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

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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