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Re: CHAT: a conlang of my very own :) (was: Re: unsubscribing)

From:Stephen DeGrace <stevedegrace@...>
Date:Monday, June 3, 2002, 22:50
--- In conlang@y..., Tristan McLeay <kesuari@Y...>
> On Sat, 2002-06-01 at 15:22, Stephen DeGrace wrote: > > > Aë rot it yuzing a progræm Aë rot kald HTMLpad,
> > wøz æktyuælë dëzaënd for kanvrting mäling list
> > intu kwik-ænd-drtë web päjes baë hænd, kanvrting
> > spexl käræktrs faund intu HTML eskäp sëkwenses.
> > fleksibl "kanvrzhøn täbl" yutilitë trns eot tu hæv
> > nømbr øv ønintended yußes æz wel, æmøng ðem,
> > ðis skript yuzing tekst kods and kanvrting ðem in
> > tu ðe këut spexl letrs :P. > > Ay täyk it it oollsöu könwöött'z end'z-ov-layn'z
intu <BR>'z? Iz it
> intällygönt önaff tu nöu öbäut tuu könsekkjötiv
EOL'z byy'iqn njuu
> päröqgraaf'z?*
What dialect are you transcribing? :) No, it's not too bright. What is can do is put a <br> at the beginning of every line for you that does not otherwise have a tag, and it can out a <p> tag at the start of every block of text. It has a few other little tricks, mostly for handy tags like <hX>, <a>, <span>, etc. It will throw the right sort of head and body tags around some text with some options built in to help with margins and stylesheets. It can do custom text conversions - it comes with a conversion table that does "common" char-to-escape-sequence conversions, another one that does special sequence to special char conversions, that I used to write the above, and yet another for doing Unicode charcaters for Esperanto, again converting x-metodo or ^-metodo digraphs to escape sequences. ctrl-SPACE always gives &nbsp; and it lets you select a block of text and convert all the spaces in it to &nbsp;s. The conversion table is an editable text file. It can also run its conversions in reverse. You can also make it strip all the HTML tags out of a text selection, and remove all the carriage returns occuring within paragraphs in a selection, putting each paragraph on a single line. It was designed to speed a somewhat eccentric and possibly backward set of preferences for working by hand :P.
> *Not that the rest of my family agree with me on
that one. I have no
> idea where I picked up 'graph'=/"gr{f/, but
'-graph'=/grA:f/ from, but
> anything else sounds horribly wrong. > > > Ðis iz egzæktlë ðe wäy Aë'd røët it baë hænd,
> > ðæt eþ køms eot as æ d wiþ æ kraß þru it insted øv
> > normæl eþ in maë hændrøëting (alðo, æktyuæly, Aë > > bäsiklë print evrëþing, no mæter wøt ðe skript,
> > däys, øðrwaëz it iz øndësøëføræbl, ænd nat in æ
> > wäy LEL :). > > Ðö van ai'm rayt'iqn in ßud by rittön in ö slayt'ly
diffrönt skript. Bat
> ðen ögen, mayn voz dözaynn'd tu mäyk it haad'ö fo
aðöz tu ryyd may
> cyyt-ßyyt'z in Reww'z laasgiiö (äi döunt juuz it
enny moo, ðöu).
> Oollsöu, ayv byyn foos'd tu juuz sam
aggli'nös'nös'z; ß ßud byy ö loqn
> S, qn än eqn, qg ö jöu (yogh... I hope that's the
proper pronunciation).
> Ðee mäy by sam moo, tu, ðät ay'v fögottön.
I see :). Well, I do think it ought to deflect casual atempts to decifer it, at any rate, which can be a good advantage to having such a thing :).
> > Strangly enough, most people can't work out mine > > either, unless I explain it. > > Think about it, if you're only familiar with one
orthography, why should
> you be able to work out another, highly different
one? It isn't all that difficult as a puzzle, though. I would hardly call it secure :). But the _really_ weird thing is that despite the fact most people seem to find it pretty imprenetrable, _some_ people I've shown it to just read it, no problems. That makes me worry about its usefulness for keeping my notes to myself, but still, for my private notes (not my lab notes, for which I don't care) I started writing them that way for a little extra measure of security.... Stephen ______________________________________________________________________ Movies, Music, Sports, Games!


Tristan McLeay <kesuari@...>