Writing systems similar to or like Latin script

Set of graphic signs based on the letters of the classical Latin alphabet This is derived from a form of the Cumaean Greek version of the Greek alphabet used by the Etruscans. Wikipedia

  • Latin alphabet

    Writing system originally used by the ancient Romans to write the Latin language. Due to its use in writing Germanic, Romance and other languages first in Europe and then in other parts of the world and due to its use in Romanizing writing of other languages, it has become widespread (see Latin script). Wikipedia

  • Greek alphabet

    The Greek alphabet has been used to write the Greek language since the late ninth or early eighth century BC. Derived from the earlier Phoenician alphabet, and was the first alphabetic script in history to have distinct letters for vowels as well as consonants. Wikipedia

  • Latin alphabet consisting of 26 letters, each having an upper- and lower-case form. It originated around the 7th century from the Latin script. Wikipedia

  • Alphabet of abjad type, consisting of 22 consonant letters only, leaving vowel sounds implicit, although certain late varieties use matres lectionis for some vowels. Its immediate predecessor, the Proto-Canaanite alphabet or early "West Semitic alphabet", used in the final stages of the Late Bronze Age Wikipedia

  • Runes

    Runes are the letters in a set of related alphabets known as runic alphabets, which were used to write various Germanic languages before the adoption of the Latin alphabet and for specialised purposes thereafter. Futhorc or fuþorc (due to sound-changes undergone in Old English by the names of those six letters). Wikipedia

  • Ottoman Turkish alphabet

    Version of the Perso-Arabic alphabet used to write Ottoman Turkish until 1928, when it was replaced by the Latin-based modern Turkish alphabet. Primarily written in this script, non-Muslim Ottoman subjects sometimes wrote it in other scripts, including the Armenian, Greek, Latin and Hebrew alphabets. Wikipedia

  • Early Cyrillic alphabet

    Writing system that was developed in the First Bulgarian Empire during the late 9th century on the basis of the Greek alphabet for the Slavic peoples living near the Byzantine Empire in South East and Central Europe. To make it possible to have Christian service in Slavic tongue, instead of in Greek, which locals did not understand, and to bring Bulgarian subjects closer to the cultural influence of Christianity, the official religion of the Byzantine Empire. Wikipedia

  • Cyrillic script

    Writing system used for various alphabets across Eurasia and is used as the national script in various Slavic-, Turkic- and Persian-speaking countries in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Northern Asia. In the 9th century AD the Bulgarian Tsar Simeon I the Great, following the cultural and political course of his father Boris I, commissioned a new Bulgarian script, the Early Cyrillic alphabet, to be made at the Preslav Literary School in the First Bulgarian Empire which would replace the Glagolitic script, produced earlier by Saints Cyril and Methodius and the same disciples that created the new Slavic script in Bulgaria. Wikipedia

  • Version of the Armenian alphabet sometimes used to write Ottoman Turkish until 1928, when the Latin-based modern Turkish alphabet was introduced. Not just used by ethnic Armenians to write the Turkish language, but also by the non-Armenian Ottoman Turkish elite. Wikipedia

  • Elder Futhark

    Oldest form of the runic alphabets. Writing system used by Germanic tribes for Northwest Germanic dialects in the Migration Period, the dates of which are debated among scholars. Wikipedia

  • Syriac alphabet

    Writing system primarily used to write the Syriac language since the 1st century AD. One of the Semitic abjads descending from the Aramaic alphabet through the Palmyrene alphabet, and shares similarities with the Phoenician, Hebrew, Arabic and the traditional Mongolian scripts. Wikipedia

  • Glagolitic script

    Oldest known Slavic alphabet. Generally agreed to have been created in the 9th century by Saint Cyril, a Byzantine monk from Thessaloniki. Wikipedia

  • Ukrainian alphabet

    Set of letters used to write Ukrainian, the official language of Ukraine. One of the national variations of the Cyrillic script. Wikipedia

  • Armenian alphabet

    Alphabetic writing system used to write Armenian. Developed around 405 AD by Mesrop Mashtots, an Armenian linguist and ecclesiastical leader. Wikipedia

  • Aramaic alphabet

    Adapted from the Phoenician alphabet and became a distinct script by the 8th century BC. Used to write the Aramaic language and had displaced the Paleo-Hebrew alphabet, itself a derivative of the Phoenician alphabet, for the writing of Hebrew. Wikipedia

  • International Phonetic Alphabet

    Alphabetic system of phonetic notation based primarily on the Latin alphabet. Devised by the International Phonetic Association in the late 19th century as a standardized representation of the sounds of spoken language. Wikipedia

  • Fraktur

    Calligraphic hand of the Latin alphabet and any of several blackletter typefaces derived from this hand. The blackletter lines are broken up; that is, their forms contain many angles when compared to the smooth curves of the Antiqua (common) typefaces modeled after antique Roman square capitals and Carolingian minuscule. Wikipedia

  • Hebrew alphabet

    Abjad script used in the writing of the Hebrew language. Also used in the writing of other Jewish languages, most notably Yiddish, Judaeo-Spanish, Judeo-Arabic, and Judeo-Persian. Wikipedia

  • Romanian Cyrillic alphabet

    Cyrillic alphabet that was used to write the Romanian language before the 1860s, when it was officially replaced by a Latin-based Romanian alphabet. Based on the Bulgarian alphabet. Wikipedia

  • Medieval runes

    Scandinavian 27 letter runic alphabet that evolved from the Younger Futhark after the introduction of dotted runes at the end of the Viking Age and it was fully formed in the early 13th century. Due to the expansion, each rune corresponded to only one phoneme, whereas the runes in the preceding Younger Futhark could correspond to several. Wikipedia

  • Writing system, in particular a substitution cipher of the Latin alphabet, used by early modern occultists and popular in the Wicca movement. First published in Johannes Trithemius's Polygraphia , in which it was attributed to Honorius of Thebes "as Pietro d'Abano testifies in his greater fourth book". Wikipedia

  • Anglo-Saxon runes

    Alphabet in their writing. The characters are known collectively as the futhorc (or fuþorc), from the Old English sound values of the first six runes. Wikipedia

  • Based on the Cyrillic script and is derived from the alphabet of Old Church Slavonic. It has existed in its modern form since 1918 and has 32 letters. Wikipedia

  • Bengali alphabet

    Writing system, originating in the Indian subcontinent, for the Bengali language and is the fifth most widely used writing system in the world. Used for other languages like Bishnupriya Manipuri and has historically been used to write Sanskrit within Bengal. Wikipedia

  • Old Hungarian script

    Alphabetic writing system used for writing the Hungarian language. Written using the Latin-based Hungarian alphabet, but the Old Hungarian script is still in use in some communities. Wikipedia

  • Proto-Sinaitic script

    Middle Bronze Age (Middle Kingdom) script attested in a small corpus of inscriptions found at Serabit el-Khadim in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, considered the earliest trace of alphabetic writing, and the common ancestor of the Ancient South Arabian script and Phoenician alphabet (and by extension, every other subsequent alphabet). The earliest "Proto-Sinaitic" inscriptions are mostly dated to between the mid-19th (early date) and the mid-16th (late date) century BC. Wikipedia

  • Georgian scripts

    The Georgian scripts are the three writing systems used to write the Georgian language: Asomtavruli, Nuskhuri and Mkhedruli. Although the systems differ in appearance, all three are unicase, their letters share the same names and alphabetical order, and are written horizontally from left to right. Wikipedia

  • Moldovan Cyrillic alphabet

    Cyrillic alphabet designed for the Moldovan language in the Soviet Union and was in official use from 1924 to 1932 and 1938 to 1989 . Usually written using a local variant of the Cyrillic alphabet. Wikipedia

  • Macedonian alphabet

    Alphabet , which is an adaptation of the Cyrillic script, as well as language-specific conventions of spelling and punctuation. Standardized in 1945 by a committee formed in Yugoslav Macedonia after the Communist Partisans took power at the end of World War II. Wikipedia

  • Caucasian Albanian script

    Alphabetic writing system used by the Caucasian Albanians, one of the ancient and indigenous Northeast Caucasian peoples whose territory comprised parts of present-day Azerbaijan and Daghestan. One of only two indigenous scripts ever developed for speakers of indigenous Caucasian languages to represent any of their languages, the other being the Georgian script. Wikipedia


Sentences forLatin script

  • Romanization or romanisation, in linguistics, is the conversion of writing from a different writing system to the Roman (Latin) script, or a system for doing so.Romanization-Wikipedia
  • Spanish is written in the Latin script, with the addition of the character (eñe, representing the phoneme, a letter distinct from , although typographically composed of an with a tilde).Spanish language-Wikipedia
  • Tamil can be transliterated into English by using ISO 15919, since English language uses the Latin script for writing.Tamil language-Wikipedia
  • Its written standard is the Polish alphabet, which has 9 additions to the letters of the Latin script (ą, ć, ę, ł, ń, ó, ś, ź, ż), with the notable exclusion of q,v, and x, which are used mainly for foreign or borrowed words.Poland-Wikipedia
  • The assembly pressured the authorities of the Moldavian SSR to adopt a language law on 31 August 1989 that proclaimed the Moldovan language written in the Latin script to be the state language of the MSSR.Moldova-Wikipedia
  • Italy remained the homeland of the Romans and the metropole of the empire, whose legacy can also be observed in the global distribution of culture, governments, Christianity and the Latin script.Italy-Wikipedia
  • Greek has occasionally been written in the Latin script, especially in areas under Venetian rule or by Greek Catholics.Greek language-Wikipedia
  • Polish is written with the standardized Polish alphabet, which has nine additions to the letters of the basic Latin script (ą, ć, ę, ł, ń, ó, ś, ź, ż).Polish language-Wikipedia
  • The alphabet arose from the Phoenician script and was in turn the basis of the Latin, Cyrillic, Armenian, Coptic, Gothic, and many other writing systems.Greek language-Wikipedia
  • Latin script is used in a limited fashion, such as for imported acronyms, and the numeral system uses mostly Arabic numerals alongside traditional Chinese numerals.Japanese language-Wikipedia
  • Later, Afrikaans, now written with the Latin script, started to appear in newspapers and political and religious works in around 1850.Afrikaans-Wikipedia
  • Modern Hungarian is written using an expanded Latin alphabet, and has a phonemic orthography, i.e. pronunciation can generally be predicted from the written language.Hungarian language-Wikipedia
  • The Latin script (or romaji in Japanese) is used to a certain extent, such as for imported acronyms and to transcribe Japanese names and in other instances where non-Japanese speakers need to know how to pronounce a word (such as "ramen" at a restaurant).Japanese language-Wikipedia
  • French is written with the 26 letters of the basic Latin script, with four diacritics appearing on vowels (circumflex accent, acute accent, grave accent, diaeresis) and the cedilla appearing in "ç".French language-Wikipedia
  • In the Soviet era, literacy and average education levels rose dramatically from their very low starting point, despite two changes in the standard alphabet, from Perso-Arabic script to Latin in the 1920s and from Roman to Cyrillic in the 1930s.Azerbaijan-Wikipedia
  • Icelandic is the only living language to retain the use of the runic letter Þ in Latin script.Iceland-Wikipedia
  • Romanization is the process of transcribing a language into the Latin script.Chinese language-Wikipedia
  • Some film scripts are first written in Latin script.Bollywood-Wikipedia
  • Latin script and occasionally other scripts may be sprinkled within Korean texts for illustrative purposes, or for unassimilated loanwords.Hangul-Wikipedia
  • Turkish is written using a Latin alphabet introduced in 1928 by Atatürk to replace the Ottoman Turkish alphabet, a version of Perso-Arabic alphabet.Turkish language-Wikipedia
  • It is among the most important documents of the period written in Latin script and the oldest Swedish law codes.Swedish language-Wikipedia
  • Dutch is written using the Latin script.Dutch language-Wikipedia
  • The Polish alphabet derives from the Latin script, but includes certain additional letters formed using diacritics.Polish language-Wikipedia
  • Welsh is written in a Latin alphabet of 29 letters, of which eight are digraphs treated as separate letters for collation:Welsh language-Wikipedia
  • The Gezer calendar (named after the city in whose proximity it was found) is written in an old Semitic script, akin to the Phoenician one that, through the Greeks and Etruscans, later became the Roman script.Hebrew language-Wikipedia
  • The Mauritian currency features the Latin script, Tamil script and Devanagari script.Mauritius-Wikipedia
  • The country became a Western-styled Christian (Roman Catholic) state, with Latin script replacing Hungarian runes.Hungarian language-Wikipedia
  • Portuguese is written with 26 letters of the Latin script, making use of five diacritics to denote stress, vowel height, contraction, nasalization, and etymological assibilation (acute accent, circumflex, grave accent, tilde, and cedilla).Portuguese language-Wikipedia
  • Since 1950 it has been written in the Balbodh style of Devanagari.Except for Father Stephen's Krista Purana in the Latin script in the 1600s, Marathi has mainly been printed in Devanagari because William Carey, the pioneer of printing in Indian languages, was only able to print in Devanagari.Marathi language-Wikipedia
  • Until the end of the 11th century Croatian medieval texts were written in three scripts: Latin, Glagolitic, and Croatian Cyrillic (bosančica/bosanica), and also in three languages: Croatian, Latin and Old Slavonic.Croats-Wikipedia

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