The Serbian Cyrillic alphabet (српска ћирилица) is an adaptation of the Cyrillic script for Serbo-Croatian, developed in 1818 by Serbian linguist Vuk Karadžić. It is one of the two alphabets used to write standard modern Serbian, Bosnian and Montenegrin, the other being Latin.
In Serbia, Cyrillic is seen as being more traditional and has the official status (designated in the Constitution as the "official script"). In general use, the Latin alphabet dominates commercial and internet spheres, while Cyrillic dominates handwriting and educational spheres. As for native speakers, their preferences may differ from person to person depending on age, education and other factors.
The Serbian Cyrillic alphabet is built up by 24 letters from the Cyrillic script. A few letters (such as щ, ъ or я) were removed when Serbian Cyrillic was developed and one Latin letter (j) was added to it.
There were also five new letters: the ligatures Љ and Њ, together with Џ, Ђ, and Ћ were developed especially for the Serbian alphabet:
Some further differences, Serbian Cyrillic has a from other Cyrillic alphabets: