Neoideograms, or Ids, were invented by Steven J. Hudson, mainly for English, but can be applied to other languages with modification. They were created in reaction to the over-complexity, archaicness, and nonsensicality of Chinese characters, but also out of respect for the special light and power that ideograms (or logograms-the term is used loosely) offer. The main focus was to make them efficient, easy, and contemporary-pictorial when possible.
Neoideograms illustrate both Latin and Greek roots and offer more direct depictions of ideas. A dot on the lower left is used to indicate Latin, on the upper left to indicate Greek derivation. They make use of a small number of simple Chinese characters - (though by no means dependent on them), hieroglyphics, logical symbols, and computer-related symbols. They make heavy use of "indicators", with the positions of marks in relation to the indicators showing the degree of the property.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are
endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in
a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
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