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Omniglot script charts

This section contains links to the Excel spreadsheets I use to create most of the script charts on this site, and also to script charts in Word and PDF format suitable for downloading and printing.


Excel spreadsheets


Ancient scripts

Cuneiform scripts
Includes: Sumerian, Ugaritic

Old Italic
Includes: Etruscan, Faliscan, Leptonic, Messapic, Oscan, South Picene, Umbrian

Ancient Mediterranean writing systems
Includes: Cypriot, Linear B

Runic scripts
Includes: Elder Futhark, Danish Futhark, Medieval (Latinised) Futhark, Norwegian Futhark and Short-Twig/Rök Runes

Arabic script - Turkic languages
Includes: Chagatai, Crimean Tatar, Karakalpak, Kazakh, Khorasani Turkic, Kyrgyz, Qashqai, Tatar, Turkish, Uyghur, Uzbek

Arabic script - other languages
Includes: Ganda, Palula, Mandinka, Mozarabic, Sindhi, Urdu

Various alphabets

Iranian languages
Includes: Baluchi, Bartangi, Dari, Galaki, Khufi, Luri, Mazandarani, Oroshor, Ossetian, Pahlavi, Pastho, Persian, Rushani, Sanglechi, Sarikoli, Shabaki, Shughni, Tajik, Talysh, Tat, Wakhi, Yoghnobi, Zazaki

Hebrew
Includes: Hebrew, Bukhori, Judeo-Arabic, Juhuri/Judeo-Tat, Ladino, Yiddish, Samaritan, Karmeli

Cyrillic

Cyrillic script
- includes Early Cyrillic, Cyrillic numerals

Cyrillic - Slavic languages
Includes: Belarusian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian, Rusyn, Ukrainian, West Polesian

Cyrillic - Romance languages
Includes: Moldovan, Romanian

Cyrillic - Turkic languages
Includes: Chuvash, Crimean Tatar, Dolgan, Gagauz, Karaim, Karakalpak, Kazak, Khakas, Krymchak, Kyrgyz, Nogai, Shor, Tatar, Teleut, Tofa, Turkmen, Tuvan, Urum, Uyghur, Uzbek, Yakut

Cyrillic - Tungusic languages
Includes: Even, Evenki, Nanai, Oroch, Orok, Ulch

Cyrillic - Finno-Ugric languages
Includes: Erzya, Khanty, Mansi, Mari, Moksha, Nenets, Selkup, Udmurt and Votic

Cyrillic - other languages
Includes: Chukchi, Dungan, Enets, Itelmen, Ket, Komi, Koryak, Nivkh, Tajik, Yukaghir

Sámi
Inari Saami, Kildin Sámi, Lule Sámi, North Sámi, Pite Sámi, Skolt Sámi, South Sámi, Ter Sámi

Mongolic languages
Includes: Buryat, Evenki, Kalmyk, Santa (Dongxiang)

Caucasian languages (mainly Cyrillic)
Includes: Bats, Botlikh, Budukh, Chamalal, Dargwa, Godoberi, Hinukh, Hunzib, Ingush, Kabardian, Karata, Khinalug, Khwarshi, Kryts, Kubachi, Lak, Laz, Lezgian, Mingrelian, Rutul, Svan, Tabassaran, Tindi, Tsakhur, Tsez, Udi

Latin alphabet

Latin - Celtic languages
Includes: Breton, Cornish, Gaulish, Irish, Manx, Scottish Gaelic and Welsh

Latin - Germanic languages
Includes: Bavarian, Cimbrian, Danish, Dutch, Elfdalian, English, Faroese, Flemish, German, Hunsrik, Icelandic, Limburgish, Low Saxon, Mòcheno, Norn, Norwegian, Old Norse, Pennsylvania German, Ripuarian, Scots, Shetlandic, Swedish, Swiss German

Latin - Italic/Romance languages
Includes: Dalmatian, Emilian-Romagnol, Extremaduran, Fala, Franco-Provençal, French, Galician, Gallo, Genoese, Istriot, Italian, Jèrrais, Ladin, Latin, Ligurian, Lombard, Megleno-Romanian, Mirandese, Moldovan, Monégasque, Napolitan, Occitan, Picard, Piedmontese, Portuguese, Romanian, Romansh, Sardinian, Sicilian, Spanish and Walloon

Latin - Slavic languages
Includes: Croatian, Czech, Kashubian, Polish, Serbian, Silesian, Slovak, Slovenian, Upper and Lower Sorbian

Latin - Finno-Ugaric languages
Includes: Finnish, Hungarian, Ingrian, Karelian, Livonian, Nenets, Nganasan, Veps, Võro and Votic

Latin - Turkic
Includes: Chuvash, Crimean Tatar, Evenki, Gagauz, Karaim, Karakalpak, Kazakh, Khakas, Qashqai, Salar, Tatar, Turkish, Turkmen, Tuvan, Uyghur, Uzbek

Latin - Afro-Asiatic
Includes: Hausa, Marba

Latin - Niger-Congo languages
Includes: Chichewa, Dagbani, Dengebu, Duala, Edo, Efik, Ewe, Ewondo, Fon, Ga, Gbe, Harari, Herero, Ibibio, Igbo, Ikizu, Jita, Kambari, Kikuyu, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Kongo, Koti, Laalaa, Lingala, Lozi, Luganda, Lumun, Makhuwa, Mandinka, Mankanya, Maore, Mbum, Mossi, Nkore, Northern Ndebele, Noon, Northern Sotho, OshiWambo, Pinyin, Ronga, Sena, Shona, Soga, Somali, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Supyire, Susu, Swahili, Swati, Tocho, Tsonga, Tshiluba, Tswa, Tswana, Tumbuka, Twi, Umbundu, Venda, Xhosa, Yao, Yemba, Yoruba, Zarma, Zinza, Zulu

Kuda languages
Includes: Kadugli, Kamda, Kanga, Katcha, Keiga, Krongo, Kuga, Miri

Latin - Nilo-Saharan languages
Includes: Baka, Bari, Bongo, Dholuo, Dinka, Dongotono, Fur, Jur Modo, Kanuri, Keliko, Lotuko, Lugbara, Maasai, Ma'di, Moru, Morokodo, Narim, Nuer, Olu'bo, Shilluk, Toposa, Wa'di

Latin - Khoisan languages
Includes: Juǀʼhoan, Khoekhoe (Nama), Nǁng

Eskimo-Aleut languages
Includes: Aleut, Greenlandic, Inuktitut, Yupik

Indigenous languages of North America
Includes: Algonquin, Assiniboine, Atikamekw, Biloxi, Cheyenne, Chippewa, Chiwere, Choctaw, Cocopah, Creek, Crow, Dakota, Delaware, Fox, Haida, Karuk, Kickapoo, Klamath, Koasati, Kwakiutl, Lakota, Mikasuki, Mikmaq, Mohegan, Montagnais, Munsee, Naskapi, Northern Paiute, Nuu-Chah-Nulth, Omaha, Ottawa, Pawnee, Potawatomi, Salish, Shawnee, Stoney, Yuchi/Euchee, Yurok

Iroquoian languages
Includes: Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, Tuscarora, Wyandot (Huron)

Na-Dené languages
Includes: Chipewyan, Deg Xinag, Eyak, Gwich’in, Hän, Hupa, Jicarilla, Koyukon, Mescalero-Chiricahua, Navajo, Sarcee, Sekani, Tlingit, Tłı̨chǫ (Dogrib), Tuscarora, Tutchone

Pomoan languages
Includes: Eastern Pomo, Kashaya, Northern Pomo, Southern Pomo

Salishan languages
Includes: Coeur d'Alene, Comox, Halkomelem, Klallam, Lushootseed, Nuxalk, Saanich

Uto-Aztecan languages
Includes: Comanche, Hopi, Luseño, Nahuatl, O'odham, Pipil (Nawat), Shoshone, Tarahumara, Tepehuán, Timbisha, Yaqui

Indigenous languages of Central America
Includes: Chinanteco, Guaymí, Mazahua, Mazatec, Miskito, Mixtec, Purepecha, Otomi, Seri, Zapotec

Indigenous languages of South America
Includes: Chayahuita, Cofán, Cubeo, Guambiano, Guanano/Wanano, Guaraní, Hixkaryána, Kaingang, Kashinawa, Kuna, Mapuche, Murui Huitoto, Nheengatu, Pirahã, Shavante, Tiriyó, Toba Qom, Tucano, Urarina, Yagua, Záparo

Mayan languages
Includes: Aguacateco, Huasteco, Ixil, Kaqchikel, K'iche', Mam, Q'anjob'al, Q'eqchi', Tsotsil, Tzeltal, Yucatec

Arawakan languages
Includes: Arawak, Baniwa, Garifuna, Machiguenga, Nanti, Tariana, Wayuu, Yucuna

Quechuan languages
Includes: Quechua, Ayacucho Quechua

Latin - Malayo-Polynesian languages
Includes: Bima, Bugis, Buhutu, Central Sinama, Chamorro, Cia-Cia, Dhao, Drehu, Fijian, Futunan, Hawaiian, Jaminjung, Jarai, Kakabai, Kaninuwa, Kapingamarangi, Ket, Kiribati, Kurti, Lampung, Ledo Kaili, Madurese, Makassarese, Malagasy, Mandar, Maori, Marshallese, Mbula, Minangkabau, Moriori, Muna, Nauruan, Ndrumbea, Nias, Niuean, Paama, Paicî, Palauan, Pohnpeian, Rade, Raga, Rapa Nui, Rennellese, Rotokas, Rotuman, Roviana, Sakao, Samoan, Sasak, Satawalese, Sumbawa, Tahitian, Tetum, Tii, Tikopia, Tokelauan, Tolaki, Toraja-Sa'dan, Xârâcùù, Yapese

Latin - Formosan languages
Includes: Amis, Atayal

Philippine languages and scripts
Includes: Baybayin (Tagalog/Ilocano), Bikol, Bolinao, Buhid, Cebuano, Cuyunon, Filipino, Hanuno'o, Hiligaynon, Ifugao, Ilocano, Kagayanen, Kankanaey, Kapampangan, Maranao, Masbateño, Matigsalug, Pangasinian, Tagabawa, Tagalog, Tausūg, Waray-Waray, Yami/Tao

Latin - Austroasiatic languages
Includes: Chrau, Khasi, Wa, Vietnamese

Latin - Hmong-Mien languages
Includes: Iu Mien, Romanized Popular Alphabet (RPA)

Latin - Tai-Kaidai and Sino-Tibetan languages
Includes: Angami, Bouyei, Dong, Karbi, Lahu, Mizo, Naxi, Tujia, Zhuang

Latin - Languages of New Guinea
Includes: Amele, Awara, Barai, Blagar, Kanasi, Meriam Mir

Latin - Aboriginal languages of Australia
Includes: Arrernte, Bundjalung, Gamilaraay, Gooniyandi, Gugadja/Kukatja, Kala Lagaw Ya, Kaurna, Jaminjung, Jingulu, Murrinh-Patha, Ngiyambaa, Noongar, Paakantyi, Pitjantjatjara, Wardaman, Warlpiri, Wemba Wemba, Wik-Mungkan, Wiradjuri, Yindjibarndi and Yolngu

Latin - Creoles and Pidgins
Includes: Fanagalo, French Guianese Creole, Guadeloupean Creole, Haitian Creole, Jamaican Creole, Kituba, Manado Malay, Mauritian Creole, Papiamento, Pijin, Réunion Creole, Saramaccan, Seychelles Creole, Sierra Leonean Creole, Sango, Sranan, Tok Pisin, Torres-Strait Creole

Latin - Isolates
Includes: Burushaski, Ket, Ticuna

Latin - International Auxiliary languages and constructed languages
Includes: Esperanto, Folkspraak, Ido, Interglossa, Interlingue/Occidental, Latino sine Flexione, Lingua Franca Nova, Lojban, Novial, Slovio, Volapük

Alternative versions of the Latin alphabet
Includes: Anglo-Saxon, Fraktur, Irish Uncial and Sütterlin

Varieties of Chinese
Includes: Gan, Fuzhonnese, Hakka, Puxian, Shanghainese, Taiwanese, Teochew, Wenzhounese, Xiang

Other scripts/languages of Asia

Devanagari (Awadhi, Bodo, Konkani, Magadhi, Sindhi)

Lontara (Bugisnese, Makassarese, Mandar)

Mon-Khmer languages
Includes: Tampuan

Other South East Asian scripts
Includes: Buhid, Cham, Fraser, Hmong, Pollard Miao, Rejang, Siamese, Tai Dam

Syllabaries of North America
Includes: Blackfoot, Carrier, Chipewyan, Cree, Cypriot, Objibwe, Oji-Cree

Ethiopic - languages written with the Ethiopic script and languages of Ethiopia (Argobba, Awngi, Blin, Chaha, Dizin, Ge'ez, Harari, Inor, Silt'e, Tigre, Tigrinya, Xamtanga, Wolaytta)

Other scripts
Includes: Etruscan, Orkhon/Old Turkic, Phoenician, Proto-Sinaitic/Canaanite, Sabaean

Phonetic transcription systems
Includes: Dialectal Paleotype, Visible Speech

International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)

Tactile writing systems
Includes: Braille, Braille for Chinese, Moon

Constructed scripts

Alternative writing systems
Includes: Blissymbolics, Deseret, Graffiti, Quikscript, Shavian, Unifon

Fictional writing systems
Includes: Ancients Alphabet, Aurek-Besh, Daedric, Delason, D'Ni, Futurama, Gnommish, Klingon, Kryptonian, Matoran, Tenctonese, Utopian, Visitor

Magical alphabets
Includes: Alphabet of the Magi, Angelic, Daggers, Enochian, Malachim, Passing the River and Theban

Tolkien's scripts

Scripts of Tékumel: Empire of the Petal Throne
Includes: Sunúz, Tsolyáni, Yán Koryáni

Your con-scripts
Includes: Aliaric, Ancients, Betamaze, Daikan, Delason, Deini, Dingwiri, Efkolia, Ewellic, Falandril, Flos, Halo, High Ƕarian, Hopyratian, Irxti, Kanadana, Liron, Lovecraftian, Morda, Nari, Oxidilogi, Peperklips, Phonogic, Riasu, Shandanese, Sobatha, SpaceKees, Surat Bisaya, Suritanyo, Tciaar, Wedges, Ygyde, 21e

Adaptations of existing alphabets Arabish, Coptic Arabic, Englabjia, EurAlfabet™, Old Norse Cyrillic, Nihon no Hangul, Persian Avestan, Polish Cyrillic, Portugárabe, Porturillic, Renglish (Latin), Renglish (Cyrillic), Romanabic, Urdu Latin

Simon Ager's constructed and adapted scripts
Includes: Crymeddau, Fingers, Geyinzi, Kanadana and Tengwar for Welsh

Tower of Babel texts
Includes: Kannada, Malayalam, Persian/Farsi

Transliterations of Omniglot

A list of the fonts used on this site


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