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
78,254 fonts

Chinese (Simplified)

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

Hindi (Devanagari)

527,223,073 people
5 countries
58 fonts

Spanish (Latin)

476,841,407 people
37 countries
45,590 fonts

Arabic (Arabic)

323,004,801 people
36 countries
80 fonts

French (Latin)

259,176,155 people
62 countries
35,289 fonts

Bangla (Bangla)

258,969,180 people
4 countries
19 fonts

Urdu (Arabic)

258,846,282 people
3 countries
24 fonts

Portuguese (Latin)

230,340,528 people
14 countries
45,680 fonts

Russian (Cyrillic)

195,794,014 people
22 countries
1,639 fonts

Indonesian (Latin)

167,079,364 people
2 countries
78,254 fonts

Swahili (Latin)

151,550,283 people
9 countries
78,273 fonts

Punjabi (Arabic)

143,447,500 people
1 countries
25 fonts

German (Latin)

134,402,814 people
27 countries
42,581 fonts

Japanese (Japanese)

120,563,891 people
2 countries
61 fonts

Telugu (Telugu)

92,299,677 people
1 countries
8 fonts

Marathi (Devanagari)

89,735,800 people
1 countries
58 fonts

Javanese (Latin)

88,974,124 people
2 countries
46,661 fonts

Vietnamese (Latin)

83,815,196 people
3 countries
945 fonts

Persian (Arabic)

80,740,270 people
8 countries
44 fonts

Tamil (Tamil)

80,589,627 people
6 countries
16 fonts

Turkish (Latin)

79,109,897 people
10 countries
5,578 fonts

Korean (Korean)

77,149,545 people
6 countries
7 fonts

Cantonese (Simplified)

71,723,597 people
1 countries
5 fonts

Italian (Latin)

70,357,005 people
15 countries
47,314 fonts

Filipino (Latin)

63,925,429 people
2 countries
48,125 fonts

Gujarati (Gujarati)

57,692,537 people
2 countries
10 fonts

Thai (Thai)

54,731,280 people
1 countries
147 fonts

Kannada (Kannada)

47,431,780 people
1 countries
5 fonts

Pashto (Arabic)

45,719,749 people
4 countries
21 fonts

Chinese (Traditional)

43,718,100 people
16 countries
5 fonts

Malayalam (Malayalam)

41,587,914 people
8 countries
0 fonts

Odia (Odia)

41,022,080 people
1 countries
5 fonts

Polish (Latin)

38,458,028 people
7 countries
6,697 fonts

Punjabi (Gurmukhi)

36,425,419 people
4 countries
14 fonts

Burmese (Myanmar)

35,610,668 people
2 countries
15 fonts

Amharic (Ethiopic)

34,814,468 people
2 countries
9 fonts

Oromo (Latin)

33,982,124 people
3 countries
78,254 fonts

Hausa (Latin)

32,911,982 people
3 countries
276 fonts

Dutch (Latin)

31,405,176 people
9 countries
3,606 fonts

Ukrainian (Cyrillic)

29,361,938 people
5 countries
700 fonts

Sindhi (Arabic)

27,924,043 people
2 countries
28 fonts

Uzbek (Latin)

25,770,120 people
3 countries
806 fonts

Yoruba (Latin)

25,521,759 people
2 countries
728 fonts

Igbo (Latin)

24,782,160 people
1 countries
851 fonts

Malay (Latin)

24,773,491 people
3 countries
78,254 fonts

Malagasy (Latin)

22,548,780 people
1 countries
46,924 fonts

Romanian (Latin)

22,348,614 people
6 countries
2,656 fonts

Nepali (Devanagari)

20,236,864 people
3 countries
58 fonts

Assamese (Bangla)

16,665,219 people
1 countries
28 fonts

Somali (Latin)

15,899,255 people
4 countries
78,254 fonts

Sinhala (Sinhala)

15,238,392 people
1 countries
7 fonts

Khmer (Khmer)

14,422,005 people
1 countries
18 fonts

Zulu (Latin)

13,601,029 people
5 countries
78,254 fonts

Czech (Latin)

13,020,746 people
2 countries
6,144 fonts

Swedish (Latin)

12,645,258 people
4 countries
46,970 fonts

Greek (Greek)

12,501,710 people
10 countries
988 fonts

Hungarian (Latin)

12,491,025 people
8 countries
6,808 fonts

Kazakh (Cyrillic)

11,876,853 people
2 countries
727 fonts

Low German (Latin)

11,550,597 people
2 countries
47,157 fonts

Shona (Latin)

11,182,131 people
1 countries
78,273 fonts

Central Kurdish (Arabic)

11,037,262 people
2 countries
25 fonts

Quechua (Latin)

10,989,182 people
3 countries
1,446 fonts

Akan (Latin)

10,724,961 people
1 countries
437 fonts

Kinyarwanda (Latin)

10,311,671 people
3 countries
78,254 fonts

Wolof (Latin)

10,278,098 people
2 countries
4,174 fonts

Belarusian (Cyrillic)

10,138,393 people
3 countries
1,457 fonts

Xhosa (Latin)

9,891,068 people
2 countries
78,254 fonts

Tigrinya (Ethiopic)

9,882,311 people
3 countries
6 fonts

Azerbaijani (Latin)

9,463,900 people
3 countries
919 fonts

Afrikaans (Latin)

8,998,973 people
3 countries
47,305 fonts

Catalan (Latin)

8,502,430 people
4 countries
35,202 fonts

Tajik (Cyrillic)

8,468,560 people
1 countries
670 fonts

Hebrew (Hebrew)

8,299,710 people
1 countries
253 fonts

Sichuan Yi (Yi)

8,275,800 people
1 countries
6 fonts

Bambara (Latin)

8,227,192 people
1 countries
298 fonts

Serbian (Latin)

8,216,289 people
7 countries
6,019 fonts

Kikuyu (Latin)

8,094,669 people
1 countries
5,469 fonts

Bulgarian (Cyrillic)

8,019,140 people
6 countries
1,737 fonts

Swiss German (Latin)

7,850,429 people
4 countries
48,800 fonts

Uyghur (Arabic)

7,589,152 people
2 countries
24 fonts

Serbian (Cyrillic)

7,552,416 people
4 countries
1,436 fonts

Standard Moroccan Tamazight (Tifinagh)

7,477,074 people
1 countries
22 fonts

Fulah (Latin)

7,422,054 people
12 countries
312 fonts

Rundi (Latin)

7,224,084 people
1 countries
78,254 fonts

Danish (Latin)

6,835,734 people
4 countries
42,856 fonts

Croatian (Latin)

6,757,796 people
8 countries
6,019 fonts

Albanian (Latin)

6,746,395 people
7 countries
46,719 fonts

Slovak (Latin)

6,681,188 people
4 countries
6,067 fonts

Turkmen (Latin)

6,622,621 people
3 countries
6,105 fonts

Kurdish (Latin)

6,610,868 people
7 countries
6,437 fonts

Cantonese (Traditional)

6,472,350 people
1 countries
5 fonts

Finnish (Latin)

5,686,298 people
4 countries
30,658 fonts

Kashmiri (Arabic)

5,520,413 people
3 countries
15 fonts

Armenian (Armenian)

5,417,368 people
8 countries
106 fonts

Norwegian Bokmål (Latin)

5,321,543 people
2 countries
42,295 fonts

Luyia (Latin)

5,237,727 people
1 countries
78,254 fonts

Ganda (Latin)

5,144,113 people
1 countries
4,226 fonts

Bemba (Latin)

4,951,320 people
1 countries
78,328 fonts

Lao (Lao)

4,917,429 people
1 countries
14 fonts

Konkani (Devanagari)

4,743,178 people
1 countries
58 fonts

Luo (Latin)

4,666,338 people
1 countries
78,317 fonts

Uzbek (Cyrillic)

4,467,852 people
2 countries
709 fonts

Ewe (Latin)

4,379,049 people
2 countries
230 fonts

Georgian (Georgian)

4,340,151 people
3 countries
87 fonts

Mazanderani (Arabic)

4,101,080 people
1 countries
44 fonts

Bosnian (Latin)

3,817,618 people
1 countries
6,019 fonts

Bosnian (Cyrillic)

3,817,618 people
1 countries
1,436 fonts

Kamba (Latin)

3,618,793 people
1 countries
5,467 fonts

Kalenjin (Latin)

3,618,793 people
1 countries
78,330 fonts

Galician (Latin)

3,442,249 people
2 countries
47,370 fonts

Central Atlas Tamazight (Latin)

3,330,696 people
1 countries
234 fonts

Zarma (Latin)

3,271,701 people
1 countries
327 fonts

Kabyle (Latin)

3,195,613 people
1 countries
249 fonts

Tibetan (Tibetan)

2,970,135 people
3 countries
16 fonts

Tachelhit (Tifinagh)

2,956,842 people
1 countries
22 fonts

Tachelhit (Latin)

2,956,842 people
1 countries
234 fonts

Lingala (Latin)

2,911,128 people
4 countries
290 fonts

Mongolian (Cyrillic)

2,855,596 people
2 countries
845 fonts

Kyrgyz (Cyrillic)

2,778,777 people
1 countries
745 fonts

Sango (Latin)

2,756,308 people
1 countries
47,298 fonts

Nyankole (Latin)

2,492,916 people
1 countries
78,254 fonts

Lithuanian (Latin)

2,436,599 people
2 countries
5,515 fonts

Gusii (Latin)

2,333,169 people
1 countries
78,273 fonts

Chiga (Latin)

2,136,785 people
1 countries
78,254 fonts

Soga (Latin)

2,097,215 people
1 countries
78,254 fonts

Tatar (Cyrillic)

1,991,611 people
1 countries
736 fonts

Northern Luri (Arabic)

1,961,524 people
2 countries
8 fonts

Luba-Katanga (Latin)

1,915,927 people
1 countries
351 fonts

Meru (Latin)

1,904,628 people
1 countries
5,467 fonts

Teso (Latin)

1,895,589 people
2 countries
78,306 fonts

Slovenian (Latin)

1,858,801 people
4 countries
6,901 fonts

Bodo (Devanagari)

1,794,716 people
1 countries
81 fonts

North Ndebele (Latin)

1,656,612 people
1 countries
78,255 fonts

Uzbek (Arabic)

1,603,865 people
1 countries
21 fonts

Macedonian (Cyrillic)

1,596,113 people
3 countries
1,439 fonts

Masai (Latin)

1,571,114 people
2 countries
257 fonts

Norwegian Nynorsk (Latin)

1,330,012 people
1 countries
42,295 fonts

Makonde (Latin)

1,294,821 people
1 countries
78,254 fonts

Sena (Latin)

1,222,390 people
1 countries
45,680 fonts

Morisyen (Latin)

1,220,751 people
1 countries
78,261 fonts

Makhuwa-Meetto (Latin)

1,195,816 people
1 countries
78,273 fonts

Latvian (Latin)

1,186,230 people
1 countries
5,219 fonts

Irish (Latin)

1,119,282 people
2 countries
47,993 fonts

Azerbaijani (Cyrillic)

1,118,477 people
2 countries
681 fonts

Basque (Latin)

1,066,402 people
2 countries
46,526 fonts

Yiddish (Hebrew)

1,032,232 people
6 countries
178 fonts

Chechen (Cyrillic)

938,902 people
1 countries
604 fonts

Bena (Latin)

917,165 people
1 countries
78,262 fonts

Shambala (Latin)

917,165 people
1 countries
78,274 fonts

Estonian (Latin)

894,691 people
2 countries
30,664 fonts

Ewondo (Latin)

774,841 people
1 countries
234 fonts

Western Frisian (Latin)

734,642 people
1 countries
3,572 fonts

Nuer (Latin)

729,461 people
1 countries
228 fonts

Embu (Latin)

714,235 people
1 countries
5,467 fonts

Chakma (Chakma)

706,162 people
2 countries
1 fonts

Asu (Latin)

647,410 people
1 countries
78,273 fonts

Asturian (Latin)

636,456 people
1 countries
829 fonts

Koyraboro Senni (Latin)

608,096 people
1 countries
327 fonts

Ossetic (Cyrillic)

563,604 people
2 countries
814 fonts

Breton (Latin)

556,981 people
1 countries
1,436 fonts

Welsh (Latin)

527,515 people
2 countries
4,090 fonts

Kabuverdianu (Latin)

510,418 people
1 countries
48,126 fonts

Langi (Latin)

469,372 people
1 countries
334 fonts

Sakha (Cyrillic)

455,225 people
1 countries
650 fonts

Maltese (Latin)

416,338 people
1 countries
4,963 fonts

Machame (Latin)

404,631 people
1 countries
78,273 fonts

Rombo (Latin)

404,631 people
1 countries
78,273 fonts

Vunjo (Latin)

404,631 people
1 countries
78,273 fonts

Luxembourgish (Latin)

398,067 people
1 countries
47,896 fonts

Taita (Latin)

390,448 people
1 countries
78,273 fonts

Jola-Fonyi (Latin)

381,380 people
1 countries
4,174 fonts

Dzongkha (Tibetan)

358,958 people
2 countries
23 fonts

Ngiemboon (Latin)

349,928 people
1 countries
211 fonts

Icelandic (Latin)

339,747 people
1 countries
34,936 fonts

Koyra Chiini (Latin)

304,048 people
1 countries
327 fonts

Basaa (Latin)

299,938 people
1 countries
124 fonts

Nama (Latin)

273,325 people
1 countries
456 fonts

Mundang (Latin)

249,949 people
1 countries
219 fonts

Colognian (Latin)

241,782 people
1 countries
5,513 fonts

Samburu (Latin)

219,032 people
1 countries
78,320 fonts

Kako (Latin)

134,972 people
1 countries
219 fonts

Maori (Latin)

126,289 people
1 countries
5,717 fonts

Vai (Vai)

121,914 people
1 countries
6 fonts

Duala (Latin)

119,975 people
1 countries
285 fonts

Rwa (Latin)

118,691 people
1 countries
78,273 fonts

Metaʼ (Latin)

117,476 people
1 countries
330 fonts

Sangu (Latin)

107,901 people
1 countries
78,318 fonts

Tongan (Latin)

101,155 people
1 countries
816 fonts

Ngomba (Latin)

84,982 people
1 countries
161 fonts

Bafia (Latin)

79,983 people
1 countries
341 fonts

Faroese (Latin)

69,495 people
2 countries
36,352 fonts

Scottish Gaelic (Latin)

64,121 people
1 countries
47,374 fonts

Kalaallisut (Latin)

55,205 people
2 countries
5,167 fonts

Northern Sami (Latin)

50,283 people
3 countries
3,975 fonts

Romansh (Latin)

41,181 people
1 countries
47,328 fonts

Friulian (Latin)

37,282 people
1 countries
45,910 fonts

Aghem (Latin)

34,992 people
1 countries
188 fonts

Hawaiian (Latin)

29,069 people
1 countries
819 fonts

Cherokee (Cherokee)

25,150 people
1 countries
2 fonts

Upper Sorbian (Latin)

12,895 people
1 countries
5,968 fonts

Walser (Latin)

11,183 people
2 countries
5,440 fonts

Kwasio (Latin)

8,998 people
1 countries
241 fonts

Lakota (Latin)

8,165 people
1 countries
563 fonts

Tasawaq (Latin)

8,083 people
1 countries
327 fonts

Lower Sorbian (Latin)

7,011 people
1 countries
5,898 fonts

Yangben (Latin)

2,299 people
1 countries
333 fonts

Cornish (Latin)

2,007 people
1 countries
78,254 fonts

Manx (Latin)

1,687 people
1 countries
47,264 fonts

Inari Sami (Latin)

607 people
1 countries
4,118 fonts

Esperanto (Latin)

298 people
1 countries
5,083 fonts

Interlingua (Latin)

134 people
2 countries
78,254 fonts

Church Slavic (Cyrillic)

0 people
1 countries
14 fonts

Prussian (Latin)

0 people
0 countries
360 fonts

Vai (Latin)

0 people
1 countries
247 fonts

Volapük (Latin)

0 people
0 countries
48,802 fonts

Root (Unknown Script)

0 people
0 countries
81,479 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