How to design your own script

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Re: How to design your own script

Post by Thrice Xandvii » Sat 17 Oct 2015, 01:36

Making diacritics align in a font seems to me to be the hardest part... So maybe he is referring to the oft convoluted systems of "vowel pointing" that sometimes accompany an abjad? Just a guess.
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Re: How to design your own script

Post by MIGUELbM » Sat 17 Oct 2015, 03:00

Ahzoh wrote:I have not figured out how to do right-to-left fonts, but apparently you just overlay your font over arabic or hebrew letters. I did it, didn't work.
The problem with right-left or top-bottom fonts is not really the font itself, but the software on which you write with the font, if the software doesn't support alternative text directions then there's nothing to be done. If the software does support it, but the support is fixed, then overlaying your font over hebrew should work. If the software allows for custom text flow then you can just use normal unicode codepoints and just set the text to your desired direction.
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Re: How to design your own script

Post by Ahzoh » Sat 17 Oct 2015, 04:02

MIGUELbM wrote:
Ahzoh wrote:I have not figured out how to do right-to-left fonts, but apparently you just overlay your font over arabic or hebrew letters. I did it, didn't work.
The problem with right-left or top-bottom fonts is not really the font itself, but the software on which you write with the font, if the software doesn't support alternative text directions then there's nothing to be done. If the software does support it, but the support is fixed, then overlaying your font over hebrew should work. If the software allows for custom text flow then you can just use normal unicode codepoints and just set the text to your desired direction.
I do not know the limitation of FontCreator and can't find anyone who uses it.
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Re: How to design your own script

Post by MIGUELbM » Sat 17 Oct 2015, 14:36

Ahzoh wrote:
MIGUELbM wrote:
Ahzoh wrote:I have not figured out how to do right-to-left fonts, but apparently you just overlay your font over arabic or hebrew letters. I did it, didn't work.
The problem with right-left or top-bottom fonts is not really the font itself, but the software on which you write with the font, if the software doesn't support alternative text directions then there's nothing to be done. If the software does support it, but the support is fixed, then overlaying your font over hebrew should work. If the software allows for custom text flow then you can just use normal unicode codepoints and just set the text to your desired direction.
I do not know the limitation of FontCreator and can't find anyone who uses it.
As I said, the problem is not FontCreator, but where you decide to write with your font, I believe that MS Word supports right to left if you install the appropriate language pack.
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Re: How to design your own script

Post by sangi39 » Sat 17 Oct 2015, 18:04

MIGUELbM wrote:
Ahzoh wrote:
MIGUELbM wrote:
Ahzoh wrote:I have not figured out how to do right-to-left fonts, but apparently you just overlay your font over arabic or hebrew letters. I did it, didn't work.
The problem with right-left or top-bottom fonts is not really the font itself, but the software on which you write with the font, if the software doesn't support alternative text directions then there's nothing to be done. If the software does support it, but the support is fixed, then overlaying your font over hebrew should work. If the software allows for custom text flow then you can just use normal unicode codepoints and just set the text to your desired direction.
I do not know the limitation of FontCreator and can't find anyone who uses it.
As I said, the problem is not FontCreator, but where you decide to write with your font, I believe that MS Word supports right to left if you install the appropriate language pack.
I'll attest to this being true, at least in older versions (I haven't used MS Word in years). I'd assume it would still be true with more current versions too unless for some reason they decided to remove that particular feature for some godless reason.
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Re: How to design your own script

Post by Ahzoh » Sat 17 Oct 2015, 18:27

MIGUELbM wrote:As I said, the problem is not FontCreator, but where you decide to write with your font, I believe that MS Word supports right to left if you install the appropriate language pack.
The problem is FontCreator. I made a font where my conscript was assigned Hebrew letter codepoints and when I typed my font into MS Word it only showed Hebrew letters.
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Re: How to design your own script

Post by clawgrip » Sun 18 Oct 2015, 00:11

To be clear here, the problem is neither FontCreator nor MS Word. What is happening is that MS Word detects that your Hebrew font is defective, and refuses to display it. This is because you have almost certainly not included all the OpenType features required of a Hebrew font.

http://www.microsoft.com/typography/otf ... atures.htm
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Re: How to design your own script

Post by Ahzoh » Sun 18 Oct 2015, 00:34

clawgrip wrote:To be clear here, the problem is neither FontCreator nor MS Word. What is happening is that MS Word detects that your Hebrew font is defective, and refuses to display it. This is because you have almost certainly not included all the OpenType features required of a Hebrew font.

http://www.microsoft.com/typography/otf ... atures.htm
Probably, my font is a True-Type font.
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Re: How to design your own script

Post by LinguoFranco » Fri 17 Feb 2017, 04:49

I have a conscript that I'm not satisfied with. Nothing wrong with it itself, it just looks to cursive for my liking. It's an syllabary with characters that look like a blend of English cursive and hiragana.

I'm trying to figure out what kind of writing script I should go for. The syllable structure, for now at least, is CV(C), but it might become (C)CV(C). There are four coda consonants.

As for the basic structure of the language, it is agglutinative, but will eventually become fusional.
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Re: How to design your own script

Post by Linguifex » Fri 17 Feb 2017, 05:02

Your post is probably better suited for the Con-Script Development Centre.
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Re: How to design your own script

Post by MoonRightRomantic » Tue 23 May 2017, 17:15

So clawgrip, how is your Hanzi simplification project going?
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Re: How to design your own script

Post by qwed117 » Tue 23 May 2017, 21:29

MoonRightRomantic wrote:So clawgrip, how is your Hanzi simplification project going?
Wut?
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Re: How to design your own script

Post by clawgrip » Wed 24 May 2017, 14:42

qwed117 wrote:Wut?
I believe it is a reference to viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2333&p=239915&hilit ... B5#p237638.

This is kind of a weird place to post this question, instead of on that thread, but anyway, I don't know enough about the Chinese language to do something like that, and I think it wouldn't work so well based on Japanese.
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