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Re: Non-linear / full-2d writing systems?

From:Joe <joe@...>
Date:Monday, May 16, 2005, 21:27
Sai Emrys wrote:

>On 5/16/05, Joe <joe@...> wrote: > > >>Sai Emrys wrote: >> >> >> >>>Ray Brown: >>> >>> >>> >>> >>>>row and columns, etc. >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>My opinion: row&col format is *more* 2d, but not fully. I suppose I'd >>>call it "linear-plus", or "double-linear" or somesuch. 2d to me >>>implies not being constrained to work in a particular direction - >>>normally, this is "horizontal" (broken vertically, or vice versa, >>>depending on your script orientation); row-and-col would add one more >>>to that, but would still be working within a fixed path. What I see is >>>something more freeform (not necessarily unregulated-freeform, though >>>I can see that too) - that is, jutting out in all directions, >>>progressing as a web. >>> >>> >>> >>> >>I wouldn't agree. Words are constrained within our 1-D writing system >>to be the same distance from 1 another - a 2-D writing system could >>work quite the same way. >> >> >> > > > >
Damn, I'm going to have to remember to stop doing that.