Hexahue was invented by Josh Cramer. He was inspired to come up
with a unique alphabet that could substitute standard English writing
for combinations of colours that were easily able to be distinguished.
Hexahue uses only colour combinations of 100% brilliances, 100% absences,
and 50% brilliance/absence of all colours, which is mid-gray. Hexahue
colours are more “commonly” recognized colours, with “common” names,
and yet they are simple to write in HTML notation.
- Type of writing system: alphabet.
- Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines,
but can be written in other directions
- Used to write: English
- Consists of 9 unique colours: red, green, blue, yellow, cyan, purple, black, mid-gray, and white.
- Letters are written in 2×3 squares with incrementing patterns of 6 of the colours (red, green, blue, yellow, cyan, and purple).
- Numbers are written with incrementing patterns of 3 of the colours (Black, Gray, White).
- Punctuation is written with two variations of black and white “checkers” built into 2×3 squares.
I think, therefore I am. I dream, therefore I exist.
More information about Josh Cramer’s alphabets