Alphabets, Abugidas, Syllabaries and Others

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ISO Code Name Script Family Script Type Direction
Linb Linear B European logo-syllabary boustrophedon
Roro Rongorongo Pacific logo-syllabary boustrophedon
Hluw Anatolian Hieroglyphs (Luwian Hieroglyphs, Hittite Hieroglyphs) Middle Eastern logo-syllabary boustrophedon
Armn Armenian European alphabet LTR
Bali Balinese Insular Southeast Asian abugida LTR
Beng Bengali (Bangla) Indic abugida LTR
Blis Blissymbols Artificial logo-syllabary LTR
Bopo Bopomofo East Asian syllabary 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
Cans Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics American abugida LTR
Cari Carian Middle Eastern alphabet LTR
Cham Cham Southeast Asian abugida LTR
Cher Cherokee American syllabary LTR
Cirt Cirth Artificial alphabet LTR
Copt Coptic European alphabet LTR
Cyrl Cyrillic European alphabet LTR
Cyrs Cyrillic (Old Church Slavonic variant) European alphabet LTR
Deva Devanagari (Nagari) Indic abugida LTR
Egyh Egyptian hieratic African logo-syllabary LTR
Egyp Egyptian hieroglyphs African logo-syllabary LTR
Ethi Ethiopic (Geʻez) African abugida LTR
Geok Khutsuri (Asomtavruli and Nuskhuri) European alphabet LTR
Geor Georgian (Mkhedruli and Mtavruli) European alphabet LTR
Glag Glagolitic European alphabet LTR
Goth Gothic European alphabet LTR
Grek Greek European alphabet LTR
Gujr Gujarati Indic abugida LTR
Guru Gurmukhi Indic abugida LTR
Hmng Pahawh Hmong East Asian syllabary LTR
Hrkt Japanese syllabaries (alias for Hiragana + Katakana) East Asian syllabary LTR
Hung Old Hungarian (Hungarian Runic) European abjad LTR
Ital Old Italic (Etruscan, Oscan, etc.) European alphabet LTR
Java Javanese Insular Southeast Asian abugida LTR
Jpan Japanese (alias for Han + Hiragana + Katakana) East Asian logo-syllabary LTR
Kali Kayah Li Southeast Asian alphabet LTR
Khmr Khmer Southeast Asian abugida LTR
Knda Kannada Indic abugida LTR
Kore Korean (alias for Hangul + Han) East Asian logo-syllabary LTR
Kthi Kaithi Indic abugida LTR
Lana Tai Tham (Lanna) Southeast Asian abugida LTR
Laoo Lao Southeast Asian abugida LTR
Latf Latin (Fraktur variant) European alphabet LTR
Latg Latin (Gaelic variant) European alphabet LTR
Latn Latin European alphabet LTR
Lepc Lepcha (Róng) Central Asian abugida LTR
Limb Limbu Indic abugida LTR
Lina Linear A European logo-syllabary LTR
Lyci Lycian European alphabet LTR
Mlym Malayalam Indic abugida LTR
Moon Moon (Moon code, Moon script, Moon type) Artificial alphabet LTR
Mtei Meitei Mayek (Meithei, Meetei) Indic abugida LTR
Mymr Myanmar (Burmese) Southeast Asian abugida LTR
Olck Ol Chiki (Ol Cemet’, Ol, Santali) Indic alphabet LTR
Orya Oriya (Odia) Indic abugida LTR
Osma Osmanya African alphabet LTR
Perm Old Permic European alphabet LTR
Plrd Miao (Pollard) East Asian abugida LTR
Bamu Bamum African syllabary LTR
Bass Bassa Vah African alphabet LTR
Cakm Chakma Indic abugida LTR
  Duota Southeast Asian abugida LTR
  Lahnda (Landa) Indic abugida LTR
Leke Leke Southeast Asian [unspecified] LTR
Loma Loma African syllabary LTR
Lisu Lisu (Fraser) East Asian alphabet LTR
  SignFont Notation Signed Language featural LTR
  Stokoe Notation Signed Language featural LTR
Sora Sora Sompeng Indic syllabary LTR
Takr Takri, Ṭākrī, Ṭāṅkrī Indic abugida LTR
  Tulu (Tigalari) Indic abugida LTR
Wara Warang Citi (Varang Kshiti) Indic abugida LTR
  Beria (Erfe) African alphabet LTR
Shrd Sharada, Śāradā Indic abugida LTR
  Ranjana (Lantsa, Wartu) Indic abugida LTR
Newa Newa, Newar, Newari, Nepāla lipi Indic abugida LTR
Ahom Ahom Southeast Asian abugida LTR
  Micmac Hieroglyphs (Kauder ideograms) American logo-syllabary LTR
  Bagam (Eghap) African logo-syllabary LTR
Khoj Khojki Indic abugida LTR
Mroo Mro, Mru Indic alphabet LTR
Afak Afaka American syllabary LTR
Rjng Rejang (Redjang, Kaganga) Insular Southeast Asian abugida LTR
Runr Runic European alphabet LTR
Saur Saurashtra Indic abugida LTR
Shaw Shavian (Shaw) Artificial alphabet LTR
Sinh Sinhala Indic abugida LTR
Sund Sundanese Insular Southeast Asian abugida LTR
Sylo Syloti Nagri Indic abugida LTR
Tagb Tagbanwa Insular Southeast Asian abugida LTR
Tale Tai Le Southeast Asian abugida LTR
Talu New Tai Lue Southeast Asian alphabet LTR
Taml Tamil Indic abugida LTR
Tavt Tai Viet Southeast Asian abugida LTR
Telu Telugu Indic abugida LTR
Teng Tengwar Artificial abugida LTR
Tglg Tagalog (Baybayin, Alibata) Insular Southeast Asian abugida LTR
Thai Thai Southeast Asian abugida LTR
Tibt Tibetan Central Asian abugida LTR
Ugar Ugaritic Middle Eastern abjad LTR
Vaii Vai African syllabary LTR
Visp Visible Speech Artificial featural LTR
Xpeo Old Persian Middle Eastern alphabet LTR
Xsux Cuneiform, Sumero-Akkadian Middle Eastern logo-syllabary LTR
Zmth Mathematical notation Artificial [unspecified] LTR
Gran Grantha Indic abugida LTR
Nkgb Naxi Geba (na²¹ɕi³³ gʌ²¹ba²¹, 'Na-'Khi ²Ggŏ-¹baw, Nakhi Geba) Central Asian syllabary LTR
Kpel Kpelle African syllabary LTR
Narb Old North Arabian (Ancient North Arabian) Middle Eastern abjad LTR
Elba Elbasan European alphabet LTR
Tirh Tirhuta Indic abugida LTR
Dupl Duployan shorthand, Duployan stenography American alphabet LTR
Sind Khudawadi, Sindhi Indic abugida LTR
  Akkha Indic abugida LTR
  HamNoSys Notation Signed Language featural LTR
Wole Woleai Pacific syllabary LTR
  Bété African syllabary LTR
  Fula-2 (Ba) African alphabet LTR
Gonm Masaram Gondi Indic abugida LTR
  Khe Phri (Gurung) Indic alphabet LTR
  Jenticha Indic alphabet LTR
  Khambu Rai Indic abugida LTR
  Khema Tamu Phri Indic abugida LTR
Marc Marchen Indic abugida LTR
  Masaba African syllabary LTR
Modi Modi, Moḍī Indic abugida LTR
Pauc Pau Cin Hau Southeast Asian alphabet LTR
  Raina Kama (Hausa) African alphabet LTR
Soyo Soyombo Indic abugida LTR
  Tafi (Hausa) African alphabet LTR
  Tikamuli Indic abugida LTR
  Tolong Siki Indic alphabet LTR
  Zou Southeast Asian [unspecified] LTR
  Veqilharxhi (Büthakukye) European alphabet LTR
  Chola Indic abugida LTR
  Kawi (Old Javanese) Southeast Asian abugida LTR
  Khotanese Central Asian abugida LTR
  Kirat Rai Indic abugida LTR
Zanb Zanabazar Square Central Asian abugida LTR
  Satavahana Indic abugida LTR
Sidd Siddham, Siddhaṃ, Siddhamātṛkā Indic abugida LTR
  Tani Indic alphabet LTR
  Turkestani Central Asian abugida LTR
  Mwangwego African abugida LTR
Aghb Caucasian Albanian European alphabet LTR
Mahj Mahajani Indic alphabet LTR
  Nandinagari Indic abugida LTR
  Eskaya Insular Southeast Asian syllabary LTR
  Dhives Akuru Indic abugida LTR
  Balti-B Indic abugida LTR
  Badaga Indic abugida LTR
Gong Gunjala Gondi Indic abugida LTR
Osge Osage American alphabet LTR
Medf Medefaidrin (Oberi Okaime, Oberi Ɔkaimɛ) African alphabet LTR
Maka Makasar Insular Southeast Asian abugida LTR
Wcho Wancho Indic alphabet LTR
Dogr Dogra Indic abugida LTR
Piqd Klingon (KLI pIqaD) Artificial alphabet LTR
  Todhri European alphabet LTR
  Iban Insular Southeast Asian syllabary LTR
  Eebee Hmong Southeast Asian alphabet LTR
  Coorgi-Cox Indic alphabet LTR
  Borama (Gadabuursi) African alphabet LTR
  Bhujinmol Indic abugida LTR
Hmnp Nyiakeng Puachue Hmong [unspecified] alphabet LTR
Ogam Ogham European alphabet other
  Ersu Shaba Picture Writing East Asian logo-syllabary other
Sara Sarati Artificial abugida other
Kits Khitan Small script East Asian logo-syllabary other
Armi Imperial Aramaic Middle Eastern abjad RTL
Avst Avestan Middle Eastern alphabet RTL
Cprt Cypriot syllabary European syllabary RTL
Dsrt Deseret (Mormon) American alphabet RTL
Egyd Egyptian demotic African logo-syllabary RTL
Inds Indus (Harappan) Indic logo-syllabary RTL
Khar Kharoshthi Indic abugida RTL
Lydi Lydian European alphabet RTL
Mand Mandaic, Mandaean Middle Eastern alphabet RTL
Mani Manichaean Middle Eastern abjad RTL
Nkoo N’Ko African alphabet RTL
Orkh Old Turkic, Orkhon Runic Central Asian alphabet RTL
Phli Inscriptional Pahlavi Middle Eastern abjad RTL
Phlp Psalter Pahlavi Middle Eastern abjad RTL
Phlv Book Pahlavi Middle Eastern abjad RTL
Phnx Phoenician Middle Eastern abjad RTL
Prti Inscriptional Parthian Middle Eastern abjad RTL
  Balti-A Indic abugida RTL
Mend Mende Kikakui African abugida RTL
  Sogdian Middle Eastern abjad RTL
Samr Samaritan Middle Eastern abjad RTL
Syrc Syriac Middle Eastern abjad RTL
Syre Syriac (Estrangelo variant) Middle Eastern abjad RTL
Syrj Syriac (Western variant) Middle Eastern abjad RTL
Syrn Syriac (Eastern variant) Middle Eastern abjad RTL
Merc Meroitic Cursive Middle Eastern abugida RTL
Sarb Old South Arabian Middle Eastern abjad RTL
Nbat Nabataean Middle Eastern abjad RTL
Palm Palmyrene Middle Eastern abjad RTL
  Garay (Wolof) African alphabet RTL
  Byblos Middle Eastern syllabary RTL
  Elymaic Middle Eastern abjad RTL
Hatr Hatran Middle Eastern abjad RTL
  Proto-Elamite Middle Eastern logo-syllabary RTL
Adlm Adlam African alphabet RTL
  Khatt-i Baburi Middle Eastern abjad RTL
  Old Sogdian Middle Eastern abjad RTL
Arab Arabic Middle Eastern abjad RTL bidirectional
Hebr Hebrew Middle Eastern abjad RTL bidirectional
Thaa Thaana Indic alphabet RTL bidirectional
Aran Arabic (Nastaliq variant) Middle Eastern abjad RTL bidirectional
Hano Hanunoo (Hanunóo) Insular Southeast Asian abugida vertical (LTR)
Maya Mayan hieroglyphs American logo-syllabary vertical (LTR)
Mong Mongolian Central Asian alphabet vertical (LTR)
Jurc Jurchen East Asian logo-syllabary vertical (LTR)
Nshu Nüshu East Asian logo-syllabary vertical (LTR)
Tang Tangut East Asian logo-syllabary vertical (LTR)
Kitl Khitan large script East Asian logo-syllabary vertical (LTR)
Batk Batak Insular Southeast Asian abugida vertical (LTR) and horizontal (LTR)
  Eshkol-Wachman movement notation system Signed Language featural vertical (LTR) and horizontal (LTR)
Sgnw SignWriting Signed Language featural vertical (LTR) and horizontal (LTR)
  Numidian African [unspecified] vertical (LTR) and horizontal (RTL)
  Zhuang Square East Asian logo-syllabary vertical (LTR) and horizontal (RTL)
Mero Meroitic Hieroglyphs Middle Eastern logo-syllabary vertical (RTL)
Phag Phags-pa Central Asian abugida vertical (RTL)
  Tai Yo Southeast Asian abugida vertical (RTL)
  Kaida East Asian logo-syllabary vertical (RTL)
Hang Hangul (Hangŭl, Hangeul) East Asian featural vertical (RTL) and horizontal (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)
Hira Hiragana East Asian syllabary vertical (RTL) and horizontal (LTR)
Kana Katakana East Asian syllabary vertical (RTL) and horizontal (LTR)
  Bowen (Lao Baiwen) East Asian syllabary vertical (RTL) and horizontal (LTR)
Yiii Yi East Asian logo-syllabary vertical (RTL) and horizontal (LTR)
Shui Shuishu East Asian logo-syllabary vertical (RTL) and horizontal (LTR)
Qaaa Reserved for private use (start) [unspecified] [unspecified] [unspecified]
  Unwritten [unspecified] [unspecified] [unspecified]
Qabx Reserved for private use (end) [unspecified] [unspecified] [unspecified]
Tfng Tifinagh (Berber) African abjad [unspecified]
Zsym Symbols [unspecified] [unspecified] [unspecified]
Zxxx Code for unwritten documents [unspecified] [unspecified] [unspecified]
Zyyy Code for undetermined script [unspecified] [unspecified] [unspecified]
Zzzz Code for uncoded script [unspecified] [unspecified] [unspecified]
Zinh Code for inherited script [unspecified] [unspecified] [unspecified]
  Fula-1 (Dita) African alphabet [unspecified]
Mult Multani Indic abjad [unspecified]
  Pau Cin Hau Syllabary Southeast Asian logo-syllabary [unspecified]
  Salifou Hausa African alphabet [unspecified]
  Yezidi Middle Eastern abjad [unspecified]
  Aztec Pictograms American logo-syllabary [unspecified]
Bhks Bhaiksuki Indic abugida [unspecified]
  Chalukya (Box-Headed) Indic abugida [unspecified]
Cpmn Cypro-Minoan European logo-syllabary [unspecified]
  Gangga Malayu Southeast Asian abugida [unspecified]
  Paleohispanic European [unspecified] [unspecified]
  Jing East Asian [unspecified] [unspecified]
  Uyghur Central Asian abjad [unspecified]
  Pyu (Tircul) Southeast Asian [unspecified] [unspecified]
Nkdb Naxi Dongba East Asian [unspecified] [unspecified]
  Hanifi Rohingya [unspecified] [unspecified] [unspecified]
  Tangsa (Mossang) Indic alphabet [unspecified]
  Tangsa (Khimhun) Indic abugida [unspecified]
Hanb Han with Bopomofo (alias for Han + Bopomofo) East Asian logo-syllabary [unspecified]
Jamo Jamo (alias for Jamo subset of Hangul) East Asian featural [unspecified]
Zsye Symbols (Emoji variant) Artificial [unspecified] [unspecified]
  Kaddare African alphabet [unspecified]

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