Bamum (Unicode block)

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Range U+A6A0..U+A6FF
(96 code points)
Plane BMP
Scripts Bamum
Major alphabets Bamum
Assigned 88 code points
Unused 8 reserved code points
Unicode version history
5.2 88 (+88)

Note: [1][2]

Bamum is a Unicode block containing the characters of stage-G Bamum script, used for modern writing of the Bamum language of western Cameroon. Characters for writing earlier orthographies (stages A–F) are contained in a Bamum Supplement block.

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 10.0
2.^ Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points


The following Unicode-related documents record the purpose and process of defining specific characters in the Bamum block:

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
5.2 U+A6A0..A6F7 88 L2/06-313 Riley, Charles (2006-09-21), Report on work with the Bamum script in Cameroon 
L2/07-023 Riley, Charles (2007-01-19), Towards the Encoding of the Bamum Script in the UCS 
L2/07-105 N3213 Freytag, Asmus (2007-02-23), Proposed block allocation Cyrillic / Bamum 
L2/07-024R N3209R Everson, Michael; Riley, Charles (2007-03-21), Preliminary proposal for encoding the Bamum script in the BMP 
L2/07-239 N3298 Anderson, Deborah (2007-07-30), Request to Remove Bamum from Amendment 5 
L2/08-350 N3522 Everson, Michael; Riley, Charles; Tuchscherer, Konrad (2008-10-14), Proposal to encode modern Bamum in the BMP 
  1. ^ Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names


  1. ^ "Unicode character database". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2016-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Enumerated Versions of The Unicode Standard". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2016-07-09.