I Should've Been Asleep Two Hours Ago...
|From:||David Peterson <thatbluecat@...>|
|Date:||Friday, April 23, 2004, 11:01|
But instead I came upon something neat.
This probably won't be new to many, but it was to me, so I thought I'd share. I was looking
at Dr. Berlin's Foreign Font Archive, and noticed that he has a script in there to tell you the
date. I added it to my front page:
That isn't that interesting, but what *is* interesting is the possibility of changing the script
to match any language. In other words, you could change all the month names and day
names to match your conlang! I haven't done it for mine yet, but I did do it for my English
spelling reform page (which I really need to work on) here:
It's nothing very difficult or special, but it's kind of neat, and can show websurfers what your
language looks like in action.
What would be even cooler is if someone who was math savvy could figure out how to
manipulate the code so that it could be applied to different calendrical (?) systems. So, for
example, I thought that the concept of a week in Kamakawi should be 14 days instead of
seven. The way the code is written now, I could only do seven days, but there should be a
way to manipulate it so you could get 14. But even that should be easier than, say, a system
where each week was composed of four days, or maybe each year was composed of five
weeks. If there's anybody who knows how to do this kind of thing, I'd love to see it done.
Imbedded in this e-mail, of course, is a possible thread about conlang calendars. I whole-
heartedly encourage such a thread. Though I never have much to contribute (as with number
systems), I always find the discussions fascinating.