Links: Writing

Links to websites about writing systems, text to speech, punctuation, paleography, writing, etc.

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Writing systems

Bibliography of Alphabets & Writing Systems
http://www.blatner.com/adam/level2/scriprefs.htm

Evolution of Alphabets
http://www.wam.umd.edu/~rfradkin/alphapage.html

Thoth's Pill: an Animated History of Writing Systems

THE WORLD'S LANGUAGES - classifies and describes all natural languages, both present and extinct
http://www.linguasport.com/LMe.htm

Apps that help you learn alphabets and other writing systems
http://alphabetsnow.zyntx.com/apps/

History of writing - images illustrating the development of writing from ancient times to the present
http://www.pinterest.com/historicconnect/history-of-writing/

Script Systems Catalogue - a collection of alphabet and script charts put together by Boaz Reznik (reznik_b@walla.co.il) - PDF

Alphabets - Le site de tous les alphabets (en français)
http://pedroiy.free.fr/alphabets/

L'aventure des écritures (en français)
http://classes.bnf.fr/dossisup/

Alphabets des langues africaines (alphabets of African languages)
http://sumale.vjf.cnrs.fr/phono/

Alfabetos de Ayer y de Hoy (en español)
http://www.proel.org/alfabetos.html

Kallos Graphein - information about the history and development of writing and calligraphy (auf Deutsch)
http://www.ap.univie.ac.at/users/Walter.Dietrich

Alte Schriften - information about writing systems (auf Deutsch)
http://www.obib.de/Schriften/AlteSchriften/alte_schriften.php

Abecedaria - a blog about keyboarding in diverse scripts, literacy and digital literacy, and random quotes selected from the history of writing system theory
http://abecedaria.blogspot.com

Philippine leaf - a site about ancient Philippine scripts
http://www.bibingka.com/dahon/

Grierson's Linguistic Survey of India
http://www.joao-roiz.jp/LSI/

Lessing B. Rosenwald Digital Collection at the US Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/rr/rarebook/rosenwald-featured.html

Tanjung Tanah manuscript, a book of laws from the late fourteenth century, written in a Sumatran post-Kawi script closely related to Javanese/Balinese: http://www.hawaii.edu/indolang/lokakarya/ms/

Hindi Rinny - samples of typography and sometimes handwriting in various scripts of India
http://www.hindirinny.com

World handwriting samples collection
http://apps.creounity.com/time_machine/index.php?go=handwriting.php

Linguo-Graphic - colour-based adapations of alphabets and other writing-related images
http://www.astrolingua.spb.ru/LINGRAF/lingraph.htm

World Spelling Alphabets
http://www.worldalphabets.info

SightWords - free resources to teach your child to read
http://www.sightwords.com

books   Books about writing systems

World Writing Systems - basic information for each of the worlds writing systems
https://www.worldswritingsystems.org

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Transliteration

Transliteration of Non-Roman Scripts
http://transliteration.eki.ee

linguos - a way to search for information in non-Roman scripts using Latin transliteration
http://www.linguos.com

Transliterators: Latin - Cyrillic, Georgian, Greek, etc
http://stevemorse.org/russian/eng2rus.html
http://ncnever.free.fr/translit/
http://girish.co.in/projects/dev/trans4.html

The Complete Official Guidelines of Transliteration and Romanization of Non-Latin Script Languages
http://www.certifiedchinesetranslation.com/openaccess/Complete-Official-Transliteration-Guidelines.html

Transliteration and spell checkers for Armenian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Georgian, Russian and Ukrainian: http://www.translit.cc/

Thai to English transliteration
https://www.thai2english.com

Arabic, Cyrillic, Greek, Latin transliterator
http://vereb.free.fr/transliteration/transliterator.html

CyrAcademisator - transliteration and transcription tool for Russian texts
http://podolak.net/en/russian-studies/cyracademisator

Alibata transliterator (Latin alphabet to the Tagalog script)
http://fatoprofugus.net/alibata/alibata.cgi

Hindi transliteration
http://www.writeka.com
http://blog.syedgakbar.com/2010/02/06/hindi-to-english-and-hindi-to-urdu-transliteration/
http://girish.co.in/projects/dev/trans4.html

Aksharamukha Asian Script Converter
http://www.virtualvinodh.com/aksharamukha

Latin alphabets for non-latin-writing languages
http://www.geocities.ws/michaelpeterfustumum/latin_alphabets.htm

English > Tengwar (Sindarin, Quenya, etc)
http://tengwar.art.pl/tengwar/ott/start.php?l=en

Cirth | Sarati | Tengwar for Quenya | Tengwar for Sindarin | Uruk Runes | Links | Books about Tolkien's languages | Tolkien's books

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Online input for various writing systems

These are sites that enable you to type in a various writing systems using online virtual keyboards.

Virtual keyboards for a variety of languages
http://www.branah.com
http://www.lexilogos.com/keyboard/
http://www.sciweavers.org/i2type
http://www.typeit.org
http://www.lipikaar.com
http://hebrew-keyboard.com
http://www.apronus.com/internet/ruskey.htm
http://vkboard.com/

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Text to Speech

Multilingual text-to-speech
https://text-to-speech-demo.mybluemix.net/
https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech
https://www.naturalreaders.com/online/
http://www.oddcast.com/home/demos/tts/tts_example.php
http://www.readspeaker.com/voice-demo/
https://ttsmp3.com/
https://murf.ai/

Voice to text
https://www.textfromtospeech.com/en-gb/voice-to-text/

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Paleography

The National Archives | Palaeography tutorial (how to read old handwriting)
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/palaeography/

Byzantine Paleography
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/byzantium/paleog.html

Medieval Writing
http://medievalwriting.50megs.com/whatis.htm

Medieval Latin Paleography
http://www.stanford.edu/~regawood/phil314/
http://www.bilkent.edu.tr/~tdavid/courses/hist509.htm

Medieval and Early-Modern Paleography
http://paleo.anglo-norman.org/

English Handwriting 1500-1700
http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/ceres/ehoc/

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Alternative writing/notation systems

Details of a Proto-Bulgarian script which was used before Glagolitic or Cyrillic
http://members.tripod.com/~Groznijat/pb_lang/

Sutton Movement Writing - a system for representing any kind of body movement, including the movements of dance, mime, sports, body language and animals
http://www.movementwriting.org/

Phonetic picture writing, by Leonhard Heinzmann
http://ieao.de/lautbildschrift-english/lautbildschrift.htm

Universal Picture Language
http://picturelanguage.org

Media Glyphs - an attempt to produce a common writing system for the world
http://www.mediaglyphs.org

Earth Language - a writing system made up of ideograms and phonetics based on nature
http://www.earthlanguage.org

Unideo - a picto/ideographic writing system (en français)
http://www.unideo.com

Brasseur Universal Code - a system of symbolic logic characters
http://webhome.idirect.com/~gemstone/

Many different writing systems created by Trent M. Pehrson
http://idrani.perastar.com/ISMS_orthography.htm

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Miscellaneous writing-related sites

Character finder - a site where you can find out which accented letters or other characters are used in which language(s), and other useful information about characters, fonts and unicode: http://transliteration.eki.ee/

The book and the Computer - The Future of the Printed Word (in English & Japanese)
http://www.honco.net

The Alphabet Synthesis Machine - generates alphabets and lets you turn them into fonts
http://alphabet.tmema.org

Mots et merveilles des langues d'ici et d'ailleurs
http://www.lexilogos.com

Lorem Ipsum - random text generator for a variety of languages
http://www.lorem-ipsum.info

Dummy Text - automatically adds placeholder text into your HTML templates, mockups, or websites
http://dummytext.com

Free Word Count tool
http://www.wordcalc.com

Scripts of the World - a widget for the Opera browser that enable you to type in just about any writing system: http://widgets.opera.com/widget/6956

Tim Brooke's Endangered Alphabets Project
http://www.endangeredalphabets.com

The New Post-literate: A Gallery Of Asemic Writing
http://thenewpostliterate.blogspot.com/


Punctuation

Information about punctuation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punctuation
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/grammar/punctuation
https://www.thepunctuationguide.com/
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/british-grammar/writing/punctuation
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/informatics/punctuation/

Free punctuation checker
http://www.punctuationcheck.org/

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Writing (books, etc.)

Writing.Com - the online community for writers and readers of all ages and interests
http://www.writing.com

A to Z Writing - links to sites about writing, writing systems, etc
http://www.atozwriting.com

The Writing Journey - Creative writing discovery courses
http://www.thewritingjourney.co.uk

Information about authors and their literary works
http://www.realliteraturedir.com

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