The symbols found in Journal 3, as well as other Gravity Falls publications, presumably written by Bill Cipher.
Gravity Falls and everything related to it belong to Alex Hirsch / Disney.
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]).
Saw a pic of someone making a basic cipher with tic tac toe, so I decided my first font would be that. Enjoy...or don't. I'm not a cop.
Update 6/25/2020: I have been told that this cipher is actually the pigpen cipher. It has been properly renamed
The symbols found in Gravity Falls: Journal 3, created by Bill Cipher.
Gravity Falls and everything to do with it are the property of Disney.
-- Spoilers --
Bill drew this language in secret messages throughout the Journal, as well as a wheel which can be used for decoding.
A variant of the Masonic Cipher, a substitution cipher I use as Thieves' Cant in my D&D game. Details can be found here:
This is a font based on the "AIQ BKR" cipher, one of several invented by Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa in his writings on the occult (specifically the Kaballah). This was originally a box cipher for Hebrew letters, based on the numerical value of certain letters.
This is not a true AIQ BKR. I have added missing English letters ('e' is just so useful!) and a disambiguous set of digits 0-9.
A vertical take on Morse code. These glyphs are read left-to-right from the bottom up and spaced so that 1 pixel = 1 unit of time, whether moving horizontally or vertically. Letters have 3 spaces between them and words have 7 spaces.
The result is a concise design that can easily be fed to tone-generation or image-to-audio software (e.g., AudioPaint) to produce accurately encoded & timed Morse code, no matter the frequency (speed) of the transmission. You can use this principle to create and place messages into music or games, make messages match a tempo or beat, arpeggiate words and turn them into music or sound effects, and much more.
The name is a pun. :P
21NOV2018: I've recently learned that many radio stations use an expanded version of the International Morse Code, adding many symbols and punctuation to it. Though these new glyphs are not part of the standard, they are commonly used and agreed on, so I will keep adding them as I find them.
Original size: 4pt (use multiples of this size for pixel perfection)
A font created to display text using the Pigpen Cipher (otherwise known as the Masonic Cipher) in as simple of a design as possible. All characters are using just a 5 by 5 grid in the FontStruct system. Modified Pigpen is in place to include the numbers if desired. This Cipher was first published in 1531.
A font wherein each glyph is depicted through the placement of exactly 5 pixels on a 5x5 grid. This was inspired by basketball where only 5 players per team are on the court at once.
I feel these glyphs could be useful for board games since it takes very few pieces to render these shapes.
A font wherein the uppercase glyphs are designed to be embellished by the lowercase. Type your word or phrase in uppercase, then frame it with two adjacent lowercase letters such as a+b, d+c, e+f, k+l, etc.
I suppose this font could also be put to some cryptographic use!
Military and wargame related icons. The 4 stars are meant to represent a player number. Erase the stars to make pieces for Players 1, 2, and 3.
Got a request or idea? Let me know. Feel free to use these in any games you're creating!
A - Tank
B - Anti-Aircraft Gun
C - Jet Fighter
D - Stealth Bomber
E - Battle/Explosion
F - Big Explosion/Nuclear Explosion
G - Missile Truck/Mobile Launcher
H - Flying Cross Medal - for distinguished aviators
I - Strategic Map
J - Military Convoy Truck
K - Bullets
L - Shells
M - Bombs
N - Strike Zone
O - Sm. Helicopter
P - Surface-to-Air Radar
Q - Surface-to-Surface Radar
R - Infantry Section
S - Civilians
T - ICBMs
U - Radar/Comms Coverage Area
V - APC
W - POWs
X - Opposing Forces
Y - Navy & Marine Corps Medal - for noncombat heroism
Z - Communications Satellite
a - Reconaissance Satellite
b - Weapon Satellite
c - Satellite Array
d - Patrol Boat
e - Frigate
f - Destroyer
g - Aircraft Carrier
h - Submarine
i - Mines
j - Depth Charges
k - Artillery
l - Artillery Division
m - Mechanized Infantry
n - AWACS/Early-Warning Aircraft
o - Fortifications
p - Trenches
q - Terrain (Road)
r - Terrain (Woodland)
s - Terrain (Mountain)
t - Terrain (Mountain Range)
u - Terrain (Calm Seas)
v - Terrain (Rough Seas)
w - Terrain (Desert/Sand)
x - Terrain (Wetlands/Mud)
y - Terrain (Hills)
z - Terrain (Lake/River)
. - Falling Bomb
, - Transport/Cargo Plane
0-9 - Stencil Numerals
10x10 fantasy- and RPG-related icons. The bigger they are, the better they look!
This is finished! I'm happy to hear out and possibly implement others' suggestions, though.
A - Knight's Blade
B - Warrior's Shield
C - Paladin's Helmet
D - Samurai's Armour
E - Wizard's Potion
F - Thief's Keys
G - Monk's Rosary
H - Dwarf's Pickaxe
I - Necromancer's Scroll
J - Sorceress' Staff
K - Shaman's Totem (Spider)
L - Ninja's Glove
M - Assassin's Bow
N - Cleric's Holy Symbol
O - Viking's Hammer
P - Bandit's Buckler
Q - Barbarian's Axe
R - Druid's Mandrake
S - Priest's Altar
T - Jester's Crowns
U - Warlock's Book of Shadows
V - Witch's Lantern
W - Dancer's Lei
X - Hypnotist's Charm
Y - Miner's Hat
Z - Explorer's Map
a - Trapper's Caltrops
b - Demolitionist's Arsenal
c - Vampire Hunter's Boomerang
d - Herbalist's Bag
e - Archaeologist's Fossil
f - Goblin's War Trumpet
g - Gourmand's Platter
h - Musician's Harp
i - Gladiator's Net
j - Oracle's Beads
k - Bard's Singing Sword
l - Spelunker's Rope
m - Merchant's Abacus
n - Gambler's Dice
o - Siege Operator's Catapult
p - Aztec's Warclub (Macuahuitl)
q - Drunken Master's Jug
r - Fighter's Headband
s - Judge's Gavel
t - Guru's Meditation Balls
u - Dungeoneer's Folding Ladder
v - Moneychanger's Scales
w - Cultist's Altar
x - Magician's Hat
y - Friar's Cross
z - Fisher's Harpoon
0 - Skeleton
1 - Kobold
2 - Goblin
3 - Bone Dragon
4 - Pumpkin Head
5 - Slime
6 - Vampire
7 - Imp
8 - Dragon
9 - Mimic
. - Chest
, - Pile of Loot
It's split horizontally. An uppercase letter one line above the same lowercase letter produces a full 5x10 letterform.
Unlike other fonts with similar ideas, this one is made in a nonstandardized way. Some letters can be extended beyond 2 lines of height without changing their structure and some can't. By experimenting with these forms one might discover new styles.
Despite what the preview shows, there is no line spacing at all.
"Tameshigiri" means "test cutting".
Original size: 4pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)
It seems like nearly everyone has done a version of the Pigpen Cipher. This one is done according to actual source material, and it's 5x5 so it's extremely small.
This is a font of the Pigpen Cipher used on the 1794 tombstone of James Leeson in the graveyard of Trinity Church in Manhattan. The original cipher does not include a J or . [period] so I have added them to the two unused (and thus, available) spots of the grid.
Uppercase and Lowercase letters are the same. There are no numbers nor punctuation (with the exception of the period mentioned above).
Want to see a magic trick? This font quickly loses readability when it is shrunk or enlarged from its original size! It's like an anti-font, judging you for wanting to use it.
I think this makes excellent placeholder text at small sizes, though to the uninitiated it might just look like blurry Braille.This is a clone of CelLCD
An omnilingual cryptographic system which disguises itself as a scrambled substitution cipher. Glyphs are prearranged in groups of four and it is the differences between items within these groups which comprise the actual information. These "words" represent and describe any sound made by any method with any frequency content, and their "strings" (monolinear arrangements) describe the shape, structure and context.
The details of how to properly encode/decode these symbols will remain secret. This is designed in part to inspire others to invent their own systems of this kind. Think about how to do what I claim here to have done, carry it out, and you will have devised yourself something which is human-readable on its own yet as secure as a One-Time Pad.
Gemseeker texts feature in several video games of mine, although the system is only used to display jokes and Easter Egg messages. People know I'm on this site by now, so I can't give them all away on here, can I? ;)
A 5x5 font which has vertical bilateral symmetry, as if a mirror were covering half of it. Surprisingly readable!
A cipher used by robots in my game "Anime Girls vs. The Cavemen". It's a way for robots to communicate in plain sight without organic lifeforms suspecting anything.
The robots are repositioning the dials on electronic devices (including themselves), and the dial positions are being used to encode information which can be read off by other robots. The same is true of the VU meters, indicator bars, etc. - the robots adjust a device's parameters until the meters are operating within a given range.
The actual mapping of symbols to glyphs is scrambled in every game. Additionally, the robots speak to each other using a language that resembles Assembly. It's up to you to scramble these when coming up with your own cipher...
Since the original art style for this game used chicken-head style knobs on the electronics, this gets the amusing name "Chicken Head Cipher".
Original size: 6pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)
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"
This is a randomised Pigpen Cipher (Also known as a Masonic cipher, Freemason's cipher, Napoleon cipher, and tic-tac-toe cipher)
Randomised to provide an extra layer of difficulty, and includes a variant on the grid symbolism to allow for some punctuation, numbers and basic maths.
(Designed this with DnD campaigns in mind)
Earliest version of Gremlin Cipher, a scrambled cipher. This version (V1) has no numerals. V2 had numerals and other symbols included and scrambled every glyph, but V2 is not possible to make in Fontstruct since only "space" can be used to create empty space.
- LEGEND -
A - n
B - K
C - e
D - W
E - j
F - y
G - o
H - S
I - c
J - P
K - J
L - f
M - Y
N - I
O - G
P - l
Q - i
R - v
S - d
T - ,
U - N
V - b
W - z
X - V
Y - m
Z - R
a - x
b - U
c - g
d - q
e - '
f - h
g - a
h - !
i - C
j - X
k - A
l - .
m - B
n - "
o - M
p - Z
q - L
r - u
s - O
t - Q
u - H
v - F
w - E
x - s
y - w
z - D
. - t
, - r
! - k
? - T
' - p
" - ?
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
In school I used to hand-draw fonts wherein every letter was cut down and relied on the letters around it to form itself. This is an attempt at doing the same with Fontstruct bricks.
"Cadcutters Print" is an anagram for "Truncated Script".
Since it's a bit tough to read it unambiguously, I also consider it a very weak cipher.
Original size: 5.25px (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)
- NOTES -
Use lower case to get Modern Gryzildan and UPPER CASE for Royal Gryzildan. Hold Shift while typing numerals/symbols to get the Royal ones.
These scripts do not canonically appear together on any in-universe writing. Gryzil writing is always written entirely in one script or the other. But, feel free to use this as you wish.
- DESCRIPTION -
This font contains two scripts of the Gryzil, Brer Brah's people, who are from various video games and stories of mine. Gryzil are a sapient bear-people that live on/near beaches in the continent of Skina on planet Fyromr. They have dull greenish fur, can speak, read, write and use tools, walk bipedally, and have beer fermentation chambers for stomachs. They appear in ESOS, Trap Farmer Brer Brah, and Anime Girls vs. The Cavemen.
The written language of these creatures is designed to be without subtlety. Most of the subtlety of Gryzil communication is gestural. For instance, quotations do not exist in Gryzil writing. There can be a record that someone said something, but only when a Gryzil who heard it firsthand speaks of it is there understood to be a quotation - the rest is simply hearsay.
This font is made as an attempt to anglicize the Gryzildan language - not to write it natively. Hence, it has some resemblance to Latin. But in fact these symbols all represent different gestures as well as different rasping, stamping, growling, and ingressive sounds which are unknown within Earth humans' formalized language studies. Nonetheless, you can write authentic Gryzildan with this. Read the Chalcedony-Bound Manual found in any of the games in which Gryzildan is used.
Original size: 5.25pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)
Ambigram-inspired pixel font.
Possible uses for this:
• Code/cipher (about as good as Pig Latin)
• Gibberish/placeholder text
• Making other people think you've taken leave of your senses
• Inspiration (type something, scan visually, let words come to mind)
• Automatic writing (let what you see guide your typing)
• Monogram-based designs
• Texturing other pixel art à la Gremlin Skins
• Writing vertically so that the letters form a neat column
• Prototyping the most visually confusing roguelike game ever
• Actual ambigrams
• Having the satisfaction of knowing that anything rude you write is effectively written twice
• Whatever you'd use it for
Original size: 12pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)
See also:Four Winds
3x3 cipher, based on version 0.3 of "Micromaze". It uses its own form of binary notation for the numerals, wherein the upper-right 4 pixels play the role of the 1, 2, 4, and 8.
This is the smallest font in which I was able to give a unique symbol to every glyph (excluding the lower/upper case, which look the same). It reads sort of like Pigpen Cipher, but is more densely written.
Since MMC is obscure and of constant width/height, it serves many "gibberish" and "placeholder text" purposes in addition to being a modestly strong cipher.
Original size: 2pt (use multiples of this value for pixel perfection)
An attempt to produce a low-resolution pixel font which generates mazes from arbitrary strings of text. It requires the use of negative line spacing (available only to certain software) to look right without hand-editing.
The mazes it produces aren't the best, but they are definitely interesting! I might just call this a cipher and be done with it...