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Alphabets, Abugidas, Syllabaries and Others

Scripts currently in use

There are 141 scripts. Click on the column headings to sort the list.
Name Script Family Name Script Family Name Script Family
Ethiopic (Geʻez) African Zhuang Square East Asian Soyombo Indic
N’Ko African Naxi Dongba East Asian Tikamuli Indic
Bamum African Han with Bopomofo (alias for Han + Bopomofo) East Asian Kirat Rai Indic
Bassa Vah African Jamo (alias for Jamo subset of Hangul) East Asian Tani Indic
Loma African Armenian European Gunjala Gondi Indic
Mende Kikakui African Coptic European Balinese Insular Southeast Asian
Beria (Erfe) African Cyrillic European Batak Insular Southeast Asian
Bagam (Eghap) African Khutsuri (Asomtavruli and Nuskhuri) European Buginese Insular Southeast Asian
Tifinagh (Berber) African Georgian (Mkhedruli and Mtavruli) European Buhid Insular Southeast Asian
Vai African Greek European Hanunoo (Hanunóo) Insular Southeast Asian
Kpelle African Latin (Fraktur variant) European Javanese Insular Southeast Asian
Bété African Latin European Rejang (Redjang, Kaganga) Insular Southeast Asian
Fula-1 (Dita) African Bengali (Bangla) Indic Sundanese Insular Southeast Asian
Fula-2 (Ba) African Devanagari (Nagari) Indic Tagbanwa Insular Southeast Asian
Masaba African Gujarati Indic Eskaya Insular Southeast Asian
Salifou Hausa African Gurmukhi Indic Arabic Middle Eastern
Tafi (Hausa) African Kannada Indic Hebrew Middle Eastern
Garay (Wolof) African Kaithi Indic Samaritan Middle Eastern
Mwangwego African Limbu Indic Syriac Middle Eastern
Adlam African Malayalam Indic Syriac (Western variant) Middle Eastern
Medefaidrin (Oberi Okaime, Oberi Ɔkaimɛ) African Meitei Mayek (Meithei, Meetei) Indic Syriac (Eastern variant) Middle Eastern
Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics American Ol Chiki (Ol Cemet’, Ol, Santali) Indic Yezidi Middle Eastern
Cherokee American Oriya (Odia) Indic Arabic (Nastaliq variant) Middle Eastern
Afaka American Balti-A Indic Eshkol-Wachman movement notation system Signed Language
Duployan shorthand, Duployan stenography American Chakma Indic SignFont Notation Signed Language
Osage American Lahnda (Landa) Indic Stokoe Notation Signed Language
Braille Artificial Sora Sompeng Indic SignWriting Signed Language
Moon (Moon code, Moon script, Moon type) Artificial Tulu (Tigalari) Indic HamNoSys Notation Signed Language
Mathematical notation Artificial Warang Citi (Varang Kshiti) Indic Cham Southeast Asian
Symbols (Emoji variant) Artificial Sharada, Śāradā Indic Kayah Li Southeast Asian
Lepcha (Róng) Central Asian Ranjana (Lantsa, Wartu) Indic Khmer Southeast Asian
Mongolian Central Asian Newa, Newar, Newari, Nepāla lipi Indic Tai Tham (Lanna) Southeast Asian
Tibetan Central Asian Khojki Indic Lao Southeast Asian
Bopomofo East Asian Mro, Mru Indic Myanmar (Burmese) Southeast Asian
Hangul (Hangŭl, Hangeul) East Asian Saurashtra Indic Duota Southeast Asian
Han (Hanzi, Kanji, Hanja) East Asian Sinhala Indic Leke Southeast Asian
Han (Simplified variant) East Asian Syloti Nagri Indic Ahom Southeast Asian
Han (Traditional variant) East Asian Tamil Indic Tai Le Southeast Asian
Hiragana East Asian Telugu Indic New Tai Lue Southeast Asian
Pahawh Hmong East Asian Thaana Indic Tai Viet Southeast Asian
Japanese syllabaries (alias for Hiragana + Katakana) East Asian Grantha Indic Thai Southeast Asian
Japanese (alias for Han + Hiragana + Katakana) East Asian Tirhuta Indic Pau Cin Hau Southeast Asian
Katakana East Asian Akkha Indic Pau Cin Hau Syllabary Southeast Asian
Korean (alias for Hangul + Han) East Asian Masaram Gondi Indic Zou Southeast Asian
Miao (Pollard) East Asian Jenticha Indic Unwritten [unspecified]
Lisu (Fraser) East Asian Modi, Moḍī Indic Rohingya Hanifi [unspecified]
Yi East Asian Multani Indic Wancho [unspecified]

Historical and fictional scripts

There are 97 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 Inscriptional Pahlavi Middle Eastern Old Permic European
Avestan Middle Eastern Inscriptional Parthian Middle Eastern Old Persian Middle Eastern
Aztec Pictograms American Jurchen East Asian Old South Arabian Middle Eastern
Balti-B Indic Kawi (Old Javanese) Southeast Asian Old Turkic, Orkhon Runic Central Asian
Bhaiksuki Indic Kharoshthi Indic Osmanya African
Blissymbols Artificial Khatt-i Baburi Middle Eastern Palmyrene Middle Eastern
Book Pahlavi Middle Eastern Khitan large script East Asian Phags-pa Central Asian
Brahmi Indic Khitan small script East Asian Phoenician Middle Eastern
Byblos Middle Eastern Khotanese Central Asian Proto-Elamite Middle Eastern
Carian Middle Eastern Khudawadi, Sindhi Indic Psalter Pahlavi Middle Eastern
Caucasian Albanian European Klingon (KLI pIqaD) Artificial Pyu (Tircul) Southeast Asian
Chalukya (Box-Headed) Indic Latin (Gaelic variant) European Raina Kama (Hausa) African
Chola Indic Linear A European Rongorongo Pacific
Cirth Artificial Linear B European Runic European
Cuneiform, Sumero-Akkadian Middle Eastern Lycian European Sarati Artificial
Cypriot European Lydian European Satavahana Indic
Cypro-Minoan European Mahajani Indic Shavian (Shaw) Artificial
Cyrillic (Old Church Slavonic variant) European Makasar Insular Southeast Asian Siddham, Siddhaṃ, Siddhamātṛkā Indic
Deseret (Mormon) American Mandaic, Mandaean Middle Eastern Sogdian Middle Eastern
Dhives Akuru Indic Manichaean Middle Eastern Syriac (Estrangelo variant) Middle Eastern
Dogra Indic Marchen Indic Tagalog (Baybayin, Alibata) Insular Southeast Asian
Egyptian demotic African Mayan hieroglyphs American Takri, Ṭākrī, Ṭāṅkrī Indic
Egyptian hieratic African Meroitic Cursive Middle Eastern Tangut East Asian
Egyptian hieroglyphs African Meroitic Hieroglyphs Middle Eastern Tengwar Artificial
Elbasan European Micmac Hieroglyphs (Kauder ideograms) American Turkestani Central Asian
Elymaic Middle Eastern Nabataean Middle Eastern Ugaritic Middle Eastern
Gangga Malayu Southeast Asian Nakhi Geba ('Na-'Khi ²Ggŏ-¹baw, Naxi Geba) Central Asian Uyghur Central Asian
Glagolitic European Nandinagari Indic Veqilharxhi (Büthakukye) European
Gothic European Numidian African Visible Speech Artificial
Hatran Middle Eastern Ogham European Woleai Pacific
Iberian European Old Hungarian (Hungarian Runic) European Zanabazar Square Central Asian
Imperial Aramaic Middle Eastern Old Italic (Etruscan, Oscan, etc.) European    
Indus (Harappan) Indic Old North Arabian (Ancient North Arabian) Middle Eastern    

Scripts whose status is unclear

There are 12 scripts. Click on the column headings to sort the list.

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