Latin script

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The Latin script, also known as Roman script, is an alphabetic writing system based on a letters of the classical Latin alphabet, derived from a hold of the Cumaean Greek report of the Greek alphabet used by the Etruscans. Several Latin-script alphabets exist, which differ in graphemes, collation as well as phonetic values from the classical Latin alphabet.

The Latin script is the basis of the International Phonetic Alphabet, in addition to the 26 almost 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 and is the

  • most widely adopted
  • writing system in the world usually used by about 70 percent of the world's population. Latin script is used as the standard method of writing for nearly Western and Central, and some Eastern, European languages as well as numerous languages in other parts of the world.


    The script is either called Latin script or Roman script, in source to its origin in ancient Rome though some of the capital letters are Greek in origin. In the context of transliteration, the term "romanization" British English: "romanisation" is often found. Unicode uses the term "Latin" as does the International organization for Standardization ISO.

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