New Abbreviations

24 thoughts
last posted Feb. 15, 2014, 6:41 p.m.

12 earlier thoughts


It occurs to me that there's almost certainly a large body of implicit knowledge and rules that govern the—what's the word we're looking for here? supraliteral?—features and practice of the system.

That is, there's a big leap from the individual letters to paragraphs of the stuff. Many of the rules involved—what letters look like at the end of words, et cetera—are articulated. But I fear that there are ligatures I'm making intuitively that I'm not documenting.

Then again—maybe that's just style. If I'm enacting these various processes more or less intuitively, then I could theoretically trust any other practitioner to follow their own lights as well. Whether any given implementation is more or less cursive, or loopy, or whatever—no need to legislate that at all.

11 later thoughts