The Hungarianssettled the Carpathian Basin in 896. After the establishment of the Christian Hungarian kingdom, the script fell into disuse because the Latin alphabet was adopted. In remote regions of Transylvania, however, the script remained in marginal use by the Székely Magyars at least until the 17th century, giving its Hungarian name székely rovásírás. The Old Hungarian script has also been described as “runic” or “runiform” because it is superficially reminiscent of the Germanic runic alphabet. The English name in ISO 15924 is Old Hungarian (Hungarian Runic).