Leaf by Hector Santos. The first web site about the baybayin on
the Internet. It also covers the Living scripts of Mindoro and Palawan,
the Laguna Copperplate Inscription of 900 C.E. and many other areas
of ancient Philippine history.
Ating Baybayin -
Our Filipino Script by Victor Quimson. A really clever site with
Victor's own Baybayin Online Translator. You just type in a word and
the programme will transcribe and display the word in either the original
baybayin or the modified Spanish baybayin. Incidentally, my Tagalog
Stylized font is used throughout Victor's site.
- Baybayin.com. A great website
by Christian Cabuay with lots of information about the current state
of baybayin usage in Filipino culture. He also offers his own online
baybayin transcriber. See also his interview with me.
- Pinoy Tattoos.com Another
web site by Christian Cabuay devoted to, you guessed it, Pinoy Tattoos!
- Filipino Tattoos.com
is tattoo artist Aleks Figueroa's web site. It has a large gallery of
baybayin and other Filipino tattoo art as well as advice for people
who want to get a tattoo.
- Nordenx. Norman del Santos
is a digital artist, font designer and game programmer. Explore all
his projects and websites from his blog page.
- Doctrina Christiana,
1593. The Project Gutenburg online edition of the first book ever
printed in the Philippines. It contains the oldest known example of
baybayin writing in existence.
of Asia sells some books about the baybayin. If you are really
interested in the baybayin, the best deal is the facsimile of the
entire Doctrina Christiana of 1593. This is the earliest surviving
example of baybayin writing. You will learn a lot and the book is
very reasonably priced.
Unicode Resources. Unicode and Multilingual Support in HTML, Fonts,
Web Browsers and Other Applications.
is fascinating site by Simon Ager about scripts from all over the
Travel Phrases by David
Mc Creedy is a site devoted to four basic phrases that every traveller
should know. David is collecting these phrases in every possible language
and written script. Unicode fonts are also available at this site.
Scripts by Dr. Carl Rubino, a linguist and author of Tagalog and
Ilokano dictionaries. Here the baybayin is viewed from an Ilokano's
point of view.
de Ayer y de Hoy at PROEL is a Spanish web page with many examples
of the baybayin.
Travelling Tattoo Artist is an article by Elz Cuya about Aleks
Figueroa's baybayin tattoo creations.
ABCs the alibata way is an article by Tina G. Santos that was
published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer in which she interviewed
Raymond M. Cosare of Far Eastern University. In the article Cosare
provided many insights about baybayin writing most of them
were copied directly from my web article, Baybayin,
The Ancient Script of the Philippines. See this alternate link
if the first link is dead: Teaching
attributions a disservice to scholarship is my letter to the editor
of the Philippine Daily Inquirer concerning the plagiarism in the
PDI article listed above.
Baybayin Pages at Sarisari etc.
by Paul Morrow
Baybayin, The Ancient Script of the Philippines is the main
baybayin article. It covers the history and describes the script.
In English and Filipino
How to write the Ancient Script of the Philippines is also
in English and Filipino.
How do I write my name in baybayin?
This page offers strategies for writing difficult non-Filipino words
and names in the baybayin script.
Baybayin Styles & Their Sources shows
many different forms of the baybayin and tells where they originated.
The Baybayin as Written by Filipinos is
a chart by William Henry Scott that shows the wide variety of Tagalog
handwriting styles in the 1600s.
Cuadro Paleografico is a chart drawn up
in 1892 (?) by Pedro Paterno. It has been misinterpreted in several
books as a chart of distinct alphabets instead of just variations
Baybayin Transcriptions Examples of 16th
and 17th century baybayin documents from the three major language
groups of the Philippines are transcribed into the modern alphabet.
Down Load Baybayin Fonts Free! Four baybayin
typefaces available in TrueType format for both IBM and Macintosh
computers and in PostScript Type 1 format. They are all free.
7 June, 2009