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The Library alphabet was invented by Bob Weiland in July, 2008. It features simply-made letters arranged primarily by sounds. Its defining characteristic is the sharing of space between adjoining letters.

Notable features

  • Writing direction: left to right in horizontal lines.
  • Used to write: English.
  • Each consonant is composed of a vertical line with an optional horizontal line at top or bottom, plus a dot, a small vertical line, or a small horizontal line.
  • Each vowel is composed of a horizontal curved line.
  • The latter half of each letter is filled with any following vowel and the first half of the following letter.
  • If there is more than one vowel, each succeeding vowel is written in its own space.

Library alphabet

Library alphabet

Sample text

Sample text in the Library alphabet (Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)


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 a font for the Library alphabet (TrueType, 8K).

In order to write successive vowels with this font, vowels following the initial vowel must be written in caps.

If you have any questions about the Library alphabet, you can contact Bob at:

Also by Bob Weiland

Inspired, Tengo, Vertical "B", Wedges

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