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Re: Calligraphic Sample

From:Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
Date:Thursday, January 2, 2003, 1:59
>I hope you aren't offended by me analyzing apart your >script, Barry. I don't think you meant it for what >I'm all describing. It does remind me of some (watch >out! ignorant speaking!) sort of india-region script, >uh, sancrit, punjabi, gujurati and all those that I >really admire. What gave you the ideas to make your >glyphs look like that?
I am not at all offended. Actually, I appreciate comments. It's intended to look like it's an "indic" script. This very style makes it look much more "Indian", while the handwritten version looks a little more South East Asian in flavor. My ideas were basically something that could be written with an edged pen. I dont much care how curls look with an edged pen, plus I wanted something simple, so they were reduced to a standard curl shape. This curl shape is also used when you have a sharp curve at the bottom of a glyph and the line then terminates in a sharp curl (as the handwritten versions of i and sa do). Anything heading down gets a vertical line, and any stroke heading horizontally becomes a straight horizontal line. The variation in glyphs with several vertical lines is to prevent too much regularity within a character (as "m" does in Gothic calligraphy). I was indeed inspired partly by the formal printed version of Devanagari, as well as Ranjana (although this was subconscious... i had seen an indic script around with a similar form, but i hadn't known what it was called.... it was simply at the back of my mind.