I’ve always been a bit of a writing system geek. When I was 10 or so, a friend and I made up our own cipher to write secret notes to each other. (I wish I could still remember it.) And the alphabet was probably one of the big factors in why I chose to study Russian in first-year university. So I was thrilled to discover this map of writing systems from Wikimedia Commons (click to see the full version), discovered via 40 maps that will help you make sense of the world. Next up for me is Devanagari – I’m signed up for Hindi classes this fall.