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Tourism & Travel / non-verbal communication symbols
|English term or phrase: international signs|
I am looking for a technical term describing the system of international, non-language specific signs, such as: toilet, bus, train, tickets etc.
Yes, they are signs, icons, symbols. But there is a term for this system that just keeps escaping me.
Can you point me in the right direction, please?
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In signs, a pictogram is the image used to convey the message of the sign. In statutory sign pictograms follow a very specific set of colour, shape and sizing rules. In UK and EU signs the width of a sign's pictogram is set at 80% the height of the area it is printed to. In the US, a pictogram that identifies a room or space (such as the gender pictogram on a restroom signs), must follow specific rules. Other pictograms that must comply with rules are the four "Symbols of Accessibility" specified in the ADA Accessibility Guidelines.