Alphabets, Abugidas, Syllabaries and Others

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

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