What is Dscript for?
- Logo design – Turns names, words and acronyms into glyphs and symbols.
- Sci-Fi-/Fantasy – Makes a great alien, ancient, or mysterious language for art and games.
- Calligraphy – Opens the door for applying asian calligraphy skills to English
- Puzzles/Games/Education – Can be tuned into puzzles and games, great for learning English and other subjecs.
Dscript is best thought of as 2 things
- A form of English cursive writing
- An alphabetical puzzle game
It is like a puzzle game because it allows you to choose many ways of connecting the letters.
The letters and their order is always there to be seen if you know Dscript.
There are also some special combos for some of the common English letter combinations.
Here are a few quick examples of how the letters can combine to form words.
Reading is : Top -> Bottom, Left -> Right, Outside -> Inside
This blog contains lesson like the above on how to learn Dscript.
The finished product can have many forms and many styles, the above is a simple style with an everyday pen.
The text reads….
Shall I compare thee to a Summer’s day?
Thou are more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And Summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And oft’ is his gold complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm’d:
But thy eternal Summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wanderest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.”
There is a Full Dscript Manual available at www.dscript.ca there is an online version and a pdf download, both free!
There are several tools and section to the dscript site
- The writing guide – this pulls out all the 2 letter combos for the word you enter.
- The text generator – This is not very attractive, but it tries to generate the text (Dscript is too complex for this simple generator)
- The Dscript manual – Download or online version, it is an “index” of the letter combos for reference when learning.
Please check out the posts in this blog to help learn Dscript.
Personal Request: I am in China, I have no facebook, twitter, wordpress.com, youtube, blogspot, etc…. It was hard to find a good place that’s not blocked.
If you like this, please tweet, shout, email, or whatever else you guys are up to over there nowadays.(been here a few years, a little out of touch)
I am having trouble getting exposure, now Dscript has been blocked in China it seems.
Thank you, Hope you Enjoy it,