Latin script

Latin
Roman
A Specimen by William Caslon.jpg
Type
Languages
Time period
~700 BC–present
Parent systems
Child systems
indirectly, the Cherokee syllabary and Yugtun script
Sister systems
Cyrillic
Armenian
Georgian
Coptic
Runic/Futhark
DirectionLeft-to-right
ISO 15924Latn, 215
Unicode alias
Latin
See Latin characters in Unicode

Latin or Roman script is a set of graphic signs (script) based on the letters of the classical Latin alphabet. This is derived from a form of the Cumaean Greek version of the Greek alphabet used by the Etruscans.

Several Latin-script alphabets exist, which differ in graphemes, collation, and phonetic values from the classical Latin alphabet.

The Latin script is the basis of the International Phonetic Alphabet, and the 26 most widespread letters are the letters contained in the ISO basic Latin alphabet.

Latin script is the basis for the largest number of alphabets of any writing system[1] and is themost widely adopted writing system in the world (commonly used by about 70 per cent of the world's population). Latin script is used as the standard method of writing in most Western, Central, as well as in some Eastern European languages, as well as in many languages in other parts of the world.

Name

The script is either called Roman script or Latin script, in reference to its origin in ancient Rome. In the context of transliteration, the term "romanization" or "romanisation" is often found.[2][3] Unicode uses the term "Latin"[4] as does the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).[5]

The numeral system is called the Roman numeral system; and the collection of the elements, Roman numerals. The numbers 1, 2, 3 ... are Latin/Roman script numbers for the Hindu–Arabic numeral system.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Latynse alfabet
aragonés: Alfabeto latín
asturianu: Alfabetu llatín
azərbaycanca: Latın qrafikası
Bân-lâm-gú: Lô-má-jī
Basa Banyumasan: Alfabet Latin
башҡортса: Латин алфавиты
беларуская: Лацінскі алфавіт
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Лацінскі альфабэт
Bikol Central: Iskriturang Latin
български: Латиница
bosanski: Latinica
буряад: Лата үзэг
čeština: Latinka
davvisámegiella: Latiinnalaš alfabehta
Ελληνικά: Λατινική γραφή
español: Alfabeto latino
Esperanto: Latina alfabeto
Fiji Hindi: Roman akchhar
français: Alphabet latin
贛語: 拉丁字母
गोंयची कोंकणी / Gõychi Konknni: Romi Lipiecho Fuddar
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Lâ-tên sṳ-mû
хальмг: Латин бичиг
한국어: 로마자
हिन्दी: रोमन लिपि
hrvatski: Latinica
Bahasa Indonesia: Alfabet Latin
interlingua: Alphabeto latin
ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ/inuktitut: ᐃᓕᓴᐅᑎᒃ
italiano: Alfabeto latino
Basa Jawa: Aksara Latin
къарачай-малкъар: Латин алфавит
Lëtzebuergesch: Laténgescht Alphabet
Limburgs: Latiens sjrif
la .lojban.: latmo lerfu
lumbaart: Abecee latin
македонски: Латиница
Malagasy: Abidy latina
Bahasa Melayu: Abjad Rumi
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Lá-dĭng cê-mō̤
монгол: Латин үсэг
Nederlands: Latijns alfabet
Nedersaksies: Latainse alfabet
नेपाली: रोमन लिपि
日本語: ラテン文字
нохчийн: Латинан абат
Nordfriisk: Latiinsk alfabeet
norsk nynorsk: Det latinske alfabetet
Nouormand: Alphabet latin
occitan: Alfabet latin
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Lotin alifbosi
پنجابی: لاطینی لپی
ភាសាខ្មែរ: អក្សរឡាតាំង
Piemontèis: Alfabet latin
português: Alfabeto latino
qırımtatarca: Latin elifbesi
română: Alfabetul latin
Simple English: Latin script
slovenčina: Latinské písmo
slovenščina: Latinica
словѣньскъ / ⰔⰎⰑⰂⰡⰐⰠⰔⰍⰟ: Латиньска аꙁъбоукꙑ
Soomaaliga: Farta laatiinka
српски / srpski: Латиница
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Latinica
Basa Sunda: Alfabét Latin
Taqbaylit: Agemmay alatini
татарча/tatarça: Latin älifbası
Türkçe: Latin alfabesi
українська: Латинська абетка
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: لاتىن ئەلىڧبەسى
vepsän kel’: Latinan kirjamišt
Tiếng Việt: Bảng chữ cái Latinh
文言: 拉丁字母
吴语: 拉丁字母
粵語: 拉丁字母
žemaitėška: Luotīnėšks rašts
中文: 拉丁字母