Writing Systems for the Visually Impaired
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Throughout Chinese history, there have been several writing systems for visually impaired people, variously called mángwén 盲文 'blind script' or diǎnzì 點字 'dot-characters'. All these writing systems, whether past or present, are phonographic. Chinese writing systems for visually imp…

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Eleni ANDRIST, “Writing Systems for the Visually Impaired”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 24 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_00000045>
First published online: 2015



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