Apr 21


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The comic book Blue Beetle (Wikipedia, DC Database) includes alien technology speaking in an alien language. Eventually, I realized I could decode it. Then that I could make a font out of it.

Scarab-Speak v 0.1, as a Truetype font – it’s 7k, or 18k zipped with the Fontforge source. (In case someone tries to fix my keming – I barely have auto-widths for the letters turned on. This is my first attempted Truetype font.)

Oh, I don’t have forms for zero or Q yet. I picked up J & Z from issues of Teen Titans & Brave & the Bold, by the way.

Here’s a decoder ring graphic –
decoder ring
– & here’s a high quality PDF version of the decoder ring.

Edit – 2008-05-18 – the fixed zip link is all lowercase. whoops.

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2 Comments so far

  1. […] a new webcomic written by John Rogers, of Leverage (from TV) and Blue Beetle (from comic books, and previously touched on here) fame. Arcanum’s sort of “24,” fighting the sinister and secret return of magic […]

  2. Beetle June 22nd, 2013 9:24 am


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