written mando'a in rebels

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written mando'a in rebels

Unread postby GJ504b » 20 Feb 2017 13:35

i just happened on this gif--Maul has KENOBI written on his wall ! it's from episode 10 (Visions And Voices) of season 3. Here's a larger still image--

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(The preview for this post shows this image disastrously large and cropped by the forum size, so i've also got it linked to the full-size image. Let me know if you're having problems seeing it !)

i'll search the episode slower if anyone would like me to check if there's a frame or 2 where each letter is fully visible.

in the old & new mando forum fonts for comparison:
  • old: KENOBI
  • new: KENOBI
Looks like these are about the same? Very small differences in some letters.

Some things i've noticed:
  • K on the wall has the triangular blade on the right side; the fonts lack this blade, instead featuring a curve crossing over the main stem.
  • E on the wall doesn't have the triangle blade on the bottom, it tapers straight down. Both fonts feature the blade.
  • N on the wall has an elongated triangle floating to the left; font N's triangle is small.
  • O on the wall has a blade/triangle on the left side and tapers fully to a point; font O is straight and without tapering (old font is totally squared, new font has some angles but isn't tapered).
  • B on the wall has a stronger serif at the upper right.
  • I is... basically the same.

i've only ever seen people bring up the font as it appears in the movies, and nothing appeared when i searched the forum for Maul and Kenobi, so apologies if this has been posted before but i'm very excited about it lol
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Re: written mando'a in rebels

Unread postby Mittramikad » 05 Mar 2017 18:07

Kandosi vod! The more I look fonts and examples of mando'a in it's written form, the more I think that as a language it's not meant to be written. It's meant to be painted. What do you think?
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Re: written mando'a in rebels

Unread postby GJ504b » 08 Mar 2017 03:11

it's definitely at least not meant to be handwritten with a thin tool. Maybe a pen or marker with a broader tip, for all those weighted and tapered lines... Paint/ink is a good medium for that.
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Re: written mando'a in rebels

Unread postby Vlet Hansen » 08 Mar 2017 05:43

Painting is an interesting option, and you're right about how it looks.

I always thought it looked like cuneiform...
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Re: written mando'a in rebels

Unread postby Mittramikad » 08 Mar 2017 05:53

Definitely, I can see that with all those "sharp" angles and points.
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