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A Zig without a Zag is like a Ying without a Yang.

It had to be done.

This vertical version was somehow harder to imagine and execute. I am sure it has something to do with how the brain perceives horizontal vs. vertical lines.

There are two types of connectors: internal and external. These can be used to connect letters together at the second rhombus level for external connectors and third rhombus level for internal connectors. Furthermore, each connector comes in horizontal and vertical variants. All connectors have a zero width, meaning typing any does not advance the character. This allows for connectors to be placed betwixt letters without manual adjustment. Further-furthermore, the horizontal and vertical connectors can be stacked one-on-top-of-another for a heavier connector action. Further-further-furthermore, there are larger connectors available for tricky letters with extra gaps, such as the T. Each of the larger connectors have the same properties as the smaller connectors. Further-further-further-furthermore, the larger connectors have 1×2 and 2×2 options. There's a little bit of system to this madness. Once you start typing, it starts to become second-nature quite quickly.

{ = Small Horizontal External Connector
[ = Small Vertical External Connector

} = Small Horizontal Internal Connector
] = Small Vertical Internal Connector

* = Large 2×2 Horizontal External Connector Left
( = Large 2×2 Vertical External Connector Left

) = Large 2×2 Vertical External Connector Right
_ = Large 2×2 Horizontal External Connector Right

~ = Large 1×2 Horizontal External Connector Left
` = Large 1×2 Vertical External Connector Left

< = Large 1×2 Horizontal External Connector Right
> = Large 1×2 Vertical External Connector Right

Then there are the heavier grills that come in 1, 2, 3 or 4 column varieties. All grills are negative widths, meaning typing any stacks the grill over the previous letters, without advancing the character forward. Furthermore, a four column half grill is available which makes a faux 3D effect.

@ = 1 Column Grill
# = 2 Column Grill
$ = 3 Column Grill
% = 4 Column Grill
^ = 4 Column 3D Grill

A randomness of vertical clear columns is also provided to separate or segregate or isolate or something any single or multiple glyphs.

| = Clear Column Forward
\ = Clear Column Backward

Got that? Now go have fun.


Comment by minimum 13th october 2013
The sample is just a theoretical execution of these fonts. I can't seem to download either. Oh well.
Comment by minimum 13th october 2013
Beautifully exceptional!
Comment by elmoyenique 13th october 2013
Thanks, elmoyenique.
Comment by minimum 13th october 2013
Comment by minimum 13th october 2013

The grills advances it one brick forwards...

Comment by anonymous-1520403 9th january 2019

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