Stokoe Tempo Font

Release 0.1beta

Angus B. Grieve-Smith

StokoeTempo is a variant of TempoFont, a public-domain font by David Rakowski, for the Stokoe notation used in transcribing signed languages, particularly American Sign Language.

Release 0.1beta does not support diacritical marks or characters "stacked" one on top of the other. It is restricted to the characters used in the Dictionary of American Sign Language (Stokoe, Casterline and Croneberg, 1965-1976; available from SignMedia), and certain characters used for transcribing other languages are unfortunately unavailable. These improvements will hopefully come with later versions.

These modifications to TempoFont are copyright 1995 Angus B. Grieve-Smith. They may be freely used by individuals and educational institutions; other organizations may make individual arrangements with Angus Grieve-Smith.

StokoeTempo was created with a borrowed copy of Fontographer for Macintosh. I no longer have access to that Macintosh, or to Fontographer. If anyone is willing to provide funding for the purchase of Fontographer for Windows so that the diacritics can be created, or for other improvements to the font, please let me know. You can email me at

Download StokoeTempo for Windows (TrueType), 28K