The Reality alphabet, which was invented by Michael Gibson, is a simple alphabetic
script designed to mimic the aesthetics of the glyphs seen in the Blade movie
franchise. It was designed mainly for writing single words or short phrases for
Everything is designed to slot together to form glyph-like images. There are
no special rules regarding the formation of the glyphs, as long as the overall
height remains constant from left to right. The dimensions of the symbols can
change in whichever way is necessary to fit evenly with the symbols which go around
them, as long as the overall shape is still clear - this makes for a less linear
appearance. Again, there is no uniform way of doing so - you just have to experiment
The soft sign is used to limit the number of shapes in order to make it easier
to remember; when it is added underneath the letter in question, it softens the
sound. D becomes T, G becomes C/K and so on... apart from S, in which case the
sign indicates that it should be hardened, making it a Z.
Vowels are simple enough; they are placed like diacritic marks. The black square
represents whichever symbol the vowel in question has to follow.
The repeat consonant symbol is rarely needed but it comes in handy. It is not
necessary to add it to signify a double consonant such as in the word 'hello'.
From time to time you will come across a combination of words where the final
letter of one word is the same as the first letter of the word which follows it,
eg. "know why". This is purely for aesthetic reasons, as two W's do
not slot together properly.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They
are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another
in a spirit of brotherhood. (Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
If you have any questions about Reality, you can contact Michael at: