Re: Chromatic font research

From: John Cowan (
Date: Wed Jun 26 2002 - 14:43:11 EDT

Sampo Syreeni scripsit:
> On Wed, 26 Jun 2002, Kenneth Whistler wrote:
> >As *characters*? Why?
> Naval signalling ones perhaps aren't.

I looked at the image (less than ideal) at
and fed it through the Gimp to strip out color information
(specifically, Image/Colors/Desaturate followed by Image/Colors/Threshold,
taking the 127 default, which leaves stark black and white).

The only remotely confusable letters are H and K, I think, though
other people with better visual imagination may wish to check this

In any event, this is plainly a letter-by-letter cipher for the basic
Latin alphabet (A-Z), and the fact that single letters or combinations
may be used as codes for cross-linguistic concepts is of no more
interest to a character encoding standard than that "ABALC" can mean
"Abandon all claims" in any of various natural languages.

John Cowan <>
I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen,
han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith.  --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_

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