4a. Symbol Types

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Symbols used to communicate concepts come in many different types with different levels of complexity and ease of guessing the meaning (iconicity). Here are just a few samples Signs and Icons Tend to have a single meaning escalator and save file

Ideograph / Ideogram Geometric shapes for building a language for example 'Birthday in Blissymbolics and Chinese birthday in bliss and chinese

Pictograph / Pictogram Can be used for multiple concepts - concrete and abstract pictographic symbols