More font work

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Re: More font work

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More work in progress. Jan, I think you are right about the tall letters; personally I find the Kurrent-like ascenders and descenders more aesthetically pleasing; and one could argue that the reason the Runskrift letters were drawn equally-sized on manuscript p. 46 was simply to make them fit so they would not overlap with the Standskrift letters.

I have created more variants for ascenders and descenders, but I am not fully done yet. I have also attached a writing test where I use some of the variants I prefer, such as the simpler M and N over the curly/loopy M and N in the manuscript's Runskrift. I am not fully in practice, so there is a lot of room for improvement. I find it is necessary to add a little stop before T's to prevent ambiguity; it is similar to Greek tau, but mirrored. Of course I will also try the Kurrent-like T you suggest.

I am interested in exploring how Runskrift can be adapted to also write the descendant languages such as Danish or German, with some simple rules and additions. I will look into that eventually.
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Re: More font work

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This is amazing, Pax!
Just wonderful.
It is coming to life now.
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Re: More font work

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No problem. Some other notes I forgot to mention:
  • Several times, when going to the next letter, it was necessary to start from the top and make a downwards loop or line, e.g. from F to R, per your suggestion.
  • It was necessary to remove the ending loop in H, as it could otherwise resemble the Kurrent-like K variant when written quickly. But if one strictly writes OLB Runskrift without Kurrent-inspired variants, then it is not necessary.
  • I wrote the circumflex ^ inside the O as a test, but in small-sized letters, they probably wrote it above so it would not be confused with the short dash or dot in the O like in FÒ.
  • The L might have been written with a tall ascender, hence why it is tall in Kurrent and other cursive traditions.
  • Maybe the Í had a long descender like Y and P. I will test this.
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More work in progress. Sheet still a bit messy.
  • I have placed the large versions of the letters on the main line and created large versions of Y, F, L. I will also create a large K. I experimented with a large Í, but it created ambiguity with U.
  • I have created the Kurrent-like T variant underneath the regular T. However, I find that regular T works fine if one draws a little bump when continuing from another letter.
  • I have replaced the previous N with the one suggested by Jan, i.e. inspired by Kurrent.
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