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General and comparative works on the Semitic alphabet and its ancient and modern derivatives, or with similar series of characters employed to represent the sounds of a language, are entered under Alphabet.

Here are entered works on variations in the style of writing in the past and especially with ancient and medieval handwriting.

Works on the process or result of recording language in the form of conventionalized visible marks or graphic signs on a surface are entered under Writing. Works on the writing of a particular language are entered under the name of the language with subdivisions Alphabet and Writing, e.g. Greek language -- Alphabet; Egyptian language -- Writing. Works on systems of writing used by several peoples are entered under Writing, followed by the name of the system, e.g. Writing, Arabic.

Works on written languages as a form of communication or discourse are entered under Written communication.

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Filed under: Copyists -- Fiction Filed under: Cuneiform tablets -- New York (State) -- New York -- Catalogs Filed under: Unicode (Computer character set) Filed under: Alphabet rhymes Filed under: English language -- Alphabet -- Juvenile literatureFiled under: Alphabets Filed under: Morse code -- Fiction Filed under: Aljamía Filed under: Grantha alphabet -- Study and teaching Filed under: Cherokee language -- AlphabetFiled under: Oriya language -- Alphabet Filed under: Sanskrit language -- India -- Tamil Nadu -- AlphabetFiled under: Telugu language -- AlphabetFiled under: Writing -- History Filed under: Inscriptions, Greek -- Greece -- AthensFiled under: Inscriptions, Greek -- Greece -- AttikeFiled under: Inscriptions -- Tunisia Filed under: Architectural inscriptions -- Washington (D.C.)Filed under: Epitaphs Filed under: Epitaphs -- Connecticut -- WaterburyFiled under: Epitaphs -- Great BritainFiled under: Inscriptions, Egyptian Filed under: Inscriptions, Greek -- Croatia -- DalmatiaFiled under: Inscriptions, Greek -- PeriodicalsFiled under: Inscriptions, Latin Filed under: Inscriptions, Latin -- DictionariesFiled under: Inscriptions, Latin -- PeriodicalsFiled under: Inscriptions, SemiticFiled under: Signatures (Writing)Filed under: Paleography, GreekFiled under: Paleography, Musical

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