About Bliss

Bliss is a graphical language that has existed in Sweden since the 1970s. Bliss is a language of logical structure and the foundation is a set of graphical elements that combine to form a Bliss word. Bliss words are assembled into a vocabulary that is used in daily communication and/or written communications remotely.

There are currently about 6000 Bliss words. The Bliss language design allows creating new words according to well defined rules for words or concepts that are not yet available. The language has its own grammar, which is expressed graphically by the so-called operators. The grammatical features are important. They give the user an opportunity to express nuances in a sentence with proper grammar and thus be able to communicate with Bliss as in spoken or written Swedish.

About image formats

Bliss words can be downloaded in different image formats. Choose the image format that is best suited to your dynamic communication program or a text document.


SVG is a vector-based image format. Vector-based image formats are able to enlarge and shrink the bliss words, without the image deteriorating in quality. However, not all programs supports SVG.


Jpeg images can be downloaded in two sizes, small jpeg (200x200 pixels) and large jpeg (400x400 pixels). If they are resized they lose quality. Many dynamic communications programs supports this image format.


EMF is a vector-based format suitable for word processing, eg Word, because they are of high quality both on the screen and when printed. Can be enlarged with no loss of quality.


WMF is a vector-based older format still used in many dynamic communications programs.


EPS is a vector format that can be enlarged and provide high quality when printed. EPS images are suitable for print media and billboards, and can also be downloaded without text.


PNG is an image format that is suitable for web sites.