Fools and Heroes uses its own in-game written language – Ronish.
This is very similar to the English alphabet, with each letter having its own rune to represent it. This is used to help simulate living in a different world and to explain the difficulties with literacy experienced by many non-scholarly characters. All important in-character documentation, from noble writs to a mage’s spell book will be written in Ronish.
Documents and notes to help Players learn how to write and write Ronish can be easily obtained from a Branch LO once they begin play. Many other Players will often happy to teach a starting character how to effectively read and write if asked nicely.