The World's Writing Systems

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The World's Writing Systems
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication date
February 8, 1996

The World's Writing Systems is a reference book about the world's writing systems. The book is edited by Peter T. Daniels and William Bright and was first published by Oxford University Press in 1996.[1]

The World's Writing Systems systematically explores most of the world's writing systems from the earliest times onwards. There are seventy-four signed articles, arranged in thirteen groups, with seventy-nine contributors (some articles have shared credit, while others merely consulted).


  1. ^ Daniels, Peter T.; Bright, William, eds. (6 June 1996). The World's Writing Systems. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-507993-7. Retrieved 23 February 2015.