Alphabets, Abugidas, Syllabaries and Others

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ISO Code Name Script Family Script Type Direction
Adlm Adlam African alphabet RTL
Afak Afaka American syllabary LTR
Ahom Ahom Southeast Asian abugida LTR
  Akkha Indic abugida LTR
Hluw Anatolian Hieroglyphs (Luwian Hieroglyphs, Hittite Hieroglyphs) Middle Eastern logo-syllabary boustrophedon
Arab Arabic Middle Eastern abjad RTL bidirectional
Aran Arabic (Nastaliq variant) Middle Eastern abjad RTL bidirectional
Armn Armenian European alphabet LTR
Avst Avestan Middle Eastern alphabet RTL
  Aztec Pictograms American logo-syllabary [unspecified]
  Badaga Indic abugida LTR
  Bagam (Eghap) African logo-syllabary LTR
Bali Balinese Insular Southeast Asian abugida LTR
  Balti-A Indic abugida RTL
  Balti-B Indic abugida LTR
Bamu Bamum African syllabary LTR
Bass Bassa Vah African alphabet LTR
Batk Batak Insular Southeast Asian abugida vertical (LTR) and horizontal (LTR)
Beng Bengali (Bangla) Indic abugida LTR
  Beria (Erfe) African alphabet LTR
  Bété African syllabary LTR
Bhks Bhaiksuki Indic abugida [unspecified]
  Bhujinmol Indic abugida LTR
Blis Blissymbols Artificial logo-syllabary LTR
Phlv Book Pahlavi Middle Eastern abjad RTL
Bopo Bopomofo East Asian syllabary LTR
  Borama (Gadabuursi) African alphabet LTR
  Bowen (Lao Baiwen) East Asian syllabary vertical (RTL) and horizontal (LTR)
Brah Brahmi Indic abugida LTR
Brai Braille Artificial alphabet LTR
Bugi Buginese Insular Southeast Asian abugida LTR
Buhd Buhid Insular Southeast Asian abugida LTR
  Byblos Middle Eastern syllabary RTL
Cari Carian Middle Eastern alphabet LTR
Aghb Caucasian Albanian European alphabet LTR
Cakm Chakma Indic abugida LTR
  Chalukya (Box-Headed) Indic abugida [unspecified]
Cham Cham Southeast Asian abugida LTR
Cher Cherokee American syllabary LTR
  Chola Indic abugida LTR
Cirt Cirth Artificial alphabet LTR
Zinh Code for inherited script [unspecified] [unspecified] [unspecified]
Zzzz Code for uncoded script [unspecified] [unspecified] [unspecified]
Zyyy Code for undetermined script [unspecified] [unspecified] [unspecified]
Zxxx Code for unwritten documents [unspecified] [unspecified] [unspecified]
  Coorgi-Cox Indic alphabet LTR
Copt Coptic European alphabet LTR
Xsux Cuneiform, Sumero-Akkadian Middle Eastern logo-syllabary LTR
Cprt Cypriot European syllabary RTL
  Cypro-Minoan European logo-syllabary [unspecified]
Cyrl Cyrillic European alphabet LTR
Cyrs Cyrillic (Old Church Slavonic variant) European alphabet LTR
Dsrt Deseret (Mormon) American alphabet RTL
Deva Devanagari (Nagari) Indic abugida LTR
  Dhives Akuru Indic abugida LTR
Dogr Dogra Indic abugida LTR
  Duota Southeast Asian abugida LTR
Dupl Duployan shorthand, Duployan stenography American alphabet LTR
  Eebee Hmong Southeast Asian alphabet LTR
Egyd Egyptian demotic African logo-syllabary RTL
Egyh Egyptian hieratic African logo-syllabary LTR
Egyp Egyptian hieroglyphs African logo-syllabary LTR
Elba Elbasan European alphabet LTR
  Elymaic Middle Eastern abjad RTL
  Ersu Shaba Picture Writing East Asian logo-syllabary other
  Eshkol-Wachman movement notation system Signed Language featural vertical (LTR) and horizontal (LTR)
  Eskaya Insular Southeast Asian syllabary LTR
Ethi Ethiopic (Geʻez) African abugida LTR
  Fula-1 (Dita) African alphabet [unspecified]
  Fula-2 (Ba) African alphabet LTR
  Gangga Malayu Southeast Asian abugida [unspecified]
  Garay (Wolof) African alphabet RTL
Geor Georgian (Mkhedruli and Mtavruli) European alphabet LTR
Glag Glagolitic European alphabet LTR
Goth Gothic European alphabet LTR
Gran Grantha Indic abugida LTR
Grek Greek European alphabet LTR
Gujr Gujarati Indic abugida LTR
Gong Gunjala Gondi Indic abugida LTR
Guru Gurmukhi Indic abugida LTR
  HamNoSys Notation Signed Language featural LTR
Hani Han (Hanzi, Kanji, Hanja) East Asian logo-syllabary vertical (RTL) and horizontal (LTR)
Hans Han (Simplified variant) East Asian logo-syllabary vertical (RTL) and horizontal (LTR)
Hant Han (Traditional variant) East Asian logo-syllabary vertical (RTL) and horizontal (LTR)
Hanb Han with Bopomofo (alias for Han + Bopomofo) East Asian logo-syllabary [unspecified]
Hang Hangul (Hangŭl, Hangeul) East Asian featural vertical (RTL) and horizontal (LTR)
  Hanifi Rohingya [unspecified] [unspecified] [unspecified]
Hano Hanunoo (Hanunóo) Insular Southeast Asian abugida vertical (LTR)
Hatr Hatran Middle Eastern abjad RTL
Hebr Hebrew Middle Eastern abjad RTL bidirectional
Hira Hiragana East Asian syllabary vertical (RTL) and horizontal (LTR)
  Iban Insular Southeast Asian syllabary LTR
  Iberian European [unspecified] [unspecified]
Armi Imperial Aramaic Middle Eastern abjad RTL
Inds Indus (Harappan) Indic logo-syllabary RTL
Phli Inscriptional Pahlavi Middle Eastern abjad RTL
Prti Inscriptional Parthian Middle Eastern abjad RTL
Jamo Jamo (alias for Jamo subset of Hangul) East Asian featural [unspecified]
Jpan Japanese (alias for Han + Hiragana + Katakana) East Asian logo-syllabary LTR
Hrkt Japanese syllabaries (alias for Hiragana + Katakana) East Asian syllabary LTR
Java Javanese Insular Southeast Asian abugida LTR
  Jenticha Indic alphabet LTR
  Jing East Asian [unspecified] [unspecified]
Jurc Jurchen East Asian logo-syllabary vertical (LTR)
  Kaddare African alphabet [unspecified]
  Kaida East Asian logo-syllabary vertical (RTL)
Kthi Kaithi Indic abugida LTR
Knda Kannada Indic abugida LTR
Kana Katakana East Asian syllabary vertical (RTL) and horizontal (LTR)
  Kawi (Old Javanese) Southeast Asian abugida LTR
Kali Kayah Li Southeast Asian alphabet LTR
  Khambu Rai Indic abugida LTR
Khar Kharoshthi Indic abugida RTL
  Khatt-i Baburi Middle Eastern abjad RTL
  Khe Phri (Gurung) Indic alphabet LTR
  Khema Tamu Phri Indic abugida LTR
Kitl Khitan large script East Asian logo-syllabary vertical (LTR)
Kits Khitan small script East Asian logo-syllabary other
Khmr Khmer Southeast Asian abugida LTR
Khoj Khojki Indic abugida LTR
  Khotanese Central Asian abugida LTR
Sind Khudawadi, Sindhi Indic abugida LTR
Geok Khutsuri (Asomtavruli and Nuskhuri) European alphabet LTR
  Kirat Rai Indic abugida LTR
Piqd Klingon (KLI pIqaD) Artificial alphabet LTR
Kore Korean (alias for Hangul + Han) East Asian logo-syllabary LTR
Kpel Kpelle African syllabary LTR
  Lahnda (Landa) Indic abugida LTR
Laoo Lao Southeast Asian abugida LTR
Latn Latin European alphabet LTR
Latf Latin (Fraktur variant) European alphabet LTR
Latg Latin (Gaelic variant) European alphabet LTR
Leke Leke Southeast Asian [unspecified] LTR
Lepc Lepcha (Róng) Central Asian abugida LTR
Limb Limbu Indic abugida LTR
Lina Linear A European logo-syllabary LTR
Linb Linear B European logo-syllabary boustrophedon
Lisu Lisu (Fraser) East Asian alphabet LTR
Loma Loma African syllabary LTR
Lyci Lycian European alphabet LTR
Lydi Lydian European alphabet RTL
Mahj Mahajani Indic alphabet LTR
Maka Makasar Insular Southeast Asian abugida LTR
Mlym Malayalam Indic abugida LTR
Mand Mandaic, Mandaean Middle Eastern alphabet RTL
Mani Manichaean Middle Eastern abjad RTL
Marc Marchen Indic abugida LTR
  Masaba African syllabary LTR
Gonm Masaram Gondi Indic abugida LTR
Zmth Mathematical notation Artificial [unspecified] LTR
Maya Mayan hieroglyphs American logo-syllabary vertical (LTR)
Medf Medefaidrin (Oberi Okaime, Oberi Ɔkaimɛ) African alphabet LTR
Mtei Meitei Mayek (Meithei, Meetei) Indic abugida LTR
Mend Mende Kikakui African abugida RTL
Merc Meroitic Cursive Middle Eastern abugida RTL
Mero Meroitic Hieroglyphs Middle Eastern logo-syllabary vertical (RTL)
Plrd Miao (Pollard) East Asian abugida LTR
  Micmac Hieroglyphs (Kauder ideograms) American logo-syllabary LTR
Modi Modi, Moḍī Indic abugida LTR
Mong Mongolian Central Asian alphabet vertical (LTR)
Moon Moon (Moon code, Moon script, Moon type) Artificial alphabet LTR
Mroo Mro, Mru Indic alphabet LTR
Mult Multani Indic abjad [unspecified]
  Mwangwego African abugida LTR
Mymr Myanmar (Burmese) Southeast Asian abugida LTR
Nbat Nabataean Middle Eastern abjad RTL
Nkgb Nakhi Geba ('Na-'Khi ²Ggŏ-¹baw, Naxi Geba) Central Asian syllabary LTR
  Nandinagari Indic abugida LTR
  Naxi Dongba East Asian [unspecified] [unspecified]
Talu New Tai Lue Southeast Asian alphabet LTR
Newa Newa, Newar, Newari, Nepāla lipi Indic abugida LTR
  Numidian African [unspecified] vertical (LTR) and horizontal (RTL)
Nshu Nüshu East Asian logo-syllabary vertical (LTR)
Nkoo N’Ko African alphabet RTL
Ogam Ogham European alphabet other
Olck Ol Chiki (Ol Cemet’, Ol, Santali) Indic alphabet LTR
Hung Old Hungarian (Hungarian Runic) European abjad LTR
Ital Old Italic (Etruscan, Oscan, etc.) European alphabet LTR
Narb Old North Arabian (Ancient North Arabian) Middle Eastern abjad LTR
Perm Old Permic European alphabet LTR
Xpeo Old Persian Middle Eastern alphabet LTR
  Old Sogdian Middle Eastern abjad RTL
Sarb Old South Arabian Middle Eastern abjad RTL
Orkh Old Turkic, Orkhon Runic Central Asian alphabet RTL
Orya Oriya (Odia) Indic abugida LTR
Osge Osage American alphabet LTR
Osma Osmanya African alphabet LTR
Hmng Pahawh Hmong East Asian syllabary LTR
Palm Palmyrene Middle Eastern abjad RTL
Pauc Pau Cin Hau Southeast Asian alphabet LTR
  Pau Cin Hau Syllabary Southeast Asian logo-syllabary [unspecified]
Phag Phags-pa Central Asian abugida vertical (RTL)
Phnx Phoenician Middle Eastern abjad RTL
  Proto-Elamite Middle Eastern logo-syllabary RTL
Phlp Psalter Pahlavi Middle Eastern abjad RTL
  Pyu (Tircul) Southeast Asian [unspecified] [unspecified]
  Raina Kama (Hausa) African alphabet LTR
  Ranjana (Lantsa, Wartu) Indic abugida LTR
Rjng Rejang (Redjang, Kaganga) Insular Southeast Asian abugida LTR
Qabx Reserved for private use (end) [unspecified] [unspecified] [unspecified]
Qaaa Reserved for private use (start) [unspecified] [unspecified] [unspecified]
Roro Rongorongo Pacific logo-syllabary boustrophedon
Runr Runic European alphabet LTR
  Salifou Hausa African alphabet [unspecified]
Samr Samaritan Middle Eastern abjad RTL
Sara Sarati Artificial abugida other
  Satavahana Indic abugida LTR
Saur Saurashtra Indic abugida LTR
Shrd Sharada, Śāradā Indic abugida LTR
Shaw Shavian (Shaw) Artificial alphabet LTR
Sidd Siddham, Siddhaṃ, Siddhamātṛkā Indic abugida LTR
  SignFont Notation Signed Language featural LTR
Sgnw SignWriting Signed Language featural vertical (LTR) and horizontal (LTR)
Sinh Sinhala Indic abugida LTR
  Sogdian Middle Eastern abjad RTL
Sora Sora Sompeng Indic syllabary LTR
Soyo Soyombo Indic abugida LTR
  Stokoe Notation Signed Language featural LTR
Sund Sundanese Insular Southeast Asian abugida LTR
Sylo Syloti Nagri Indic abugida LTR
Zsym Symbols [unspecified] [unspecified] [unspecified]
Zsye Symbols (Emoji variant) Artificial [unspecified] [unspecified]
Syrc Syriac Middle Eastern abjad RTL
Syrn Syriac (Eastern variant) Middle Eastern abjad RTL
Syre Syriac (Estrangelo variant) Middle Eastern abjad RTL
Syrj Syriac (Western variant) Middle Eastern abjad RTL
  Tafi (Hausa) African alphabet LTR
Tglg Tagalog (Baybayin, Alibata) Insular Southeast Asian abugida LTR
Tagb Tagbanwa Insular Southeast Asian abugida LTR
Tale Tai Le Southeast Asian abugida LTR
Lana Tai Tham (Lanna) Southeast Asian abugida LTR
Tavt Tai Viet Southeast Asian abugida LTR
  Tai Yo Southeast Asian abugida vertical (RTL)
Takr Takri, Ṭākrī, Ṭāṅkrī Indic abugida LTR
Taml Tamil Indic abugida LTR
  Tangsa (Khimhun) Indic abugida [unspecified]
  Tangsa (Mossang) Indic alphabet [unspecified]
Tang Tangut East Asian logo-syllabary vertical (LTR)
  Tani Indic alphabet LTR
Telu Telugu Indic abugida LTR
Teng Tengwar Artificial abugida LTR
Thaa Thaana Indic alphabet RTL bidirectional
Thai Thai Southeast Asian abugida LTR
Tibt Tibetan Central Asian abugida LTR
Tfng Tifinagh (Berber) African abjad [unspecified]
  Tikamuli Indic abugida LTR
Tirh Tirhuta Indic abugida LTR
  Todhri European alphabet LTR
  Tolong Siki Indic alphabet LTR
  Tulu (Tigalari) Indic abugida LTR
  Turkestani Central Asian abugida LTR
Ugar Ugaritic Middle Eastern abjad LTR
Cans Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics American abugida LTR
  Unwritten [unspecified] [unspecified] [unspecified]
  Uyghur Central Asian abjad [unspecified]
Vaii Vai African syllabary LTR
  Veqilharxhi (Büthakukye) European alphabet LTR
Visp Visible Speech Artificial featural LTR
  Wancho [unspecified] [unspecified] [unspecified]
Wara Warang Citi (Varang Kshiti) Indic abugida LTR
Wole Woleai Pacific syllabary LTR
  Yezidi Middle Eastern abjad [unspecified]
Yiii Yi East Asian logo-syllabary vertical (RTL) and horizontal (LTR)
Zanb Zanabazar Square Central Asian abugida LTR
  Zhuang Square East Asian logo-syllabary vertical (LTR) and horizontal (RTL)
  Zou Southeast Asian [unspecified] LTR

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