Re: Meghean writing
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, April 21, 2007, 18:24|
> In a message dated 4/21/2007 12:49:53 PM Central Daylight Time, andjo@FREE.FR
> > > Being a big fan of Meghean, I would have expected something more
> > > aesthetic (sorry!)... maybe these runes are made for carving,
> > > and there's a cursive version for painting?
> > Runes? I'd think the shapes rather too curvy to be much good for carving.
> > The shapes you see in that gif do have a certain angularity owing to my
> > imperfect computer graphics skills; they do look more cursive when I draw
> > them
> > by hand (you may note each can be drawn without lifting your pen). I should
> > be
> > able to give them a softer look in the gif, but when I made it I was more
> > concerned with getting the basic shapes across than the aesthetics.
> > Andreas
> They look a lot like Georgian.
That's not intentional, but looking at Georgian at Omniglot I can certainly see
the resemblance. It would be even more pronounced if Georgian didn't have
ascenders and descenders all over the place.
I had no particular model in mind when designing the shapes, tho some particular
glyphs are "stolen" - eg. the "h" sign is inspired by yogh.