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- Alphabets related to Etruscan
- Latin alphabet
- South Picene alphabet
The Old Italic scripts are a number of similar ancient writing systems used in the Italian Peninsula between about 700 and 100 BC, for various languages spoken in that time and place. The most notable member is the Etruscan alphabet, which was the immediate ancestor of the Latin alphabet currently used by English and many other languages of the world. The runic alphabets used in northern Europe are believed to have been separately derived from one of these alphabets by the 2nd century AD.
The Old Italic alphabets clearly derive from the Phoenician alphabet, apparently through the Cumaean alphabet used in the Euboean Greek colonies of Ischia and Cumae in the Bay of Naples in the 8th century BC. The Etruscans were the leading civilization of Italy in that period, and it is assumed that the other Old Italic scripts were derived from theirs – although some of them, including the Latin alphabet, retained certain Greek letters that the Etruscans themselves dropped at a rather ...
The alphabet of Sanzeno, about 100 Raetic inscriptions. The alphabet of Magrè, east Raetian inscriptions.
Alphabet of Este: Similar but not identical to that of Magrè, Venetic inscriptions.
Inscribed abecedarium on rock drawings in Valcamonica.
21 of the 26 archaic Etruscan letters were adopted for Old Latin from the 7th century BC, either directly from the Cumae alphabet, or via archaic Etruscan forms, compared to the classical Etruscan alphabet retaining B, D, K, O, Q, X but dropping Θ, Ś, Φ, Ψ, and F.
The South Picene alphabet, known from the 6th century BC, is most like the southern Etruscan alphabet in that it uses Q for /k/ and K for /g/. ⟨.⟩ is a reduced ⟨o⟩ and ⟨:⟩ is a reduced ⟨8⟩, used for /f/.
Old Italic is a Unicode block containing a unified repertoire of several Old Italic scripts used in various parts of Italy starting about 700 BCE, including the Etruscan alphabet and others that were derived from it (or cognate with it).
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The Old Italic scripts are a number of similar ancient writing systems used in the Italian Peninsula between about 700 and 100 BC, for various languages spoken in that time and place. The most notable member is the Etruscan alphabet, which was the immediate ancestor of the Latin alphabet currently used by English and many other languages of the world. The runic alphabets used in northern ...
This article lists the characters of the Old Italic script as defined by Unicode.Because Unicode only provides 36 characters to encode the wide variety of ancient letterforms, the charts below seek to show the proper mapping of each language's runes to the proper Unicode symbol.
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15th-century Italy saw the formation of the two main variants that are known today. These variants, the Italic and Roman forms, were derived from the Caroline Script version. The Italic form, also called script a, is used in most current handwriting and consists of a circle and vertical stroke.
In Windows 8, Segoe UI Symbol was extended to support Glagolitic, Gothic, Old Italic and Orkhon scripts. In Windows 8.1 it gained support for Meroitic Cursive and Coptic script. The updated Segoe UI Symbol from Windows 8 has also been backported to Windows 7. Segoe UI Historic is a new font added in Windows 10 to support ancient scripts. Coptic ...
The Unicode implementation of Old Italic is described in chapter 14 (Archaic Scripts) of The Unicode Standard, Version 5.0. The Unicode character code charts are available at the organization's website. Writing system information at Wikipedia and Omniglot. Contact
Old Italic script Old Italic is one of several now extinct alphabet systems used on the Italian Peninsula in ancient times for various Indo-European languages (predominantly Italic) and non-Indo-European (e.g. Etruscan) languages.