Block Script Block Script

Block Script was created by John Schurman in December of 2003 as a means to immitate syllabic writing systems for English use. Each syllable has it's own block, and all the sounds which make up the syllable fit into the block. However, because the English language uses many different combinations of consonants and vowels, different types of blocks are needed.

The name "Block Script" was suggested by Simon Ager.

Notable Features

Block Script consonants

Block Script consonants

Block Script vowels

Block Script vowels

Block Script blocks

Block Script syllable blocks

Block Script numerals

Block Script numerals

Sample text

Sample text in Block Script


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)

Also by John Schurman: Compact Phonetic Glyphs

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