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    Imperial Alphabet

    Hi,
    I was wondering if an Imperial Alphabet, or language had been developed for the 40k world. Has anyone come acroos a language scripture or alphabet?

    I would imagine it would be in a gothic type face and would be very similar to ancient latin?


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    As i understand there are 2 main forms of imperial languare known as High gothic and Low gothic, there are obviously thopusands of others used by civiliseations but these are the main 2 "imperial" languages.

    Low Gothic is more or less how we speek now, its pretty much English and is used by the majority of the impirium. High gothic is used by the "higher ups" and is more of a posh way of speeking, it is very similar to Latin but if you translate it then it ofton doesnt make sense!!!
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    cheers,
    that does shed some light on it, Just from looking at scriptures on company banners, the language used does look like that of a Latin origin.

    As with most latin translations into modern english, alot it lost in the translation.

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    On a related note....

    Does anyone know of any 40k true type fonts available.

    Those strange numeric symbols on the space marine transfer sheet would be good.
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    I would just use the Gothic font on MS Word. That seems to be about right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrotherAzriel View Post
    As i understand there are 2 main forms of imperial languare known as High gothic and Low gothic, there are obviously thopusands of others used by civiliseations but these are the main 2 "imperial" languages.

    Low Gothic is more or less how we speek now, its pretty much English and is used by the majority of the impirium. High gothic is used by the "higher ups" and is more of a posh way of speeking, it is very similar to Latin but if you translate it then it ofton doesnt make sense!!!
    thanks for clearing that up for me. I always thought that low gothic was latin and high gothic was a more complicated and advance form of latin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Cat View Post
    On a related note....

    Does anyone know of any 40k true type fonts available.

    Those strange numeric symbols on the space marine transfer sheet would be good.
    Yeah, i did a quite large search for that, and have been unable to find this. I might just make it myself
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marrius View Post
    thanks for clearing that up for me. I always thought that low gothic was latin and high gothic was a more complicated and advance form of latin
    It may well be, but if it was printed to us that way few people would understand it. Or it could be just distorted Latin and English, there's no real way of telling.

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