February 23rd, 2012

Fay Doll still

Traipahni numbers again

I recently changed the 4 on the Traipahni numerals from a cross to an X because it looks better when handwritten. Now 1's and 4's close to one another will no longer bear so close a resemblance to the Traipahni character for the K sound. I also added a Traipahni version of a decimal point, which is not a period. I never liked the period as a decimal point, it's too small and easy to overlook, as well as the fact that it wastes time drawing a period big enough to be seen (just hitting the paper with the pen never works). Oh, and I have Traipahni versions of operators for plus, minus, multiply, divide, and equals. I also practiced writing the Traipahni numbers in order from 1 to 111, in the right-to-left notation Traipah uses. Got to the point where it was almost as natural as the normal way. Base 6 also makes more sense when using the Traipahni numerals than using Arabic numerals.

I'd put on here an updated image of the symbols, but that's on my home computer. But the new file has not only the symbols, but examples of math done in this system. It looks funky, but if you know the symbols, you can still do the math. I don't know what they'd use for things like pi, but I think I've gone far enough for now.

Unrelated to numbers, but related to Traipah, I've also decided that there's a system of underground trains connecting major cities on different continents, since the cities themselves are mostly underground anyway. Also, after crystalanium was introduced to them, they were able to connect the train systems of many of the continents together by making tunnels under the ocean's surface.

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Hermione not amused

TPNN font?

Years ago, I made a font for Traipahni characters. As in, an actual usable font for the computer's font folder. And now I can't find it. It was on my old (dead) PC, and on my laptop, but isn't on either of my new computers. I had it on my website for a while, and now I can't find it there. So if anyone downloaded it, could you send me a copy? Let me know in comments, and I'll PM you my email address. If you already know my email address, and have a copy of the font, just email it to me, please? I don't have the program for making it again.

In the meantime, when I get home I'll search my 2 TB drive, see if it got in there somehow. But I don't have much hope of that.

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Martha and Ten

Signal Boost: Seanan Is Having A Time

Originally posted by [personal profile] filkertom at Signal Boost: Seanan Is Having A Time
Our dear friend seanan_mcguire is having a small nightmare right now.

Short form, some book sellers, including Amazon and B&N, have released her book early. It's scheduled for March 6, and the e-book versions will not be available till then... but the print books can be bought now, and besides the fact that it'll likely screw up the all-important first week sales, people are blaming Seanan for this mess and calling her the nastiest names. jimhines and janetmiles say everything that needs to be said on their most recent LJ entries.

Except this, which has to be reemphasized: Don't buy Seanan McGuire's Discount Armageddon until the release date of March 6.

And, if you get the chance, go to that thread at the top and give the dear girl a little love and support. She needs it, and FSM knows she deserves it.

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