The Niji script
March 25, 2018
The Niji script is a proposed new script for writing Japanese. It is my attempt at applying the ideas underlying the Korean Hangeul script to the Japanese language.
The following documents provide a comprehensive description of the script:
- Why the Niji script? provides background on what led to the development of the Niji script.
- The design of the Niji script explains in detail the principles and design decisions that led to the current form of the script.
- Niji, Hiragana, and Katakana maps core syllables between these three more-or-less phonemic scripts for Japanese.
- Niji sample: Universal Declaration of Human Rights contains the preamble of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Japanese, written in the Niji script.
- Niji in Unicode specifies the encoding of the Niji script within the Unicode Private Use Area and serves as the basis of its registration in the Under-ConScript Unicode Registry.