Re: Colourful scripts

From: John Cowan (
Date: Thu Aug 07 2003 - 13:38:57 EDT

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    Miikka-Markus Alhonen scripsit:

    > Anyone interested in preparing an encoding proposal?

    This is awfully marginal, it seems to me, not so much because of the colors
    (which are letter features, like crossbars, bowls, etc. in other scripts),
    but because except for "gb" (which is effectively a single grapheme,
    "g" being otherwise unused), this looks very much like an encipherment
    of the Latin-based orthography.

    The pigpen/Masonic cipher (see for one common variant
    -- there are many) is analogous, though suited to English rather than Edo.

    All Norstrilians knew what laughter was:        John Cowan
    it was "pleasurable corrigible malfunction".
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