SATURDAY, FEB 27, 2016
Eric Lee, A-SOCIATED PRESS
TOPICS: CHARLES K. BLISS, SEMANTOGRAPHY, BLISSMBOLICS, LOGICAL LANGUAGE
TUCSON (A-P) — For reading, Bliss characters are used. For writing, typing the Bliss ASCII names allows for rapid input. Without using any machines, just pencil and paper level technology, Bliss characters can be drawn for others to read or the ASCII characters that represent them can be handwritten. This could be by printing or use of a cursive longhand script. The ASCII characters are optimized to be readable, not to be written quickly, as are the Bliss characters. To take notes to self, a more facile, less tedious form of handwriting adapted to writing by hand. Such a system, Handywrite for English, can be adapted to write Bliss. The Bliss symbols for the elemental shapes can be written in ASCII typeable form or in Handyscript, a system of shorthand that represents all the speech sounds used in Bliss.