Translating the Journal into LD

Translating the Journal into LD

Postby Tom Mazanec on Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:11 am

When do you think a computer program will be able to do the following task:
1) Scan all the images of the pages of Ennias Longscript's Journal
2) Locate every occurance of one of the 26 letters of the alphabet
3) Replace said occurance with a graphic of the corresponding Lovecraft's Diary letter
4) Print out the result in a format Ralph can have printed so I can afford to buy it (say $20 in today's money).
I would guess around 2012. Sound about right? Make a great novelty gift.
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Postby Axelgear on Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:00 pm

Lovecraft? As in H.P? Or someone else? If we're talking of the same person, then I say ia! Ia!
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Postby Tom Mazanec on Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:12 pm

Lovecraft's Diary is a freeware font for people who want an"alien" looking font. The creator has donated several other such fonts for artists and cartoonists, Ralph chose to use LD to represent "Racconese". All those weird squiggles you see in the comic mean something. It is just a simple cipher, like Morse Code, so it should be easy for a computer to transliterate it.
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Postby Axelgear on Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:17 pm

Ooooh... Well, we're talking about the same person then. H.P. Lovecraft was a rather odd, some say depraved, writer who wrote about the Cthulhu Mythos. One of the things he did a lot of was all about the Deep Ones, who can shapeshift to look like ordinary people, and that is meant to represent the ancient language of places like Yhanethleh and such. Now that I think about it, it does look familiar...

Especially the symbol that has this shape...

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Postby Tom Mazanec on Tue Dec 05, 2006 4:36 pm

Anyone know where I can find a good collection of pangrahic paragraphs (with all 26 letters) in .txt or convertible into same? I would like to download LD, print them out in said font, and start learning how to read Racconese.
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