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---*NOTE: THE MATORAN ENCODING HAS BEEN UPDATED, PLEASE RE-INSTALL THE SOFTWARE*--- For the past few days, I've been working on encoding the Matoran alphabet into the Unicode Private use area. I've encoded letters "A" through "Z", as well as two versions of "Å", the letters "Ä", "Æ", "Ö", and "Ø". I've also encoded numbers "0" through "9" and a Period, Hyphen, and Three Virtues Symbol. Below are all of the encoded characters, they will appear as boxes until you installed the font. The files include 3 keyboard layouts in a .bundle file and a font, called Matoran Elliptical with 3 weights: Regular, Light, & Bold, as well as oblique (italic) and a style in which the characters are tilted to the left, called tilt. You can see a type specimen here. The file contains instructions for macOS, I have no idea if a .bundle file will work on Windows and, furthermore, no method of making a Windows keyboard layout as all I have is a Mac, sorry Windows users! The files for macOS can be downloaded here. Just the font and .bundle keyboard layout can be downloaded here. To see the characters on your browser you need to change your browser's default font to the one included with the above file. If you want to make a font that subscribes to this encoding you can find an encoding chart in the macOS files under 'reference'. If you do make such a font then post it in the comments and I'll add it to this post. Also, if anyone makes a keyboard layout for Windows then post a link, I'll add it to the post. Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoy this encoding of the Matoran alphabet!
I was looking through the concept art of the Bionicle movies that just recently surfaced when I noticed something oddly familiar on the following pictures: Lhikan's Robes The Entrance to Makuta's Prison The Giant Kraahkan So the rough consensus over in S&T seems to be that the symbols as we see them in the 2015 storyline have no meaning, but perhaps these images shed light on where the 2015 story team got them from. What do you think?
Hey, everyone. So, I'm gonna go straight to the point and ask: How many actual languages do we know exist within the BIONICLE world? We know of the Matoran language, that almost everyone in the former MU used to speak; there's the Agori/Glatorian language of Spherus Magna. But is there anything else that we know of, for sure? Another thing is, I believe bonesiii once mentioned that, contrary to popular belief, the "actual" Matoran language wasn't equivalent to English, and neither was Agori. So, that makes me wonder about numerous other things, the most prominent of which is the Matoran alphabet that has been used since 2001. What part of it is actually "culturally correct" from a Matoran's standpoint? Could we assume that their alphabet is indeed what we have seen for years (i.e. essentially the English alphabet with a more dismal graphical interpretation), and it is just their grammar and syntax that are completely different? Or is their alphabet completely different as well?