From Arabic and Japanese to Hebrew, Javanese and Cherokee, explore 26 unique scripts and alphabets with Lonely Planet – and learn to write local proverbs with our calligraphy tutorials. For each script you’ll discover its history and roots, how and where it flourished, and gain insight into other people, places, cultures and traditions throughout the world. We’ll then tell you how to use the script and the easiest handwriting techniques to make it look authentic. Accompanying each script is local proverb and a calligraphy tutorial with a blank page so you can easily recreate the sentence in your own hand. Scripts include: Arabic – from Africa and the Middle East Vai – from Sierra Leone and Liberia Hangul – from Korea Japanese Hanunoo – from the Philippines Tamil and Sinhalese – from Sri Lanka Tibetan Georgian Cyrillic – from Belarus, Georgia, Russia and Ukraine Mongolian Tifinagh – from north Africa Hebrew and Syriac – from the Middle East About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.