Oriscript was created by Christopher Shelley in 2012 while he was making origami paper cranes. It is called Oriscript because it was originally made as a way of writing by folding paper, like origami. It can be used to write any language with virtually any object.
This example says 'chris'
Oriscript describes letters each with a numerical value. It is a cumulative writing system, where character values are 'stacked' upon each other within a grid based on their individual numerical value. In a sense, it is like tallying. The value of each character lies not in a shape (all characters are delineated with a description-less notch) but in its position relative to the previous character. This means that 'ABCDEF' and 'BCDEF' look entirely different as the first character in the text was the basis for the position of the rest of the characters. The full English alphabet would look like this.
However if we remove the A, the change cascades through the grid and repositions all subsequent characters.
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)
More details of Oriscript
Constructed scripts for: Ainu | Arabic | Chinese languages | Dutch | English | Hawaiian | Japanese | Korean | Malay & Indonesian | Persian | Russian | Sanskrit | Spanish | Tagalog | Taino | Turkish | Vietnamese | Welsh | Other natural languages | Colour-based scripts | Tactile scripts | Phonetic/universal scripts | Constructed scripts for constructed languages | Adaptations of existing alphabets | Fictional alphabets | Magical alphabets | A-Z index | How to submit a constructed script
Why not share this page:
Learn languages for free on Duolingo
If you like this site and find it useful, you can support it by making a donation via PayPal or Patreon, or by contributing in other ways. Omniglot is how I make my living.
Note: all links on this site to Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.fr are affiliate links. This means I earn a commission if you click on any of them and buy something. So by clicking on these links you can help to support this site.