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Subject: Picture Writing
Question: I'm trying to track down a system of picture-writing, I think invented by
a Canadian in the 20th c, and I think intended for the use of deaf-
mutes, which is independent of any particular spoken language and
attempts to provide a way of saying anything one might want to purely
via unpronounced written symbols. Unfortunately I cannot remember
the name (otherwise Google would take me straight to it). Can any
panelist help, please?

Geoff Sampson

From: Geoff Sampson
Date: 18-Mar-2013
Replies:
  1. Re: Picture Writing    Susan D Fischer     (18-Mar-2013)
  2. Re: Picture Writing    Marilyn N Silva     (18-Mar-2013)
  3. Re: Picture Writing    Herbert Frederic Stahlke     (18-Mar-2013)

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