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21st Jun '16 5:30:05 AM MagicalDragon
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* ''VideoGame/TheBannerSaga'' uses a mix of fake and real, but often misused (such as Ur (ᚢ) being used as an N), runes on the map to make it look Norse while still being readable.
21st Jun '16 5:18:37 AM MagicalDragon
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* ''TheBannerSaga'' uses a mix of fake and real, but often misused (such as Ur (ᚢ) being used as an N), runes on the map to make it look Norse while still being readable.

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* ''TheBannerSaga'' ''VideoGame/TheBannerSaga'' uses a mix of fake and real, but often misused (such as Ur (ᚢ) being used as an N), runes on the map to make it look Norse while still being readable.
21st Jun '16 5:18:06 AM MagicalDragon
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* ''TheBannerSaga'' uses a mix of fake and real, but often misused (such as Ur (ᚢ) being used as an N), runes on the map to make it look Norse while still being readable.
29th May '16 12:47:16 PM StFan
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* Inverted in "Superdupont vs. Bruce Lee" cartoon by Gotlib. Superdupont uses the usual comic SymbolSwearing, peppered with some Chinese-looking symbols. Bruce Lee retorts with the same swearing symbols-only the Chinese add-ons are replaced with ABCDEF.

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* Creator/{{Gotlib}}:
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Inverted in "Superdupont vs. Bruce Lee" cartoon by Gotlib. Superdupont ComicBook/{{Superdupont}} uses the usual comic SymbolSwearing, peppered with some Chinese-looking symbols. Bruce Lee retorts with the same swearing symbols-only symbols -- only the Chinese add-ons are replaced with ABCDEF.



* The title of {{Animesque}} comic ''Deity'' is rendered on the cover in a font based on Japanese katakana - to the point that it takes a moment to realize you're actually looking at English.
* Used to a great extent in ''Comicbook/{{Fables}}''. The occasional BackwardsR makes something instantly Russian.

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* The title of {{Animesque}} comic ''Deity'' is rendered on the cover in a font based on Japanese katakana - -- to the point that it takes a moment to realize you're actually looking at English.
* Used to a great extent in ''Comicbook/{{Fables}}''.''ComicBook/{{Fables}}''. The occasional BackwardsR makes something instantly Russian.



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* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': ''Crazy Hakim's Discount Fertilizer'' is written in Arabic brushstrokes on a sign near a cart of manure near the end of the "One Jump" chase scene. The title itself and the opening credits also appear in ForeignLookingFont. No ''real'' Arabic appears in the movie at all, with the possible exception of a sign over Jafar's door; it's either English in a foreign-looking font or random scribbles that look like what Arabic looks like to people who don't speak Arabic. (Arabic Is Just A Bunch Of Scribbles should be a trope.)



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* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': ''Crazy Hakim's Discount Fertilizer'' is written in Arabic brushstrokes on a sign near a cart of manure near the end of the "One Jump" chase scene. The title itself and the opening credits also appear in ForeignLookingFont. No ''real'' Arabic appears in the movie at all, with the possible exception of a sign over Jafar's door; it's either English in a foreign-looking font or random scribbles that look like what Arabic looks like to people who don't speak Arabic. (Arabic Is Just A Bunch Of Scribbles should be a trope.)
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30th Apr '16 10:21:52 PM aye_amber
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* TypeONegative's ''Dead Again'' album cover uses MockCyrillic.

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* TypeONegative's Music/TypeONegative's ''Dead Again'' album cover uses MockCyrillic.
14th Apr '16 8:29:59 AM Morgenthaler
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*** [[IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade In the Latin alphabet, "Jehovah" begins with an I...]]
6th Mar '16 7:20:18 PM CH4S
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* When {{Those Wacky Nazis}} created an art exhibition to brainwash their people into believing that all Jews were not only {{Greedy Jew}}s, but also [[AlwaysChaoticEvil dishonest, disloyal and murderous]] {{Dirty Communists}}, their exhibition bore a [[https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bundesarchiv_Bild_119-03-16-06,_München,_Ausstellung_%22Der_ewige_Jude%22.jpg logo that looks like Hebrew script]] but reads "Der ewige Jude" (German for "The eternal Jew").

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* When {{Those Wacky Nazis}} created an art exhibition to brainwash their people into believing that all Jews were not only {{Greedy Jew}}s, but also [[AlwaysChaoticEvil dishonest, disloyal and murderous]] {{Dirty Communists}}, the advertising for their exhibition [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Plakat_der_ewige_Jude,_1937.jpg bore a [[https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bundesarchiv_Bild_119-03-16-06,_München,_Ausstellung_%22Der_ewige_Jude%22.jpg logo writing that looks like Hebrew script]] but reads "Der ewige Jude" (German for "The eternal Jew").
6th Mar '16 7:16:48 PM CH4S
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* When {{Those Wacky Nazis}} created an art exhibition to brainwash their people into believing that all Jews were not only {{Greedy Jew}}s, but also [[AlwaysChaoticEvil dishonest, disloyal and murderous]] {{Dirty Communists}}, their exhibition bore a [[https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bundesarchiv_Bild_119-03-16-06,_München,_Ausstellung_%22Der_ewige_Jude%22.jpg logo that looks like Hebrew script]] but reads "Der ewige Jude" (German for "The eternal Jew").

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* When {{Those Wacky Nazis}} created an art exhibition to brainwash their people into believing that all Jews were not only {{Greedy Jew}}s, but also [[AlwaysChaoticEvil dishonest, disloyal and murderous]] {{Dirty Communists}}, their exhibition bore a [[https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bundesarchiv_Bild_119-03-16-06,_München,_Ausstellung_%22Der_ewige_Jude%22.jpg logo that looks like Hebrew script]] but reads "Der ewige Jude" (German for "The eternal Jew").
6th Mar '16 7:16:47 PM CH4S
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* When {{Those Wacky Nazis}} created an art exhibition to brainwash their people into believing that all Jews were not only {{Greedy Jew}}s, but also [[AlwaysChaoticEvil dishonest, disloyal and murderous]] {{Dirty Communists}}, their exhibition bore a [[https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bundesarchiv_Bild_119-03-16-06,_München,_Ausstellung_%22Der_ewige_Jude%22.jpg logo that looks like Hebrew script]] but reads "Der ewige Jude" (German for "The eternal Jew").
23rd Feb '16 1:13:05 PM ianw1
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* Used extensively in ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'', not only for writing but also in the SpeechBubbles of characters speaking foreign languages. Egyptians speak in hieroglyphics, Normans in the suitably Scandanavian-styled alphabet (with å and ø for a and o), Greeks uses the proto-Greek angular font, the Goths in blackletter, the Amerindians in pictographs, and Romans tend to get into Trajan-esque capitals when getting eloquent (with V replacing U). Attempts by characters to speak another language are often shown as written in the appropriate font, but jumbled-up or ragged.

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* Used extensively in ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'', not only for writing but also in the SpeechBubbles of characters speaking foreign languages. Egyptians speak in hieroglyphics, Normans in the suitably Scandanavian-styled alphabet (with å and ø for a and o), Greeks uses the proto-Greek angular font, the Goths in blackletter, the Amerindians in pictographs, and Romans tend to get into Trajan-esque capitals when getting eloquent (with V replacing U). Attempts by characters to speak another language are often shown as written in the appropriate font, but jumbled-up or ragged. This was often used when a character spoke in a language those around him didn't understand, but the words were written in the language of the reader.
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