Weezer14 wrote:A while ago I googled both a pfhor and a s'pht font. I thought you guys would like them.
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Veneteaou wrote:The S'pht font, while it uses characters from the game, doesn't actually translate game S'pht to anything. A couple of the letters use the same S'pht character. Still, good if someone wants to create something of their own.
Veneteaou wrote:EDIT: To answer your original question, yes the font says something in the games. Bungie has pointed out that they lost the alphabet at one point, so they don't know how to translate it.
PerseusSpartacus wrote:Well then, it's time to start trying the Enigma technique: keep assigning different letters to each symbol until things start making sense. Once it stops being gobbledy-gook, we'll know we've got something and we can plug it into the rest of the terminal pictures.
treellama wrote:Assuming it's just English written with different characters, it would be way more efficient to do a frequency analysis.
If it's not English written with different characters, assigning different letters to each symbol until it makes sense still won't work because it will never make sense.
An Dh FGh Kr Dn Gr -
Bn Cv - FGn Cr Fr -
Cn Bv FGh Cn Hr Er -
Dn Av Dn Dr Ah Dr -
En Hn Cr FGv Bh Cr -
Fn Cn* FGr Eh Ch Br Kn
Gn Dr Kn FGv Dv Ar* Av*
ChristTrekker wrote:This one seems more like a natural language construction:
Hopper wrote:That's an interesting idea, ChristTrekker; I wouldn't have thought of making it legible. I wasn't sure about it looking at the A-Z, but on a full text block it's surprisingly good.
The kerning on "ra" and "rd" is awesome; I wish there were more opportunities for this ("ca"? "st"?). The more complex shapes, like uppercase A, F, and X, don't work as well for me -- my favorites are divided ones, like k, m, r, R, and T.
ChristTrekker wrote:Are there any more examples of S'pht and/or Pfhor language? Not finding much by searching, but some of you probably remember the games better than I do and could tell me "Just look on the Foo terminal of level Bar" or whatever.
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