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Color Script   Color Script

Color Script is a way of writing Portuguese based on colours and shapes devised by Carlos Carrion. It is also known as Portucolor. It is based on a simplified version of the Munsell color system. There are 10 basic colors (like the Munsell chroma + hue concept) for 19 IPA consonants which have their "values" (shades of gray) or "bright" in CV syllables marked in 6 steps for 9 IPA vowel sounds. There are also symbols for "isolated" consonants and "isolated vowels beyond the basic CV forms.

Notable Features

Color Script script

Color Script

Sample text

Sample text in Color Script


Todos os seres humanos nascem livres e iguais em dignidade e em direitos. Dotados de razão e de consciência, devem agir uns para com os outros em espírito de fraternidade.


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)


Details of the Munsell color system

Other alternative scripts

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