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Baybayin Modern Brush Font by Nordenx Baybayin Modern Brush Font by Nordenx
The Script

Baybayin script is an ancient form of writing by native islanders and tribes in the South East Asian archipelago we now know as the Philippines.

The Font

Download it here in DA:…

I created true type fonts (TTF) I called "Baybayin Modern" to use in modern art. The fonts are stylized modern composite of many examples from the past but the style is based primarily on my calligraphy work and handwriting. These fonts should not be considered as historically accurate examples of the Baybayin. The font is calligraphic & artistic representations and the characters’ shapes, sizes and weights have been made uniform in order to present a neat and elegant printed appearance.

The zip file contains the TTF file and documentation on how to use it. If used in your artwork, please include a credit and/or link back to either the blog ( or my DA page.

The Style (Brush) 

This is actually done back in 2007 when I had access to a Bamboo tablet. I was practicing brush strokes and came up with these fonts.

The Sample

The script rendered in baybayin brush font reads: 

"Gaano man ang tibay ng piling abaka, ay wala ring lakas kapag nagiisa. Tingnan mo naman ang walis tingting, matibay sapagka't magkabigkis" 

"No matter how strong the best hemp may be, a single strand isn’t strong enough. Look at the broom made of small sticks, it is sturdy because it is tightly bound."  

For more info on the new features included in this font set, please read the rich text format (.rtf) file that is included in the zip.


© All of Nordenx Baybayin Modern Fonts are for personal and non-commercial use only. Please contact me at for any inquiries about commercial use and licensing for branding, printing, publications, and/or other electronic applications.


UPDATE: V.1.01 - font file updated, replace .tff if you downloaded prior to July 12, 2011
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HiddenSword Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sillyJasdero Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow~!!! ang sarap ng feeling na makakita ng ganito sa dA =D magaling~!
jade0014 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
if i am not mistaken....historians called this ALIBATA.......
Nordenx Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
For more info on Baybayin versus Alibata issue, please visit -> [link]
duchessdane Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I love the font style.. is this alibata? are these arranged from a to z? i can't tell if the first font is letter "A"...
jnreyes1986 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
I hope it isn't my computer (I run on an iMac). I totally love these fonts and actually just recently found out about this ancient script. I have downloaded all your fonts but for some reason, only the Mondern Script and Mondern Sinta are the two that show up on my word processing software (Pages). When I go through the fonts in Font Book, the other fonts have error messages such as "duplicate fonts" and "name table structure". Any suggestions?
Nordenx Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks for reporting the errors. I don't have a Mac to test these fonts but I am in the process of updating most of them, cleaning them up and fixing duplication errors.
dhen21 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
can u translatethis in baybayin with this font " Psalm 23:4 Bagaman ako'y lumalakad sa libis ng lilim ng kamatayan" plzz
Nordenx Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Download and install the font then type this for modern:

bgmn+ ako ay+ lumlkd+ s libis+ nN+ kmtyn+ ,

...type this for traditional:

bgm aku a lumlk s libi n kmty ,

BTW, why not the complete passage? "Bagaman ako'y lumalakad sa libis ng lilim ng kamatayan, wala akong katatakutang kasamaan; sapagka't ikaw ay sumasa akin."
dhen21 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
thnx sir.. by the way.. can u give me a lot of design alibata tattoo caligraphy.. sana po ma help mo po ako.. nka pa tattoo na po ako sa likod ko.. post ko po as my pic pa comment nlng po kung tama stroke.. want ko po sna caligraphy na hail mary or our father. prayers po yan..thnx sir..
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