Phonotype is a typographic system designed to help people learn correct pronunciation of foreign languages.

The designer believes that communication is an essential part of integration, and has responded to the fact that one in ten adults currently living in Belgium has difficulties with the Dutch and Flemish language. Both languages are characterised by a variety of dual sounds, mainly in the vowels, that make them difficult to master. Phonotype overcomes this problem by building cues about pronunciation into the visual structure of the typeface, stretching letters or combining them to indicate a dual sound.

PXL- MAD School of Arts Hasselt

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