Gurkha is an alternative script used to write Malay and English
invented by Mohd Badrul Bin Salleh in January 2013. The script was
adapted from the Sanskrit and consists of 21 consonants and 5 vowels.
Type of writing system: alphabet
Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines and right to left for literary works
Used to write: Malay and English
Number of letters: 26 letters - 21 consonants, 5 vowels
Sample text in Malay
Semua manusia dilahirkan bebas dari segi kemuliaan dan hak-hak.
Mereka mempunyai pemikiran dan perasaan hati dan hendaklah bertindak
di antara satu sama lain dengan semangat persaudaraan. (Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
Sample text in English
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They
are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another
in a spirit of brotherhood. (Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)