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
117,003 fonts

Chinese (Simplified)

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

Hindi (Devanagari)

527,223,073 people
5 countries
64 fonts

Spanish (Latin)

476,841,407 people
37 countries
73,610 fonts

Arabic (Arabic)

323,004,801 people
36 countries
92 fonts

French (Latin)

259,176,155 people
62 countries
56,130 fonts

Bangla (Bangla)

258,969,180 people
4 countries
20 fonts

Urdu (Arabic)

258,846,282 people
3 countries
46 fonts

Portuguese (Latin)

230,340,528 people
14 countries
73,774 fonts

Russian (Cyrillic)

195,794,014 people
22 countries
2,005 fonts

Indonesian (Latin)

167,079,364 people
2 countries
117,003 fonts

Swahili (Latin)

151,550,283 people
9 countries
117,028 fonts

Punjabi (Arabic)

143,447,500 people
1 countries
47 fonts

German (Latin)

134,402,814 people
27 countries
67,092 fonts

Japanese (Japanese)

120,563,891 people
2 countries
65 fonts

Telugu (Telugu)

92,299,677 people
1 countries
11 fonts

Marathi (Devanagari)

89,735,800 people
1 countries
64 fonts

Javanese (Latin)

88,974,124 people
2 countries
74,932 fonts

Vietnamese (Latin)

83,815,196 people
3 countries
1,603 fonts

Persian (Arabic)

80,740,270 people
8 countries
68 fonts

Tamil (Tamil)

80,589,627 people
6 countries
19 fonts

Turkish (Latin)

79,109,897 people
10 countries
8,989 fonts

Korean (Korean)

77,149,545 people
6 countries
16 fonts

Cantonese (Simplified)

71,723,597 people
1 countries
6 fonts

Italian (Latin)

70,357,005 people
15 countries
75,671 fonts

Filipino (Latin)

63,925,429 people
2 countries
76,591 fonts

Gujarati (Gujarati)

57,692,537 people
2 countries
11 fonts

Thai (Thai)

54,731,280 people
1 countries
148 fonts

Kannada (Kannada)

47,431,780 people
1 countries
6 fonts

Pashto (Arabic)

45,719,749 people
4 countries
30 fonts

Chinese (Traditional)

43,718,100 people
16 countries
6 fonts

Malayalam (Malayalam)

41,587,914 people
8 countries
3 fonts

Odia (Odia)

41,022,080 people
1 countries
6 fonts

Polish (Latin)

38,458,028 people
7 countries
10,463 fonts

Punjabi (Gurmukhi)

36,425,419 people
4 countries
17 fonts

Burmese (Myanmar)

35,610,668 people
2 countries
18 fonts

Amharic (Ethiopic)

34,814,468 people
2 countries
10 fonts

Oromo (Latin)

33,982,124 people
3 countries
117,003 fonts

Hausa (Latin)

32,911,982 people
3 countries
374 fonts

Dutch (Latin)

31,405,176 people
9 countries
11,815 fonts

Ukrainian (Cyrillic)

29,361,938 people
5 countries
872 fonts

Sindhi (Arabic)

27,924,043 people
2 countries
37 fonts

Uzbek (Latin)

25,770,120 people
3 countries
1,093 fonts

Yoruba (Latin)

25,521,759 people
2 countries
1,367 fonts

Igbo (Latin)

24,782,160 people
1 countries
1,592 fonts

Malay (Latin)

24,773,491 people
3 countries
117,003 fonts

Malagasy (Latin)

22,548,780 people
1 countries
75,171 fonts

Romanian (Latin)

22,348,614 people
6 countries
5,144 fonts

Nepali (Devanagari)

20,236,864 people
3 countries
64 fonts

Assamese (Bangla)

16,665,219 people
1 countries
31 fonts

Somali (Latin)

15,899,255 people
4 countries
117,003 fonts

Sinhala (Sinhala)

15,238,392 people
1 countries
10 fonts

Khmer (Khmer)

14,422,005 people
1 countries
21 fonts

Zulu (Latin)

13,601,029 people
5 countries
117,003 fonts

Czech (Latin)

13,020,746 people
2 countries
9,887 fonts

Swedish (Latin)

12,645,258 people
4 countries
75,312 fonts

Greek (Greek)

12,501,710 people
10 countries
1,119 fonts

Hungarian (Latin)

12,491,025 people
8 countries
10,679 fonts

Kazakh (Cyrillic)

11,876,853 people
2 countries
864 fonts

Low German (Latin)

11,550,597 people
2 countries
75,554 fonts

Shona (Latin)

11,182,131 people
1 countries
117,028 fonts

Central Kurdish (Arabic)

11,037,262 people
2 countries
37 fonts

Quechua (Latin)

10,989,182 people
3 countries
2,406 fonts

Akan (Latin)

10,724,961 people
1 countries
848 fonts

Kinyarwanda (Latin)

10,311,671 people
3 countries
117,003 fonts

Wolof (Latin)

10,278,098 people
2 countries
5,872 fonts

Belarusian (Cyrillic)

10,138,393 people
3 countries
1,800 fonts

Xhosa (Latin)

9,891,068 people
2 countries
117,003 fonts

Tigrinya (Ethiopic)

9,882,311 people
3 countries
7 fonts

Azerbaijani (Latin)

9,463,900 people
3 countries
1,758 fonts

Afrikaans (Latin)

8,998,973 people
3 countries
75,565 fonts

Catalan (Latin)

8,502,430 people
4 countries
54,298 fonts

Tajik (Cyrillic)

8,468,560 people
1 countries
724 fonts

Hebrew (Hebrew)

8,299,710 people
1 countries
292 fonts

Sichuan Yi (Yi)

8,275,800 people
1 countries
7 fonts

Bambara (Latin)

8,227,192 people
1 countries
431 fonts

Serbian (Latin)

8,216,289 people
7 countries
9,803 fonts

Kikuyu (Latin)

8,094,669 people
1 countries
8,820 fonts

Bulgarian (Cyrillic)

8,019,140 people
6 countries
2,115 fonts

Swiss German (Latin)

7,850,429 people
4 countries
77,346 fonts

Uyghur (Arabic)

7,589,152 people
2 countries
37 fonts

Serbian (Cyrillic)

7,552,416 people
4 countries
1,752 fonts

Standard Moroccan Tamazight (Tifinagh)

7,477,074 people
1 countries
23 fonts

Fulah (Latin)

7,422,054 people
12 countries
411 fonts

Rundi (Latin)

7,224,084 people
1 countries
117,003 fonts

Danish (Latin)

6,835,734 people
4 countries
67,987 fonts

Croatian (Latin)

6,757,796 people
8 countries
9,803 fonts

Albanian (Latin)

6,746,395 people
7 countries
75,060 fonts

Slovak (Latin)

6,681,188 people
4 countries
9,578 fonts

Turkmen (Latin)

6,622,621 people
3 countries
10,005 fonts

Kurdish (Latin)

6,610,868 people
7 countries
10,448 fonts

Cantonese (Traditional)

6,472,350 people
1 countries
6 fonts

Finnish (Latin)

5,686,298 people
4 countries
46,499 fonts

Kashmiri (Arabic)

5,520,413 people
3 countries
24 fonts

Armenian (Armenian)

5,417,368 people
8 countries
118 fonts

Norwegian Bokmål (Latin)

5,321,543 people
2 countries
67,348 fonts

Luyia (Latin)

5,237,727 people
1 countries
117,003 fonts

Ganda (Latin)

5,144,113 people
1 countries
5,973 fonts

Bemba (Latin)

4,951,320 people
1 countries
117,103 fonts

Lao (Lao)

4,917,429 people
1 countries
15 fonts

Konkani (Devanagari)

4,743,178 people
1 countries
64 fonts

Luo (Latin)

4,666,338 people
1 countries
117,087 fonts

Uzbek (Cyrillic)

4,467,852 people
2 countries
819 fonts

Ewe (Latin)

4,379,049 people
2 countries
282 fonts

Georgian (Georgian)

4,340,151 people
3 countries
94 fonts

Mazanderani (Arabic)

4,101,080 people
1 countries
68 fonts

Bosnian (Latin)

3,817,618 people
1 countries
9,803 fonts

Bosnian (Cyrillic)

3,817,618 people
1 countries
1,752 fonts

Kamba (Latin)

3,618,793 people
1 countries
8,818 fonts

Kalenjin (Latin)

3,618,793 people
1 countries
117,103 fonts

Galician (Latin)

3,442,249 people
2 countries
75,626 fonts

Central Atlas Tamazight (Latin)

3,330,696 people
1 countries
239 fonts

Zarma (Latin)

3,271,701 people
1 countries
450 fonts

Kabyle (Latin)

3,195,613 people
1 countries
338 fonts

Tibetan (Tibetan)

2,970,135 people
3 countries
19 fonts

Tachelhit (Tifinagh)

2,956,842 people
1 countries
23 fonts

Tachelhit (Latin)

2,956,842 people
1 countries
239 fonts

Lingala (Latin)

2,911,128 people
4 countries
580 fonts

Mongolian (Cyrillic)

2,855,596 people
2 countries
1,071 fonts

Kyrgyz (Cyrillic)

2,778,777 people
1 countries
949 fonts

Sango (Latin)

2,756,308 people
1 countries
75,563 fonts

Nyankole (Latin)

2,492,916 people
1 countries
117,003 fonts

Lithuanian (Latin)

2,436,599 people
2 countries
9,035 fonts

Gusii (Latin)

2,333,169 people
1 countries
117,028 fonts

Chiga (Latin)

2,136,785 people
1 countries
117,003 fonts

Soga (Latin)

2,097,215 people
1 countries
117,003 fonts

Tatar (Cyrillic)

1,991,611 people
1 countries
870 fonts

Northern Luri (Arabic)

1,961,524 people
2 countries
17 fonts

Luba-Katanga (Latin)

1,915,927 people
1 countries
646 fonts

Meru (Latin)

1,904,628 people
1 countries
8,818 fonts

Teso (Latin)

1,895,589 people
2 countries
117,072 fonts

Slovenian (Latin)

1,858,801 people
4 countries
11,140 fonts

Bodo (Devanagari)

1,794,716 people
1 countries
87 fonts

North Ndebele (Latin)

1,656,612 people
1 countries
117,005 fonts

Uzbek (Arabic)

1,603,865 people
1 countries
30 fonts

Macedonian (Cyrillic)

1,596,113 people
3 countries
1,750 fonts

Masai (Latin)

1,571,114 people
2 countries
405 fonts

Norwegian Nynorsk (Latin)

1,330,012 people
1 countries
67,348 fonts

Makonde (Latin)

1,294,821 people
1 countries
117,003 fonts

Sena (Latin)

1,222,390 people
1 countries
73,774 fonts

Morisyen (Latin)

1,220,751 people
1 countries
117,012 fonts

Makhuwa-Meetto (Latin)

1,195,816 people
1 countries
117,028 fonts

Latvian (Latin)

1,186,230 people
1 countries
8,486 fonts

Irish (Latin)

1,119,282 people
2 countries
76,373 fonts

Azerbaijani (Cyrillic)

1,118,477 people
2 countries
759 fonts

Basque (Latin)

1,066,402 people
2 countries
74,789 fonts

Yiddish (Hebrew)

1,032,232 people
6 countries
197 fonts

Chechen (Cyrillic)

938,902 people
1 countries
742 fonts

Bena (Latin)

917,165 people
1 countries
117,015 fonts

Shambala (Latin)

917,165 people
1 countries
117,030 fonts

Estonian (Latin)

894,691 people
2 countries
46,512 fonts

Ewondo (Latin)

774,841 people
1 countries
248 fonts

Western Frisian (Latin)

734,642 people
1 countries
11,766 fonts

Nuer (Latin)

729,461 people
1 countries
278 fonts

Embu (Latin)

714,235 people
1 countries
8,818 fonts

Chakma (Chakma)

706,162 people
2 countries
4 fonts

Asu (Latin)

647,410 people
1 countries
117,028 fonts

Asturian (Latin)

636,456 people
1 countries
1,587 fonts

Koyraboro Senni (Latin)

608,096 people
1 countries
450 fonts

Ossetic (Cyrillic)

563,604 people
2 countries
979 fonts

Breton (Latin)

556,981 people
1 countries
2,370 fonts

Welsh (Latin)

527,515 people
2 countries
5,823 fonts

Kabuverdianu (Latin)

510,418 people
1 countries
76,593 fonts

Langi (Latin)

469,372 people
1 countries
594 fonts

Sakha (Cyrillic)

455,225 people
1 countries
717 fonts

Maltese (Latin)

416,338 people
1 countries
7,871 fonts

Machame (Latin)

404,631 people
1 countries
117,028 fonts

Rombo (Latin)

404,631 people
1 countries
117,028 fonts

Vunjo (Latin)

404,631 people
1 countries
117,028 fonts

Luxembourgish (Latin)

398,067 people
1 countries
76,415 fonts

Taita (Latin)

390,448 people
1 countries
117,028 fonts

Jola-Fonyi (Latin)

381,380 people
1 countries
5,868 fonts

Dzongkha (Tibetan)

358,958 people
2 countries
28 fonts

Ngiemboon (Latin)

349,928 people
1 countries
377 fonts

Icelandic (Latin)

339,747 people
1 countries
53,428 fonts

Koyra Chiini (Latin)

304,048 people
1 countries
450 fonts

Basaa (Latin)

299,938 people
1 countries
126 fonts

Nama (Latin)

273,325 people
1 countries
575 fonts

Mundang (Latin)

249,949 people
1 countries
238 fonts

Colognian (Latin)

241,782 people
1 countries
8,925 fonts

Samburu (Latin)

219,032 people
1 countries
117,090 fonts

Kako (Latin)

134,972 people
1 countries
232 fonts

Maori (Latin)

126,289 people
1 countries
9,371 fonts

Vai (Vai)

121,914 people
1 countries
7 fonts

Duala (Latin)

119,975 people
1 countries
340 fonts

Rwa (Latin)

118,691 people
1 countries
117,028 fonts

Metaʼ (Latin)

117,476 people
1 countries
821 fonts

Sangu (Latin)

107,901 people
1 countries
117,089 fonts

Tongan (Latin)

101,155 people
1 countries
1,037 fonts

Ngomba (Latin)

84,982 people
1 countries
170 fonts

Bafia (Latin)

79,983 people
1 countries
631 fonts

Faroese (Latin)

69,495 people
2 countries
55,938 fonts

Scottish Gaelic (Latin)

64,121 people
1 countries
75,739 fonts

Kalaallisut (Latin)

55,205 people
2 countries
8,351 fonts

Northern Sami (Latin)

50,283 people
3 countries
5,476 fonts

Romansh (Latin)

41,181 people
1 countries
75,686 fonts

Friulian (Latin)

37,282 people
1 countries
74,011 fonts

Aghem (Latin)

34,992 people
1 countries
263 fonts

Hawaiian (Latin)

29,069 people
1 countries
1,049 fonts

Cherokee (Cherokee)

25,150 people
1 countries
7 fonts

Upper Sorbian (Latin)

12,895 people
1 countries
9,665 fonts

Walser (Latin)

11,183 people
2 countries
8,700 fonts

Kwasio (Latin)

8,998 people
1 countries
285 fonts

Lakota (Latin)

8,165 people
1 countries
665 fonts

Tasawaq (Latin)

8,083 people
1 countries
450 fonts

Lower Sorbian (Latin)

7,011 people
1 countries
9,584 fonts

Yangben (Latin)

2,299 people
1 countries
612 fonts

Cornish (Latin)

2,007 people
1 countries
117,003 fonts

Manx (Latin)

1,687 people
1 countries
75,678 fonts

Inari Sami (Latin)

607 people
1 countries
5,746 fonts

Esperanto (Latin)

298 people
1 countries
7,931 fonts

Interlingua (Latin)

134 people
2 countries
117,003 fonts

Church Slavic (Cyrillic)

0 people
1 countries
16 fonts

Prussian (Latin)

0 people
0 countries
453 fonts

Vai (Latin)

0 people
1 countries
301 fonts

Volapük (Latin)

0 people
0 countries
77,348 fonts

Root (Unknown Script)

0 people
0 countries
120,633 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