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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 written language as a form of communication or discourse.

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 the heading 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 variations in the style of writing in the past, and especially with ancient and medieval handwriting, are entered under Paleography.

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