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Sam Ellison's picture
Joined: 5 May 2014 - 5:29pm

It seems to me that Hebrew is the most geometric font in the world, followed by Latin. How so?
(1) Well, we know that Aleph is composed of two Yuds - one high and one low. If we join them using a horizontal
rather than a diagonal we get a wind handle. Then reversing we get Lamed. I.e. Lamed=-Aleph
Similarly, (2) Daled is not really a door but a detonation handle - hence Delet=hole in wall="Delete". I.e. the hole in the concept of Daled is not in the innards of the letter

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am

I assume by "geometric" you mean constructed, and by "font" you mean writing system.

1) How many writing systems have you studied?

2) What are the pros/cons of a writing system being constructed?

In my view Hebrew is a writing system naturally inclined towards large, bold display setting, but less inclined towards setting for immersive reading. And it's interesting that its sister, Arabic, is the other way around.


Juergen Weltin's picture
Joined: 13 Jan 2006 - 6:31am