Scott's Shavian Documents

The following are documents that have been converted to Shavian (the Shaw alphabet). Note that these documents are Unicode documents. If you are unfamiliar with viewing Unicode documents or web pages please check the bottom of this page for some information that may help you.

Document Shavian UTF-8 Web Page Original
United States Declaration of Independence v1.00 (23674) v1.00 v1.00 (8132)
United States Constitution v1.00 (77118) v1.00 v1.00 (26836)
United States Bill of Rights v1.00 (8418) v1.00 v1.00 (2875)
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address v1.00 (4696) v1.00 v1.00 (1607)
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow v1.00 (190826) v1.00 v1.00 (67812)
The Gift of the Magi v1.00 (32408) v1.00 v1.00 (11496)
A Christmas Carol v1.00 (441764) v1.00 v1.00 (158315)
Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales Shavian UTF-8 Web Page Original
The Bell v1.00 (29446) v1.00 v1.00 (10767)
The Emperor's New Clothes v1.00 (29092) v1.00 v1.00 (10503)
The False Collar v1.00 (12688) v1.00 v1.00 (4656)
The Happy Family v1.00 (18908) v1.00 v1.00 (6947)
The Leap-Frog v1.00 (10206) v1.00 v1.00 (3660)
The Little Match Girl v1.00 (15104) v1.00 v1.00 (5530)
The Naughty Boy v1.00 (12098) v1.00 v1.00 (4361)
The Real Princess v1.00 (6314) v1.00 v1.00 (2226)
The Red Shoes v1.00 (31974) v1.00 v1.00 (11855)
The Story of a Mother v1.00 (27628) v1.00 v1.00 (10224)
The Swineherd v1.00 (22316) v1.00 v1.00 (8171)

Scott's Shavian Goodies

The following are documents that have been converted to Shavian but are not really considered texts. These documents should contain the proper font information to view on any system.

Document PDF
Periodic Table of Elements v0.01 (15955)

Note that I have created element symbols based on the Shavian names of the elements, and each symbol is exactly two Shavian letters.

Shavian Unicode Documents Tutorial

For those of you interested in being able to create and/or read Shavian documents encoded in Unicode, you need to augment your computer system because unfortunately at this time Shavian is not so widespread that it is built in to any system of which I am aware. Each operating system requires different things to be done to allow Shavian Unicode documents to be used. However, each operating system basically requires a font to represent the Shavian characters (Font), a way to ensure the font is properly used when the Unicode characters are encountered (Rulebook), and a way to cause Unicode characters to be generated when typing (Input).

I have included some Shavian fonts here. The first font I ever encountered for Shavian was created by Ross DeMeyere and I would like to thank him for permitting me to include a modified copy of that here for older OPENSTEP systems. The first font I encountered for Shavian with characters encoded at Unicode points which also provided for Latin characters as well was created by Phillip Driscoll and I would like to thank him for permitting to keep a copy of that here. You can find more Shavian information from Ross DeMeyere's Shavian web site and Phillip Driscoll's home page.

Most systems are starting to use Unicode to process character string information. All of the following items assume the Shavian characters are encoded at specific points in the Unicode tables which can be found at the Unicode Consortium.

Jaguar/Panther Windows
Font v.090 (34084) v.090 (34084)
Rulebook Not needed ?? Not needed ??
Input v1.00 (2033) ** Unknown **

A special version of the Jaguar/Panther Input technique Shavian Lowe v1.00 (2050) is available and is used just like the one from the table above. Both can exist on the same machine simultaneously.

All files have been compressed using gnutar and gzip. Each entry shows the version (and byte count) of the compressed file.

For Jaguar/Panther users you should download the keylayout which is available from the Input column in the above table. After you uncompress the file put the Shavian.keylayout file in either /Library/Keyboard Layouts or ~/Library/Keyboard Layouts. Then you can enable it in applications by making it available in the International Preferences. In the menu it should appear as 𐑖𐑱𐑝𐑾𐑯. Download the font and put it into /Library/Fonts or ~/Library/Fonts.

For Windows users, download the font and make it available to your system. Then you can set your browser to use that font when it encounters Unicode web pages. This font was created with both Latin and Shavian charcters in it, and therefore renders my UTF-8 web pages properly.

Please email Scott Harrison if you have any comments. Of course, as totally unsupported software, you are not guaranteed any response. Enjoy.