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Re: Reasons for inventing con-scripts

Postby gsteemso » Sun 04 Oct 2009 6:05 am

And here it is:
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Re: Reasons for inventing con-scripts

Postby Serali » Mon 05 Oct 2009 5:03 am

Looking forward to it.

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Re: Reasons for inventing con-scripts

Postby gsteemso » Wed 21 Oct 2009 5:31 am

Here’s a corrected version of the Gsteemsobet Key. I changed the name of the character that looks like a lowercase Alpha from “Ack” to “Alf”, in order to better reflect its relation to other existing scripts; and I also corrected a spelling error. Probably no one noticed, but I’d originally misspelt the Gsteemsovian name of Sozz as “Sazz,” which would have rhymed with “Jazz.” Embarrassing.

I will shortly be posting an addendum on Gsteemsovian numerics. They are in base 60 decimal/50 duodecimal, but unlike the old Cuneiform system, they are written in a manner founded on base twelve rather than on base ten. It becomes possible to write dates and times in half as many digits, which makes for extreme visual compactness.
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Re: Reasons for inventing con-scripts

Postby Serali » Wed 21 Oct 2009 5:52 am

gsteemso wrote:And here it is:

*Snip*


YAY!

Thank you! And yes indeed the boingies will take over the world!

MUAHAHAHAHAHA! :mrgreen:

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Re: Reasons for inventing con-scripts

Postby gsteemso » Wed 21 Oct 2009 7:52 am

As promised, here is a brief demonstration of Gsteemsovian numbering in action. Note that the first 8 in the date below is not a typo — Gsteemsovian years end on February 28th/29th, as the Romans presumably intended. I realized after I’d finished writing this post that I didn’t actually use the digits ten or eleven anywhere, but I’m sure you get the idea regardless.
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Re: Reasons for inventing con-scripts

Postby Serali » Wed 21 Oct 2009 10:18 am

That is awesome!

Is there a font for it? I've been wondering. You should also submit this to Omniglot.

Loving it!

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Re: Reasons for inventing con-scripts

Postby gsteemso » Wed 21 Oct 2009 2:51 pm

No font (yet), alas. I’ve been waiting years for decent tools to make one. There exist amazingly powerful font editors, but they generally cost a fortune. The only free one for Mac OS X seems to be FontForge, which has a rather bizarre and mysterious Unix-ish user interface.

I’ve considered submitting to Omniglot, but I don’t think the design of the letters has stabilized enough yet. Thanks for the vote of confidence though. :¬)
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Re: Reasons for inventing con-scripts

Postby Serali » Thu 22 Oct 2009 3:12 am

Your welcome.

And I too want a nice font maker. But there doesn't seem to be anything that's free that could do everything that a decent font maker does.

Wait until I get a credit card. That'll be the day.

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Re: Reasons for inventing con-scripts

Postby Dillon D » Sun 17 Jan 2010 1:35 pm

sokuban wrote:I really need to find out how you people find people other than yourself who are even remotely interested enough to bother deciphering secret messages. >_>

I tried, but people just thought I was crazy.


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Re: Reasons for inventing con-scripts

Postby Serali » Sun 17 Jan 2010 11:02 pm

I don't either. I think it's challenging and fun.

Which is part of the reason I make scripts to write English all the time. I have one that I recently made but I wish I had a scanner to show you a sample. I'm in love with it.

I have tons of other ones but this one stole my heart. I'm using it for everything.

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