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Alphabets, Abugidas, Syllabaries and Others

Scripts currently in use

146
There are 146 scripts. Click on the column headings to sort the list.
Name Script Family Name Script Family Name Script Family
Adlam African Hanunoo (Hanunóo) Insular Southeast Asian Oriya (Odia) Indic
Afaka American Hebrew Middle Eastern Osage American
Ahom Southeast Asian Hiragana East Asian Pahawh Hmong East Asian
Akkha Indic Iban Insular Southeast Asian Pau Cin Hau Southeast Asian
Arabic Middle Eastern Jamo (alias for Jamo subset of Hangul) East Asian Pau Cin Hau Syllabary Southeast Asian
Arabic (Nastaliq variant) Middle Eastern Japanese (alias for Han + Hiragana + Katakana) East Asian Ranjana (Lantsa, Wartu) Indic
Armenian European Japanese syllabaries (alias for Hiragana + Katakana) East Asian Rejang (Redjang, Kaganga) Insular Southeast Asian
Bagam (Eghap) African Javanese Insular Southeast Asian Salifou Hausa African
Balinese Insular Southeast Asian Jenticha Indic Samaritan Middle Eastern
Balti-A Indic Kaithi Indic Saurashtra Indic
Bamum African Kannada Indic Sharada, Śāradā Indic
Bassa Vah African Katakana East Asian Shuishu East Asian
Batak Insular Southeast Asian Kayah Li Southeast Asian SignFont Notation Signed Language
Bengali (Bangla) Indic Khmer Southeast Asian SignWriting Signed Language
Beria (Erfe) African Khojki Indic Sinhala Indic
Bété African Khutsuri (Asomtavruli and Nuskhuri) European Sora Sompeng Indic
Bopomofo East Asian Kirat Rai Indic Soyombo Indic
Braille Artificial Korean (alias for Hangul + Han) East Asian Stokoe Notation Signed Language
Buginese Insular Southeast Asian Kpelle African Sundanese Insular Southeast Asian
Buhid Insular Southeast Asian Lahnda (Landa) Indic Syloti Nagri Indic
Chakma Indic Lao Southeast Asian Symbols (Emoji variant) Artificial
Cham Southeast Asian Latin European Syriac Middle Eastern
Cherokee American Latin (Fraktur variant) European Syriac (Eastern variant) Middle Eastern
Coorgi-Cox Indic Leke Southeast Asian Syriac (Western variant) Middle Eastern
Coptic European Lepcha (Róng) Central Asian Tafi (Hausa) African
Cyrillic European Limbu Indic Tagbanwa Insular Southeast Asian
Devanagari (Nagari) Indic Lisu (Fraser) East Asian Tai Le Southeast Asian
Duota Southeast Asian Loma African Tai Tham (Lanna) Southeast Asian
Duployan shorthand, Duployan stenography American Malayalam Indic Tai Viet Southeast Asian
Eebee Hmong Southeast Asian Masaba African Tamil Indic
Eshkol-Wachman movement notation system Signed Language Masaram Gondi Indic Tani Indic
Eskaya Insular Southeast Asian Mathematical notation Artificial Telugu Indic
Ethiopic (Geʻez) African Medefaidrin (Oberi Okaime, Oberi Ɔkaimɛ) African Thaana Indic
Fula-1 (Dita) African Meitei Mayek (Meithei, Meetei) Indic Thai Southeast Asian
Fula-2 (Ba) African Mende Kikakui African Tibetan Central Asian
Garay (Wolof) African Miao (Pollard) East Asian Tifinagh (Berber) African
Georgian (Mkhedruli and Mtavruli) European Modi, Moḍī Indic Tikamuli Indic
Grantha Indic Mongolian Central Asian Tirhuta Indic
Greek European Moon (Moon code, Moon script, Moon type) Artificial Tulu (Tigalari) Indic
Gujarati Indic Mro, Mru Indic Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics American
Gunjala Gondi Indic Multani Indic Unwritten [unspecified]
Gurmukhi Indic Mwangwego African Vai African
HamNoSys Notation Signed Language Myanmar (Burmese) Southeast Asian Wancho Indic
Han (Hanzi, Kanji, Hanja) East Asian Naxi Dongba East Asian Warang Citi (Varang Kshiti) Indic
Han (Simplified variant) East Asian New Tai Lue Southeast Asian Yezidi Middle Eastern
Han (Traditional variant) East Asian Newa, Newar, Newari, Nepāla lipi Indic Yi East Asian
Han with Bopomofo (alias for Han + Bopomofo) East Asian Nyiakeng Puachue Hmong [unspecified] Zhuang Square East Asian
Hangul (Hangŭl, Hangeul) East Asian N’Ko African Zou Southeast Asian
Hanifi Rohingya [unspecified] Ol Chiki (Ol Cemet’, Ol, Santali) Indic    

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 Inscriptional Pahlavi Middle Eastern Old North Arabian (Ancient North Arabian) Middle Eastern
Avestan Middle Eastern Inscriptional Parthian Middle Eastern Old Permic European
Aztec Pictograms American Jurchen East Asian Old Persian Middle Eastern
Balti-B Indic Kaddare African Old South Arabian Middle Eastern
Bhaiksuki Indic Kaida East Asian Old Turkic, Orkhon Runic Central Asian
Bhujinmol Indic Kawi (Old Javanese) Southeast Asian Osmanya African
Blissymbols Artificial Kharoshthi Indic Paleohispanic European
Book Pahlavi Middle Eastern Khatt-i Baburi Middle Eastern Palmyrene Middle Eastern
Borama (Gadabuursi) African 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 syllabary 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 Todhri European
Elymaic Middle Eastern Nabataean Middle Eastern Turkestani Central Asian
Gangga Malayu Southeast Asian Nandinagari Indic Ugaritic Middle Eastern
Glagolitic European Naxi Geba (na²¹ɕi³³ gʌ²¹ba²¹, 'Na-'Khi ²Ggŏ-¹baw, Nakhi Geba) Central Asian Uyghur Central Asian
Gothic European Numidian African Veqilharxhi (Büthakukye) European
Hatran Middle Eastern Ogham European Visible Speech Artificial
Imperial Aramaic Middle Eastern Old Hungarian (Hungarian Runic) European Woleai Pacific
Indus (Harappan) Indic Old Italic (Etruscan, Oscan, etc.) 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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