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Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Post by Ghoster » Sun 25 Mar 2018, 13:16

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Yes, I would like to know more about this one as well, it looks very good, very syriac-inspired. I assume it's an alphabet, because you're marking vowels, but sometimes I lose track of them. Is it because of ligatures, or is there something else going on?
Also can you share the process of making it into a font? I should do that with my conlangs too.
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Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Post by clawgrip » Tue 27 Mar 2018, 06:14

Ghoster wrote:
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Yes, I would like to know more about this one as well, it looks very good, very syriac-inspired. I assume it's an alphabet, because you're marking vowels, but sometimes I lose track of them. Is it because of ligatures, or is there something else going on?
Also can you share the process of making it into a font? I should do that with my conlangs too.
I specifically avoided looking at any ancient middle-eastern scripts when designing it, and just focused on designing a smooth cursive version of the script (it's based on a non cursive script of mine). Different people see different inspirations in it, so I feel like I just got a general feel without copying any one script to much.

It is an LTR alphabet, but what may be tripping you up is that the letter for a is slightly altered in the ligature with b in the sample above, the i becomes a subscript after ḅ, and also because certain vowels are spelled with digraphs (ĭ in this sample is spelled ux).

The font was a learning experience, as making it was how I learned how to do it, so there's a lot of abandoned and inefficient coding in the font.
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Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Post by k1234567890y » Tue 10 Apr 2018, 22:27

Below are some samples of the Ame script, which is a logographic writing system:
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Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Post by clawgrip » Wed 11 Apr 2018, 09:59

Very Chinese-looking, and quite different from the last sample of Ame I saw. Do you have an English word list?
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Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Post by k1234567890y » Wed 11 Apr 2018, 13:25

no...;-;

it is glyph-romanization correspondence...

also should I change the aesthetics?
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Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Post by clawgrip » Thu 12 Apr 2018, 00:39

So the glyphs have no specific meanings yet?
k1234567890y wrote:
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also should I change the aesthetics?
It's your script, and you should do whatever you feel like doing.
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Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Post by Ahzoh » Fri 01 Jun 2018, 05:16

I decided that I should make the archaic form of the seal bone script (michkasaruxo/onako) before I work on the cursive form, as such I have created 9/20 of the letters:
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I need new ideas for new glyph shapes.
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Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Post by kiwikami » Fri 01 Jun 2018, 05:59

Ahzoh wrote:
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This looks marvelous! Very aesthetically pleasing.
As for new glyph shapes, are you are actively avoiding reflections of existing ones?
Edit: Substituted a string instrument for a French interjection.
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Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Post by Ahzoh » Fri 01 Jun 2018, 06:55

The name of the script, Oňako:
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kiwikami wrote:
Fri 01 Jun 2018, 05:59
Ahzoh wrote:
Fri 01 Jun 2018, 05:16
This looks marvelous! Very aesthetically pleasing.
As for new glyph shapes, are you are actively avoiding reflections of existing ones?
Yes, actively avoiding mere reflections of the letters.
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Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Post by cedh » Fri 01 Jun 2018, 08:52

Ahzoh wrote:
Fri 01 Jun 2018, 05:16
I need new ideas for new glyph shapes.
Some ideas:
- v (i.e. like your "f-" glyph, but without the additional line on the left side)
- two ^ above each other
- something similar to //
- something similar to ʎ
- something similar to ψ (but with diagonal strokes at the side)
- an inverted triangle like ∇

That's about all I can come up with right now using only/mainly diagonal lines. If you want more fairly simple glyphs, you'll probably have to allow glyphs with only vertical and horizontal lines too, giving you possibilities such as ‡ Π Ш. That said, you could of course also simply rotate the latter three glyphs by 45°...
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Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Post by Ahzoh » Fri 01 Jun 2018, 10:32

To save on the number of glyphs, maybe I should use the diagonal line under Ka to indicate voicing instead?

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I went and did it anyways.
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Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Post by elemtilas » Fri 01 Jun 2018, 12:21

Ahzoh wrote:
Fri 01 Jun 2018, 10:32
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Coo, now that's looking nice!
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Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Post by Ahzoh » Fri 01 Jun 2018, 12:59

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Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Post by Ahzoh » Tue 05 Jun 2018, 02:55

I have all but 3 of the letters made:
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I feel like I've exhausted every possible variation of the basic shapes.
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Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Post by Keenir » Tue 05 Jun 2018, 03:09

Ahzoh wrote:
Tue 05 Jun 2018, 02:55
I have all but 3 of the letters made:
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I feel like I've exhausted every possible variation of the basic shapes.
does it need to be another variation of the basic shapes? maybe just use dots; or a straight line.
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Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Post by Ahzoh » Tue 05 Jun 2018, 04:15

Can't do dots or a single line, those are for diacritics.
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Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Post by Keenir » Tue 05 Jun 2018, 08:35

Ahzoh wrote:
Tue 05 Jun 2018, 04:15
Can't do dots or a single line, those are for diacritics.
okay...then, since you have squares tilted like diamonds, maybe have regular squares which aren't tilted?
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Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Post by cedh » Tue 05 Jun 2018, 08:40

Ahzoh wrote: I feel like I've exhausted every possible variation of the basic shapes.
I wrote:If you want more fairly simple glyphs, you'll probably have to allow glyphs with only vertical and horizontal lines too, giving you possibilities such as ‡ Π Ш. That said, you could of course also simply rotate the latter three glyphs by 45°...
‡ Π Ш [...] rotate the latter three glyphs by 45°
AFAICS you haven't used these yet...
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Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Post by Ahzoh » Tue 05 Jun 2018, 12:07

I tried those three you suggested and they're too big to work, especially at an angle. Angular now seems like a requirement too otherwise it would look out of place. However I think I have found a solution.
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Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Post by sevenorbs » Wed 06 Jun 2018, 01:18

Hello.

So I have this script but I don't know where it'd fit and how to properly describe this since my english is not that good.

My script is an alphabet, basically. But when writing this, you write a block of syllable out of those alphabets. Like, those alphabets merge and conjoin into some form that resembles the sufficient elements to depict each alphabet. Here is shown tvei both the older version and the modern version. The older version explains how those elements conjoined. What do you think of this?

Addendum: the reader of the script can identify the alphabet by identifying the appearance of how strokes applied to depict each alphabet. This script is generally written with brush so difference of the strokes and how do one write this is a thing.

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