This page selects a few items that attempt to explain how scripts work in a way that is accessible to both the beginner and the script expert. For more, see the links to the right.
Choose a script to quickly locate information about it.
You can now also apply a rough filter for active, limited or historic use, and highlight recent or liturgical scripts.
Get information about key characteristics of a number of orthographies. It is not intended to be exhaustively scientific, but the interactive table gives an idea of what orthographies require what type of feature support.
Notes summarising the key features of a given script or orthography. Also notes on typographic conventions.
For anyone who wants to better understand how scripts work in computerised environments, and more particularly with regards to Unicode. The material should be accessible for a wide audience, from developers to managers, and comes with a set of interactive pages that explore the examples and scripts in the tutorial.
Find characters used by a particular language, or languages that use a given non-ASCII character.
Character apps are likely to be most useful if you don't know a script well enough to use the native keyboard. The arrangement of characters also makes it much more useable than a regular character map utility, and they may include characters from more than one block. However, character apps also provide transliteration and other tools, and are as useful for analysing text as for inputting it.
Find links to more script-related articles on the Doc list page and the App list page.