Thursday, May 18, 2006

Choreographies of the Readable

Bangla (Bengali)
Bengali
Brahmi
Brahmi




Myanmar (myanma sa)
Burmese/Myanmar
Cham
Cham


Devanagari
Devanāgarī
Ge'ez (Ethiopic)
Ge'ez (Ethiopic)


Gujarati
Gujarāti
Gurmukhi
Gurmukhi (Punjabi)


Pahawh Hmong
Hmong
Javanese (Huruf Jawa)
Javanese


Kayah Li
Kayah Li
Karosthi
Kharosthi


Lanna
Lanna
Lao
Lao


Limbu
Limbu
Lontara
Lontara/Makasar


Manipuri (Meetei Mayek)
Manipuri
Modi
Modi


Oriya
Oriya
'Phags-pa
'Phags-pa


Redjang (Kaganga)
Redjang (Kaganga)
Sharda
Sharda


Sinhala
Sinhala
Sorang Sompeng
Sorang Sompeng


Soyombo
Soyombo
Syloti Nagri
Syloti Nagri


Tagbanwa
Tagbanwa
Tai Dam
Tai Dam


Telugu
Telugu
Thai
Thai


Tocharian
Tocharian
Varang Kshiti
Varang Kshiti




Check out this site. It has a remarkable selection of writing systems, from abjads to syllabaries, with information about the languages. I was particularily enthralled by Armenian punctuation. And also how beautiful they seemed, mysterious little choreographies of the readable.

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