Easy Sagittal Ascii Guide

William Lynch
Posts: 45
Joined: Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:27 pm

Easy Sagittal Ascii Guide

Postby William Lynch » Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:55 pm

So this is how the ascii characters seem to be laid out.

first | or ! determine the direction of the stem. | is up ! is down.

once we know that, the symbols are written before or after the stem direction relative to how it appears in the actual glyph.
For example is we have :(|): then obviously it will be written on both sides as "(|)" but if we have :|(: then it will appear only on the righ side as "|(".

Quick chart guide:

:|(: and :!(: = "(" See how the glyph curves in a concave manner? Well, so do our parenthesis!
:/|: and :\!: = "/" and "\" LOOK AT THE SYMBOL AND IT WILL BASICALLY TELL YOU HOW TO WRITE IT :)
:|): and :!): = ")" Convex = convex parenthesis
:/ /|: and :\ \!: = "/ /" and "\ \"
:/|): and :\!): = "/ x )" and "\ x )" the x represents the stem direction marking. As you can see if you look at the symbol, it's a combination of ")" and "\ or /"

:(|): and :(!): just have parenthesis on both sides.
:(|\: and :(!/: are just like :\!): and :/|): but the arrow heads are reversed so the parenthesis and slashes will also be. They are "( x \" and "( x /"

So once you get a grip of the pattern, writing these is really easy. You just have to remember which the ! and | and which sign represents which arrow head. :)

Return to “Developing Educational Resources”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron