Ogibára    Ogibára

The Ogibára alphabet was invented by Stephen Whittle in 2009 as an alternative script for English. It is strongly influenced by the Arabic script and he was inspired to invent it while trying to learn the Sinhalese alphabet.

Notable features

  • Type of writing system: alphabet
  • Direction of writing: right to left in horizontal lines
  • Used to write: English
  • Letters have different forms depending on their position in words
  • Vowels as written as diacritics under the consonants, or with a vowel carrier when they appear on their own.

Ogibára alphabet

Ogibára alphabet

Ogibára vowel diacritics

Ogibára vowel diacritics


Ogibára numerals

Sample text

Sample text in Ogibára


It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. Winston Smith, his chin nuzzled into his breast in an effort to escape the vile wind, slipped quickly through the glass doors of Victory Mansions, though not quickly enough to prevent a swirl of gritty dust from entering along with him.
from 1984 by George Orwell

Other conscructed scripts for English