Tertius: The Rise of Magic
I have always felt that the ability to speak a language should not automatically confer the ability to read and write it, so I want to introduce a new aspect of the Speak Language skill – a rank can be used to either learn how to speak a new language, like normal, or to become literate in a language you already know how to speak.
If you are granted a language by something (i.e. your race), it’s is only the ability to speak the language.
Your bonus languages at character creation from exceptional Int may be used in the same manor as a rank of the Speak Language skill.