Mongol bichig, the vertical Mongolian script, was used in Mongolia until the adoption of cyrillic in the 1940s. In my view, one of the most beautiful scripts in the world, a tie with Persian nastaliq. Calligraphy by Sukhbaatar Lkhagvadorj
Sample text in Phags-pa (Standard script style) Mongolian script commissioned by Kublai Khan in 1269. The script was originally called "Mongolian new letters" - 蒙古新字 (měnggǔ xīnzì) in Chinese, a name still used in Tibetan. However the script is now known as dörbelǰin üsüg, square script, in Mongolian and as 八思巴字 (bāsībā zì), Phags-pa letters, in Chinese.