Christian Palestinian Aramaic (CPA) is often associated to Syriac, from which it inherits its writing; as a result, most printed editions use a Syriac font. But in reality, CPA uses a specific writing, whereas its linguistic characteristics (phonology, morphology, syntax) associate it with other western Aramaic dialects.
For these reasons, a CPA-specific Unicode font was long due. I am pleased to offer a preliminary version of my “CPA Genizah ML” font.
The shape of the letters is based on writing attested in the Cairo Genizah and drawn by Alain Desreumaux. The font uses the Syriac Unicode encoding, and can thus be used with the Syriac keyboard I created.
To install this font, just click the link below and save the file in your fonts folder.