A recent announcement has brought this very useful resource to my attention. My sincerest thanks to Alex François and the late Jean-Michel Charpentier for making this splendid work available. Please go take a look.
Linguistic Atlas of French Polynesia

I have made a number of improvements to the new pages. The most significant is the addition of a glyph search feature. This feature allows users to enter a Barthel code and view all instances of glyphs with that code, in context. The length of the context can be adjusted as well. The default is 300 (pixels) which usually allows for about 5 or 6 glyphs on each side. This search feature is similar to a feature that was implemented before, but in my testing was always excruciatingly slow. The current implementation should hopefully be quicker. Since the number of glyphs returned can be quite large, I have also added a short navigation menu at the top, which allows jumping to the hits for a given tablet.

The way this feature is now implemented, it is possible to bookmark search results. For instance a search for glyph 306 has the link:
http://kohaumotu.org/Rongorongo_new/views/glyph_search_by_code.php?code=306&type=b&context_width=300.

The Barthel/Fischer comparison pages have also been improved, so that there is less distortion to the Fischer glyphs. Glyph groups should no longer be pulled apart.


It’s been a while.
After the push to finish the svgs and the (preliminary) index, I felt a bit of burn-out. Hopefully I should be able to continue pick up where I left off soon. This post to show that this website is still alive. Above a screen visualization of the Rongorongo corpus as viewed through a database tool called “BaseX“. Hopefully once I learn to use it I can do something more useful with it.

This entry is just an easy way to make the currently most relevant pages more accessible, until the overall organization of the website has been improved.

Glyph search (svg, context)

Tablet display pages (svg, full lines)

Tablet display pages (svg, wrapped lines)

This is the new update blog. Updates will be posted here.