When I was a kid I drove my older brother crazy with questions because he is several years older than I am and he knew everything (I thought). He got tired of the questions and developed a cipher that I was to use to encode my questions. I would then give him the encoded question, he would decode it and write the answer using the same cipher.
Over the holiday I spoke with my brother and mentioned the cipher which he called "The Question Code". I received a card from him on which was the following pattern of characters which I instantly recognized as the code that I had used so much (over 50 years ago). In a second I also realized that the characters were out of order so I started to study the symbols more carefully and saw that there was a message embedded in the pattern.
First: Can you figure the alphabet out? Note that the numbers are just represented as numbers.
Second: What is the message embedded in the pattern?
They are all upper case letters of the alphabet.