If you have invented a new alphabet or other writing system
and would like me to add it to this site, first send me a sample
text and a bit of information about your script. If your alphabet
looks good and really appeals to me, I will consider adding it
Please note: only conlangs written with interesting and
attractive invented scripts will be considered for inclusion on this site.
If I like your sample text, please send me the following:
Alphabet name - the name of your alphabet in the alphabet
Background blurb - why you invented the alphabet, which language(s)
it can be used to write, how it works, what you modelled it on, etc. Please write
this in the third person, i.e. "the Blah alphabet was invented by Joe Bloggs ...",
rather than, "I invented the Blah alphabet ...".
Notable features - the type of writing system (eg alphabet,
syllabary, abjad), the direction of right, the language(s) that can be written
with, and any other interesting features.
Please provide any notes related to your script in text format,
not as part of images. Typing the notes and sending them by email is the best
way to do this.
Please save images in GIF format (maximum width 600px) and
try to make to file size as small as possible. JPGs are also acceptable but GIFs are better
for images with few colours. If you don't have a graphics program on your computer
you could an online graphics program, and you can use this
online image optimizer to reduce the
file size of images.
If you're unable to create images using a graphics program, you can write out your
script by hand, then scan it or take a digital photo of it. I suggest you adapt one of
the templates in this Excel spreadsheet: Alphabet chart
template (Excel, 22K). Please try to write neatly.
Please note: I don't add every alphabet I receive to this site
- only the ones that really appeal to me. If I decide not to add your alphabet
please don't be downhearted. I encourage you to think creatively about the shapes
of letters and other symbols, the ways they fit together, the sounds they represent
and the overall look of your script, as well as the way it's presented.
Ask yourself whether you'd be happy to have your alphabet and/or texts
in it on your wall. Perhaps you could do this to see how it looks, or even
it put it up on a public notice board and watch how people react to it.
The less work I have to do to add your script on my site, the more
likely I'll do so.