Curvetic is an alternative alphabet for English invented by Simon
Ager, the author of Omniglot, in June 2007. It is based on simple
curved shapes, hence the name, and was influenced so some extent
by the Thai alphabet, and also by Canadian Aboriginal Syllabic
scripts such as Cree and Ojibwe.
- Type of writing system: alphabet
- Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines. Could
also be written in vertical columns running from left to right.
- Used to write: English - could be adapted to write other languages.
- Unvoiced consonants are flipped versions of the voiced consonants.
- The vowels A, I and U can be written above the consonant that
precedes them, or above the consonant that follows them if they
come at the beginning of a word.
- The letters ch, dh, sh, th and zh are optional - they can be
used to save space.
Download an alphabet chart for Curvetic
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 Curvetic
Scripts created by Simon Ager
Tengwar for Welsh
Other alternative alphabets for English
If you need to type in many different languages, the Q International Keyboard can help. It enables you to type almost any language that uses the Latin, Cyrillic or Greek alphabets, and is free.
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