Re: Standaridized variation sequences for the Desert alphabet?

From: Michael Everson <>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:20:19 +0100

On 27 Mar 2017, at 17:07, John H. Jenkins <> wrote:

> This should teach me to double-check before posting.

The research is a lot of fun. Can’t wait till I get Ken’s book next week.

> Apparently, the earlier typeface *did* include all forty letters; it just didn't use these two. I don't know what glyphs were used.

What I understood is that typefaces included the letters but there’s no *chart* that contains both 1859 letters.

Ken transcribes into modern type a letter by Shelton dated 1859, in which “boy” is written 𐐒<𐐃𐐆>, “few” as 𐐙<𐐆𐐋>, “truefully” [sic] as 𐐓𐐡<𐐆𐐋>𐐙𐐋𐐢𐐆, and “you” as 𐐏<𐐆𐐋>.

Fascinating stuff.

Michael Everson
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