Script Families

Browse a list of scripts organized by their script family. Scripts, also known as writing systems, are a form of transcription. Transcription is the process of converting speech into written-form. Scripts are used to inscribe human language in a physical form-factor so that other humans can interpret it.

List of script families: A–Z

Script
Status
Type
African (Family)
Historical
Logo-syllabary
Historical
Logo-syllabary
American (Family)
Historical
Logo-syllabary
Central Asian (Family)
Current
Alphabet
East Asian (Family)
Current
Logo-syllabary
Current
Logo-syllabary
Current
Featural
Current
Logo-syllabary
European (Family)
Current
Alphabet
Current
Alphabet
Indic (Family)
Current
Abugida
Middle-Eastern (Family)
Current
Abjad
Historical
Abjad
Historical
Logo-syllabary
Current
Abjad

Citation

MLA 8

PsychLing Contributors. "Script Families." PsychLing, OMNIKA Foundation, 6 Aug. 2023, psylng.org/mli/script-families. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

APA 6

PsychLing (2023, August 6). Script Families. Retrieved from https://psylng.org/mli/script-families

CMS 16

PsychLing Contributors. "Script Families." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created August 6, 2023. Modified August 6, 2023. Accessed May 28, 2024. https://psylng.org/mli/script-families.

Bibliography

OMNIKA

OMNIKA Foundation Contributors. "OMNIKA: Digital Mythology Library." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created January 21, 2019. Accessed July 28, 2023. https://omnika.org. [Visit]

ScriptSource

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

ISO 15924

Unicode Consortium Contributors. "ISO 15924 Registration Authority: Codes for the Representation of Names of Scripts." Mountain View, CA: The Unicode Consortium. Created 2004. Accessed August 6, 2023. https://unicode.org/iso15924. [Visit]

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PsychLing Glossary

Transcription is a term in Grammatology that means the process of converting speech into written-form.

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