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Re: Colored Scripts

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Sunday, January 20, 2002, 10:34
En réponse à Patrick Jarrett <seraph@...>:

> Has anyone ever heard of a script which incorporated colors? It was an > idea > I had a while ago and have been letting ferment, was just wondering if > any > other conlangs, auxlangs or natlangs involved something of the kind. > > Thanks, >
I remember that Egyptian scribes writing in Hieratic or Demotic (on papyrus) used black for normal text and red for proper names. A kind of capitalisation done by colour :))) . I remember using this idea in one of my early conlangs (written with a script that had the ambition of Hangul, but fell short by my lack of linguistic knowledge at that time). A funny thing I remember about it was its transliteration, using only capital letters, with an opposition between typewriter capitals and cursive capitals (I think it marked a long vs. short opposition). Those were the days... :))) Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.