Wedges   Wedges alphabet

The Wedges alphabet was invented by Bob Weiland in July 2006, while waiting for his wife to finish her shopping in a department store. Bob has from childhood greatly admired the beauty of Cuneiform, and this alphabet was inspired by it.

Notable features

  • Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines.
  • Used to write: English.
  • The vowels "e", "i", and "o", are horizontal characters that are written through the preceding consonants.
  • The vowels "a", "u", and the letter "y" are written as left facing arrows.
  • The other characters are composed of either one, two, or three wedges in various arrangements.

Wedges alphabet

Wedges alphabet

Sample text in the Wedges alphabet

Sample text in the Wedges alphabet


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 a font for the Wedges alphabet (OpenType, 183K)

Notes about the font

  • Use a capital to write the vowels "e", "i", and "o" in the initial position of a word. This causes the vowel not to be backspaced, which it normally does in the middle of a word.
  • Capitals may be used for the vowels other than "e", "i", and "o" so you don't have to remember which vowels need to be respaced. The other vowels' spacing remains unaltered as capitals.
  • If two vowels of the "e" ,"i", "o" set are contiguous to each other in the middle of a word, the second of the vowels must be capitalized in order to prevent the two vowels from occupying the same space.

If you have any questions about Wedges, you can contact Bob at:

Also by Bob Weiland

Inspired, Library, Tengo, Vertical "B"

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