Support ScriptSource

Alphabets, Abugidas, Syllabaries and Others

Scripts currently in use

144
There are 144 scripts. Click on the column headings to sort the list.
Name Script Family Name Script Family Name Script Family
Adlam African Hanifi Rohingya [unspecified] Ol Chiki (Ol Cemet’, Ol, Santali) Indic
Afaka American Hanunoo (Hanunóo) Insular Southeast Asian Oriya (Odia) Indic
Ahom Southeast Asian Hebrew Middle Eastern Osage American
Akkha Indic Hiragana East Asian Pahawh Hmong East Asian
Arabic Middle Eastern Iban Insular Southeast Asian Pau Cin Hau Southeast Asian
Arabic (Nastaliq variant) Middle Eastern Jamo (alias for Jamo subset of Hangul) East Asian Pau Cin Hau Syllabary Southeast Asian
Armenian European Japanese (alias for Han + Hiragana + Katakana) East Asian Ranjana (Lantsa, Wartu) Indic
Bagam (Eghap) African Japanese syllabaries (alias for Hiragana + Katakana) East Asian Rejang (Redjang, Kaganga) Insular Southeast Asian
Balinese Insular Southeast Asian Javanese Insular Southeast Asian Salifou Hausa African
Balti-A Indic Jenticha Indic Samaritan Middle Eastern
Bamum African Kaithi Indic Saurashtra Indic
Bassa Vah African Kannada Indic Sharada, Śāradā Indic
Batak Insular Southeast Asian Katakana East Asian SignFont Notation Signed Language
Bengali (Bangla) Indic Kayah Li Southeast Asian SignWriting Signed Language
Beria (Erfe) African Khmer Southeast Asian Sinhala Indic
Bété African Khojki Indic Sora Sompeng Indic
Bopomofo East Asian Khutsuri (Asomtavruli and Nuskhuri) European Soyombo Indic
Braille Artificial Kirat Rai Indic Stokoe Notation Signed Language
Buginese Insular Southeast Asian Korean (alias for Hangul + Han) East Asian Sundanese Insular Southeast Asian
Buhid Insular Southeast Asian Kpelle African Syloti Nagri Indic
Chakma Indic Lahnda (Landa) Indic Symbols (Emoji variant) Artificial
Cham Southeast Asian Lao Southeast Asian Syriac Middle Eastern
Cherokee American Latin European Syriac (Eastern variant) Middle Eastern
Coorgi-Cox Indic Latin (Fraktur variant) European Syriac (Western variant) Middle Eastern
Coptic European Leke Southeast Asian Tafi (Hausa) African
Cyrillic European Lepcha (Róng) Central Asian Tagbanwa Insular Southeast Asian
Devanagari (Nagari) Indic Limbu Indic Tai Le Southeast Asian
Duota Southeast Asian Lisu (Fraser) East Asian Tai Tham (Lanna) Southeast Asian
Duployan shorthand, Duployan stenography American Loma African Tai Viet Southeast Asian
Eebee Hmong Southeast Asian Malayalam Indic Tamil Indic
Eshkol-Wachman movement notation system Signed Language Masaba African Tani Indic
Eskaya Insular Southeast Asian Masaram Gondi Indic Telugu Indic
Ethiopic (Geʻez) African Mathematical notation Artificial Thaana Indic
Fula-1 (Dita) African Medefaidrin (Oberi Okaime, Oberi Ɔkaimɛ) African Thai Southeast Asian
Fula-2 (Ba) African Meitei Mayek (Meithei, Meetei) Indic Tibetan Central Asian
Garay (Wolof) African Mende Kikakui African Tifinagh (Berber) African
Georgian (Mkhedruli and Mtavruli) European Miao (Pollard) East Asian Tikamuli Indic
Grantha Indic Modi, Moḍī Indic Tirhuta Indic
Greek European Mongolian Central Asian Tulu (Tigalari) Indic
Gujarati Indic Moon (Moon code, Moon script, Moon type) Artificial Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics American
Gunjala Gondi Indic Mro, Mru Indic Unwritten [unspecified]
Gurmukhi Indic Multani Indic Vai African
HamNoSys Notation Signed Language Mwangwego African Wancho [unspecified]
Han (Hanzi, Kanji, Hanja) East Asian Myanmar (Burmese) Southeast Asian Warang Citi (Varang Kshiti) Indic
Han (Simplified variant) East Asian Naxi Dongba East Asian Yezidi Middle Eastern
Han (Traditional variant) East Asian New Tai Lue Southeast Asian Yi East Asian
Han with Bopomofo (alias for Han + Bopomofo) East Asian Newa, Newar, Newari, Nepāla lipi Indic Zhuang Square East Asian
Hangul (Hangŭl, Hangeul) East Asian N’Ko African Zou Southeast Asian

Historical and fictional scripts

102
There are 102 scripts. Click on the column headings to sort the list.
Name Script Family Name Script Family Name Script Family
Anatolian Hieroglyphs (Luwian Hieroglyphs, Hittite Hieroglyphs) Middle Eastern Indus (Harappan) Indic Old Italic (Etruscan, Oscan, etc.) European
Avestan Middle Eastern Inscriptional Pahlavi Middle Eastern Old North Arabian (Ancient North Arabian) Middle Eastern
Aztec Pictograms American Inscriptional Parthian Middle Eastern Old Permic European
Balti-B Indic Jurchen East Asian Old Persian Middle Eastern
Bhaiksuki Indic Kaddare African Old South Arabian Middle Eastern
Bhujinmol Indic Kaida East Asian Old Turkic, Orkhon Runic Central Asian
Blissymbols Artificial Kawi (Old Javanese) Southeast Asian Osmanya African
Book Pahlavi Middle Eastern Kharoshthi Indic Palmyrene Middle Eastern
Borama (Gadabuursi) African Khatt-i Baburi Middle Eastern Phags-pa Central Asian
Brahmi Indic Khitan large script East Asian Phoenician Middle Eastern
Byblos Middle Eastern Khitan small script East Asian Proto-Elamite Middle Eastern
Carian Middle Eastern Khotanese Central Asian Psalter Pahlavi Middle Eastern
Caucasian Albanian European Khudawadi, Sindhi Indic Pyu (Tircul) Southeast Asian
Chalukya (Box-Headed) Indic Klingon (KLI pIqaD) Artificial Raina Kama (Hausa) African
Chola Indic Latin (Gaelic variant) European Rongorongo Pacific
Cirth Artificial Linear A European Runic European
Cuneiform, Sumero-Akkadian Middle Eastern Linear B European Sarati Artificial
Cypriot European Lycian European Satavahana Indic
Cypro-Minoan European Lydian European Shavian (Shaw) Artificial
Cyrillic (Old Church Slavonic variant) European Mahajani Indic Siddham, Siddhaṃ, Siddhamātṛkā Indic
Deseret (Mormon) American Makasar Insular Southeast Asian Sogdian Middle Eastern
Dhives Akuru Indic Mandaic, Mandaean Middle Eastern Syriac (Estrangelo variant) Middle Eastern
Dogra Indic Manichaean Middle Eastern Tagalog (Baybayin, Alibata) Insular Southeast Asian
Egyptian demotic African Marchen Indic Takri, Ṭākrī, Ṭāṅkrī Indic
Egyptian hieratic African Mayan hieroglyphs American Tangut East Asian
Egyptian hieroglyphs African Meroitic Cursive Middle Eastern Tengwar Artificial
Elbasan European Meroitic Hieroglyphs Middle Eastern Todhri European
Elymaic Middle Eastern Micmac Hieroglyphs (Kauder ideograms) American Turkestani Central Asian
Gangga Malayu Southeast Asian Nabataean Middle Eastern Ugaritic Middle Eastern
Glagolitic European Nakhi Geba ('Na-'Khi ²Ggŏ-¹baw, Naxi Geba) Central Asian Uyghur Central Asian
Gothic European Nandinagari Indic Veqilharxhi (Büthakukye) European
Hatran Middle Eastern Numidian African Visible Speech Artificial
Iberian European Ogham European Woleai Pacific
Imperial Aramaic Middle Eastern Old Hungarian (Hungarian Runic) European Zanabazar Square Central Asian

Scripts whose status is unclear

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There are 13 scripts. Click on the column headings to sort the list.
Name Script Family Name Script Family Name Script Family
Badaga Indic Khe Phri (Gurung) Indic Tangsa (Khimhun) Indic
Bowen (Lao Baiwen) East Asian Khema Tamu Phri Indic Tangsa (Mossang) Indic
Ersu Shaba Picture Writing East Asian Nüshu East Asian Tolong Siki Indic
Jing East Asian Old Sogdian Middle Eastern    
Khambu Rai Indic Tai Yo Southeast Asian    

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