Ideograms (was: Spiral symbol)

From: Andreas Sttzner <>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 13:50:52 +0100

Am 30.01.2013 um 12:56 schrieb William_J_G Overington:

> I feel that it would be helpful if there were symbols that could be used in a non-language-specific manner for phrases such as "Hello" and "Thank you" and "Best regards," and so on.

But there are, plenty of it. Though not yet for the phrases you mention.
We have ! and ? and even !!! and !?, and also :-) and the like. And of course we have ❀ ✓ ♥ ⚭⛺⛴✗ and so on.
Most ideographs in use are pictographs, for obvious reasons. But it would be nice indeed to have ideograms for “thanks”, “please”, “yes”, “no”, “perhaps” – all those common notions which cannot be de-*picted* in the true sense of the word.

This is a vision. Or a project. Hand gestures could perhaps be a starting point.

–* Andreas Stötzner.

–* “best regards” – ?


Andreas Stötzner
Gestaltung Signographie Fontentwicklung

Wilhelm-Plesse-Straße 32, 04157 Leipzig
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