Current (Writing) a writing system still in use today

Current is a term in Grammatology that commonly means "a writing system still in use today." (See also: ScriptSource Script Status Types). This term belongs mainly to the broader category called Writing.

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"Script Status"

Current: scripts in use today, including artificial and liturgical scripts

SIL International Contributors, "ScriptSource: Script Status," accessed September 11, 2023, [Visit]

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PsychLing Contributors. "Current." PsychLing, OMNIKA Foundation, 18 Sep. 2023, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.


PsychLing (2023, September 18). Current. Retrieved from

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PsychLing Contributors. "Current." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created September 18, 2023. Modified September 18, 2023. Accessed December 10, 2023.


APA Dictionary

APA Contributors. "APA Dictionary of Psychology." Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Accessed September 14, 2023. [Visit]


Crystal, David, ed. A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics. 6ed. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2011.


Internet Archive Contributors. "Wayback Machine." San Francisco, CA: Internet Archive. Created October 24, 2001. Accessed July 21, 2023. [Visit]


SIL International Contributors. "ScriptSource: Index of Languages and Writing Systems." Dallas, TX: SIL International. Created June 11, 2011. Accessed July 28, 2023. [Visit]

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