Théophile Glauser (Le Cabinet SR:CH)
Bern University of the Arts Department of Design and Fine Arts
Vuk sans is a new alphabet that combines the phonetic symbols of the French and Serbian languages into 43 unique phonetic symbols. Vuk sans falls into the family of geometric sans serif and was inspired by the forms used in the Glagolitic alphabet, created around 860 AD by Cyril of Salonika. The Vuk machine was produced as a direct application for the new typographical system. Voice recognition technology detects words spoken into the microphone, which are then transcribed into the new alphabet and displayed on screen. Vuk sans enables speakers of either French or Serbian to use a common writing system despite the fact the two languages use different alphabets.