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How to submit a constructed script to Omniglot

If you have invented a new alphabet or other writing system and would like me to add it to this site, first send me a sample text and a bit of information about your script. If your script looks good and really appeals to me, I will consider adding it to Omniglot.

I will consider adding scripts adapted for languages not normally written with them, e.g. English in the Arabic script, or Mandarin in the Korean script. See: Adaptations of existing alphabets for natural languages.

The address to write to is:

My email address

My name is Simon Ager.

Here is a annotated template to show the information and images needed:

Bingdats (☎♫⚐☺☔◎☜❤) - the script name in the script itself

The Bingdats alphabet was invented by Pegasus Whôlpwntch for a laugh. It consists of a fairly random selection of symbols, including dingbats. It can be used to write English, and could be adapted to write other languages. - provide an introduction to your scriptwhy you invented it, what you use it for, and any other relevant details. Provide details about yourself as well, if you want.

Notable features

Bingdats alphabet

a b c d e f g h i
[a] [b] [ʧ] [d] [ɛ] [f] [ɡ] [h] [i]
[j] [k] [l] [m] [n] [ɔ] [p] [q] [r]
j k l m n o p q r
s t u v w x y z
[s] [t] [u] [v] [w] [x] [j] [z]

The alphabet chart should show the letters in their standard order, their names (if they have them) and the sounds they represent - ideally using the IPA. You can use this alphabet chart template for this, if you want.

Sample text

◎⚒⚒ ♠◍⚽◎⚐ ☎☀♫⚐☺❤ ◎❂☀ ☎⛱❂⚐ ☟❂☀☀ ◎⚐☔ ☀✀◍◎⚒ ♫⚐ ☔♫☺⚐♫☜✈ ◎⚐☔ ❂♫☺♠☜❤. ☜♠☀✈ ◎❂☀ ☀⚐☔⛱♙☀☔ ♙♫☜♠ ❂☀◎❤⛱⚐ ◎⚐☔ ☘⛱⚐❤☘♫☀⚐☘☀ ◎⚐☔ ❤♠⛱◍⚒☔ ◎☘☜ ☜⛱♙◎❂☔❤ ⛱⚐☀ ◎⚐⛱☜♠☀❂ ♫⚐ ◎ ❤p♫❂♫☜ ⛱☟ ☎❂⛱☜♠☀❂♠⛱⛱☔.


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)

The sample text can be Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights if possible, or anything else you choose.

Download a font for this script (if you have made a font and are willing to share it, please sent it).

Please provide any notes related to your script in text format, not as part of images. Typing the notes and sending them by email is the best way to do this.

The main text area of each page is 600px wide, so try to make any images no wider than that. If you don't have a graphics program on your computer you could an online graphics program, and you can use this online image optimizer to reduce the file size of images.

If you're unable to create images using a graphics program, you can write out your script by hand, then scan it, or use an app like CamScanner. I suggest you adapt one of the templates in this alphabet chart. Please try to write neatly, ideally on plain, unlined paper.

Please note

If I decide not to add your alphabet please don't be downhearted. I encourage you to think creatively about the shapes of letters and other symbols, the ways they fit together, the sounds they represent and the overall look of your script, as well as the way it's presented. Try varying the width of the lines to give them more interesting shapes - you could do this with a wide-nib pen if you are writing the script by hand.

Ask yourself whether you'd be happy to have your script on your wall, and maybe try this to see how it looks.

The less work I have to do to add your script on my site, the more likely I'll do so.

You can also submit your alphabets to:


Other sites featuring constructed scripts


Some advice on creating alphabets and fonts

Free online image and photo editors

Free and shareware image editing software

Tutorials on creating images for the web

Sites and software for creating and editing fonts

Software for generating keyboard layouts

Neographies forum, a place to discuss constructed alphabets

If you need to type in many different languages, the Q International Keyboard can help. It enables you to type almost any language that uses the Latin, Cyrillic or Greek alphabets, and is free.

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