Eurasian calligraphy began as a solution to writing text on the edge
of a lattice frame. Writing vertically allowed adding text to sculptures
without the act of reading immediately hijacking attention. Now Westerners
assume the text is Chinese, Chinese dismiss it as Japanese, while the
Japanese are invariably polite. At first glance the patterns are foreign,
nothing to read here, the left brain lies quiet.
So here is an “Open Source” sample alphabet for anyone wishing
to generate a visually fluid vertical text for haiku, manga, graffiti,
graphics, etc. Also included are several instances of stringing letters
together in the manner of Asian grass styles.