Glyph vs Symbol

Steve Slevinski slevin at SIGNPUDDLE.NET
Sat Sep 15 15:40:10 UTC 2012

On 9/15/12 8:43 AM, Charles Butler wrote:
> If one downloads from the SignPuddle without naming the sign, the word 
> "glyph" is used for the whole sign representation.
That is incorrect.  SignPuddle uses the term glyph only for individual 
symbols of the ISWA.

In SignPuddle, if you save a sign that doesn't have a name associated 
with it, it will use the term glyphogram: a writing of glyphs handled as 
a single unit.

I use the term glyph and glyphogram as the name of 2 different scripts 
in the SignWriting Image Server.  The glyph script produces symbol 
images.  The glyphogram script produces sign, column, or row images.

The basic writing mark of SignWriting is a symbol that is associated 
with a phoneme.  The basic writing mark of a logographic script is the 
word which represents a morpheme. SignWriting is not logographic.

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