Marchen Marchen script

Marchen is an abudiga or syllabic alphabet that developed from the Tibetan script in about the 7th century AD. It was used until about the 10th century AD to write Zhang-Zhung, an extinct Sino-Tibetan language that was spoken mainly in western Tibet. It is also known as the Zhang-zhung alphabet, Greater Mar script, or སྨར་ཆེན (mar chen) in Tibetan.

Other scripts were used to write Zhang-Zhung, including the Marchung or Lesser Mar script, the Pungchen or Greater Pung script, the Pungchung or Lesser Pung script, and the Drusha script.

Notable features

Marchen script

Marchen script

Download a script chart for Marchen (Excel)

Sample text

Sample text in the Marchen script

Source: https://www.babelstone.co.uk/Fonts/Marchen.html

Links

Information about Marchen script
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marchen_script
https://babelstone.co.uk/Blog/2008/01/zhang-zhung-royal-seal.html
https://www.charactercodes.net/script/marchen

Marchen fonts
https://fonts.google.com/noto/specimen/Noto+Sans+Marchen
https://www.babelstone.co.uk/Fonts/Marchen.html

Abugidas / Syllabic alphabets

Ahom, Aima, Arleng, Badagu, Badlit, Basahan, Balinese, Balti-A, Balti-B, Batak, Baybayin, Bengali, Bhaiksuki, Bhujimol, Bilang-bilang, Bima, Blackfoot, Brahmi, Buhid, Burmese, Carrier, Chakma, Cham, Cree, Dehong Dai, Devanagari, Dham Lipi, Dhankari / Sirmauri, Ditema, Dives Akuru, Dogra, Ethiopic, Evēla Akuru, Fraser, Gond, Goykanadi, Grantha, Gujarati, Gunjala Gondi, Gupta, Gurmukhi, Halbi Lipi, Hanifi, Hanuno'o, Hočąk, Ibalnan, Inuktitut, Jaunsari Takri, Javanese, Kaithi, Kadamba, Kamarupi, Kannada, Kawi, Kerinci, Kharosthi, Khema, Khe Prih, Khmer, Khojki, Khudabadi, Kirat Rai, Kōchi, Kulitan, Kurukh Banna, Lampung, Lanna, Lao, Lepcha, Limbu, Lontara/Makasar, Lota Ende, Magar Akkha, Mahajani, Malayalam, Manpuri / Meitei (Modern), Manpuri (Old), Marchen, Meroïtic, Masarm Gondi, Modi, Mon, Mongolian Horizontal Square Script, Multani, Nandinagari, Newa, New Tai Lue, Ojibwe, Odia, Pahawh Hmong, Pallava, Phags-pa, Purva Licchavi, Qiang / Rma, Ranjana, Rejang (Kaganga), Sasak, Savara, Satera Jontal, Shan, Sharda, Siddham, Sinhala, Sorang Sompeng, Sourashtra, Soyombo, Sukhothai, Sundanese, Syloti Nagri, Tagbanwa, Takri, Tamil, Tanchangya (Ka-Pat), Tani, Thaana, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Tigalari, Tikamuli, Tocharian, Tolong Siki, Vatteluttu, Warang Citi

Other writing systems

Page created: 13.03.23. Last modified: 16.03.23

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