Re: writing system
- View Source# 1 wrote:
> How do you create your writings?I, too, "suffered" from not knowing how to improve my glyphs; every time
> You sit and write them?
> You draw one or two when you have an idea?
I tried to make a script for a conlang, it somehow looked the same.
It got better when I actually sat down to study some interesting glyphs
and tried to find out what the compounding elements are (e.g. serifs,
When I started with Eyahwánsi I knew what kind of script I wanted, but
couldn't really create suitable glyphs for it.
I decided to print out several different scripts that resembled the type
of script I was aiming at. I studied those, and then sat down and
created a set of glyphs (not all at once - it took about three or four
sessions to create all of them). Having studied several glyphs helped me
to be able to create a script with the look-and-feel I had in mind.
Take a look at http://www.omniglot.com/ to find inspiration.
- View SourceOn Sat, Aug 7, 2010 at 8:50 PM, MorphemeAddict <lytlesw@...> wrote:
> My daughter just asked me about a photo that was taken many years. It showsWhile not based on binary, I saw someone write Braille, but with
> a large (truck-sized) rock with writing painted on it. In white there is a
> set of linear squiggles and dots and below that is a tesseract.
> The rock is in Fort Irwin, California, where I participated in too many
> field exercises during my army years. The figure above the tesseract is my
> given name (Steven), written vertically in binary with the adjacent
> dots-for-ones connected.
> S 19 10011
> T 20 10100
> E 5 00101
> V 22 10110
> E 5 00101
> N 14 01110
> Has anyone else done something like this?
adjacent dots connected (so "g" looked like a square, "x" like a
vertically-widened equals sign, etc.). And I occasionally hand-write
Braille like that, too, since it's easier than writing individual dots
Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>