In case people missed the edit to the first post, sketch version is now up!
this looks far too complex. there are way too many strokes required for lots of the characters, and since they're all based on the same symbol they're extremely hard to tell apart - especially the ones where the only difference is a single, very small mark. not to mention that all of them require you to draw a circle, which is my main gripe about the Matoran alphabet, as it just doesn't lend itself to efficient writing.
Not to beat a dead horse but for discussion's sake, and out of curiosity, are you saying that thus it shouldn't be used? Have you considered the factors I mentioned in my other posts, about it making sense that Matoran should logically be an improvement on Agori (or else why would the GBs bother inventing Matoran)? Etc.?
Also, the aim here is not to make something to replace, for example, cursive English! For Matoran, for example, it's actually fairly easy for Matoran to make it compared to most alternatives, assuming they have chisels for it. (I've actually invented a three-in-one chisel with large circle, small circle, and line for it, made one in LDD, but haven't bothered trying to post it anywhere yet; if they actually had that, it would be really easy. This one would be slightly easier than Matoran in terms of not needing the small circle.) Point is, for a human to sketch something, yes, some people seem to have trouble with circles, but Matoran would likely have a chisel that makes a circle with one hammer strike.
But yes, this would still be less efficient than Matoran; that's intentional.
Re: Hard to tell apart -- I have always had the same problem with Matoran. Therefore IMO that is valid. Actually in some cases here I'd say this may be easier; A actually looks like an A for example.
Also, I have never got people that have trouble with circles. I'm still not entirely convinced that exists. I have always been amazed since I was a kid that there were people that were amazed that I could easily draw them. I think it's really a matter of lack of practice, self-confidence, etc. but who knows. In any event, if Agori actually had to sketch them, they likely would get enough practice to where it would be easy (and the circle doesn't have to be perfect after all). Incidentally, English involves circles and loops too, and few seem to have enough trouble with things like "o", "p" etc. to warrant reinventing English. Do the people that say they can't draw circles have to hesitate at every letter that isn't like "t" and "y"?
But I'm probably waaaaaay off base on that point.
In any case, I would welcome some attempt to make an Agori Alphabet in some other style. My first thought actually was to try to make something based on straight lines only, ironically; if you notice, there are actually some apparent symbols like that on that same map that that Agori is holding that I linked to in the first post, so in terms of theoretical value, that could be just as valid as mine. I just liked the idea of the circles and building on them on the outside instead of inside like Matoran does, and the look of disconnected bits. (It also looks really cool written small, IMO.)
If someone makes an alternative idea, I might even use it as an alternate dialect script in my retelling's art. (If it seems valid theoretically speaking, etc.)
FTR, I interpreted those other symbols on that map as something other than letters/numbers (but who knows). Most likely location symbols.
As far as the one stroke difference thing, actually I took care to make sure the vast majority had at least two strokes different. There are a few exceptions (J and L for example) but those strokes' placement are largely obviously similar to English (J and L again as good examples). And English has many such things too -- P and R, E and F, m and n, etc.
Sketch version really helps bonesiii, I scrawled it down on a sheet of paper in case I need it sometime (don't ask me for what though). Its still pretty cool.
Thanks. Glad you like the sketch version.