An Update on Akuru Membership Survey

Akuru Collective has been an exceptional example of the inspiring work of volunteerism so far. During the past two and a half years, we have continued to create and collaborate for the love of letters. This indeed means we are now, more than just the ‘collective’ of people who, once in a while gathered around for some tea and type. Akuru Collective has expanded our positive impact in all corners of language, literacy, and letters of Sri Lanka.

Along this journey, our members have been with us through thick strokes and thin strokes. A few months ago we proposed an Akuru Collective Membership as official recognition for our members’ passion, dedication, and valuable contribution towards the research and development of typography in Sri Lanka.

In order to shape the best membership for our community, we sent out a survey. After an overwhelming number of responses and support, we have now concluded the survey and are starting on evaluating the results.

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Sinhala Unicode Guide

Sinhala Unicode Guide is an online handbook written to provide a clear understanding of Sinhala Unicode. It aims at raising awareness around the issues of using Sinhala Unicode and guiding users to resolve those issues.

This was originally prepared by Dasun Sameera Weerasinghe with the assistance of Wasantha Deshapriya and Mahesh Kuragama and Pathum Egodawatta as a project of the Akuru Collective.

For more information https://github.com/akuru/sinhala-unicode-guide

Typography Educators Forum

The Typography Educators Forum was organized by Akuru Collective in hopes of facilitating and inspiring the development of techniques and exercises for teaching typography and typographic subjects within the context of execution and crafting in the undergraduate level (graphic and visual communication) design courses. Participants were encouraged to actively engage with other graphic design educators through a series of seminars and workshops, with the intention of developing or improving on fundamental tools to help students practice better typographic execution and crafting.

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