This font is a facsimile of a substitution cipher from The Shadow #10, "Chain of Death." Letters are replaced by blocky symbols, which consist of pairs of rectangular shapes separated by a space. To encrypt a message, the symbols are connected together by their outer right and left edges. This gives the appearance of a much greater set of symbols than there actually are, and the spaces will confuse potential codebreakers. There are no numerals or punctuation. I included square brackets ("[" and "]") for two special symbols that are frequently used to begin and end sencryptions (you can type messages [like this]).
Designed for those members who want inspiration, it could guide them when they need ideas on which to base a font.
Use this like a font: close your eyes and type a 'word' with at least 7 letters.
If you can touch-type: forget it; you'll need to be quite unstructured in order to get a good variation of letters every time you want inspiration ;) If you want some uncertainty -bad spelling will be very helpful here;)- you could write the 'name' of the minute when you decided to get inspiration for a new font , inUpperCase ... then follow this with one of your names in LowerCase. But for fun and better chance at not getting the same word every time you need inspiration I suggest you just hit different keys and then look at the line of glyphs ;)
Just remember: use UpperCase to write the first part of this word, the LowerCase to write the other part of the word. Look at the [second or] fourth and the [penultimate or] third before last letter of your 'word'.
The UC will give you an 'image'. Your font will transmit the meaning illustrated by this letter (in the widest sense).
The LC gives the type of look your font should have. You now have 2 guides/ideas/starting points which influence the kind of font you make.
Remember that the UC should make you look at concepts, invisible messages and your own experience or lack of 'ken', as well as the visible things in the images I drew.
To express that differently:
Your font design is guided by a main theme (based on the UC) and a way to present it/a style of expression (based on the LC).The font will be influenced a little or a lot by each UC 'image'; you adjust the look of your font according to the "feeling"/a memory/a dream or wish/an experience/lack of familiarity that you have about what that which my playful pixel illustration represents.
The presentation of the font, the style, how the eye slides across to absorb information or spends time to investigate the beauty or quality of every glyph, is determined by the LC. Combine these two aspects from UC and LC, that"s what your font will convey through the shapes of th glyphs.
In my 'comment' below I give you a few ideas of what could be linked to each of the UC letters; it's up to your areas of study, experience, interest, and the time you want to use for designing and building your fonts, which -if any- of the proposed words and concepts I mention will be the one(s) you want to combine with the type of presentation you found in the LC letter.
Choose a good name for your font, it's probably a good idea to have a name that isn't the keyword I gave in the UC list -- I can imagine that those key words have long been taken by font designers for their fonts.
Note: the "INSPIRED FONT" is still in development; when I have more illustrations for objects, situations, feelings etc or styles of presentation (I am open to suggestions!) I will try to find a suitable design to add to the glyphs as there are still a few empty slots in the Basic Latin set ;)
..:*:.. Have fun ..:*:..
Public transport & travel related icons. Most of these are designed to leave room above/below themselves for text while still fitting into a square canvas. So, they can more easily be used to create actual program icons, signs, etc.
This was my first icons font so it doesn't conform to the 10x10 standard I established later for fonts like Donjonikons...
A - Airplane
B - Bus
C - Cable Car
D - Dirigible
E - Escalator
F - "Phone" Sign
G - Gondola
H - Helicopter
I - "Parking" Sign
J - "Lost & Found" Sign
K - "Luggage Claim" Sign
L - Locomotive
M - Maglev/Monorail Train
N - "Infirmary" Sign
O - Ocean Liner
P - APC/Armored Car
Q - Bus (front view)
R - Rickshaw
U - Riverboat/Ferry
V - Van
W - Taxi
X - Boxcar
Y - Bike/Scooter
Z - Zeppelin
A highly exclusive language used by people on Bysonce Island, Planet Ashr in my video game Endless Sea of Stars. This one is used for private documents and old government records, and its brother language Eudastiphos Hand is used for public court documents.
Calystiphos Hand is much simpler than its brother language, despite looking much more complicated. Each glyph refers to highly specific concepts and so it is most used to record time-tested, factual information rather than stories or fiction. However, these glyphs can still be considered as runes, as each one is host to whole mysteriums of information and idiomatic knowledge which have been associated with it.
Bysoncians use a base-8 system of numeracy. 9 would thus be written as 81, 10 as 82, etc. There is no numeral 9.
Calystiphos is the Ashrian god of siroccos. The simplest way to put it is to say that he represents the "yin" of the pantheon.
A written court language used by Ashrians on Bysonce Island, Planet Ashr in my video game Endless Sea of Stars. This one is used for public court documents, and its brother language Calystiphos Hand is used for private documents and old government records.
These glyphs could be considered a form of shorthand unto themselves, since each court stenographer has its own way of writing these down and its own way of abbreviating or embellishing them. Through knowledge of these glyphs, and their accompanying interpretation, one can surmise all of the important proceedings and notes.
Common methods for stenographers to alter these glyphs involve:
- Adding/removing quadrants
- Crossing out one or more elements in colored ink
- Drawing connecting lines between points within one or more quadrants
- Inscribing shorthand or marginalia within negative spaces
- Marking or coloring within the central circle
- Shading via different means (scribbling, crosshatching, or with colors)
- Rotating a quadrant upon its own axis
It's important to note that stenographers also often write (either in Royal Bysoncian, Sea Bysoncian or Voktlandish) in accompaniment with these symbols. The idea is for each stenographer to come up with a system of encoding that works for it. Eudastiphos Hand could thus be considered an amalgamate, interlingual cipher built from other Ashrian languages.
In terms of communication systems which exist on Earth, this is most readily compared to Nsibidi.
A combinatorial conlang whose symbols find many uses.
This is the written language of early Azwelke people from Planet Ashr in my game Endless Sea of Stars. The symbols are called "Moon Runes" (both pejoratively and not), and each represents a cluster of phonemes. The language is similar to Katakana Japanese in that written words are sounded out. Proper nouns cannot be written in Moon Runes, and so such nouns rely on Old Azwelkeland Script to be committed to record.
The Wolves of Euphedora still use these symbols as part of their own hidden language, here called "RZ". Since this cipher invents no new characters, these Moon Runes can be used to write RZ as well.
These symbols are also still used in modern Ashrian astrology. Their designations below reflect this fact.
- ESOSVM DESIGNATION -
TextData Block #013-ASHRJ, "Moon Runes KF-21 Original"
6!000001 "Hunter's Moon, New"
6!000002 "Hunter's Moon, First Quarter"
6!000003 "Hunter's Moon, Last Quarter"
6!000004 "Hunter's Moon, Waxing Gibbous"
6!000005 "Hunter's Moon, Waning Gibbous"
6!000006 "Hunter's Moon, Full"
6!000007 "Traveller's Moon, New"
6!000008 "Traveller's Moon, First Quarter"
6!000009 "Traveller's Moon, Last Quarter"
6!000010 "Traveller's Moon, Waxing Gibbous"
6!000011 "Traveller's Moon, Waning Gibbous"
6!000012 "Traveller's Moon, Full"
6!000013 "Demarcator L"
6!000014 "Demarcator R"
6!000015 "Traveller's Moon Eclipses Ashrflame"
6!000016 "Hunter's Moon Eclipses Ashr"
6!000017 "Traveller's Moon Eclipses Ashr"
6!000018 "Hunter's Moon Eclipses Ashrflame"
6!000019 "Northern Double Eclipse"
6!000020 "Ashr Eclipses Hunter's Moon"
6!000021 "Ashr Eclipses Traveller's Moon"
6!000022 "Southern Double Eclipse"
Symbols used on board Marengi Mk.0 and later ships.
- SEMIOTIC STANDARD -
1. All symbols are to be sized at least 72cm high for physical signage/labels and at least APX2.2 for use on electronic displays.
2. All symbols are to be prominently placed such that personnel do not obscure them as they perform their duties.
3. All labels/signage will use a strongly photoreactive pigment of hexadecimal color #E43B44 for the outline. All electronic versions will use the aforementioned hex color for their outlines as well.
AN 8×8 PIXEL FONT.
• 2018:01:09 — FIRST RELEASE WITH NINETY-FOUR CHARACTERS.
• 2018:01:11 — ADDED LOWER-CASE LATIN CHARACTERS. ADDED A FEW SYMBOLS. UPDATED “G,” “V,” AND “W” CHARACTERS.
• 2018:02:02 — UPDATED THE “'” AND “"” CHARACTERS.
BASED ON THE CASIO fx-9750GII MODEL.
CONTAINS EVERY CHARACTER AVAILABLE ON THE CASIO fx-9750GII, EXCEPT FOR A FEW SYMBOLS THAT I COULDN'T FIND THE CORRESPONDING UNICODE CHARACTER FOR.
GO TO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vtTHWoddgk
TO SEE MY SPACEZAP TRAILER THAT I MADE WITH THIS FONT!
CLICK ON THE LINK IN THE DESCRIPTION TO DOWNLOAD THE GAME FOR DESKTOP.
• 2017:12:29 — FIRST RELEASE WITH FOUR HUNDRED AND FIFTY-EIGHT CHARACTERS.
• 2018:01:06 — ADDED TEN CHARACTERS WITH THE HELP OF dpla AND TCWhite BRINGING THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF CHARACTERS TO FOUR HUNDRED AND SIXTY-EIGHT.
• 2018:01:08 — CHANGED THE “○” CHARACTER FROM 25E6 TO 25CB.
JUST A SIMPLE 3×5 PIXEL FONT. THE CAPITALS HAVE A WHITE STRIKETHROUGH.
• 2017:03:10 — FIRST RELEASE.
• 2017:12:17 — ADDED QUITE A LOT MORE LATIN CHARACTERS, BRINGING THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF CHARACTERS TO SEVEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-SEVEN.
• 2017:12:18 — ADDED TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY-FOUR CYRILLIC CHARACTERS, BRINGING THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF CHARACTERS TO A THOUSAND AND FORTY-ONE.
• 2017:12:20 — ADDED FIFTY ARABIC CHARACTERS, BRINGING THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF CHARACTERS TO A THOUSAND AND NINETY-ONE.
• 2018:01:05 — UPDATED THE CYRILLIC “И” AND “Й.”
• 2018:01:06 — ADDED TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SIX GREEK AND COPTIC CHARACTERS, BRAILLE AND OTHER SYMBOLS, BRINGING THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF CHARACTERS TO 1357. ALSO UPDATED THE CYRILLIC “Й.”
Made to print some decorative corners on A4 sheets; this will make a novel Yule gift for someone lucky enough to know me ;)
Of course it could also be used as a code:D
Some symbols to represent English letters. No, this is not complete yet, although it's very close. Note: Normal period is grave accent, normal space is tilde. (Normal space was accomplished weirdly, but you shouldn't be able to see the dot very well unless it was ridiculously zoomed in/blown up.)
91 characters! And closer letters! It's almost, ALMOST done!
A simple symbol font. Some of the symbols are also their latin letter counterparts, made to look like it belongs (this was on purpose), while others have a false relation (B).
This font is a code based on numbers. Numbers have a symbol each one but letters can be composed of 1 or 2 symbols.
These symbols are based on how digital clocks display numbers.
Iconia is a font made in a 4-block grid, with multiple stacked blocks. It really is just composed of icons, symbols and pictures, no real characters.