The Telugu script is also widely used for writing Sanskrit texts and to some extent the Gondi language. It gained prominence during the Eastern Chalukyas also known as Vengi Chalukya era. It shares extensive similarities with the Kannada script , as they both evolved from the Kadamba and Bhattiprolu scripts of the Brahmi family.
The Nabataean alphabet is an abjad (consonantal alphabet) that was used by the Nabataeans in the second century BC.   Important inscriptions are found in Petra (now in Jordan ), the Sinai Peninsula (now part of Egypt ), and other archaeological sites including Abdah (in Israel ) and Mada'in Saleh in Saudi Arabia.