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Alternating Text Direction.

Postby JO 753 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:11 pm

http://www.nooalf.com/LoJIK3.htm introduces an advanced form of Nooalf.

Here's a sample story http://www.nooalf.com/4MUNKEZoLT.html

I can read it OK, but I've read entire books upside down and chapters in the mirror right side up & upside down, plus am fluent in Nooalf. My first test case, a doctor, was able to read it fairly easily - not much slower in the mirror image sentences, so I know it can be done.

Give it a try. Tell me what you think.
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Re: Alternating Text Direction.

Postby JO 753 » Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:59 am

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Re: Alternating Text Direction.

Postby JO 753 » Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:32 am

I'm really beginning to appreciate how well this works. After reading sumthing in alternating direction, going back to regular L-R iz a chore.

I'v included it on the new issue uv the SMC.
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Re: Alternating Text Direction.

Postby JO 753 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:44 pm

Turnz out that the idea iz not new!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boustrophedon


It looks like it goez all the way back to the first riting systemz.

A similar idea shown on that paje iz called 'rongorongo', or 'reverse boustrophedon'. insted uv mirroring every other line uv text side to side, it rotates them on the 2D plane so they are upside down.

Usually not a bad idea, but in situationz where a single sheet uv paper, a post-it-note, or sumthing ritten on an object that didnt hav an obvious orientation, readerz coud waste time beginning to read from the last sentens.

This woudnt seem like a big deal to most peepl, but considering the total number uv possible readerz (trillionz) over potentially eonz, the time wasted for even relatively rare occurans iz huje. So the name 'rongorongo' fits well.
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