Compact Phonetic Glyphs (CPG) Compact Phonetic Glyphs (kɔmpæːkt fənɛːtɪk glɪfs)

Compact Phonetic Glyphs is an alternative way to write English created by John Schurman. It is a phonetic alphabet designed specifically for North American English, and could be easily modified for other varieties of English. CPG (kɔmpæːkt fənɛːtɪk glɪfs) can be written extremely small (10 pixels per row) and is useful for inscribing messages in grids

Notable features

Compact Phonetic Glyphs

Compact Phonetic Glyphs

Notes on numerals

Download an alphabet chart for Compact Phonetic Glyphs (Excel)

Sample text

Sample text in Compact Phonetic Glyphs

IPA transcription

aːl hyumən biːɪŋz ar born friː ænd iːkwəl ɪn dɪːgnəti ænd rayts. ðe ar ɛndawd wɪθ riːzən ænd kɔːnʃəns, ænd ʃʊd æːkt təwardz wən ənʌðər ɪn ə spɪːrɪt əv brʌðərhʊd.


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)

Also by John Schurman: Block Script

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