Digital Solresol Font
Posted: August 20th, 2012, 12:50 am
dore dosolfala misisimi refasolfa!
So.. this little project started off yesterday in the Stenographic tread. I posted about my first attempt to create a Solresol font. I put it there hoping I could make it fit the description, unfortunately I think it is better to leave the "handwritten feel" out for now. What I'm trying to develop is a simple and usable font. which the community perhaps could use on the forum to write posts in Solresol, and not just about it.
I figured if we had a simple way of writing Solresol (besides abbreviating/spelling out the symbols), then maybe we would feel more inclined to try to converse in the language. And with a digital font, I think we could get that level of simplicity. Maybe someone with more computer skills than I possess could help me develop the font into a language-patch (or something) to be installed in the browser. but I'm getting ahead of myself!
I've tried a few different approaches and so far, this is the best I could come up with. I created this font, which I call Soreso (because I'm using the T key for the Si symbol), and uploaded it to my Google Drive to share with whomever might be interested.
To emphasize a symbol:
make a ▲ sign, hold Shift and press corresponding symbol key, it will make a emphasized symbol.
To stress a symbol:
Make a → sign, type symbol, then hit Shift+Dash key, it will add stress sign to the symbol.
The symbols correspond to the following keys: (in order of appearance)
(space) ! , . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ?
D F L M R S T (Shift + Dash) d f l m r s t
Any thoughts, comments, questions, ideas, suggestions? I'm all ears! (: