammar of the A󿄻ojun Language

Constructium has glyph substitution tables for these characters, so you can use the proper Unicode code points:

004B 0303006B 0303as inRomanized Mik̃ana
004D 0303006D 0303
0047 03080067 0308
004C 0303006C 0303
0058 03040078 0304as inx̄ = SUM(x) / COUNT(x)
004E 0308006E 0308as inThis is Spin̈al Tap
00C5 0308Å̈00E5 0308å̈
00D8 0308Ø̈00F8 0308ø̈
0050 03020070 0302as inp̂ = 17.5%
0051 03020071 0302as inq̂ = 25.75%
0052 03030072 0303as inA Grammar of the Ar̃ojun Language

Other oddities in this region of the Private Use Area:

FF12C󿄬FF12D󿄭Latin Letter MbN M 󿄬 n m 󿄭
FF12E󿄮FF12F󿄯Latin Letter Triple-UV W 󿄮 v w 󿄯
FF136󿄶FF137󿄷Latin Letter AtLATIN󿄶 Latin󿄷

Nonstandard Punctuation

F814Exclamation Comma
F815Question Comma
F840Percontation Point
F841John Wilkins’ Irony Point
F842Alcanter de Brahm’s Irony Point
F843Hervé Bazin’s Love Point
F844Hervé Bazin’s Conviction Point
F845Hervé Bazin’s Authority Point
F846Hervé Bazin’s Irony Point
F847Hervé Bazin’s Acclamation Point
F848Hervé Bazin’s Doubt Point
F849Snark
F84AIronieteken
F84BSarcMark™
F850Single Quasiquotation Mark
F851Double Quasiquotation Mark
F852Left Single Quasiquotation Mark
F853Right Single Quasiquotation Mark
F854Left Double Quasiquotation Mark
F855Right Double Quasiquotation Mark
F856Not Angry Mark
F857Sinceriod
F858Left Sarcastisis
F859Right Sarcastisis
F85AHemi-Demi-Semicolon
F85BAndorpersand
F85CLeft Mockwotation Mark
F85DRight Mockwotation Mark
F85ESuperellipsis
F85FMorgan Freemark
FF100󿄀Comma Ellipsis
FF101󿄁Exclamation Ellipsis
FF102󿄂Question Ellipsis
FF103󿄃Exclamation Question Ellipsis
FF104󿄄Question Exclamation Ellipsis
FF105󿄅Interrobang Ellipsis
FF106󿄆Jè-Mark
FF107󿄇ElRey
FF108󿄈Reversed Inverted Question Mark
FF109󿄉Quartercolon
FF10A󿄊Friendly Period
FF10B󿄋Half Hyphen

F856-F85F encode the CollegeHumor punctuation marks, as demonstrated:

Fake Greek

F716F816Greek Letter Ei
F717F817Greek Letter Phelta
F718F818Greek Letter Thi
F719F819Greek Letter Magnum
F71AF81AGreek Letter Mega
F71BF81BGreek Letter Tampon

For fake fraternities and sororities, as in:

College Student: Oh, aren’t you adorable! Are you in a fraternity, little boy?
Stewie: Not yet, but I’m thinking about joining  Ei Phelta Thi.
Family Guy Season 2 Episode 19 “The Story on Page One”

Dean: What’s the name of your fraternity?
Eric: It’s... um... it’s, it’s Π Magnum Pi. Started at the University of Hawai‘i.
Boy Meets World Season 5 Episode 4 “Fraternity Row”

Melissa: Phoebe, were you ever in a sorority?
Phoebe: Of course! Yeah, I was, uh, um,  Thi Mega Tampon.
Melissa: What one?
Phoebe: Yeah, y’know, we were really huge too, but then they had to shut us down when Regina Philange died of alcohol poisoning.
Friends Season 7 Episode 20 “The One with Rachel’s Big Kiss”

Aliphbepf

󿏁󿏬󿏩󿏰󿏨󿏢󿏥󿏰󿏦 󿏩󿏳 󿏴󿏨󿏥 󿏮󿏡󿏴󿏩󿏶󿏥 󿏳󿏣󿏲󿏩󿏰󿏴 󿏯󿏦 󿏴󿏨󿏥 󿏒󿏡󿏭󿏭󿏡󿏬󿏡󿏭󿏭󿏡󿏤󿏩󿏮󿏧󿏤󿏯󿏮󿏧 󿏴󿏲󿏩󿏢󿏥 󿏦󿏲󿏯󿏭 󿏴󿏨󿏥 󿏂󿏯󿏢󿏳󿏨󿏩󿏢󿏯󿏰 󿏲󿏥󿏧󿏩󿏯󿏮 󿏯󿏦 󿏔󿏯󿏯󿏰󿏩󿏣󿏫󿏬󿏥. 󿏉󿏴 󿏩󿏳 󿏵󿏳󿏥󿏤 󿏴󿏯 󿏷󿏲󿏩󿏴󿏥 󿏅󿏮󿏧󿏲󿏩󿏳󿏨, 󿏁󿏮󿏧󿏵󿏩󿏳󿏨, 󿏓󿏰󿏡󿏮󿏧󿏬󿏩󿏳󿏨, 󿏗󿏯󿏮󿏴󿏯󿏮󿏥󿏳󿏥 󿏡󿏮󿏤 󿏗󿏯󿏯󿏬󿏯󿏯. 󿏉󿏴 󿏷󿏡󿏳 󿏭󿏡󿏤󿏥 󿏦󿏡󿏭󿏯󿏵󿏳 󿏩󿏮 󿏴󿏨󿏥 1799 󿏦󿏩󿏬󿏭, "󿏗󿏨󿏯 󿏍󿏯󿏶󿏥󿏤 󿏍󿏹 󿏃󿏨󿏥󿏥󿏳󿏥? 󿏔󿏨󿏥 󿏐󿏯󿏩󿏮󿏤󿏥󿏸󿏴󿏥󿏲 󿏙󿏯󿏴󿏨󿏥󿏲󿏳 󿏓󿏴󿏯󿏲󿏹."

Version Indicator

F800 is mapped to a glyph indicating the version of the font in use:

Most Recent Version: Installed Version:

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