Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Estranghelo, the old Syriac alphabet of square monumental form, which is derived from the Phoenician, and which is itself the parent of the ordinary cursive Syriac script, of the Knfo-Arabic and Syro-Chaldasan. The letters are extremely bold and elegant, and are consequently still much used for title-pages, ornamental work, deeds, and records.