Hangul or Chosongul is the native alphabet of the Korean language, as distinguished from the logographic Sino-Korean hanja system. It was created in the mid-fifteenth century, and is now the official script of both North Korea and South Korea, being co-official in the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture of China. A project is complete to adopt Hangul as the writing system of the Austronesian Cia-Cia language. Hangul is a phonemic alphabet organized into syllabic blocks.
The Shavian alphabet (also known as Shaw alphabet) is an alphabet conceived as a way to provide simple, phonetic orthography for the English language to replace the difficulties of the conventional spelling. It was posthumously funded by and named after Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw.
N'Ko (ߒߞߏ) is both a script devised by Solomana Kante in 1949 as a writing system for the Mande languages of West Africa, and the name of the literary language itself written in the script. The term N'Ko means 'I say' in all Manding languages. The script has a few similarities to the Arabic alphabet, notably its direction (right-to-left) and the connected letters. It obligatorily marks both tone and vowels.
The Fraser alphabet or Old Lisu Alphabet is an artificial script invented around 1915 by the Sara Ba Thaw, a Karen preacher from Myanmar, and improved by the missionary James O. Fraser, to write the Lisu language. It is a single-case alphabet. The alphabet uses uppercase letters from the Roman alphabet, and rotated versions thereof, to write consonants and vowels. Tones and nasalization are written with Roman punctuation marks, identical to those found on a typewriter.
Canadian Aboriginal syllabic writing, or simply syllabics, is a family of abugidas used to write a number of Aboriginal Canadian languages of the Algonquian, Inuit, and (formerly) Athabaskan language families. Canadian syllabics are currently used to write all of the Cree dialects from Naskapi to the Rocky Mountains, including Eastern Cree, James Bay Cree, Swampy Cree and Plains Cree.
Cree syllabics, found in two primary variants, are the versions of Canadian Aboriginal syllabics used to write Cree dialects, including the original syllabics system created for Cree and Ojibwe. Syllabics were later adapted to several other languages. It is estimated that over 70,000 Algonquin-speaking people use the script, from Saskatchewan in the west to Hudson's Bay in the east, the US border to Mackenzie and Kewatin in the north.
Mandombe or Mandombé, is a native African alphasyllabary invented in 1978 by Wabeladio Payi in Mbanza Ngungu in the Bas-Congo province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This script is taught in primary, secondary and post-secondary schools run by the Kimbanguist Church in Angola, the Republic of the Congo, DR Congo, and by more than 500 professors at the Centre for the Negro-African Script in DR Congo.
Testerian is a pictorial writing system that was used until the 19th century to teach Christian doctrine to Indians in Mexico, who were unfamiliar with alphabetic writing systems. Its invention is attributed to Jacobo de Testera, a Franciscan who arrived in Mexico in 1529.
Carrier or Déné syllabics is a script created by Adrien-Gabriel Morice for the Carrier language. It was inspired by the Cree syllabics and is thus one of the writing systems in the Canadian Aboriginal syllabics Unicode range.
Peter Benjamin Graham (4 June 1925 – 15 April 1987), was an Australian visual artist, a master craftsman in a variety of printing techniques, and an art theorist. Unlike many modern artists, Peter saw no contradiction between abstract and figurative art. He just used them as alternative methods of exploring a subject.
The Coorgi-Cox alphabet is an alphabet developed by the linguist Gregg M. Cox and is used by a number of individuals within Kodagu. In is used for the endemic language Kodava Takk, also known sometimes as Coorgi, a minority language. The Coorgi-Cox alphabet uses a combination of 26 consonants, five vowel markings and a diphthong marker. Each letter represents a single sound and there are no capital letters. A computer based font has been created for use with the alphabet.