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Stenographic script

Solresol using glyphs
Travis Mckenzie
From: Travis Mckenzie <teachertra...@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 15:18:02 +1000
Subject: Re: Stenographic script

Yeah, the strike through can be tricky.
I love how malleable the script can be, so perhaps the strikethrough can be
done differently to fit the symbol.
As far as a spiral goes, I was thinking of something like this....
The spiral has a start and an end, so it would be easier to run on when
writing. Primarily, the scrip is meant for hand writing, and in my mind it
would speed things up.... but what does everyone else think?
From: Garrison <garost...@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 19:31:18 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: Stenographic script

To be honest, I don't really like it... I'm quite fond of the circle :)
It doesn't seem like the circle is *actually* that hard to write; it just
sometimes requires picking up the pen/pencil, like dotting an i or crossing
a t. And I don't think any of us are actually writing fast enough for it to
be slowing us down :) But the spiral just (to me) isn't obviously the same
symbol, and it can sometimes resemble a "la", and it crossing through itself
in some cases isn't congruous with the feel of the writing.
Non of that is empirical reasoning, it's just a vague feeling that I have.
Of course, if you want to use a stylized version (like a spiral instead of a
circle) for the map on your book, you're completely welcome to. :) I'm not
gonna stand in the way of a population of wizards.
(oh, and I do think that the strikethrough can be made to suit each symbol
Also, one last thing that's bothering me - who is that sideways, shadowy
figure in your photo?? :D
Travis Mckenzie
From: Travis Mckenzie <teachertra...@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 12:40:37 +1000
Subject: Re: Stenographic script

Cool. Fair enough. And I think you are right about the circles. Connecting
lines to different points of the 'do' really helps.
And the shadowy figure is a photocopy of some old guy.... I picked up the
closest piece of paper the other day, and it happened to be one of my
student's old attempts at a stencil project. Didn't even notice it until you
pointed it out... weird.
Okay, back to work.
Garrison Osteen
From: Garrison Osteen <garost...@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 21:05:30 -0600
Subject: Re: Stenographic script

Again, use it if you like it better. I'm just speaking for myself.
(That's funny about the guy on the paper... haha)
Travis Mckenzie
From: Travis Mckenzie <teachertra...@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 19:51:04 +1000
Subject: Re: Stenographic script

So here are two examples.... the first is with the traditional do circle.
green_wizard.png (8.44 KiB) Viewed 5671 times
And this next is with a spiral...
spiral.png (10.53 KiB) Viewed 5671 times
I am not suggesting that we make the official stenographic script a spiral,
just wether i'd get away with it in my book. I want it mainly because
spirals are cool. I've tried writing both ways, and it really makes no
difference to speed or flow.
Any thoughts? Any major problems other than the ones Garrison already
pointed out?
As a side note, how cool is it that the solresol for the green or "earth
Wizard" looks like a tree, and the solresol for red wizard looks like a bolt
of energy and the one for blue wizard looks like a
wave?< https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreads ... n_GB#gid=1 > I
like synchronicity like this a lot.
From: M O <obr...@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 22:43:14 -0400
Subject: Re: Stenographic script

I'm for keeping the circle in the "official" script, but for your book, I
think you can get away with using the spiral/stylizing it. Or if not, you
could just call it the Australian dialect of Solresol :)
Garrison Osteen
From: Garrison Osteen <garost...@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 21:51:51 -0600
Subject: Re: Stenographic script

Haha, "The Australian Dialect" :D
I like that spiral quite a lot; I think you could definitely get away with
it. You could also just use the spiral where it looked better and use the
circle where it looked better, and probably get away with that to.
(I also like it when the symbols have some symbolism in them, for example
"dore" (I, me) resembles a head and body of a stick person)
Oh, also, could you post the link to the new sheet you made for the names
and images? The link above just took me to the old one.
From: Garrison <garost...@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2011 19:18:37 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: Stenographic script

(Oh, and I'm also for keeping the circle official, as I think I implied
So, without any special reference to what symbols or how they "should" look like, other than the image on wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Solre ... itures.png I decided to try to make a font that could be installed and used on a computer. This is my first draft:
Please tell me what you think. The seven notes/letters correspond to D R M F S L T keys on the keyboard. I also made a punctuation mark and a comma.
Please tell me what you think. The seven notes/letters correspond to D R M F S L T keys on the keyboard. I also made a punctuation mark and a comma.
If you are going to include punctuation, I'd like you to add an exclamation mark and a question mark. As for the symbols, do they connect?