Vertical "B" alphabet
The Vertical "B" alphabet was invented by Bob Weiland in April, 2006. His
main objectives were to create a fluid script that would be easy to learn,
read, and write, in much the same way that his
"Inspired" script was composed.
- It is written from left to right in horizontal lines.
- It is used to write English.
- Each letter is usually composed of three elements: a vertical line,
a horizontal join, and a small triangle. (Sometimes a small horizontal
line is used instead of the triangle).
- The composition of these elements is organized loosely by phonetic
categories. Since the Roman alphabet is not really set up phonetically,
the organization of this script may be said to be by themes, rather than
by consistent rules. For example, a letter with a top join may represent,
(but not always), an unvoiced consonant, whereas a letter with a bottom
join may represent a voiced consonant. A triangle descending from top
to bottom may represent labial, dental, velar, etc. The themes used may
be gleaned from the display of all letters below.
- There is also a "Vertical A" script, which replaces the triangles with
dots, if one wishes to substitute beauty for speed of writing.
Vertical "B" alphabet
Sample text in the Vertical "B" alphabet
Sample text in the Vertical "A" alphabet
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)
Download fonts for Vertical A and B alphabets (TrueType, 366K)
If you have any questions about Vertical B, you can contact Bob at:
Also by Bob Weiland
If you need to type in many different languages, the Q International Keyboard can help. It enables you to type almost any language that uses the Latin, Cyrillic or Greek alphabets, and is free.
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