EISH5
EISH5

EISH5 code is based on Morse code. In the EISH5 code all dots are rendered as horizontal strokes and all slashes are rendered as vertical strokes.

Consecutive dots are represented as stacked strokes, this way:
. is ., . . is .., . . . is ..., etc.

Consecutive slashes are represented as connected strokes, this way:
- is -, - - is --, - - - is ---, etc.

When symbols include both dots and slashes, the EISH5 symbol is a connected graph, with the horizontal strokes attached to the vertical/diagonal ones.

Standard EISH5 code

In the Standard code there is a fixed way to draw is symbol.

Alone horizontal strokes must be drawn halfway between the top and bottom lines.

More than one horizontal stroke most be equally spaced from top to bottom, drawing the first stroke on the top line and the last in the bottom line.

Alone slashes must be drawn as a vertical stroke, while consecutive slashes are drawn as slightly slanted strokes, connected at the ends, following an up-down-up-down pattern.

The chart including the symbols in standard EISH5 code is shown bellow

A A B B C C D D E E
F F G G H H I I J J
K K L L M M N N O O
P P Q Q R R S S T T
U U V V W W X X Y Y
Z Z Ch Ch        
0 0 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4
5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 9
                   
                   

Modified EISH5 code

Following the main principles of the EISH5 code: dots become stacked horizontal strokes and slashes become connected straight or slanted vertical strokes making the whole symbol a visually connected drawing, can be realized in a more free way than the standard EISH5 code.

Other uses

The principle bellow converting dots and slashes in connected symbols can be extended to any other representation of two symbols.  Some extension of the basis are:

Numeric Systems

The first extension I made where to render numbers, translated into binary, for the Thompinian scripting. Writing the numbers in binary, trimming any zeroes at the left and converting ones as vertical strokes and zeroes as horizontal strokes gave the basic digits for using with Thompinian scripting either while coding Spanish or any other natural language or in Rithian or any other conlang.

Digits would be (from 1 to 9): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. Zero was replaced by an extra symbol derived from the 0 for avoiding confution with any hyphen or dash.

The system could be extended for any base: digits from 10 to 19 would be: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19. The system could be increased to any base, including irregular bases, like the English way for reading numbers of years (before 2000) in which my birth year would be 1972 (nineteen seven(ty) two).

Machine Interface

The system also seams to be easily machine processable, allowing any coding, like the Morse based EISH5 or any other, to be easiy writen by hand and easily recognizable by machine (either a PDA with touch screen or a scanner with OCR software). A fellow conlanger sugested I should register and patent the system... while I have money to do it I relay on good faith from anyone reading this site and I forward anybody to the copyright notice.