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Equestrian alphabet by JackJacko-Eponymous Equestrian alphabet by JackJacko-Eponymous
Pretty much everything is explained in the image, but I'm adding a note: I already had in mind the overall shape of the letters while working on Avenue of Lost Tales, but it wasn't until later that I decided to come up with an actual alphabet. So while the scribblings in Avenue of Lost Tales resemble these letters, they don't actually have any sense at all.

Font pack link:
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As I explain better in the guide included in the pack, I looked into OpenType but didn't find a simple solution to line implementation. Maybe a combination of features would have done the trick, but I'm no coder or font maker so I opted for 7 (yep, seven, sorry guys) fonts that must be combined inside the text block to implement lines. This is very tricky and tiresome I know... Remember though that I never meant this to be a common use font, but just a little decyphering game inside my future works instead.

You're welcome to use these symbols in your works if you want, and you can modify and improve them too. In both cases, just please reference me, thank you ^^
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matriksoft Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I decided to use it in my fanfic just after seeing this! It's brilliant. But I have a question: Wouldn't it be better to make q/k letter instead of c/k? What in case of word "key"? It would be written "cey" and read as "see"...? I mean Q is not a well-spread letter and in English it's always spelled as /k/ and always is before U (ok, when borrowing from Arabic, it can be anything). So why not to make K/Q?

And could I create modified version of this script and upload it on dA. It will be Verdana-like and it'll involve some spelling changes (eg. 'thought' as "þowt", 'though' as "þow", 'language' as "langwaj" or 'Twilight' as "twilite").
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JackJacko-Eponymous Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But for the "s" sound you can indeed just use an "s", and for the "ch" sound I've put a specific symbol :meow:
It was just a way to spice things up a bit ^^

And please do use my script and modify it if you want! Just put in a link back to here if you can =D
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matriksoft Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Here it comes! fav.me/d82bqby

What do You think?
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matriksoft Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, here is the font: sta.sh/02flrtejrvjn
And here is the preview: sta.sh/01kw825dah2l

I've added some characters ($, " and ; ) and changed codes of phonetic characters (now Jj for "_J_acob", Ðð for "_th_ough", Þþ for "_th_ink", Čč for "_ch_eese", Šš for "_sh_y", Žž for "occa_si_on"). And of course K/Q instead of C/K. ;) What do You think?
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ThumbTag Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  New member
OMGGGGGGGGG
But how you you get the front to work?
this is the best thing ever~
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JackJacko-Eponymous Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello there, thanks for the appreciation!

I'll try to get the font working again, sorry about it!
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RageLokiCat Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't figure out how exactly to make the font work. Halp?
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JackJacko-Eponymous Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello there, sorry for the late reply!

I'll check the font and try to get it in working order again. It always needed a proper makeover anyway!
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RageLokiCat Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! You're the best!
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JackJacko-Eponymous Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm afraid it'll take some time though, because to make it as I intend to I'll basically have to dig up a tutorial on how to make an arabic font and adapt it to my case. Just as arabic letters have four different shapes each, my letters have up to three, and in both cases they must adapt to the letters that come before or after them. Needless to say, I'm no professional font maker, so I'll have to learn some basics first.
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