Codename: Hazzat Font
version 1.10a

This font is made in order to make long Coptic hymns easier to learn. The idea is to put certain notes between the Coptic letters in order to follow along with the hymn. The hymn notes are not complicated. As a result, a person that doesn’t know the hymn could not chant it just by reading the notes, but should listen to the hymn and be familiar with the melody, and the Hazzat font will guide the chanter through the transition points in the melody.

The Hazzat font is not a new idea, but it has been used by the Coptic Church (mainly the deacons) for a long time. However, this is the first time to be made into a font. The idea is to make the following feasible:

    • Store all hymns on the computer, instead of papers all around.
    • Be able to share these hymns with friends.
    • Post these hymns on the internet for teaching.
    • Make it look nice and uniform.
    • Set a standard for other fonts for the same purpose.

This font is a freeware, to be shared by Copts and non-Copts all over the world. Just one request from author... Please share your hymns with everybody for teaching purpose. Thank you, and may God reward you.

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