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Re: VMs: Thoughts about Roman numbers in the VMS
If you're looking for a public domain font that represents VMS glyphs and
does not make use of the Proprietary EVA Font or transcription Alphabet, you
find it here:
This font is not based on EVA strokes or other Proprietary information, but
primarily on outlines of bitmaps of VMS glyphs. If you have the software to
modify the font, you also have the software to modify the name and the
internal identification, and I ask that you do so to avoid conflicts on
systems that may have both fonts loaded at
once. Otherwise, get down, get funky!
p.s. Some browsers require temporary modification of their security
settings to allow the downloading of .ttf files.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gabriel Landini" <G.Landini@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, June 21, 2004 4:19 PM
Subject: Re: VMs: Thoughts about Roman numbers in the VMS
> On Monday 21 June 2004 21:35, Ken W wrote:
> > >One thing seems to be certain: based on recently published tables of
> script segments organization,
> > >as well as works of Ken Walczak (see his table at:
> > >the VM script is definitely a set of ARTIFICIALLY invented
> > >quite different from naturally
> > >developed scripts - the intent being to make the characters simpler and
> > >organized in some logical system.
> > >
> > >Couldn't you come up with similar mappings for the latin alphabet? "i",
> > >"m" seem to be variations of each other, "f", "t" and "l" form a group,
> > >"e", "c" and "o", and "b", "d" and "k"... ;-)
> > >
> > > Elmar
> > >
> > Elmar,
> > I agree with your observation. My only point to what Jan posted to the
> > above link was just a thought for discussion. Possibly, by analyzing
> > the structure of the typography of the VMS letters, we can reveal some
> > element of the thought process involved in creating it. Since, some of
> > the VMS letters have no direct correlation to known languages, is there
> > a reason to the invented forms or was it pure imagination? I dunno?
> > Ken W
> Can you please clarify what is the font used in the link above.
> I believe that a number of characters are taken from the eva hand 1 font I
> created. I do not approve of modifying that font without permission and
> less to use exactly the same name.
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