The idea is to read other alphabets as if they were Roman.This is a clone of CheckovsFun
A place to post your FS-related ideas.
The more I use FS, the more I generate ideas. Some of them don't get published, and some of them are useful enough to pass on. This page is a home for those kinds of ideas. I'll probably be posting FS art and alternative glyph designs here... you may post whatever you like, as long as it's FS-related.
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The font used for these forums is Tangereen 2.
149 custom bricks for your perusal! Only custom bricks are in the palette, so you can clone this and easily start drawing right away.
I'll definitely be adding more with time. I love this sort of experimentation!
The Roman alphabet has far too many letters. 9 letters can be represented by combinations of others. This font resoves that problem. Letters replaced: FJKQVWXYZ, Letters used to replace them: BCDEGHIPSU, Other Letters: ALMNORT. Regarding V and B, instead of replacing V with BH, I could replace B with PV (which would be better).
Now that I have the set of letters down to 17, they can be stored in Hexadecimal. So the final alphabet is ABCDE.GHI..LMNOP.RSTU..... Punctuation - 13 symbols: ,-`':()<>!?|. 2 slots left over for other stuff. The space has stuff in it. Do I want that?
There are 32 characters - 17 letters and 12 symbols, a space and two empty slots.
Designed for those members who want inspiration, it could guide them when they need ideas on which to base a font.
Use this like a font: close your eyes and type a 'word' with at least 5 letters -unless you can touch-type this word won't make much sense; you could instead write your own full name or your favourite film title etcetc. You don't need a real word, just hit different keys and then look at the line of glyphs ;)
One half of your word must be in upper case letters, the other half in lower case .
Then look at the [first or] second and the [last or] one before last letter of your 'word'.
The UC will give you an 'image', the meaning of this is transmitted (in the widest sense) by your font; the LC gives the type of look your font should have. You now have 2 guides/ideas/starting points which influence the kind of font you make.
Remember that you look at concepts, invisible messages and your own experience or lack of knowledge, as well as the visible things in the images I drew.
Your font design is guided by a main theme and a way to present it/a style of expression. This is influenced a little or a lot by each UC 'image', and you adjust the look of your font according to the "feeling"/a memory/a dream or wish/an experience/lack of familiarity that you have about the illustration. The presentation of the font, the style of the font, is determined by the LC. All you have to do is combine these two aspects.
In my 'comment' below I give you a few ideas of what could be linked to each of my UC letters; it is up to your areas of study or experience or interest, and the time you want to use for designing and building your fonts, which -if any- of the proposed words and concepts I mention you want to combine with the type of presentation you found in the LC letter.
Your font should "illustrate", convey your feeling about the images you 'wrote' if you don't want to make a font that shows the object itself or is directly based on it. Chose a good name for your font, it is not necessary to name it after an object or concept you based your font on.
Note: the "INSPIRED FONT" is in development; when I have more illustrations for objects, situations, feelings etc or styles of presentation (I am open to suggestions!) I will try to find a suitable design to add to the glyphs as there are still a few empty slots in the Basic Latin set ;)