Tables of Blissymbol definitions
Important note: These tables are created from a snapshot from the Blissymbol database, from February 2015. There might be errors and inconsistencies that have been correct later. The latest version of the database are currently located in the following Github repository:
Here are tables of definitions of the Blissymbol vocabulary. The definitions are (mostly) auto-generated from the original WinBliss files, so some of them contain errors.
The symbol tables are divided into groups:
- Characters: Contains information about the indicator position and the kerning points of each basic character. Please check the indicator position and the kerning points, but also that the character really should be a character and not a word.
- Ambiguous words: Contains the words that my program found several definitions for. The currently selected definition (yellow) is just taken randomly. It's important that you help me decide if the current one is correct, or if it should be any other (orange).
- Almost ambiguous words: Contains the words that my program found one most probable definition for (yellow), but there are other almost-as-probable alternatives (red).
- Unambiguous words: Contains the words that my program could only find one reasonable definition for (yellow). There might still be errors, e.g., some word could perhaps be better suited as a character.
- Manually defined words: Contains some words that my program got very confused about, so I defined them manually instead (yellow). The (red) definition is the confusing definition. Hopefully all these are correct, but please check.
- Comparison tables: This consists of tables that shows differences between calculated words/symbols and the original WinBliss files. E.g., differences in kerning, indicator position, etc. You can use this as a reference table, you cannot give comments here - instead you should do that in the files above.
Note: A "word" is here a Blissymbol that can be defined as a sequence of other Blissymbols. E.g., "accusation" is a word, since it consists of "mouth" followed by "opposition,counter_purpose". But "language" is not a word even though it is defined by "mouth" plus "ear", since they are overlapping each other. (For now, this information is not included in the database).
Any questions? Please mail me, Peter Ljunglöf (firstname.lastname@example.org)