H. S. Teoh writes: > On Mon, Jun 03, 2002 at 10:25:25PM +0200, a. koch wrote: > > What about Handwriting for your conlangs? If you've worked on > > scripts, how influenced are those by your own handwriting? Or have > > they been created using a computer? > [...] > > > I have not created scripts using my own handwriting, only computer > > image programs. Mainly this is because I'm disgraphic...and I just > > like computers. > > Uhh so do you make scripts by hand or by computer? (if you do make > > them) > [snip] > > I'd say I prefer to start with handwriting first, just so I can doodle > around with different letterforms until I get something that looks good. > Then I'm OK with spending the time to implement this on computer... I > don't like spending countless hours drawing glyphs on the computer only to > throw them away later because they aren't good enough. > I agree, on all counts. I can't imagine creating a satisfactory glyph without first drawing a lot of unsatisfactory ones, and it's too difficult to produce something like that spontaneously in the computer. Although a vector drawing package might suffice. I've really been trying to create a script I can write easily, though, so it wouldn't make any sense to start other than with paper. It's taking a long time to come up with an inventory of strokes that I can perform rapidly, attractively and unambiguously. I've got the consonants done, at least (unless I change them).