The Unifon alphabet is an alternative way of writing English based on the principle of one letter per phoneme. The name means "one sound". It was created by John Malone in the 1950s when he was working for the Bendix Corporation. He was assigned the task of creating an international phonetic alphabet for use with the airlines. This came to nothing as the airlines adopted English as their standard language.
Unifon was later found to be useful as a transitory alphabet to help children to learn to read English. Once they became proficient with Unifon, they would be introduced to the regular English alphabet and all the irregular spellings. Unifon could also be used as a pronunciation key in English dictionaries. Unifon has few supporters and is not widely used.
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Information about the Unifon alphabet (includes Unifon fonts)
The Unifon Alphabet Reader - Original Stories by Neil Stewart
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