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2013.07.10 We have added a new tab to writing system and character pages to show grapheme and phoneme information. Currently we only have data for a handful of languages, such as Spanish; if you can help us by providing grapheme and phoneme data for a language, please get in touch!
We have also improved the presentation of pages for retired language codes such as Wirangu (wiw).

2013.03.05 If you know the inventory of characters required by a particular writing system, we have a nice new interface for submitting that information. We have also added transliteration information for a number of scripts. The search function has been enhanced to ignore diacritics (so a search for 'Bete' will find 'Bété').

2012.09.12 Case mappings have been added to our character pages, whilst our language pages have been greatly enhanced with links to other linguistic websites.


ScriptSource contains over 173,000 pages, covering

110883 characters and sequences
8122 languages and groups
249 scripts
4895 writing systems
3064 contributed entries
46448 reference sources






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