Ideographic Description Characters (Unicode block)

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Ideographic Description Characters
Range U+2FF0..U+2FFF
(16 code points)
Plane BMP
Scripts Common
Assigned 12 code points
Unused 4 reserved code points
Source standards GB 2312-80
Unicode version history
3.0 12 (+12)
Note: [1]

Ideographic Description Characters is a Unicode block containing graphic characters used for describing CJK ideographs. They are not intended to provide a mechanism for the composition of complex characters, whether already encoded or not.

Ideographic Description Characters[1][2]
Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
1.^ As of Unicode version 7.0
2.^ Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points


  1. ^ "Unicode character database". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 22 March 2013.