On 9/15/12 5:56 AM, MARIA GALEA wrote:
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I am wondering whether to use the term 'symbol' or 'glyph' in my work -
When we talk about the ISWA in general, we use the term symbol.
When we are talking about fonts, we use the term glyph.
Here's an excerpt from Modern SignWriting: section 1.D, Terminology
Glyphs are concrete representations of the individual
symbols. A glyph is a graphic image that provides the appearance
or form for a symbol. Most often, the term glyph will corresponds
to an image in a font. The glyphs of SignWriting are restricted in
size and shape with their corresponding symbols.