Bliss, Karl

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Bliss,

Karl (Charles), Austrian semanticist, 1897-1985.
Blissymbolics - visual sign system, artificially constructed by Bliss in 1965, and used as communication aid for rehabilitation in persons with severely impaired speech function. Synonym(s): semantography
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Known as "Bliss semantography," the symbols can be combined to represent various concepts and tasks (Dreyfuss 1984), though Rubens and Krull (1990) and Krull (1990) note that the Bliss symbols are more appropriate for static applications, like roadsigns, than for a dynamic medium like computing.
Nonetheless, both the ISO and Bliss semantography suggest that icons for certain tasks could be standardized across applications.
Known as "Bliss semantography," the symbols can be combined to represent various concepts and tasks[4], though Rubens and Krull note that the Bliss symbols are more appropriate for static applications, like roadsigns, than for a dynamic medium like computing[5, 2].