I have put my transliteration of "The Journey into the Center of the Earth" by Jules Verne on hold, in part because I forgot how obscure and difficult much of the language is. So I turned my attention to another story, a shorter and easier one. I am almost done with my first rough draft of The Old Man and the Sea - By Ernest Hemingway!! :-D Since this book is out of copyright, once I am finished, I can print it! To that end I am learning vectors in the hope that when this is all done an ready to be printed / published I can have it done in my very own Shavian font! (See previous post for info). Yay! :-)
I've downloaded about 25 Shavian fonts from all over the web. That means there are (or have been) a fair number of Shavian enthusiasts who know how to make a font. Well, I would love to make one of my own. Before I could do that I decided to take some of the old fonts where the shavian glyphs were mapped to the Latin areas and move things around to make them unicode compliant. I then took other fonts on my system and used the latin characters to make a complete true type font. I've messed up some of the font resulting in weird kerning and other issues but they are mostly still usable. My goal is to have my own completed by the end of the year. :-) Yay goals!! Here is a quick photo of the 'fixed' fonts I have on my computer. I'd love to be able to add the names of the orignal creators and will be working on tracking them down on an internet archive site.
In the mean time... enjoy! :-D