On Monday, November 5, 2001, at 09:43 , Roger Mills wrote: > Yoon Ha Lee wrote: > >> On Sunday, November 4, 2001, at 03:03 , Roger Mills wrote: >> >>> Well, it's time.....Kash now has a website, albeit not complete. >>> http://cinduworld.tripod.com/contents.htm >> >> Roger, this is beautiful! I loved your maps and looking at the alphabet >> with the translation-samples. (Did you create a font for it?) I look >> forward to seeing more, and only wish I had time to pick up some Kash... >> :- > > Many thanks. (We kould all use more kash...) Yes, the font was made with > High Logic's Font Creator Program, parts of which were beyond my > understanding, but it works anyhow. It even types quite nicely...but I'm > waiting to hear from the industrious soul who finds the typos (to my > knowledge, one in each Kash text, not fixed yet). > <laugh> I am unfortunately not that industrious soul, but it sure came out quite nicely. And hey--you obviously didn't need to use the beyond-your-understanding parts of the software... >> Two non-conlang things: >> 1. Some of the graphics were hard to read (diagonal lines especially >> appeared very faint). That may be due to the fact that I'm viewing >> everything on a 11.1 inch 1024x768 monitor, though. > > Perhaps. Though some of them are better than others, even on my own > screen. > I don't know why; they all went thru the same scanner etc... We may have to chalk it down in scanner weirdness...I've seen scanners do *bizarre* stuff to simple things, like lines. :-p I have access to scanners but I'm generally too lazy...I just go into Painter 6 and create a .gif with my art tablet. >> 2. If it's possible to include a complete index-of-pages on the main >> page, >> that would be helpful for navigation (e.g. if someone didn't have time >> to >> read through it in one sitting and wanted to jump directly to the section >> on numbers or something). >> > Not sure I understand: there are (or _should be_) links to each section > at > the bottom of the Contents page-- or do you mean a more complete > description? > More complete description? Hmm. Maybe I missed it--I was looking for subsections in the middle of the page, which is where I started clicking links. My bad. > BTW I looked at your Tasratal site, and love that script. I can't imagine > how a font could be made for it, but if they can do it for Hangul and > Devanagari it must be possible. A different character for every possible > CV > and CVC combination?? Thank you. :-) I honestly don't know (and don't currently have access to a font creation program). Your approach would be a pain in the butt to type, though easier than writing everything out by hand once I learned it. :-p I've typed (badly spelled) Korean and it's pretty easy, but there's some amont of processing/arrowing-over to distinguish between double-"bach' im" (when you have two consonants at the end of a syllable, one of which is usually silent when the syllable appears in isolation, but you still need it for mutations and elision? and stuff) and single-"bach'im"-then-next-initial-consonant. Oof. I really must stop making alphabets that are difficult to fontify. ^_^ Yoon Ha Lee [[log in to unmask]] http://pegasus.cityofveils.com Error: Keyboard not attached. Press F1 to continue.