writing system

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Noun1.writing system - a method of representing the sounds of a language by written or printed symbolswriting system - a method of representing the sounds of a language by written or printed symbols
punctuation - the use of certain marks to clarify meaning of written material by grouping words grammatically into sentences and clauses and phrases
hyphenation - connecting syllables and words by hyphens
hyphenation, word division - division of a word especially at the end of a line on a page
script - a particular orthography or writing system
spelling - forming words with letters according to the principles underlying accepted usage
writing - letters or symbols that are written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language; "he turned the paper over so the writing wouldn't show"; "the doctor's writing was illegible"
picture writing - a writing system using pictographs
alphabetic script, alphabetic writing - a writing system based on alphabetic characters
boustrophedon - an ancient writing system: having alternate lines written in opposite directions; literally `as the ox ploughs'
ideography - the use of ideograms in writing
hieroglyph, hieroglyphic - a writing system using picture symbols; used in ancient Egypt
point system - a system of writing or printing using patterns of raised dots that can be read by touch
punctuation mark, punctuation - the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases
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The proposal for a ban of the jawi script on the packaging of non-Muslims' products should be considered as the writing system has allegedly been misused to deceive consumers, PAS MP Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff claimed today.
CGI announced it has been awarded a 10-year, $222.9M contract by the Space and Naval War Systems Command Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems to develop the electronic Procurement System, an end-to-end contract writing system that will provide U.S.
But using a combination of lateral thinking and ingenuity Dr Gerard Cheshire managed to identify the language and writing system of the famously inscrutable document.
The Sanna language, spoken by only 800 people from the island's Maronite community, has received a writing system in an effort to preserve the language considered to be severely endangered by Unesco.
A tactical reading and writing system used by individuals who are blind or visually impaired, Braille is a form of written language represented by patterns of raised dots that can be felt with the fingertips.
The principal author of the bill seeking to declare "baybayin" as the country's national writing system sought the third and final reading approval of House Bill 8785 or the proposed Philippine Indigenous or Traditional Writing Systems Act.
Due to this, Pangilinan sayshe is not in favor of making Baybayin, one of the pre-Hispanic writing systems used in the Philippines, as the country's national writing system.
Thus, the Indus Script or the writing system of Indus civilisation is still continued in remote areas of Sindh.
Azeem Iqbal said that the Urdu writing system is so different letters join together to form a sequence of Urdu characters occurring without space.
Last year, the, President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, the only President who has survived since April 1990, declared that the country should have a new writing system.
Abualnaja has created a new writing system for the visually impaired.