Re: TECH: Fonts on the Web? (was Re: Kjaginic: 8 points of articulation)
- --- On Wed, 10/1/08, Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...> wrote:
> From: Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>A while back, (Feb, 2005 through Oct 2005) there was a thread on the list about my "does-everything" font. Just as a reminder, I came up with a single font that could be used for any conscript, or any pictographic language whatsoever. Each symbol of the font is a piece of a character. A string of characters in ASCII builds a single character in the "Tinkerfont" (as in "Tinker Toy font"). Think of a seven-segment digital display on a digital clock, but with 50 or more segments.
> Adobe doesn't want you to take one of their
> fonts that you have to pay for and put it someplace that
> anyone can download it - for free - automatically! - just by looking
> at your
Here are my original pages that explain and illustrate the concept:
Jean-François Colson created an improved version which is still available as a ttf download here: <http://users.belgacom.net/bn130627/TinkerFont/>
Here's the search result on the listserv archives:
- John Vertical wrote:
> Not quite. The contrast can be found in a number of Volta-Congo languages,Could be. I haven't heard recordings of Venda, but I have a Venda
> probably most famously Ewe. Wikipedia claims this to exist also in a
> southern Bantu language going by the name of Venda...
> John Vertical
dictionary I found at a Half Price Books, which has a note about the
sounds written as "fh" and "vh": "fh, vh are voiceless and voiced
bilabial fricatives". I assume that plain "f" and "v" are labiodental
fricatives, but that's not explicitly stated.
A language with all three of bilabial, labiodental, and dental
fricatives would be problematic in Kjaginic script, but I could use dots
to distinguish those as the older Tharkania system uses.