Designing Non-linear 2D Writing Systems

Schuyler Duveen, <sky@ouwi.org>




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Non-linear 2d writing systems

'Non-linear 2d' sounds a little redundant, at first: 2d = not 1d

What does that exclude?

Almost everything!

Motivations: Why go 2D?

Examples

Provisos

Looking solely at their non-linear aspects and solutions

Glide (Diana Reed Slattery*)

Glide

Glide

Glide

Some solutions/approach

Ilaksh (John Quijada*)

Ilaksh

translation: The incompetent tailor began crying after finding out about the clowns' new directive on nakedness.

Ilaksh

Ilaksh

Some solutions/approach

Rikchik (Denis Moskowitz*)

Rikchik

I go from home to the sunny beach and the windy beach. That sunny beach makes me happy.

Rikchik

Some solutions/approach

Pinuyo (René Uittenbogaard)

Pinuyo

You give me your big book.

Pinuyo

I am writing a book about the Dutch language so that you may learn it.

Pinuyo

Some solutions/approach

Harpelan (?noktakanto)

Harpelan

There is a home where I am.
(location,subject,reason for mentioning)
larger sample

Harpelan

Some solutions/approach

Ouwi (Schuyler Duveen*)

Ouwi

Ouwi

How to design a NL2DWS

Points of Freedom

Challenges and Risks

Crowding and Scaling

Intersections and Collisions

Depending on how strict you are to holding a planar graph... you must solve:
K5K5 and K3,3 K3,3. These two graphs (and all homeomorphisms) must be either:

Text Fragility

Phonetic mapping

Questions?

Extra notes