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Writing systems

Bibliography of Alphabets & Writing Systems
http://www.blatner.com/adam/level2/scriprefs.htm

Evolution of Alphabets
http://www.wam.umd.edu/~rfradkin/alphapage.html

Ancient Scripts of the World - an excellent introduction to many ancient alphabets and other writing systems: http://www.ancientscripts.com

History of writing - images illustrating the development of writing from ancient times to the present: http://www.pinterest.com/historicconnect/history-of-writing/

Alphabets - Le site de tous les alphabets (en français)
http://pedroiy.free.fr/alphabets/

L'aventure des écritures (en français)
http://classes.bnf.fr/dossisup/

Alphabets des langues africaines (alphabets of African languages)
http://sumale.vjf.cnrs.fr/phono/

Alfabetos de Ayer y de Hoy (en español)
http://www.proel.org/alfabetos.html

Kallos Graphein - information about the history and development of writing and calligraphy (auf Deutsch): http://www.ap.univie.ac.at/users/Walter.Dietrich

Alte Schriften - information about writing systems (auf Deutsch)
http://www.obib.de/Schriften/AlteSchriften/alte_schriften.php

Exotische Schriften lernen - lessons in the Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and German Sutterlin handwriting: http://www.schriften-lernen.de (auf Deutsch)
http://www.schriften-lernen.de/index_eng.htm (in English)

Abecedaria - a blog about keyboarding in diverse scripts, literacy and digital literacy, and random quotes selected from the history of writing system theory
http://abecedaria.blogspot.com

Philippine leaf - a site about ancient Philippine scripts
http://www.bibingka.com/dahon/

Grierson's Linguistic Survey of India
http://www.joao-roiz.jp/LSI/

Lessing B. Rosenwald Digital Collection at the US Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/rr/rarebook/rosenwald-featured.html

Tanjung Tanah manuscript, a book of laws from the late fourteenth century, written in a Sumatran post-Kawi script closely related to Javanese/Balinese: http://www.hawaii.edu/indolang/lokakarya/ms/

Hindi Rinny - samples of typography and sometimes handwriting in various scripts of India
http://www.hindirinny.com

World handwriting samples collection
http://apps.creounity.com/time_machine/index.php?go=handwriting.php

Histry of Hand Writing
http://www.dancotton.com/hand-lettering-history.html

Linguo-Graphic - colour-based adapations of alphabets and other writing-related images
http://www.astrolingua.spb.ru/LINGRAF/lingraph.htm

World Spelling Alphabets
http://www.worldalphabets.info

SightWords - free resources to teach your child to read
http://www.sightwords.com

books   Books about writing systems

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Transliteration

Transliteration of Non-Roman Scripts
http://transliteration.eki.ee

linguos - a way to search for information in non-Roman scripts using Latin transliteration
http://www.linguos.com

Transliterators: Latin - Cyrillic, Georgian, Greek, etc
http://stevemorse.org/russian/eng2rus.html
http://ncnever.free.fr/translit/
http://girish.co.in/projects/dev/trans4.html

Transliteration between the Arabic, Armenian, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, Korean, Latin and Thai alphabets: http://www.transliterations.info

Google transliteration between the Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and Latin alphabets
http://www.google.com/transliterate/indic

Transliteration and spell checkers for Armenian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Georgian, Russian and Ukrainian: http://www.translit.cc/

Thai to English transliteration
http://www.thai2english.com/online/

Arabic, Cyrillic, Greek, Latin transliterator
http://vereb.free.fr/transliteration/transliterator.html

CyrAcademisator - transliteration and transcription tool for Russian texts
http://podolak.net/en/russian-studies/cyracademisator

Alibata transliterator (Latin alphabet to the Tagalog script)
http://fatoprofugus.net/alibata/alibata.cgi

Hindi transliteration
http://www.writeka.com
http://blog.syedgakbar.com/2010/02/06/hindi-to-english-and-hindi-to-urdu-transliteration/
http://girish.co.in/projects/dev/trans4.html

Aksharamukha Asian Script Converter
http://www.virtualvinodh.com/aksharamukha

Nepali transliterator - type in Romanized Nepali and convert it to Devanagari
http://unicode.cafedeweb.com/

Latin alphabets for non-latin-writing languages
http://www.geocities.ws/michaelpeterfustumum/latin_alphabets.htm

English > Tengwar (Sindarin, Quenya, etc)
http://tengwar.art.pl/tengwar/ott/start.php?l=en

Information about Tengwar | More links for Tolkien's alphabets and languages

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Online input for various writing systems

These are sites that enable you to type in a various writing systems using online virtual keyboards.

Virtual keyboards and conversation for a variety of languages
http://www.branah.com
http://www.lexilogos.com/keyboard/

i2Type - international on-screen language keyboard
http://www.sciweavers.org/i2type

Multi Language Virtual Keyboard (Arabic, Armenian, Devanagari, Georgian, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Tamil, Thai): http://www.wandel.person.dk/mlvk.html

TypeIt: Virtual Multi Language Keyboard (European languages from Czech to Welsh, plus Esperanto and the IPA): http://www.typeit.org

Lipikaar - type in 15 languages of India
http://www.lipikaar.com

Lipik - text input and web searching in Mandarin, Vietnamese, Hindi, Telugu, etc.
http://www.lipik.in

Virtual Hebrew keyboard
http://hebrew-keyboard.com

Online Russian keyboard
http://www.apronus.com/internet/ruskey.htm

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Text to Speech (TTS)

AT&T Text to Speech for English (US/UK), French, German and Spanish
http://www.research.att.com/~ttsweb/tts/demo.php

Sinovoice - Text to Speech for Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Portuguese
http://www.sinovoice.com.cn/english/tiyan.html

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Paleography

The National Archives | Palaeography tutorial (how to read old handwriting)
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/palaeography/

Byzantine Paleography
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/byzantium/paleog.html

Medieval Writing
http://medievalwriting.50megs.com/whatis.htm

Medieval Latin Paleography
http://www.stanford.edu/~regawood/phil314/
http://www.bilkent.edu.tr/~tdavid/courses/hist509.htm

Medieval and Early-Modern Paleography
http://paleo.anglo-norman.org/

English Handwriting 1500-1700
http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/ceres/ehoc/

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Alternative writing/notation systems

Details of a Proto-Bulgarian script which was used before Glagolitic or Cyrillic
http://members.tripod.com/~Groznijat/pb_lang/

Sutton Movement Writing - a system for representing any kind of body movement, including the movements of dance, mime, sports, body language and animals
http://www.movementwriting.org/

Elephant's Memory - An Interactive Visual Language
http://www.khm.de/~timot/PageElephant.html

Phonetic picture writing, by Leonhard Heinzmann
http://ieao.de/lautbildschrift-english/lautbildschrift.htm

Universal Picture Language
http://picturelanguage.org

Media Glyphs - an attempt to produce a common writing system for the world
http://www.mediaglyphs.org

Earth Language - a writing system made up of ideograms and phonetics based on nature
http://www.earthlanguage.org

Unideo - a picto/ideographic writing system (en français)
http://www.unideo.com

Brasseur Universal Code - a system of symbolic logic characters
http://webhome.idirect.com/~gemstone/

Many different writing systems created by Trent M. Pehrson
http://idrani.perastar.com/ISMS_orthography.htm

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Miscellaneous writing-related sites

Character finder - a site where you can find out which accented letters or other characters are used in which language(s), and other useful information about characters, fonts and unicode: http://transliteration.eki.ee/

The book and the Computer - The Future of the Printed Word (in English & Japanese)
http://www.honco.net

The Alphabet Synthesis Machine - generates alphabets and lets you turn them into fonts
http://alphabet.tmema.org

Mots et merveilles des langues d'ici et d'ailleurs
http://www.lexilogos.com

Lorem Ipsum - random text generator for a variety of languages
http://www.lorem-ipsum.info

Free Word Count tool
http://www.wordcalc.com

Scripts of the World - a widget for the Opera browser that enable you to type in just about any writing system: http://widgets.opera.com/widget/6956

Tim Brooke's Endangered Alphabets Project
http://www.endangeredalphabets.com

The New Post-literate: A Gallery Of Asemic Writing
http://thenewpostliterate.blogspot.com/


Punctuation

A History of Punctuation
http://www.completetranslation.com/punctuation.htm

Punctuation on Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punctuation

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Writing (books, etc.)

Writing.Com - the online community for writers and readers of all ages and interests
http://www.writing.com

The Writing Journey - Creative writing discovery courses
http://www.thewritingjourney.co.uk

A to Z Writing - links to sites about writing, writing systems, etc
http://www.atozwriting.com

The Write Way - Professional English Writing Courses
http://www.thewriteway.co.uk

The Writing Journey - Creative writing discovery courses
http://www.thewritingjourney.co.uk

Information and helpful tips on how to inspire your children enjoy reading and writing
http://www.adorasvitak.com

Information about authors and their literary works
http://www.realliteraturedir.com

Library of articles about writing
http://www.howtodothings.com/hobbies

BookBoardz - a forum about book publishing
http://www.bookboardz.com

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