12480 was designed in 2002 by Bradley Tetzlaff from Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA. It was invented for both use in a computer game called Ecclemony (1E78) and as a basis for constructed languages. It was also designed to show how a true alphanumeric* writing system looks and works.
12480 is not based upon phonemes, but rather upon binary. It achieves complete universality with an optimal amount of applications from its binary basis. A writing system based on phonemes will only last as long as the human voice is used. 12480's binary foundation will last as long as numbers exist.
* "Alphanumeric" is used here to describe the combination of an alphabet and a numeral system.
Binary (radix 2), quadnary (radix 4), hexadecimal (radix 16), radix 256, and all other numeral systems based on a power of two. Anything that can be expressed with a numeric value can be written using 12480.
Please note, this page was put together by Bradley Tetzlaff. The views expressed on it are his.
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