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How to submit a constructed script to Omniglot

If you have invented a new alphabet or other writing system and would like me to add it to this site, first send me a sample text and a bit of information about your script. If your script looks good and really appeals to me, I will consider adding it to Omniglot.

I will consider adding scripts adapted for languages not normally written with them, e.g. English in the Arabic script, or Mandarin in the Korean script. See: Adaptations of existing alphabets for natural languages.

The address to write to is: My email address

My name is Simon Ager.

If I like your sample text, please send me the following:

Please provide any notes related to your script in text format, not as part of images. Typing the notes and sending them by email is the best way to do this.

The main text area of each page is 600px wide, so try to make any images no wider than that. If you don't have a graphics program on your computer you could an online graphics program, and you can use this online image optimizer to reduce the file size of images.

If you're unable to create images using a graphics program, you can write out your script by hand, then scan it, or use an app like CamScanner. I suggest you adapt one of the templates in this alphabet chart. Please try to write neatly, ideally on unlined paper.

Please note

If I decide not to add your alphabet please don't be downhearted. I encourage you to think creatively about the shapes of letters and other symbols, the ways they fit together, the sounds they represent and the overall look of your script, as well as the way it's presented. Try varying the width of the lines to give them more interesting shapes - you could do this with a wide-nib pen if you are writing the script by hand.

Ask yourself whether you'd be happy to have your script on your wall, and maybe try this to see how it looks.

The less work I have to do to add your script on my site, the more likely I'll do so.

You can also submit your alphabets to:
http://www.omniglot.com/forum/
http://conscripts.s4.bizhat.com/conscripts.html

Links

Other sites featuring constructed scripts
http://www.evertype.com/standards/csur/
http://idrani.perastar.com/ISMS_orthography.htm

Some advice on creating alphabets and fonts
http://www.zompist.com/kitlong.html#alphabets
http://www.volnaiskra.com/devblog/designing-an-alien-alphabet
https://www.creativebloq.com/typography/design-your-own-typeface-8133919
https://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/tips-tricks/create-your-own-font

Free online image and photo editors
http://www.online-image-editor.com
http://www.onlinephototool.com
http://www.fotor.com
https://photo-editor.canva.com
https://www.fotojet.com

Free and shareware image editing software
http://www.tucows.com
http://www.download.com
http://www.shareware.com

Tutorials on creating images for the web
http://www.widearea.co.uk/designer/

Sites and software for creating and editing fonts
http://fontstruct.com
http://glyphrstudio.com/
http://fontforge.github.io/
http://www.fontlab.com
https://birdfont.org/
http://fontark.net/farkwp/
https://www.calligraphr.com/en/
http://www.font.my/
http://2ttf.com/
http://www.yourfonts.com
http://www.cheapfontgenerator.com
http://www.myscriptfont.com
http://www.paintfont.com

Software for generating keyboard layouts
http://www.tavultesoft.com/keyman/

Neographies forum, a place to discuss constructed alphabets
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/neographies/


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.

If you like this site and find it useful, you can support it by making a donation, or by contributing in other ways. Omniglot is how I make my living.