Gothic alphabet

The Gothic alphabet is an alphabet used for writing the Gothic language. Ulfilas (or Wulfila) developed it in the 4th century AD for the purpose of translating the Bible.[1]

Gothic
Script type
Time period
From c. 350, in decline by 600
Directionleft-to-right 
LanguagesGothic
Related scripts
Parent systems
Greek script augmented with Latin and possibly Runic (questionable)
  • Gothic
ISO 15924
ISO 15924Goth, 206 , Gothic
Unicode
Unicode alias
Gothic
U+10330U+1034F
 This article contains phonetic transcriptions in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). For an introductory guide on IPA symbols, see Help:IPA. For the distinction between [ ], / / and  , see IPA § Brackets and transcription delimiters.

The alphabet essentially uses uncial forms of the Greek alphabet, with a few additional letters to express Gothic phonology: