Pitman’s Initial Teaching Alphabet (ITA) was invented by Sir James
Pitman for teaching purposes. Each phoneme in the English language is represented
by one character, which would make it easier for children to understand the
basic principles of writing. This alphabet was used in many English schools
in the 1960s.
Alphabet chart (PDF file)
Pitmanita font package
The package includes
a TrueType font for Windows/Mac OS X, a keyboard driver for Keyman
an encoding chart.
A software developed by Tavultesoft, enabling
custom keyboard layouts. This software has to be installed before
installing the ITA keyboard driver.
Links to websites with more information about ITA
overview of the ITA characters.
Advantages and disadvantages
short article commemorating the 40th anniversary
An article about the Initial