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Some typographical symbols represent contractions of longer words. "@" replaces "at", "&" replaces "and".
Many small words could be replaced by "letter in circle" glyphs without degrading meaning, like single letter compressions in text messages, while removing ambiguity.
Some, like A, C and R
have been used.
A possible scheme might resemble :
Circle-b = "but"
Circle-f = "for"
Circle-h = "he"
Circle-i = "in"
Circle-m = "me"
Circle-n = "now"
Circle-o = "out"
Circle-s = "she"
Circle-t = "the"
Circle-v = "very"
Circle-w = "we"
Circle-y = "you"
This is not a call-for-list.
That is all.
Unicode Combining Diacritical Marks for Symbols 20D0 to 20FF
Not sure which fonts support these, but they exist in principle. [zen_tom, May 28 2019]
||I think the pharmacists have oodles of these 1 letter abbreviations. Keeps it mysterious.
||You want "fanboys" symbols.
||" We want better writers. "
||Why bother with the circle ? none of the examples listed are already used.
||Unicode is already full, so you're better off using existing symbols. Also, this kind of violates the baseline phonetic principle of English, in that pronunciation of these words would need to be memorized. Not a big deal for me and you, but it would make it that much harder for children and other learners. Chinese is notoriously difficult to learn in large part due to the detachment of pronunciation from character, and this idea is basically the Sinofication of English.
||The Unicode "Basic Multilingual Plane" is full, the
supplementary planes are not.
||There are a number of mutating unicode symbols
"combining characters" that are used to decorate a
standard character with, say an accent, umlaut or
according to unicode, in range 20D0 to 20FF, various
symbols - an encirculation decoration appears to be
represented by code number 20DD, and with some nice
symmetry, there exists crossed-through encirculation
(like the prohibitive circle-cross around the ghost
busters) exists at point 20E0. See link.
VFN 10 EM.
OIC, UFN 10 EM. OL.
||That PDF loads straight to the second page (which is where
the actual content starts) in my Chrome. Weird. Never seen
it do that before.