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Re: Kamakawi Orthography

From:David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>
Date:Friday, March 21, 2008, 8:08
Oh, forgot to answer this one:

And I gotta ask - what does huhu mean?  The glyph is somewhat
suggestive given the English euphemism "hoo-hoo", or maybe I just have
a dirty mind. :)

It's heart.  What's it look like?!  ;)

But as I said, I would rather use css sprites, as e.g. seen here:

Which uses just the one image (scaled up as above).   Source code is

Your image wasn't quite designed to be chopped up this way, which is
why you have the extra borders etc, but it's a good proof of concept
and the problem is easily fixable in the image (probably by ditching
the grid there in favor of the table border, which is also easier to
change later).

Wow!  That's definitely what I had in mind (minus the border
problem).  I'll see if I can fix that.  Regarding the image, I was
having problems creating a grid that was perfectly sized, so I
just created an HTML table, added all the glyphs by entering
their value in my font, and taking a screenshot.  Clearly, the
HTML table didn't end up being exact, though I can't understand
why...  I told it to make every cell X wide, but it wouldn't do it.
I'll fiddle with it and see what I can do.

"A male love inevivi i'ala'i oku i ue pokulu'ume o heki a."
"No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn."

-Jim Morrison


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
taliesin the storyteller <taliesin-conlang@...>