The Scythian (Skifian) alphabet was invented by Mikhail Vasilev in 2010
and is still in active development. This alphabet is not a fun project or
a decorative font, instead the main aim is to create an alphabet which could become
a good alternative for the Latin alphabet. Mikhail has studied readability
and says that since the creation of Roman minuscule in 15th century,
the Latin alphabet became dominatant in Europe and continues to spread all
over the world. The reason is its outstanding readability. During these
studies he discovered new letter forms, which being set into words produce
a very positive effect on the eyes.
Now Scythian is a full alphabet and there are 30 main letters, which
should be theoretically enough for most spoken languages, however application
of this alphabet to certain languages is still future task.
Type of writing system: alphabet
Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines
Text has outstanding readability.
Easy to learn, since the forms are not too complicated.
Hand-written text looks amazing.
For simplicity the letters shown with correspondence to common English
notation. Here 27 of 30 letters are shown.
In nova fert animus mutatas dicere formas
corpora; di, coeptis (nam vos mutastis et illas)
adspirate meis primaque ab origine mundi
ad mea perpetuum deducite tempora carmen! (The beginning of Ovid's "Metamorphoses")