The Complete List Of

Written Languages

This page is a great resource for how fonts relate to written languages. Languages are written in one or more scripts. A script is simply a collection of letters and other written signs used to represent textual information. View Unicode Scripts for more info on the list of scripts available.

There are 6,056,004,386 people (82% of the world population) that can read or write at least one language.

217 Written Languages

English (Latin)

1,560,564,492 people
147 countries
88,907 fonts

Chinese (Simplified)

1,246,337,104 people
5 countries
3 fonts

Hindi (Devanagari)

527,223,073 people
5 countries
57 fonts

Spanish (Latin)

476,841,407 people
37 countries
53,279 fonts

Arabic (Arabic)

323,004,801 people
36 countries
83 fonts

French (Latin)

259,176,155 people
62 countries
41,146 fonts

Bangla (Bangla)

258,969,180 people
4 countries
17 fonts

Urdu (Arabic)

258,846,282 people
3 countries
26 fonts

Portuguese (Latin)

230,340,528 people
14 countries
53,421 fonts

Russian (Cyrillic)

195,794,014 people
22 countries
1,751 fonts

Indonesian (Latin)

167,079,364 people
2 countries
88,907 fonts

Swahili (Latin)

151,550,283 people
9 countries
88,926 fonts

Punjabi (Arabic)

143,447,500 people
1 countries
27 fonts

German (Latin)

134,402,814 people
27 countries
49,380 fonts

Japanese (Japanese)

120,563,891 people
2 countries
60 fonts

Telugu (Telugu)

92,299,677 people
1 countries
7 fonts

Marathi (Devanagari)

89,735,800 people
1 countries
57 fonts

Javanese (Latin)

88,974,124 people
2 countries
54,464 fonts

Vietnamese (Latin)

83,815,196 people
3 countries
1,148 fonts

Persian (Arabic)

80,740,270 people
8 countries
47 fonts

Tamil (Tamil)

80,589,627 people
6 countries
15 fonts

Turkish (Latin)

79,109,897 people
10 countries
6,496 fonts

Korean (Korean)

77,149,545 people
6 countries
6 fonts

Cantonese (Simplified)

71,723,597 people
1 countries
3 fonts

Italian (Latin)

70,357,005 people
15 countries
55,142 fonts

Filipino (Latin)

63,925,429 people
2 countries
56,026 fonts

Gujarati (Gujarati)

57,692,537 people
2 countries
8 fonts

Thai (Thai)

54,731,280 people
1 countries
145 fonts

Kannada (Kannada)

47,431,780 people
1 countries
3 fonts

Pashto (Arabic)

45,719,749 people
4 countries
19 fonts

Chinese (Traditional)

43,718,100 people
16 countries
3 fonts

Malayalam (Malayalam)

41,587,914 people
8 countries
0 fonts

Odia (Odia)

41,022,080 people
1 countries
3 fonts

Polish (Latin)

38,458,028 people
7 countries
7,653 fonts

Punjabi (Gurmukhi)

36,425,419 people
4 countries
13 fonts

Burmese (Myanmar)

35,610,668 people
2 countries
14 fonts

Amharic (Ethiopic)

34,814,468 people
2 countries
7 fonts

Oromo (Latin)

33,982,124 people
3 countries
88,907 fonts

Hausa (Latin)

32,911,982 people
3 countries
311 fonts

Dutch (Latin)

31,405,176 people
9 countries
6,243 fonts

Ukrainian (Cyrillic)

29,361,938 people
5 countries
769 fonts

Sindhi (Arabic)

27,924,043 people
2 countries
26 fonts

Uzbek (Latin)

25,770,120 people
3 countries
884 fonts

Yoruba (Latin)

25,521,759 people
2 countries
928 fonts

Igbo (Latin)

24,782,160 people
1 countries
1,092 fonts

Malay (Latin)

24,773,491 people
3 countries
88,907 fonts

Malagasy (Latin)

22,548,780 people
1 countries
54,719 fonts

Romanian (Latin)

22,348,614 people
6 countries
3,234 fonts

Nepali (Devanagari)

20,236,864 people
3 countries
57 fonts

Assamese (Bangla)

16,665,219 people
1 countries
27 fonts

Somali (Latin)

15,899,255 people
4 countries
88,907 fonts

Sinhala (Sinhala)

15,238,392 people
1 countries
6 fonts

Khmer (Khmer)

14,422,005 people
1 countries
17 fonts

Zulu (Latin)

13,601,029 people
5 countries
88,907 fonts

Czech (Latin)

13,020,746 people
2 countries
7,055 fonts

Swedish (Latin)

12,645,258 people
4 countries
54,788 fonts

Greek (Greek)

12,501,710 people
10 countries
1,031 fonts

Hungarian (Latin)

12,491,025 people
8 countries
7,793 fonts

Kazakh (Cyrillic)

11,876,853 people
2 countries
771 fonts

Low German (Latin)

11,550,597 people
2 countries
55,026 fonts

Shona (Latin)

11,182,131 people
1 countries
88,926 fonts

Central Kurdish (Arabic)

11,037,262 people
2 countries
23 fonts

Quechua (Latin)

10,989,182 people
3 countries
1,809 fonts

Akan (Latin)

10,724,961 people
1 countries
617 fonts

Kinyarwanda (Latin)

10,311,671 people
3 countries
88,907 fonts

Wolof (Latin)

10,278,098 people
2 countries
4,793 fonts

Belarusian (Cyrillic)

10,138,393 people
3 countries
1,562 fonts

Xhosa (Latin)

9,891,068 people
2 countries
88,907 fonts

Tigrinya (Ethiopic)

9,882,311 people
3 countries
4 fonts

Azerbaijani (Latin)

9,463,900 people
3 countries
1,145 fonts

Afrikaans (Latin)

8,998,973 people
3 countries
55,099 fonts

Catalan (Latin)

8,502,430 people
4 countries
40,406 fonts

Tajik (Cyrillic)

8,468,560 people
1 countries
683 fonts

Hebrew (Hebrew)

8,299,710 people
1 countries
269 fonts

Sichuan Yi (Yi)

8,275,800 people
1 countries
4 fonts

Bambara (Latin)

8,227,192 people
1 countries
340 fonts

Serbian (Latin)

8,216,289 people
7 countries
6,953 fonts

Kikuyu (Latin)

8,094,669 people
1 countries
6,352 fonts

Bulgarian (Cyrillic)

8,019,140 people
6 countries
1,850 fonts

Swiss German (Latin)

7,850,429 people
4 countries
56,732 fonts

Uyghur (Arabic)

7,589,152 people
2 countries
23 fonts

Serbian (Cyrillic)

7,552,416 people
4 countries
1,532 fonts

Standard Moroccan Tamazight (Tifinagh)

7,477,074 people
1 countries
20 fonts

Fulah (Latin)

7,422,054 people
12 countries
348 fonts

Rundi (Latin)

7,224,084 people
1 countries
88,907 fonts

Danish (Latin)

6,835,734 people
4 countries
49,890 fonts

Croatian (Latin)

6,757,796 people
8 countries
6,953 fonts

Albanian (Latin)

6,746,395 people
7 countries
54,572 fonts

Slovak (Latin)

6,681,188 people
4 countries
6,960 fonts

Turkmen (Latin)

6,622,621 people
3 countries
7,123 fonts

Kurdish (Latin)

6,610,868 people
7 countries
7,505 fonts

Cantonese (Traditional)

6,472,350 people
1 countries
3 fonts

Finnish (Latin)

5,686,298 people
4 countries
35,289 fonts

Kashmiri (Arabic)

5,520,413 people
3 countries
13 fonts

Armenian (Armenian)

5,417,368 people
8 countries
109 fonts

Norwegian Bokmål (Latin)

5,321,543 people
2 countries
49,281 fonts

Luyia (Latin)

5,237,727 people
1 countries
88,907 fonts

Ganda (Latin)

5,144,113 people
1 countries
4,882 fonts

Bemba (Latin)

4,951,320 people
1 countries
88,985 fonts

Lao (Lao)

4,917,429 people
1 countries
12 fonts

Konkani (Devanagari)

4,743,178 people
1 countries
57 fonts

Luo (Latin)

4,666,338 people
1 countries
88,973 fonts

Uzbek (Cyrillic)

4,467,852 people
2 countries
740 fonts

Ewe (Latin)

4,379,049 people
2 countries
252 fonts

Georgian (Georgian)

4,340,151 people
3 countries
86 fonts

Mazanderani (Arabic)

4,101,080 people
1 countries
47 fonts

Bosnian (Latin)

3,817,618 people
1 countries
6,953 fonts

Bosnian (Cyrillic)

3,817,618 people
1 countries
1,532 fonts

Kamba (Latin)

3,618,793 people
1 countries
6,350 fonts

Kalenjin (Latin)

3,618,793 people
1 countries
88,986 fonts

Galician (Latin)

3,442,249 people
2 countries
55,161 fonts

Central Atlas Tamazight (Latin)

3,330,696 people
1 countries
232 fonts

Zarma (Latin)

3,271,701 people
1 countries
371 fonts

Kabyle (Latin)

3,195,613 people
1 countries
281 fonts

Tibetan (Tibetan)

2,970,135 people
3 countries
16 fonts

Tachelhit (Tifinagh)

2,956,842 people
1 countries
20 fonts

Tachelhit (Latin)

2,956,842 people
1 countries
232 fonts

Lingala (Latin)

2,911,128 people
4 countries
429 fonts

Mongolian (Cyrillic)

2,855,596 people
2 countries
899 fonts

Kyrgyz (Cyrillic)

2,778,777 people
1 countries
789 fonts

Sango (Latin)

2,756,308 people
1 countries
55,095 fonts

Nyankole (Latin)

2,492,916 people
1 countries
88,907 fonts

Lithuanian (Latin)

2,436,599 people
2 countries
6,526 fonts

Gusii (Latin)

2,333,169 people
1 countries
88,926 fonts

Chiga (Latin)

2,136,785 people
1 countries
88,907 fonts

Soga (Latin)

2,097,215 people
1 countries
88,907 fonts

Tatar (Cyrillic)

1,991,611 people
1 countries
779 fonts

Northern Luri (Arabic)

1,961,524 people
2 countries
6 fonts

Luba-Katanga (Latin)

1,915,927 people
1 countries
493 fonts

Meru (Latin)

1,904,628 people
1 countries
6,350 fonts

Teso (Latin)

1,895,589 people
2 countries
88,962 fonts

Slovenian (Latin)

1,858,801 people
4 countries
7,992 fonts

Bodo (Devanagari)

1,794,716 people
1 countries
80 fonts

North Ndebele (Latin)

1,656,612 people
1 countries
88,908 fonts

Uzbek (Arabic)

1,603,865 people
1 countries
19 fonts

Macedonian (Cyrillic)

1,596,113 people
3 countries
1,531 fonts

Masai (Latin)

1,571,114 people
2 countries
329 fonts

Norwegian Nynorsk (Latin)

1,330,012 people
1 countries
49,281 fonts

Makonde (Latin)

1,294,821 people
1 countries
88,907 fonts

Sena (Latin)

1,222,390 people
1 countries
53,421 fonts

Morisyen (Latin)

1,220,751 people
1 countries
88,914 fonts

Makhuwa-Meetto (Latin)

1,195,816 people
1 countries
88,926 fonts

Latvian (Latin)

1,186,230 people
1 countries
6,201 fonts

Irish (Latin)

1,119,282 people
2 countries
55,824 fonts

Azerbaijani (Cyrillic)

1,118,477 people
2 countries
704 fonts

Basque (Latin)

1,066,402 people
2 countries
54,356 fonts

Yiddish (Hebrew)

1,032,232 people
6 countries
183 fonts

Chechen (Cyrillic)

938,902 people
1 countries
631 fonts

Bena (Latin)

917,165 people
1 countries
88,915 fonts

Shambala (Latin)

917,165 people
1 countries
88,927 fonts

Estonian (Latin)

894,691 people
2 countries
35,293 fonts

Ewondo (Latin)

774,841 people
1 countries
234 fonts

Western Frisian (Latin)

734,642 people
1 countries
6,200 fonts

Nuer (Latin)

729,461 people
1 countries
248 fonts

Embu (Latin)

714,235 people
1 countries
6,350 fonts

Chakma (Chakma)

706,162 people
2 countries
1 fonts

Asu (Latin)

647,410 people
1 countries
88,926 fonts

Asturian (Latin)

636,456 people
1 countries
1,071 fonts

Koyraboro Senni (Latin)

608,096 people
1 countries
371 fonts

Ossetic (Cyrillic)

563,604 people
2 countries
852 fonts

Breton (Latin)

556,981 people
1 countries
1,789 fonts

Welsh (Latin)

527,515 people
2 countries
4,533 fonts

Kabuverdianu (Latin)

510,418 people
1 countries
56,027 fonts

Langi (Latin)

469,372 people
1 countries
453 fonts

Sakha (Cyrillic)

455,225 people
1 countries
671 fonts

Maltese (Latin)

416,338 people
1 countries
5,779 fonts

Machame (Latin)

404,631 people
1 countries
88,926 fonts

Rombo (Latin)

404,631 people
1 countries
88,926 fonts

Vunjo (Latin)

404,631 people
1 countries
88,926 fonts

Luxembourgish (Latin)

398,067 people
1 countries
55,798 fonts

Taita (Latin)

390,448 people
1 countries
88,926 fonts

Jola-Fonyi (Latin)

381,380 people
1 countries
4,793 fonts

Dzongkha (Tibetan)

358,958 people
2 countries
24 fonts

Ngiemboon (Latin)

349,928 people
1 countries
305 fonts

Icelandic (Latin)

339,747 people
1 countries
40,161 fonts

Koyra Chiini (Latin)

304,048 people
1 countries
371 fonts

Basaa (Latin)

299,938 people
1 countries
122 fonts

Nama (Latin)

273,325 people
1 countries
497 fonts

Mundang (Latin)

249,949 people
1 countries
221 fonts

Colognian (Latin)

241,782 people
1 countries
6,433 fonts

Samburu (Latin)

219,032 people
1 countries
88,976 fonts

Kako (Latin)

134,972 people
1 countries
219 fonts

Maori (Latin)

126,289 people
1 countries
6,762 fonts

Vai (Vai)

121,914 people
1 countries
4 fonts

Duala (Latin)

119,975 people
1 countries
309 fonts

Rwa (Latin)

118,691 people
1 countries
88,926 fonts

Metaʼ (Latin)

117,476 people
1 countries
486 fonts

Sangu (Latin)

107,901 people
1 countries
88,974 fonts

Tongan (Latin)

101,155 people
1 countries
881 fonts

Ngomba (Latin)

84,982 people
1 countries
161 fonts

Bafia (Latin)

79,983 people
1 countries
482 fonts

Faroese (Latin)

69,495 people
2 countries
41,851 fonts

Scottish Gaelic (Latin)

64,121 people
1 countries
55,201 fonts

Kalaallisut (Latin)

55,205 people
2 countries
5,932 fonts

Northern Sami (Latin)

50,283 people
3 countries
4,557 fonts

Romansh (Latin)

41,181 people
1 countries
55,156 fonts

Friulian (Latin)

37,282 people
1 countries
53,662 fonts

Aghem (Latin)

34,992 people
1 countries
223 fonts

Hawaiian (Latin)

29,069 people
1 countries
886 fonts

Cherokee (Cherokee)

25,150 people
1 countries
3 fonts

Upper Sorbian (Latin)

12,895 people
1 countries
6,881 fonts

Walser (Latin)

11,183 people
2 countries
6,229 fonts

Kwasio (Latin)

8,998 people
1 countries
263 fonts

Lakota (Latin)

8,165 people
1 countries
595 fonts

Tasawaq (Latin)

8,083 people
1 countries
371 fonts

Lower Sorbian (Latin)

7,011 people
1 countries
6,811 fonts

Yangben (Latin)

2,299 people
1 countries
467 fonts

Cornish (Latin)

2,007 people
1 countries
88,907 fonts

Manx (Latin)

1,687 people
1 countries
55,155 fonts

Inari Sami (Latin)

607 people
1 countries
4,722 fonts

Esperanto (Latin)

298 people
1 countries
5,871 fonts

Interlingua (Latin)

134 people
2 countries
88,907 fonts

Church Slavic (Cyrillic)

0 people
1 countries
12 fonts

Prussian (Latin)

0 people
0 countries
396 fonts

Vai (Latin)

0 people
1 countries
271 fonts

Volapük (Latin)

0 people
0 countries
56,734 fonts

Root (Unknown Script)

0 people
0 countries
92,232 fonts

Writing Systems, Written Languages, and Scripts

FontSpace has gathered data from the Unicode CLDR dataset, the Unicode scripts list, and our extensive catalog of free fonts and their supported characters to come up with this list of fonts by languages. Remember that writing systems, or scripts, are different than spoken languages, and writing has everything to do with fonts! This page also shows you how multi-lingual our world is, and which writing system is used in which countries.

References

  1. Unicode CLDR
  2. Unicode Supported Scripts
  3. Wikipedia - Unicode Scripts
  4. Wikipedia - List of writing systems