Re: A single font can display ANY alphabet, pictograph, or rune
|From:||Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>|
|Date:||Monday, October 17, 2005, 22:55|
--- Yahya Abdal-Aziz <yahya@...> wrote:
> One question on LOTEP - how do you break ties? The
> example you gave of two characters with the same
> LOTEP number seems to consist of a "base" character
> (the leftmost of the pair) and a derivative of it.
> Clearly, one could devise an orthography where that
> base character had several derivatives, each with
> same LOTEP number. Do you have any thoughts on
> what principles might be useful for ordering them?
In my pictographic language I recall that I had
anywhere from 3 or 4 to as many as 25 or 30 character
with the same LOTEP number, and I didn't really give
any thought to breaking ties. But even so, a page with
30 character is easier to scan by eye than a whole
dictionary of thousands of words.
By the way, my pictographic language was loosely based
on American Sign Language for the deaf which I was
learning at the time. Each time I learned a new word
in ASL, I made up a new pictograph for that word that
was meant to remind me of the ASL sign. So after two
semesters of ASL I had become fluent in ASL AND fluent
in my written pictographic language.