It’s great to see clothing with Baybayin on it especially in the Philippines. While checking out conversations about Baybayin on Twitter, I came across a photo of this dimply girl with a character chart shirt. The problem besides the obvious reference to Alibata, it shows non-standard characters such as Xa and Qa. The chart looks it was based on work by Ricardo Mendoza and Jayson Villaruz. I suspect that they just lazily Googled “Alibata chart” and went to images and spotted the as the 1st result and used it.
I’m all for the modernization but if the biggest Kultural store in the Philippines did in fact put this out, it’s irresponsible. Not just for the fact that they didn’t do enough research but it will lead to confusion for people starting out who may think that it’s a standard. If the shirt said modern “Alibata”, that would’ve been better. Stick with the basic 17 characters 1st as the foundation. I’ve received more than a few emails asking about X, Z, J and etc based on these modern charts.
Maybe they got the idea from Bench
Can anyone verify if this shirt is for sale at Kultura?
its really nice
its really nice where i can buy this shirt???
Did you read the article?
tsk tsk. kelangan siguro muna talaga mag research bago nila nilabas yung design na yan… tsk tsk
Yes! Unfortunately you can buy this “Imbento” shirt in all Kultura outlets… Actually I really want to buy this shirt, even though I know that some of the characters does not exist… But they have Another version… A black Shirt, and at the back, you can find the real baybayin characters… Sadly, again they named it “Alibata” But its cool.. Pwede nadin..
we should proud to be as Filipinos
Of course but why do you think we should? What are you doing to further the cause?
Hello! I would like to incorporate the Baybayin Chart with Photoshop. How do i go about that?
Create or download a font
in the modern baybayin does it have letters c and z?
i wanted to translate this letters to alibata “EKCZ” and Llyeam please do help me. Thank you