[tlhIngan Hol] The problem with pIqaD

Tim Stoffel tim at lionlamb.us
Tue Jul 4 11:14:56 PDT 2017

This situation exists for many natural languages as well: The
handwritten script looks much different than the printed script. Hebrew
is a good example.

Tim Stoffel


-----Original Message-----
From: ghunchu'wI' 'utlh <qunchuy at alcaco.net>
Reply-to: tlhingan-hol at kli.org
To: tlhingan-hol at kli.org
Subject: Re: [tlhIngan Hol] The problem with pIqaD
Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2017 13:37:35 -0400

On Jul 4, 2017, at 1:19 PM, mayqel qunenoS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:
> For quite some time now, I have been meaning to learn the pIqaD for
> no other specific reason rather than the fact that it looks pretty
> cool.
> But there is a problem which takes the fun away.
> The pIqaD as it is given has each letter written in a line of varied
> thickness. But if you try and write it with a pen/pencil, the line
> would be of the same thickness throughout the whole character.
> With the unfortunate result being that after one will have endured
> the pain of learning it, he will be left with something which doesn't
> look as cool as the original.
> This makes me wonder why it was given with lines of varying thickness
> in the first place.
> qunnoq

The answer is right there in your question: because it looks cool, at
least to people who share your tastes in alien typography.

There are several pIqaD typefaces designed with strokes of uniform
thickness. Do you think all of them look uncool? If not, pick one to
emulate with handwriting.

-- ghunchu'wI'
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