Latin script

  • latin script
    roman script
    abecedarium.png
    type
    bicameral & impure alphabet
    languages
    • most western european languages, including latin
    • many turkic, finno-ugric and eskimo–aleut languages
    • basque language
    • polynesian languages
    • some african, austronesian and austroasiatic languages
    time period
    ~700 bc–present
    parent systems
    egyptian hieroglyphs
    • proto-sinaitic script
      • phoenician alphabet
        • greek alphabet
          • old italic script
            • latin script
              roman script
    child systems
    fraser alphabet (lisu)
    osage script
    (partially) several phonetic alphabets, such as ipa, which have been used to write languages with no native script
    (partially) pollard script (miao)
    (partially) caroline island script (woleaian)
    (indirectly) cherokee syllabary
    (indirectly, partially) yugtun script
    sister systems
    cyrillic script
    armenian alphabet
    georgian script
    coptic alphabet
    runes
    directionleft-to-right
    iso 15924latn, 215
    unicode alias
    latin
    unicode range
    see latin characters in unicode

    latin or roman script is a set of graphic signs (script) based on the letters of the classical latin alphabet. this is derived from a form of the cumaean greek version of the greek alphabet used by the etruscans. several latin-script alphabets exist, which differ in graphemes, collation and phonetic values from the classical latin alphabet.

    the latin script is the basis of the international phonetic alphabet and the 26 most widespread letters are the letters contained in the iso basic latin alphabet.

    latin script is the basis for the largest number of alphabets of any writing system[1] and is the most widely adopted writing system in the world (commonly used by about 70 percent of the world's population). latin script is used as the standard method of writing in most western, central, as well as in some eastern european languages, as well as in many languages in other parts of the world.

  • name
  • history
  • spread
  • international standards
  • as used by various languages
  • romanization
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Latin script
Roman script
Abecedarium.png
Type
Bicameral & impure Alphabet
Languages
Time period
~700 BC–present
Parent systems
Child systems
Fraser alphabet (Lisu)
Osage script
(partially) several phonetic alphabets, such as IPA, which have been used to write languages with no native script
(partially) Pollard script (Miao)
(partially) Caroline Island script (Woleaian)
(indirectly) Cherokee syllabary
(indirectly, partially) Yugtun script
Sister systems
Cyrillic script
Armenian alphabet
Georgian script
Coptic alphabet
Runes
DirectionLeft-to-right
ISO 15924Latn, 215
Unicode alias
Latin
See Latin characters in Unicode

Latin or Roman script is a set of graphic signs (script) based on the letters of the classical Latin alphabet. This is derived from a form of the Cumaean Greek version of the Greek alphabet used by the Etruscans. Several Latin-script alphabets exist, which differ in graphemes, collation and phonetic values from the classical Latin alphabet.

The Latin script is the basis of the International Phonetic Alphabet and the 26 most widespread letters are the letters contained in the ISO basic Latin alphabet.

Latin script is the basis for the largest number of alphabets of any writing system[1] and is the most widely adopted writing system in the world (commonly used by about 70 percent of the world's population). Latin script is used as the standard method of writing in most Western, Central, as well as in some Eastern European languages, as well as in many languages in other parts of the world.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Latynse alfabet
aragonés: Alfabeto latín
asturianu: Alfabetu llatín
azərbaycanca: Latın qrafikası
Bân-lâm-gú: Lô-má-jī
Basa Banyumasan: Alfabet Latin
башҡортса: Латин алфавиты
беларуская: Лацінскі алфавіт
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Лацінскі альфабэт
Bikol Central: Iskriturang Latin
български: Латиница
bosanski: Latinica
буряад: Лата үзэг
čeština: Latinka
davvisámegiella: Latiinnalaš alfabehta
Ελληνικά: Λατινική γραφή
español: Alfabeto latino
Esperanto: Latina alfabeto
فارسی: خط لاتین
Fiji Hindi: Roman akchhar
français: Alphabet latin
贛語: 拉丁字母
गोंयची कोंकणी / Gõychi Konknni: Romi Lipiecho Fuddar
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Lâ-tên sṳ-mû
хальмг: Латин бичиг
한국어: 로마자
हिन्दी: रोमन लिपि
hrvatski: Latinica
Bahasa Indonesia: Alfabet Latin
interlingua: Alphabeto latin
ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ/inuktitut: ᐃᓕᓴᐅᑎᒃ
italiano: Alfabeto latino
къарачай-малкъар: Латин алфавит
kriyòl gwiyannen: Lalfabé laten
Lëtzebuergesch: Laténgescht Alphabet
Limburgs: Latiens sjrif
la .lojban.: latmo lerfu
lumbaart: Abecee latin
македонски: Латиница
Bahasa Melayu: Abjad Rumi
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Lá-dĭng cê-mō̤
монгол: Латин үсэг
Nederlands: Latijns schrift
Nedersaksies: Latainse alfabet
नेपाली: रोमन लिपि
日本語: ラテン文字
нохчийн: Латинан абат
Nordfriisk: Latiinsk alfabeet
norsk nynorsk: Det latinske alfabetet
Nouormand: Alphabet latin
occitan: Alfabet latin
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Lotin alifbosi
پنجابی: لاطینی لپی
ភាសាខ្មែរ: អក្សរឡាតាំង
Piemontèis: Alfabet latin
português: Alfabeto latino
qırımtatarca: Latin elifbesi
română: Alfabetul latin
romani čhib: Latinikano lekhipen
Simple English: Latin script
slovenčina: Latinské písmo
slovenščina: Latinica
словѣньскъ / ⰔⰎⰑⰂⰡⰐⰠⰔⰍⰟ: Латиньска аꙁъбоукꙑ
Soomaaliga: Farta laatiinka
српски / srpski: Латиница
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Latinica
Taqbaylit: Agemmay alatini
татарча/tatarça: Latin älifbası
Türkçe: Latin alfabesi
українська: Латинське письмо
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: لاتىن ئەلىڧبەسى
vepsän kel’: Latinan kirjamišt
Tiếng Việt: Bảng chữ cái Latinh
文言: 拉丁字母
吴语: 拉丁字母
粵語: 拉丁字母
žemaitėška: Luotīnėšks rašts
中文: 拉丁字母