CapU launches new website font that supports Indigenous languages

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Capilano University (CapU) is excited to announce the launch of BC Sans, a new font on the University’s website that can properly support special characters and syllabics found in Indigenous languages in B.C.

The introduction of BC Sans supports CapU’s purpose and values in Envisioning 2030 and commitment to establishing more inclusive and accessible experiences in our community.

“The new font aligns with CapU’s values and respectful practices and ensures our font is highly readable and capable of displaying Indigenous languages properly,” said Cari Bird, manager, creative, of CapU’s marketing & digital experience team.

BC Sans was developed by the B.C. Government with contributions from FirstVoices and a typographic Indigenous language expert. The Indigenization of font is a step forward in reconciliation and decolonization in CapU’s approaches.

The new font improves readability thanks to the well-proportioned height, space and weight, allowing enhanced accessibility of digital services at CapU.

As a free, open-source font, BC Sans is available for everyone to access and download.

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