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Circular Glyphs



This is another conscript I designed years ago. It was inspired by Borg and Bynar scripts from StarTrek.

As the sample text shows, it is supposed to be written as a connected 2D grid. Any non-letter/number charactes are resembled by a simple + in order to not interupt the grid.

I later realized that, given the right algorithm, this script can very easily be recognized by OCR-systems. That is given to the fixed size and position of each character, and the geometric construction. Once a symbol has been identified as a character, all that needs to be done is checking its quadrants to identify which character there is. Certain rules can apply (such as there can not be a sector in the opposite quadrant, when there is no sector in a neighboring quadrant), and I once even programmed a character recognition app for this script for fun. Worked well.

The font can be downloaded as True Type (TTF) file here: CircularGlyphs.ttf
You are free to use and distribute it as you please, as long as you credit my DA account. Feel free to share whatever you created, I'd love to see it.
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Nice Job !!

Would you agree to provide your alphabet in LaTeX with a license LaTeX Project Public License ?

I've just work on TikZ version of your Glyphs (because fonts ttf are not very user friendy in LaTeX), so the package is almost ready :-)