- Balinese script
Infobox Writing system
name = Balinese
fam4 = Brāhmī
fam5 = Pallava
time = c.
unicode = [http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U1B00.pdf U+1B00–U+1B7F]
iso15924 = Bali
sample = Hanacaraka-bali.png
image_size = 200pxThe Balinese script is an
abugidathat was used to write the Balinese language, an Austronesian languagespoken by about three million people on the Indonesian island of Bali. The use of the Balinese alphabet has mostly been replaced by the Roman alphabet, and very few people are familiar with it. It is mostly used for religious writings.
The Balinese script was probably derived from Pallava and
Old Kawialphabets, which ultimately were derived from the Brahmi alphabet, the root of almost all the Indic and Southeast Asian abugidas.
Like most abugidas, each letter has an inherent vowel of /a/. Other vowels are indicated by using
diacritics, which can appear above, below, to the left, or to the right of the consonant.
imilarities between Balinese and Javanese Script
Balinese in Unicode
Unicoderange for Balinese is U+1B00 ... U+1B7F. Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points.
* Entry on [http://www.omniglot.com/writing/balinese.htm Balinese] at [http://www.omniglot.com/writing/ Omniglot.com -- A guide to writing systems]
* [http://www.babadbali.com/aksarabali/presengl.htm Computerization of Balinese Script]
* [http://std.dkuug.dk/jtc1/sc2/wg2/docs/N2908.pdf Michael Everson, Coding of Balinese Script to Unicode]
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