Rotor is an experimental script created by Simon Whitechapel to realize the concept of letters that literally move on the "page". It consists of pairs of letters in which the members of each pair are identical except for the way they move. In almost all pairs one member turns clockwise, the other anti-clockwise (c rocks first clockwise, then anti-clockwise). However, e turns a vertical figure-of-eight and u a horizontal one, and the only letter that is unambiguous when at rest is i, which consists of two "tadpoles" turning clockwise.
Here, where the world is quiet,
Here, where all trouble seems
Dead winds' and spent waves' riot
In doubtful dreams of dreams;
I watch the green field growing
For reaping folk and sowing,
For harvest-time and mowing,
A sleepy world of streams.
The opening lines of Swinburne's "The Garden of Proserpine"
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They
are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another
in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
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