The Polite Type is a new font characterized by “dressing” or “disguising” or “hiding” certain words bad sounding like this: *****. Take a little imagination and you will understand perhaps what the word is.
The genius behind this font idea is for comment, since the source is responsible for “hiding” under a kind of blur those bad words. From its own website you can try them to see how it hides them and creates the feeling that we do not read it, but in our mind it sounds as is.
The Polite Type is a font created by the Finnish technology company TietoEVRY and that is responsible for correcting or hiding those words that sometimes come out, but are what they are.
But there is an intention behind creating this typeface and has to do with cyber bullying that young people receive on social networks. It is on the same The Polite Type website where you can read: «It is an open source source that rewrites harmful words, to replace them with more inclusive ones. We want to create the space for important discussions on how to make the world a safer, more inclusive place for everyone.
In fact, “You are ugly” becomes “You are not traditionally beautiful”, while expressions like ****** are totally blurred so that they are not understood; Although what has been said, they blur but in us it appears what word it is. Perhaps it is the best of this typeface that you have available from your website.
This font incorporates, apart from that new unfocused symbol, OpenType font (OTF) that you can recognize and find a more suitable substitute for offensive words and phrases in a bookstore that works both offline and online. We encourage you to download it. We will see how this source progresses, which can give a lot of itself. And if you can’t pull this quirky fountain from IKEA.