Old Italian alphabet
The old Italian alphabet was used to write various languages on the Italian peninsula. It is based on the Greek alphabet in a western variant and was adopted by the Greek settlers in Kyme . It served as the basis for the Latin alphabet and was also used for writing other languages, including a. in a variant for the Etruscan and one for the Venetian language and a number of languages of the Italian branch of the Indo-European language family , u. a. the Oscar language and the Umbrian language .
Unicode implements the old Italian alphabet under the name Old Italic in the range U + 10300 to U + 1032F . The following table uses the characters defined in Unicode and can only be displayed if a suitable font is installed on the computer.
It is often assumed that the Germanic runic writing developed from the North Etruscan variant of this alphabet or the Alpine alphabets derived from it (Venetian, Rhaetian, Lepontic alphabet).