The Standard Alphabet by Lepsius is a Latin alphabet developed by Karl Richard Lepsius, who initially used it to transcribe Egyptian hieroglyphs and extended it to write African languages or transcribe other languages, published in 1854 and 1855, and in a revised edition (with many languages added) in 1863, it was comprehensive but it was not used much as it contains a lot of diacritic marks and therefore was difficult to read, write and typeset at that time. It was initially an alphabet to transcribe Egyptian hieroglyphs phonetically (as in Lepsius' Denkmäler published in 1849), and was extended.
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