The polite type
The Polite Type is an open-source font that rewrites hurtful words, replacing them with more inclusive ones. The Polite Type is meant to be used for educational purposes, at schools or by parents – one way to approach this issue and to create a safe space for discussion.
The initial vocabulary for the font has been co-created with high-school-aged teenagers and youth from diverse backgrounds in Finland, together with The Children and Youth Foundation. In Sweden, the initiative is supported by Friends-organization. The project is open to NGOs committed to fighting bullying.
We want to create room for the important discussion to make the online world a safer, more inclusive place for everyone.
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Tuukka Tikkanen, Jonna Yletyinen
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