Friday, July 31, 2015

Scripts of the World

Writing Systems and Scripts Around the World is a nice way to visualize the scripts of different countries around the world.

The map tiles of every country in the world on this map is made up of each country's writing script. So for example the USA is made up of Latin script, Russia is Cyrillic and Egypt is Arabic. The countries on the map are also colored by the type of writing system used, alphabetical (yellow), logographic & syllabic (red), abjad (blue) and abugida (green).

If you select a country on the map you can find out the predominant script used in that country and also the percentage of the world's population which uses the script.

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