Blissymbolics is a symbolic, graphical language that is currently composed of close to 4 500 authorized symbols - or Blisswords. Bliss characters are semantically based and can be combined and recombined in endless ways to create new Blisswords. Blisswords can in turn be sequenced to form many types of sentences, and express many grammatical capabilities. Simple shapes are used to keep the symbols easy and fast to draw.
The BCI Authorized Vocabulary - BCI-AV - represents the latest set of formally approved Blissymbols that appears in Bliss dictionaries.
Blissymbolics Communication International (BCI) is a non-profit, charitable organization that has the perpetual, worldwide, exclusive license for the use and publication of Blissymbols for persons with communication, language, and learning difficulties. BCI provides leadership world-wide in the development of the system of Blissymbolics and in its use by persons with severe speech and physical impairments.
Blissymbols are free to use for personal needs and in "free" distribution and services.
Please refer to the BCI Licensing Conditions for further details about distribution of Blissymbol resources!
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