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Dear Prof Janet

The Letters/Alphabets/Characters are in total 26.

The 26 letters are constructed Graphically. There are some characters constructed only with Lines, some characters constructed only with curves and some characters constructed with a combination of line/s + curve/s. Words are formed with single or more characters.

Alphabets Constructed with Line/s : 15
viz A,E,F,H,I,K,L,M,N,T,V,W,X,Y,Z

Alphabets Constructed with Curve/s : 5
viz C,O,Q,S,U

Alphabets Constructed with Line/s + Curve/s : 6
viz B,D,G,J,P,R

1. Is it possible to generate more characters/alphabets/letters other than existing 26 characters of A..Z ?

2. Existing characters tilting 90 degree, 180 degree, 270 degree
clockwise , anticlockwise direction generates new characters.

Every character should have a unique name. For example : Reverse C,
Inverse T, Inverse A etc. With these New Character/Alphabet/Letter one should be able to construct new English words.

3. Can a Computer program / application help in this regard in generating a Unique Uppercase/Capital Letter/Alphabet/Character ?.

4. In case one is unsuccessful in generating new English characters/alphabets/letters in addition to the existing 26 characters, what could be the reason/s ?


1. Only Uppercase characters currently taken as a exercise. one can explore lower case characters also.

2. Attached figure for the same ...

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

Certainly it is possible to create new characters. The first example that came to mind was Claudius, who was Emperor of Rome from 41–54. Claudius added three letters to the Roman alphabet—although they were quickly abandoned when he was no longer alive to enforce their use!

My questions are:
 What is the reason for adding new letters? New English words are continually coined using just the existing 26 letters.
 Why invent new characters? There are over 110,000 Unicode characters that could be used, and they can be viewed on most of today's computer monitors. If you create a new character, it will be difficult to distribute and may need to be displayed as a graphic file instead of text.

I recommend that you submit your question to one of the Linguistics experts.


July 5: Here is a link to a New York Times article on creating and editing characters:

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