Is anyone familiar with this alphabet?

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Cambenora
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Is anyone familiar with this alphabet?

Postby Cambenora » Sun 08 Nov 2015 5:18 pm

Hi, all.

Travelling through Bangkok Airport recently I noticed a number of incidences of this alphabet (the one on the left... ;) )
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It's not the standard Thai alphabet. At first I thought it might be Cambodian, or Lao, but no. Then I thought it might be a simplified version of the standard Thai alphabet but I cannot reconcile any of the characters.
Any have any clues on this? If it's some obscure script it seems odd that it should be erected in six foot high characters across the entrance to one of the world's busiest airports. :?

Andy
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martinluan
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Re: Is anyone familiar with this alphabet?

Postby martinluan » Mon 23 Nov 2015 5:29 am

It is the airport name in Thai, clearly.

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Re: Is anyone familiar with this alphabet?

Postby Cambenora » Mon 23 Nov 2015 11:19 am

Yes, but in what alphabet?
-- Andy

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Re: Is anyone familiar with this alphabet?

Postby martinluan » Fri 27 Nov 2015 10:13 pm

My friend, you really confused me! I don't know there is any other alphabet system to write Thai. It is Thai alphabet with a bit different font style you might not be familiar with. Almost all writing systems have more than one font type, maybe all of them. The easy way to you is to find out the airport name in the Thai alphabets you are familiar with, then compare it to the name in your photo. You will find out if they are actually the same thing. Hope this helps.

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Re: Is anyone familiar with this alphabet?

Postby Cambenora » Sat 28 Nov 2015 12:58 am

Thanks, martinluan. I found this:
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which helps. I can see the similarity in the characters now. :)
-- Andy

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Re: Is anyone familiar with this alphabet?

Postby martinluan » Sat 28 Nov 2015 11:52 pm

:D

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Re: Is anyone familiar with this alphabet?

Postby choc_pud » Mon 30 Nov 2015 7:55 pm

I've never been all that fond of Thai, it tends to look rather needlessly complicated. But that sans serif version of it makes it look really rather nice.

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