Universal Alphabet Universal Alphabet

The Universal Alphabet was invented by Michael Ramsay to phonetically transcribe an anthology of interfaith texts in many different languages. The use of one script for many languages highlights the fundamental message of interfaith dialogue which is unity in diversity.

Notable features

Universal Alphabet

Universal Alphabet

Universal Alphabet - Pulmonic Consonants

Universal Alphabet - Vowels

Universal Alphabet - Non-pulmonic Consonants

Universal Alphabet - Other Symbols

Universal Alphabet - Suprasegmentals

Universal Alphabet - Tones and Word Accents

Universal Alphabet - Diacritics


Universal Alphabet - Numbers

Universal Alphabet - Music Notation

Download an alphabet chart for the Universal Alphabet (Excel)

Download a font for the Universal Alphabet

Sample text

Sample text in the Universal Alphabet alphabet


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)

Constructed scripts for: Ainu | Arabic | Chinese languages | Dutch | English | Hawaiian | Japanese | Korean | Malay & Indonesian | Persian | Russian | Sanskrit | Spanish | Tagalog | Taino | Turkish | Vietnamese | Welsh | Other natural languages | Colour-based scripts | Phonetic/universal scripts | Constructed scripts for constructed languages | Adaptations of existing alphabets | Fictional alphabets | Magical alphabets | A-Z index | How to submit a constructed script

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