Praise

You make a great case on your website that good Vietnamese typography is doable, but requires special care. Vietnamese support is a good thing to have when marketing fonts towards international companies, and, it’s one more way to distinguish the font from the millions of others out there.

This is a rather gorgeous looking mini online-book about its history, quirks, details and design challenges. Even if you don’t think you’re interested in the language, this is a mandatory read if you’re interested in languages, at all.

I had a commission for expanding a bespoke font to support Vietnamese language. Your website about Vietnamese typography has been my guide through the process and I really enjoyed to learn about your language.

I really enjoyed reading your website. It is great for non native type designers to find recommendations for designing properly the glyphs for other languages. I am now designing a new font, also with vietnamese support. I hope to make it well. Thanks again and best regards from Argentina.

Donny Truong’s site gets deep into the history and current implementations of Vietnamese typography, and is itself a great example of our character subsets in use. It’s also a great design.

Sally Kerrigan, content editor, Typekit

The precision and clarity of your points are really visible on Vietnamese Typography.

Thomas Jockin, type designer & organizer of TypeThursday

I think more and more designers/foundries are starting to consider Vietnamese support for larger extended language sets. More companies are commissioning extensions for brand faces. Information like Trương’s site goes a long way toward making it more practical for non-native designers to consider.

Kent Lew, type designer, Font Bureau

Excellent site, I just read through it all and although I have not yet implemented Vietnamese support to any existing typefaces, I feel I have a greater understanding of all the details and what it will take. I’m sure I’ll add support to a future release, and I’ll remember your site as a great resource. Thanks for your help.

Michael Jarboe, type designer, AE Type

I just wanted to congratulate you on the release of Vietnamese typography thesis. It was a much needed information on the subject, and will be used as a reference for years to come.

Toshi Omagari, type designer, Monotype

This is excellent timing … Your thesis site has been very useful!

Christian Schwartz, partner, Commercial Type

Donny—thanks for touching on an issue a lot of type designers ignore. Keep it up! You’ll change the world.

Việc làm này của anh không chỉ ý nghĩa với type design mà với cả cộng đồng người Việt nữa.

Phạm Đam Ca, type designer & professor

Your discussion of the typographical problems is exactly what we discussed in late 1980’s and early 1990’s, especially our discussion with a typographer from Xerox. This is exciting to hear and see again. And we do need this discussion over and over again.