I found this graffiti when I was walking around Jl. Sumbing, Semarang. It was interesting as it depicted Javanese character, especially in the word. Those are Javanese writing system called Carakan or Layang Hanacaraka. It is derived from Brahmic script from Southern India which developed into many versions in South East Asia since Before Christ. In the past, Javanese script was an official writing system, but nowadays people who are able to read and write it has been dwindling. It can be still seen for aesthetic purpose in many cities of Central Java, Jogjakarta and East Java.
It is believed brought by King Ajisaka to Java on around 78 AD, and each parts has got its meaning
It is read as the following (from left to right)
Ha Na Ca Ra Ka (H N C R K) = There were two soldiers who did their king’s duties
Da Ta Sa Wa La (D T S W L)= They were quarreling
Pa Dha Ja Ya Nya (P DH J Y NY) = They were fighting each other
Ma Ga Ba Tha Nga (M G B TH NG) = They were finally dead together
Honestly I can only read and write some, not totally. But if I can, maybe I will be able to read old Javanese documents which are very valuable. Hopefully I can!