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

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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