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Re: New and Improved Script....

From:FFlores <fflores@...>
Date:Saturday, March 18, 2000, 2:15
Barry Garcia <Barry_Garcia@...> wrote:

>I like it much better than the square style I made up. When I finally >finished it i thought "wow, this style would be great for billboards, >stigns, etc".
It looks great! (I just downloaded it, you see, so pardon the belated congratulations. :) I've been doing things with a pen too (I've found it relaxes me a lot) but I'm not so neat (I prefer to have several, more casual styles). My latest alphabet is the _akondara_ system for Thyllymas: (in Spanish, so far). The forms in the 'tablet' I have as first sample are quite angular (rune-like) so you won't like them, Barry, but I've been trying several other styles, including a cursive one. Now I need a goose feather for added realism... What I did was to draw increasingly complex shapes, from triangles to squares to hangman little men and such, and then I chose the ones I liked best. I don't usually change scripts much after the first drafts -- by that time I have already found 'sacred inscriptions' which are not to be (re)touched. ;) --Pablo Flores ... I cannot combine any characters that the divine Library has not foreseen, which in some of its secret tongues do not bear some terrible meaning. No-one can articulate a syllable not filled of caresses and fears; which is not, in some one of those languages, the powerful name of a god... Jorge Luis Borges, _The Library of Babel_