Standaridized variation sequences for the Desert alphabet?

Michael Everson everson at
Mon Mar 27 11:20:19 CDT 2017

On 27 Mar 2017, at 17:07, John H. Jenkins <jenkins at> wrote:

> This should teach me to double-check before posting.

The research is a lot of fun. Can’t wait till I get Ken’s book next week.

> Apparently, the earlier typeface *did* include all forty letters; it just didn't use these two. I don't know what glyphs were used.

What I understood is that typefaces included the letters but there’s no *chart* that contains both 1859 letters. 

Ken transcribes into modern type a letter by Shelton dated 1859, in which “boy” is written ��<����>, “few” as ��<����>, “truefully” [sic] as ����<����>��������, and “you” as ��<����>. 

Fascinating stuff. 

Michael Everson

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