A compilation of information about Solresol, the universal musical language


Discussion about the various forms of Solresol.
From: M O <obr...@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2011 17:23:24 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Symbology

Another thing I've been thinking about is whether or not Solresol
should have a flag or some other sign of some sort? What are some
possibilities for representing Solresol? Besides 525 :)
Garrison Osteen
From: Garrison Osteen <garost...@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 15:34:03 -0600
Subject: Re: Symbology

Well, the easy answer would be colors - Blue Orange Blue in either vertical
or horizontal stripes... Perhaps overlayed with either the shorthand symbol
for Solresol (horizontal-vertical-horizontal) on top of it, or another word
that epitomizes the idea of Solresol besides "Solresol" so as to avoid
redundancy. That's just my thought.
From: Garrison <garost...@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 15:25:39 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: Symbology

Oh, also - speaking of colors... The idea of asigning the colors of the
rainbow to the syllables is great, but it seems to me that "indigo" and
"violet" aren't the best ideas. I don't think most people even know what the
difference really is, and computer screens can't technically display true
"violet". On Wikipedia the blue is split into a light blue and a dark blue,
which is an easy distinction to make (many languages actually have a
different word for each of them, considering them separate colors). What
does everyone think about this?
From: Simio <simiom...@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2011 18:56:10 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: Symbology

Have you guys seen this:
http://www.unilang.org/viewtopic.php?f= ... 5&start=15
? :D
From: M O <obr...@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 20:02:38 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: Symbology

Yeah, and I like how in that thread they use an adapted Arabic writing
system for Solresol.
Garrison, about the colors, I don't think it's such a big deal. I see
Solresol as a really flexible language. It's the language of
seven...so sometimes the color scheme using indigo and purple/violet
could be used (and this could even be the "official" color pattern),
and sometimes the one with light and dark blue. Heck, someone could
even create a version using black and/or white. What I want to know
is, since I really like the idea of expressing Solresol with colors,
is there a way to write here using different colored boxes, so that
just colors appear without text? That'd be cool 8)
From: Garrison <garost...@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 21:11:07 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: Symbology

That makes sense - within a couple words it would be clear which system is
being used. And then yes, I think that Indigo and Violet should be the
"official" one, since historically that's how it was defined (And part of
what I love about Solresol is the history of it - it feels like opening up a
time capsule or something :D ).
As far as color typing goes - a suppose one could use large asterisks or
pound signs or something, but I'll be looking out for a box-typing method :)
### etc. Though actually that looks quite sloppy.
From: Garrison <garost...@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 21:11:50 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: Symbology

(Oh, and thanks for posting that, Simio :) I like seeing that some other
people are using Solresol out there)
From: Garrison <garost...@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2011 22:31:45 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: Symbology

Also, as for colored boxes:
◼◼◼ ◼◼◼ ◼◼◼◼!
Hopefully that's formatted fine, and you can see it.
As far as I can tell, the symbol's information is:
Unicode: 25FC
UTF8: E2 97 BC
I'm not sure if that helps you find it; you can always just copy these ones.

There are also some more that I just found: