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Turning English Words into Glyphs & Symbols

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Hi Everyone.

I posted about a year back about Dscript, but have added quite few updates and additions.

Dscript can be thought of as a "form of English cursive writing". It merges Chinese pen strokes and character design principles wit the roman alphabet, allowing English word to come as close as possible to a logographic representation without loosing the actual letters and words(like Chinese characters).

I have put it all online, and reserve no license, royalty, fee rights. Do as you please, just dont claim you invented Dscript itself.

I recently started adding some "Dscript lessons", these are bassicly little sketches where I outline the actual process of the letter combination like in the image below.
see_choose.gif
work_play_rest.gif


There is also the full manual (available in online version and pdf download)
www.dscript.ca
This teaches all the basic skills and the letter combinations. It is a guide and index for using Dscript to make symbols and glyphs out of English words.
Learning to write Dscript can produce tons of different styles and looks. Below is a simple example with a basic pen.
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Finally there is also a generator, it generates Dscipt text from your input text. There are sooo many possible combinations that I could only put the most common in the generator. It is far from perfect, and much less attractive than human hand written, but it can be fun and shows off the basics of Dscript.
Dscript Generator
www.dscript.ca


I would love any comments suggestions. I am thinking game designers and game artists may find it fun.

Anyways, hope you find it fun and useful,

Kindest regards,
Vatsen

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Very creative! Love this sort of stuff. Here's what I managed to do within an hour or so:

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Got carried away, though. :D Sort of a published anthropological/archaeological writing with an incompetent editor cause the margins are all out-of-whack.

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Quite fun. :) I enjoy language creation - I keep toying with the idea of making a coffee table book full of faux-ancient or medieval art and all the text in a made-up language that readers would be encouraged to codebreak.

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Great! happy you guys like it.

Feel free to use it in your book.

any suggestions? I think I have fine tuned it pretty good now, but always open to suggestions.

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Oh, I've got my own I had in mind for the book, I wanted something more challenging to decode (maybe even impossible, like the Voynich Manuscript) so I designed one with no direct relationship to the english alphabet. But I'll keep this in mind for the next time I need a fantasy language in a piece of art I'm doing, or something like that. :)

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Cool. Well if you or anyone wants to use it, feel free, no reservations.

and if anyone wants some text or their name or something written up in Dscript, I would be happy to sketch it and post it here.

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thanks :)

guess what...

Dscript just got blocked in China, Vietnam and some other south asian countries.

I'm sure cause I live over here and I have other sites on the same box. Dscript has been singled out and blocked.

ERG!! at least me server is in the states..

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