This is a font and associated TeX package to typeset Menasat in the standard, left-to-right, top-to-bottom orientation (there are others, but they make life very diﬃcult). Making the font description itself was remarkably easy. METAFONT makes it very easy to draw letterforms, especially when emulating writing implements, which I was. The code to typeset latin transcriptions of Menasat wasn't so easy. I had to code a state machine for it, and that was the ﬁrst time I ever used plain TeX for anything at all. The code can obviously be used inside LaTeX documents, of course.
The syllabary itself relatively simple and is made to be written with a calligraphy pen. METAFONT is brilliant at emulating pens. TeX was not exactly made for syllabic scripts, but it's Turing Complete, so coding the state machine was feasible, but annoying. The end result was very rewarding, though!