|Languages||Malay, Besemah, Kerinci, Lampung, Rejang, Serawai, and others|
|Rejang, Lampung, Kerinci, Serawai|
|The Brahmic script and its descendants|
The Rencong script, locally known as Surat Ulu ('upstream script'), is a writing system found in central and south Sumatra, in the regions of Kerinci, Bengkulu, Palembang and Lampung, Indonesia. The script lasted until the 18th century, when the Dutch colonized Indonesia. It was used to write manuscripts in Sumatran languages and Malay, such as the Tanjung Tanah Code of Law. The Malay writing was gradually replaced by the Jawi script, a localized version of the Arabic script.
Rencong script was often written on tree bark, bamboo, horns and palmyra-palm leaves. Many of the Rencong alphabets are also known as "Surat Ulu", or "upriver scripts", given their prevalence away from a coastline.
The term "Rencong" is often confused with "Rejang", which refers to a specific Rencong alphabet that was used to write various dialects of the Rejang language and for writing Malay in the region.
This map below shows the distribution of various Rencong alphabets in South Sumatra:
Main article: Rejang (Unicode block)
Following are the code points for the letters of the Rencong script:
|U+A930 KA||U+A931 GA||U+A932 NGA||U+A933 TA||U+A934 DA||U+A935 NA||U+A936 PA||U+A937 BA||U+A938 MA||U+A939 CA||U+A93A JA||U+A93B NYA||U+A93C SA||U+A93D RA||U+A93E LA||U+A93F YA|
|U+A940 WA||U+A941 HA||U+A942 MBA||U+A943 NGGA||U+A944 NDA||U+A945 NYJA|
|U+A946 A||U+A947 I||U+A948 U||U+A949 E||U+A94A AI||U+A94B O||U+A94C AU||U+A94D EU||U+A94E EA||U+A94F -NG||U+A950 -N||U+A951 -R||U+A952 -H [ʔ]||U+A953 (no vowel)|