I’ve linked to in passing, but having seen it posted on MetaFilter I thought it might be a good idea to give it its own entry. I’m not sure why it’s got “ancient” in its name, since it has all sorts of writing systems, ancient and modern, but who cares: it’s a very useful compendium. More power to Lawrence K Lo, who’s been expanding it since 1996!

Update (Oct. 2023). had its last update in Jan. 2012 and lost its domain sometime in 2019; I’ve provided an archived link above.


  1. Thanks for the link, this site looks very very interesting.

  2. That’s a really handy site. Cheers for pointing it out to me!

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