Vertical "B" alphabet   Vertical

The Vertical "B" alphabet was invented by Bob Weiland in April, 2006. His main objectives were to create a fluid script that would be easy to learn, read, and write, in much the same way that his "Inspired" script was composed.

Notable features

  • It is written from left to right in horizontal lines.
  • It is used to write English.
  • Each letter is usually composed of three elements: a vertical line, a horizontal join, and a small triangle. (Sometimes a small horizontal line is used instead of the triangle).
  • The composition of these elements is organized loosely by phonetic categories. Since the Roman alphabet is not really set up phonetically, the organization of this script may be said to be by themes, rather than by consistent rules. For example, a letter with a top join may represent, (but not always), an unvoiced consonant, whereas a letter with a bottom join may represent a voiced consonant. A triangle descending from top to bottom may represent labial, dental, velar, etc. The themes used may be gleaned from the display of all letters below.
  • There is also a "Vertical A" script, which replaces the triangles with dots, if one wishes to substitute beauty for speed of writing.

Vertical "B" alphabet


Sample text in the Vertical "B" alphabet

Sample text in the Vertical

Sample text in the Vertical "A" alphabet

Sample text in the Vertical


All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Download fonts for Vertical A and B alphabets (TrueType, 366K)

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Also by Bob Weiland

Inspired, Library, Tengo, Wedges

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