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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.”
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"
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 ..:*:..