Tool to translate Oghamic writing (Ogham) that uses a medieval and celtic/irish alphabet made with horizontal and vertical lines.
Ogham Alphabet - dCode
Tag(s) : Symbol Substitution
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The Ogham/Ogam language/script is based on an early Irish alphabet composed mainly of 20 basic symbols corresponding to certain letters of the classical Latin alphabet. There are sometimes other rare symbols that appear in manuscripts that are combinations of letters.
Oghamic writing is often vertical. NB: some scripts have been written from top to bottom and not from bottom to top.
The Ogham encryption is performed by a replacement of the Ogham symbols by 20 letters of the alphabet.
dCode replaces the missing Latin letters with others: J=>I, K=>Q, P=>NG, V=>U, W=>U, X=>Z.
The writing of figures and numbers is not documented and does not appear on the inscriptions on engraved stones found in Ireland/celtic countries.
The Ogham symbols generally follow a vertical or horizontal line. The message is composed of bars, sticks, horizontal and vertical lines.
The writing can be vertical or horizontal.
The Ogham alphabet is included in the Unicode standard, here are the characters:
Historians date the Ogham to around the 4th century.