December 27th, 2017

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Golden Dawn: Het Genootschap van Socrates, by Yves Leclercq and Stéphane Heurteau

Second frame of third page:

Open up! Open up!


I picked this up very cheap a few years ago - it's the Dutch translation of the first volume of the two-part bande dessinée series Lautremer, so far the only collaboration between Belgian writer Yves Leclercq and French artist Stéphane Heurteau. It's a nicely drawn story of early twentieth-century conspiracy, but I found the plot a bit Da Vinci code-ish (and not in a good way); and is the significance of the yachtsman being one Erskine Childers, in a story set ten years after the best known chap of that name had been shot and his son was busy running de Valera's newspaper? I'm not hugely motivated to seek out the second and final volume.

This was my top unread graphic story in a language other than English. Next on that pile is Ys de legende 1: Verraad, by Jean-Luc Istin and Dejan Nenadov.
alphabets

Alphabets survey

OK, it's some time since I did one of these properly. (Earlier this week doesn't count.) Think of this as a sort of audit of internationalisation; this is the word for "Belgium" in most of the world's scripts.

Check the boxes where you can clearly see all the characters.

比利时 - Chinese
31(3.5%)
Bélgica – Spanish (Latin alphabet)
31(3.5%)
बेल्जियम – Hindi (Devanagari )
31(3.5%)
بلجيكا - Arabic
31(3.5%)
বেলজিয়াম - Bengali (Bangla)
31(3.5%)
Бельгия – Russian (Cyrillic)
30(3.4%)
ベルギー - Japanese
31(3.5%)
ਬੈਲਜੀਅਮ - Punjabi (Gurmukhi)
30(3.4%)
బెల్జియం - Telugu
30(3.4%)
벨기에- Korean (Hangul)
31(3.5%)
பெல்ஜியம் - Tamil
31(3.5%)
ประเทศเบลเยียม - Thai
31(3.5%)
બેલ્જિયમ - Gujarati
31(3.5%)
ಬೆಲ್ಜಿಯಂ - Kannada
30(3.4%)
ബെൽജിയം - Malayalam
30(3.4%)
ବେଲଜିଅମ - Odia (Oriya)
30(3.4%)
ဘယ်လ်ဂျီယမ်နိုင်ငံ - Burmese
24(2.7%)
ቤልጅግ - Amharic (Ge’ez)
27(3.0%)
බෙල්ජියම - Sinhalese
30(3.4%)
បែលហ្សិក - Khmer
30(3.4%)
Βέλγιο – Greek
31(3.5%)
ປະເທດແບນຊິກ - Lao
31(3.5%)
בלגיה - Hebrew
31(3.5%)
Բելգիա – Armenian
31(3.5%)
ბელგია - Georgian
30(3.4%)
པེར་ཅིན། - Tibetan
30(3.4%)
ބެލްޖިއަމް – Divehi (Maldives)
25(2.8%)
বেলজিয়াম - Bhishnupriya
31(3.5%)
ᏇᎵᏥᎥᎻ - Cherokee
28(3.1%)
ܒܠܓܝܩܐ – Aramaic
25(2.8%)


Results in a few days!