From: Chris Jacobs (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Aug 07 2003 - 23:02:43 EDT
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From: "John Cowan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Miikka-Markus Alhonen" <Miikka-Markus.Alhonen@tigatieto.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2003 7:38 PM
Subject: Re: Colourful scripts
> 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
> (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
> http://www.gchq.gov.uk/codebreaking/answers3.html for one common variant
> -- there are many) is analogous, though suited to English rather than Edo.
But how _do_ you code pigpen in unicode?
It is indeed clear that it should not be considered another alphabet but
just a font for the latin alphabet, and that it thusly should get no own
But you still need to pick one of the variants as the _plaintext_ (in
crypto sense) variant, and then you can deem the others to be crypted by
I think the variant used in FAM-Code.ttf is a good choice for the plaintext
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