Sophonisba (saphanibaal) wrote in sg_research,
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font="Anquitas"

So some time ago, I downloaded something purporting to be a font for the Ancient system of writing. I'm afraid I've forgotten whence.

And then, looking at the picture of the Ancient writing on Wikipedia's page for the Ancients (provenance uncertain), I notice that it believes that this is "x" and that this is "q," which is exactly backwards from the values assigned by my nice if bare-bones font.

Does anyone know which one is correct? Is there an authoritative source? Should I just note "these two letters are reversed in some texts, nobody really knows why?"

(And by the way, this is clearly a writing system designed to be written by the left-handed, you'd think it'd go right-to-left.)
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