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> *DeFrancis, John.  _Visible Speech:  The  Diverse  Oneness  of
> Writing
>         Systems_. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1989.
>      This is the only book in English on writing systems as
>      systems.

        It seems to me that the following work is absolutely 
        indispensable. It *does* treat writing systems as systems, see 
        especially Daniels' own contribution.
        Best wishes,
        --Martin Baasten
        The World's Writing Systems. Ed. by Peter T. Daniels and William 
        Bright. New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press 1996. xlv + 922 
        pp. ISBN 0-19-507993.

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