Re: Conlang Keyboards (was: Re: CONLANG Digest - 1 Nov 2000)
|From:||Jim Hopkins <espero9@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, November 5, 2000, 23:07|
Druni native script and Terran keyboard configuration:
The native Druni script is called "Tá Shpilávit Ferím" [the Shpilavi Script];
otherwise known simply as "tá Datáb" [the Alphabet].
This script is very square in form and has no upper or lower case. Tony
Harris (previous list member [Aluric] and good friend of mine) created a font
for it. The majority of Roman/Druni equivalents are found on identical spots
on the English keyboard. Due to the lack of the upper case (capital letters)
I was able to use those spots for the accented vowel forms.
The Druni alphabet also has a cursive form. For this I have not yet acquired
a typable font. On Drun the cursive script is the one most often used for
personal (and/or rapid) writing. Being more conducive to calligraphic design
it is also the ornamental script of the Druni. Whereas the square script is
called "tá Chéndjit Ferteynú" [the Stone Letters]; the cursive script is
called "tá Dózhit Ferteynú" [the Water Letters].
The Romanization (tá Romteynú) is also now considered official on Drun as it
is often used in conjunction with Terran influenced Planetary Systems and