My friend and I are working on a new way of writing using the idea of fractions: the part above the fraction line is the consonant and the part below the line is the vowel. This method of writing has several diacritical symbols as well.
From top to bottom:
- Diacritical symbol signifying Specific Consonant (The little V; marks a Consonant to be stronger in a list of Consonant with the vowels (below) applied to them.)
- Diacritical symbol signifying stretching out the sound of the specific letter (the horizontal line).
- Diacritical symbol signifying using the vocal cords on the specific group of letters (the “sine wave”).
- The consonant itself (the rotated “D”, in this case, Uh).
- The “fraction line”.
- Vowel (in this case, ee).
Here there are three consonants, from right to left: “Ko” (stressed, little V); “V” (sine wave above-head), “M” (horizontal line). As you can understand, the common vowel is “O” as in Overwatch, and is located below the fraction line.
Getting rid of the little V above the A-like letter will make this unreadable.
- Can TrueType itself even support this sort of writing?
- Can it deal with multiple symbols above a common line (i.e.
grouped to a common vowel)?
- Is there software that can support this font creation?
Well, the base idea sounds to me like Hangul https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hangul
where you have blocks of consonant / vowel letters and a O where you have an empty sound.
You have some problems
I. Designing a font. You just use a font design program like fontographer or an alternative to it: http://alternativeto.net/software/fontographer/
II. Each glyph should correspond to a call on a keyboard. If you have an english based keyboard, either you type it directly or call for an ascii number or an unicode one.
In other languages it is comon to type two keys to form a variation, for example in spanish you need to type ´ and a to form an á.
In this case you need to configure the keyboard to respond to that combination of calls to from a key, which is more common in asian keyboards than latin based ones.
But this is out of the scope of graphic design.
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