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Graffiti

Handwriting recognition software for the Newton and Zoomer which recognises symbols that aren't necessarily letters. This gives greater speed and accuracy. It was written by Berkeley Softworks.
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Graffiti

The designs resulting from painting words or symbols on a building, wall or other object.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Graffiti

 

dedicatory, magical, and everyday inscriptions on buildings, walls, metallic articles, vessels, and the like.

Graffiti are found in great quantity during the excavation of ancient and medieval cities and settlements in many countries of the world. They are found on almost all ancient Russian buildings; those in the cathedrals of St. Sophia in Kiev and Novgorod are especially interesting. Graffiti supplement the information gained from paleography and add to the research of the little-studied colloquial aspect of the language of an ancient people.

REFERENCES

Tolstoi, I. I. Grecheskie graffiti drevnikh gorodov Severnogo Prichernomor’ia. Moscow-Leningrad, 1953.
Vysotskii, S. A. Drevnerusskie nadpisi Sofii Kievskoi XI-XIV vv., vol. 1. Kiev, 1966.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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