Was tipped by Khalil at the Baybayin FB Group that Kultura Filipino at SM Malls in the Philippines might be selling a shirts with using my font incorrectly. Above is a photo of the shirt in question. It indeed is my Baybayin font.
Couple issues with this:
1) I clearly state in the downloads section of this site “All downloads are for personal use only. Please contact me at christian(at)baybayin.com for any commercial inquiries.” I did not receive any email from Kultura Filipino asking permission. Sure, my font could’ve been downloaded form another site that stole it.
2) The use of the incorrect term Alibata.
3) The incorrect spelling. Alibata is written A-Li-Ba-A-Ta-A along with the other text below.
4) The incorrect use of “Scripture”. It’s common to hear people mention scripture when talking about Baybayin/Alibata. Scripture is defined as sacred religious writings. Baybayin alone isn’t a scripture. If you write a verse from the Koran in Baybayin, the verse is scripture not Baybayin. I see most of the people using this incorrect description are from the Philippines who mix up (or don’t know the difference) Script vs Scripture. They are different
Kultura is a great store in general but for something as visible as a writing system, it’s IRRESPONSIBLE for them to put out missinformation for profit.
Any businesses or government institutions out there looking to use Baybayin correctly, contact me for a FREE consultation. christian(at)baybayin.com
PS: Let’s see if there are comments saying it’s “Nice” without reading the article. Don’t be lazy