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|Languages||Besemah, Lampung, Rejang, Serawai, and others|
|Time period||c. 13th–19th century; 21st century|
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Rencong script is a writing system used to write Malay in central and southern Sumatra (Kerinci, Bengkulu, Palembang and Lampung). The script lasted until the 18th century which was before the Dutch colonised Indonesia. It was gradually replaced by the Jawi script, a slightly modified Arabic script.
The Malay used Rencong or Rencang script, Kawi script and Lampung script in ancient times. Studies showed that these writings are related to the ancient Cambodian writings. The script is also related to the Batak script.
Rencong alphabet is available in the Unicode Standard.
The Unicode block for Rencong is U+A930 ... U+A95F. Grey areas in the chart below indicate non-assigned code points:
Unicode.org chart (PDF)
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