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Old 06-27-2017, 04:09 PM
 
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Mayan looks very cool, but I bet it is hard to text. :-)
Indeed, they do look very nice

I read last year that UC Berkeley are developing unicode characters for Mayan hieroglyphs.

The Unicode Blog: Encoding the Mayan Script: your Adopt-a-Character sponsorships at work

This is gonna be awesome.
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Old 06-27-2017, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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I personally think the Arabic script looks like random squiggling. It's not bad when it's written fancily on signs and such, but it is really ugly when it's written "normally" such as on the internet and the likes. That is when I see squiggles and scrawls.

Anyway, I like the Georgian Script:



Goth Latin looks really good too:

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Old 06-27-2017, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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You can do the Arabic "make a calligraphic design with words" in just about any language. Doesn't mean most people write that way.
Exactly. It's really not fair to use calligraphy to represent Arabic. And yeah, you can do a fanciful vertical alignment of words in the English/Latin script anyway:



Now should we judge the Latin script on this? I don't think so.

Btw, most Arabs don't write in Arabic a calligraphic way, just like most of us who use the Latin script don't write in a "fanciful" font. FYI, this is how Arabic generally looks like:



So let's judge it that way.
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Old 07-02-2017, 01:12 AM
 
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Sanskrit and Arabic
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Old 07-02-2017, 04:35 AM
 
Location: Trieste
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Hebrew and then Devanagari

I must admit Latin is pretty boring despite being the best technically I assume.
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Old 07-02-2017, 05:00 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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Italian
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Old 07-02-2017, 09:00 AM
 
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Arabic and Syriac
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