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
74,705 fonts

Chinese (Simplified)

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

Hindi (Devanagari)

527,223,073 people
5 countries
57 fonts

Spanish (Latin)

476,841,407 people
37 countries
43,068 fonts

Arabic (Arabic)

323,004,801 people
36 countries
80 fonts

French (Latin)

259,176,155 people
62 countries
33,773 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
43,129 fonts

Russian (Cyrillic)

195,794,014 people
22 countries
1,643 fonts

Indonesian (Latin)

167,079,364 people
2 countries
74,705 fonts

Swahili (Latin)

151,550,283 people
9 countries
74,724 fonts

Punjabi (Arabic)

143,447,500 people
1 countries
25 fonts

German (Latin)

134,402,814 people
27 countries
40,310 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
57 fonts

Javanese (Latin)

88,974,124 people
2 countries
44,093 fonts

Vietnamese (Latin)

83,815,196 people
3 countries
920 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
5,439 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
44,740 fonts

Filipino (Latin)

63,925,429 people
2 countries
45,544 fonts

Gujarati (Gujarati)

57,692,537 people
2 countries
10 fonts

Thai (Thai)

54,731,280 people
1 countries
146 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
6,542 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
74,705 fonts

Hausa (Latin)

32,911,982 people
3 countries
275 fonts

Dutch (Latin)

31,405,176 people
9 countries
2,934 fonts

Ukrainian (Cyrillic)

29,361,938 people
5 countries
712 fonts

Sindhi (Arabic)

27,924,043 people
2 countries
28 fonts

Uzbek (Latin)

25,770,120 people
3 countries
809 fonts

Yoruba (Latin)

25,521,759 people
2 countries
703 fonts

Igbo (Latin)

24,782,160 people
1 countries
826 fonts

Malay (Latin)

24,773,491 people
3 countries
74,705 fonts

Malagasy (Latin)

22,548,780 people
1 countries
44,360 fonts

Romanian (Latin)

22,348,614 people
6 countries
2,590 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
74,705 fonts

Sinhala (Sinhala)

15,238,392 people
1 countries
7 fonts

Khmer (Khmer)

14,422,005 people
1 countries
17 fonts

Zulu (Latin)

13,601,029 people
5 countries
74,705 fonts

Czech (Latin)

13,020,746 people
2 countries
5,976 fonts

Swedish (Latin)

12,645,258 people
4 countries
44,401 fonts

Greek (Greek)

12,501,710 people
10 countries
985 fonts

Hungarian (Latin)

12,491,025 people
8 countries
6,623 fonts

Kazakh (Cyrillic)

11,876,853 people
2 countries
739 fonts

Low German (Latin)

11,550,597 people
2 countries
44,586 fonts

Shona (Latin)

11,182,131 people
1 countries
74,724 fonts

Central Kurdish (Arabic)

11,037,262 people
2 countries
25 fonts

Quechua (Latin)

10,989,182 people
3 countries
1,405 fonts

Akan (Latin)

10,724,961 people
1 countries
418 fonts

Kinyarwanda (Latin)

10,311,671 people
3 countries
74,705 fonts

Wolof (Latin)

10,278,098 people
2 countries
4,052 fonts

Belarusian (Cyrillic)

10,138,393 people
3 countries
1,461 fonts

Xhosa (Latin)

9,891,068 people
2 countries
74,705 fonts

Tigrinya (Ethiopic)

9,882,311 people
3 countries
6 fonts

Azerbaijani (Latin)

9,463,900 people
3 countries
894 fonts

Afrikaans (Latin)

8,998,973 people
3 countries
44,735 fonts

Catalan (Latin)

8,502,430 people
4 countries
33,545 fonts

Tajik (Cyrillic)

8,468,560 people
1 countries
683 fonts

Hebrew (Hebrew)

8,299,710 people
1 countries
249 fonts

Sichuan Yi (Yi)

8,275,800 people
1 countries
6 fonts

Bambara (Latin)

8,227,192 people
1 countries
297 fonts

Serbian (Latin)

8,216,289 people
7 countries
5,870 fonts

Kikuyu (Latin)

8,094,669 people
1 countries
5,305 fonts

Bulgarian (Cyrillic)

8,019,140 people
6 countries
1,740 fonts

Swiss German (Latin)

7,850,429 people
4 countries
46,222 fonts

Uyghur (Arabic)

7,589,152 people
2 countries
24 fonts

Serbian (Cyrillic)

7,552,416 people
4 countries
1,442 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
74,705 fonts

Danish (Latin)

6,835,734 people
4 countries
40,567 fonts

Croatian (Latin)

6,757,796 people
8 countries
5,870 fonts

Albanian (Latin)

6,746,395 people
7 countries
44,159 fonts

Slovak (Latin)

6,681,188 people
4 countries
5,899 fonts

Turkmen (Latin)

6,622,621 people
3 countries
5,933 fonts

Kurdish (Latin)

6,610,868 people
7 countries
6,251 fonts

Cantonese (Traditional)

6,472,350 people
1 countries
5 fonts

Finnish (Latin)

5,686,298 people
4 countries
29,558 fonts

Kashmiri (Arabic)

5,520,413 people
3 countries
15 fonts

Armenian (Armenian)

5,417,368 people
8 countries
105 fonts

Norwegian Bokmål (Latin)

5,321,543 people
2 countries
40,008 fonts

Luyia (Latin)

5,237,727 people
1 countries
74,705 fonts

Ganda (Latin)

5,144,113 people
1 countries
4,104 fonts

Bemba (Latin)

4,951,320 people
1 countries
74,773 fonts

Lao (Lao)

4,917,429 people
1 countries
14 fonts

Konkani (Devanagari)

4,743,178 people
1 countries
57 fonts

Luo (Latin)

4,666,338 people
1 countries
74,762 fonts

Uzbek (Cyrillic)

4,467,852 people
2 countries
722 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
5,870 fonts

Bosnian (Cyrillic)

3,817,618 people
1 countries
1,442 fonts

Kamba (Latin)

3,618,793 people
1 countries
5,303 fonts

Kalenjin (Latin)

3,618,793 people
1 countries
74,775 fonts

Galician (Latin)

3,442,249 people
2 countries
44,804 fonts

Central Atlas Tamazight (Latin)

3,330,696 people
1 countries
233 fonts

Zarma (Latin)

3,271,701 people
1 countries
326 fonts

Kabyle (Latin)

3,195,613 people
1 countries
248 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
233 fonts

Lingala (Latin)

2,911,128 people
4 countries
276 fonts

Mongolian (Cyrillic)

2,855,596 people
2 countries
857 fonts

Kyrgyz (Cyrillic)

2,778,777 people
1 countries
757 fonts

Sango (Latin)

2,756,308 people
1 countries
44,728 fonts

Nyankole (Latin)

2,492,916 people
1 countries
74,705 fonts

Lithuanian (Latin)

2,436,599 people
2 countries
5,356 fonts

Gusii (Latin)

2,333,169 people
1 countries
74,724 fonts

Chiga (Latin)

2,136,785 people
1 countries
74,705 fonts

Soga (Latin)

2,097,215 people
1 countries
74,705 fonts

Tatar (Cyrillic)

1,991,611 people
1 countries
748 fonts

Northern Luri (Arabic)

1,961,524 people
2 countries
8 fonts

Luba-Katanga (Latin)

1,915,927 people
1 countries
332 fonts

Meru (Latin)

1,904,628 people
1 countries
5,303 fonts

Teso (Latin)

1,895,589 people
2 countries
74,751 fonts

Slovenian (Latin)

1,858,801 people
4 countries
6,713 fonts

Bodo (Devanagari)

1,794,716 people
1 countries
80 fonts

North Ndebele (Latin)

1,656,612 people
1 countries
74,706 fonts

Uzbek (Arabic)

1,603,865 people
1 countries
21 fonts

Macedonian (Cyrillic)

1,596,113 people
3 countries
1,445 fonts

Masai (Latin)

1,571,114 people
2 countries
253 fonts

Norwegian Nynorsk (Latin)

1,330,012 people
1 countries
40,008 fonts

Makonde (Latin)

1,294,821 people
1 countries
74,705 fonts

Sena (Latin)

1,222,390 people
1 countries
43,129 fonts

Morisyen (Latin)

1,220,751 people
1 countries
74,712 fonts

Makhuwa-Meetto (Latin)

1,195,816 people
1 countries
74,724 fonts

Latvian (Latin)

1,186,230 people
1 countries
5,055 fonts

Irish (Latin)

1,119,282 people
2 countries
45,409 fonts

Azerbaijani (Cyrillic)

1,118,477 people
2 countries
693 fonts

Basque (Latin)

1,066,402 people
2 countries
43,972 fonts

Yiddish (Hebrew)

1,032,232 people
6 countries
174 fonts

Chechen (Cyrillic)

938,902 people
1 countries
616 fonts

Bena (Latin)

917,165 people
1 countries
74,713 fonts

Shambala (Latin)

917,165 people
1 countries
74,725 fonts

Estonian (Latin)

894,691 people
2 countries
29,560 fonts

Ewondo (Latin)

774,841 people
1 countries
233 fonts

Western Frisian (Latin)

734,642 people
1 countries
2,911 fonts

Nuer (Latin)

729,461 people
1 countries
223 fonts

Embu (Latin)

714,235 people
1 countries
5,303 fonts

Chakma (Chakma)

706,162 people
2 countries
1 fonts

Asu (Latin)

647,410 people
1 countries
74,724 fonts

Asturian (Latin)

636,456 people
1 countries
808 fonts

Koyraboro Senni (Latin)

608,096 people
1 countries
326 fonts

Ossetic (Cyrillic)

563,604 people
2 countries
826 fonts

Breton (Latin)

556,981 people
1 countries
1,395 fonts

Welsh (Latin)

527,515 people
2 countries
4,001 fonts

Kabuverdianu (Latin)

510,418 people
1 countries
45,545 fonts

Langi (Latin)

469,372 people
1 countries
324 fonts

Sakha (Cyrillic)

455,225 people
1 countries
662 fonts

Maltese (Latin)

416,338 people
1 countries
4,810 fonts

Machame (Latin)

404,631 people
1 countries
74,724 fonts

Rombo (Latin)

404,631 people
1 countries
74,724 fonts

Vunjo (Latin)

404,631 people
1 countries
74,724 fonts

Luxembourgish (Latin)

398,067 people
1 countries
45,309 fonts

Taita (Latin)

390,448 people
1 countries
74,724 fonts

Jola-Fonyi (Latin)

381,380 people
1 countries
4,052 fonts

Dzongkha (Tibetan)

358,958 people
2 countries
23 fonts

Ngiemboon (Latin)

349,928 people
1 countries
201 fonts

Icelandic (Latin)

339,747 people
1 countries
33,243 fonts

Koyra Chiini (Latin)

304,048 people
1 countries
326 fonts

Basaa (Latin)

299,938 people
1 countries
124 fonts

Nama (Latin)

273,325 people
1 countries
447 fonts

Mundang (Latin)

249,949 people
1 countries
219 fonts

Colognian (Latin)

241,782 people
1 countries
5,362 fonts

Samburu (Latin)

219,032 people
1 countries
74,765 fonts

Kako (Latin)

134,972 people
1 countries
218 fonts

Maori (Latin)

126,289 people
1 countries
5,538 fonts

Vai (Vai)

121,914 people
1 countries
6 fonts

Duala (Latin)

119,975 people
1 countries
284 fonts

Rwa (Latin)

118,691 people
1 countries
74,724 fonts

Metaʼ (Latin)

117,476 people
1 countries
305 fonts

Sangu (Latin)

107,901 people
1 countries
74,763 fonts

Tongan (Latin)

101,155 people
1 countries
819 fonts

Ngomba (Latin)

84,982 people
1 countries
161 fonts

Bafia (Latin)

79,983 people
1 countries
323 fonts

Faroese (Latin)

69,495 people
2 countries
34,455 fonts

Scottish Gaelic (Latin)

64,121 people
1 countries
44,798 fonts

Kalaallisut (Latin)

55,205 people
2 countries
5,027 fonts

Northern Sami (Latin)

50,283 people
3 countries
3,861 fonts

Romansh (Latin)

41,181 people
1 countries
44,754 fonts

Friulian (Latin)

37,282 people
1 countries
43,357 fonts

Aghem (Latin)

34,992 people
1 countries
188 fonts

Hawaiian (Latin)

29,069 people
1 countries
822 fonts

Cherokee (Cherokee)

25,150 people
1 countries
2 fonts

Upper Sorbian (Latin)

12,895 people
1 countries
5,820 fonts

Walser (Latin)

11,183 people
2 countries
5,277 fonts

Kwasio (Latin)

8,998 people
1 countries
241 fonts

Lakota (Latin)

8,165 people
1 countries
562 fonts

Tasawaq (Latin)

8,083 people
1 countries
326 fonts

Lower Sorbian (Latin)

7,011 people
1 countries
5,750 fonts

Yangben (Latin)

2,299 people
1 countries
318 fonts

Cornish (Latin)

2,007 people
1 countries
74,705 fonts

Manx (Latin)

1,687 people
1 countries
44,699 fonts

Inari Sami (Latin)

607 people
1 countries
3,996 fonts

Esperanto (Latin)

298 people
1 countries
4,956 fonts

Interlingua (Latin)

134 people
2 countries
74,705 fonts

Church Slavic (Cyrillic)

0 people
1 countries
14 fonts

Prussian (Latin)

0 people
0 countries
359 fonts

Vai (Latin)

0 people
1 countries
246 fonts

Volapük (Latin)

0 people
0 countries
46,224 fonts

Root (Unknown Script)

0 people
0 countries
77,881 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