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I did not make any attempt to unify them in any way, resulting in an ugly, fakelooking mess.

Remember: this is a creative process here. You have to decide what you want to

include, how frequent it is, what you want to eliminate, if anything, and so on.
These are all just suggestions.

Side-effects of practical application of your script

So in step 2, we discussed choosing what shapes should or should not be in your

script based on how they match with the other glyphs in your script. What we did

not cover, however, is excluding certain shapes or combinations of shapes due to
practical reasons. What I mean to say is, when sitting down and laboriously

designing a constructed script, it's surprisingly easy to forget that most scripts are

meant to be written by hand by people. Writing things by hand can have significant
effects on a script's appearance.

Consider the purpose of your script. If it is an epigraphic script, i.e. it exists mainly

for important inscriptions and such, there is really nothing you need to consider
here. Egyptian Hieroglyphics, for example, was an epigraphic script that was not
intended for day-to-day communication. As a result, scribes wrote very carefully to

ensure that their inscriptions were visually pleasing, meaning that any conceivable
shape would be faithfully rendered in this script.

However, when they did use writing for more daily concerns, they were less careful.
Unnecessary distinctions were merged or eliminated. The more mundane or plain

and less epigraphic the script got, the more it was simplified. Observe the
progression in this chart: