Bengali (Unicode block)

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Bengali
Range U+0980..U+09FF
(128 code points)
Plane BMP
Scripts Bengali
Major alphabets Bengali
Assamese
Assigned 95 code points
Unused 33 reserved code points
Source standards ISCII
Unicode version history
1.0.0 89 (+89)
4.0 90 (+1)
4.1 91 (+1)
5.2 92 (+1)
7.0 93 (+1)
10.0 95 (+2)

Note: [1][2]

Bengali Unicode block contains characters for the Bengali, Assamese, Bishnupriya Manipuri, Daphla, Garo, Hallam, Khasi, Mizo, Munda, Naga, Rian, and Santali languages. In its original incarnation, the code points U+0981..U+09CD were a direct copy of the Bengali characters A1-ED from the 1988 ISCII standard, as well as several Assamese ISCII characters in the U+09F0 column. The Devanagari, Gurmukhi, Gujarati, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam blocks were similarly all based on ISCII encodings.

Block[edit]

Bengali[1][2]
Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+098x
U+099x
U+09Ax
U+09Bx ি
U+09Cx
U+09Dx
U+09Ex
U+09Fx
Notes
1.^ As of Unicode version 10.0
2.^ Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points

History[edit]

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

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
1.0.0 U+0981..0983, 0985..098C, 098F..0990, 0993..09A8, 09AA..09B0, 09B2, 09B6..09B9, 09BC, 09BE..09C4, 09C7..09C8, 09CB..09CD, 09D7, 09DC..09DD, 09DF..09E3, 09E6..09FA 89 (to be determined)
L2/01-303 Vikas, Om (2001-07-26), Letter from the Government from India on "Draft for Unicode Standard for Indian Scripts" 
L2/01-304 Feedback on Unicode Standard 3.0, 2001-08-02 
L2/01-305 McGowan, Rick (2001-08-08), Draft UTC Response to L2/01-304, "Feedback on Unicode Standard 3.0" 
L2/01-430R McGowan, Rick (2001-11-20), UTC Response to L2/01-304, “Feedback on Unicode Standard 3.0” 
L2/03-113 Everson, Michael (2003-03-05), Conjuncts: making sure we are right 
4.0 U+09BD 1 L2/01-431R[b] McGowan, Rick (2001-11-08), Actions for UTC and Editorial Committee in response to L2/01-430R 
L2/02-117 N2425 McGowan, Rick (2002-03-21), Additional Characters for Indic Scripts 
L2/03-084 Jain, Manoj (2003-03-03), Proposed changes in the Unicode Standards for Indic Scripts - Bengali 
L2/03-102 Vikas, Om (2003-03-04), Unicode Standard for Indic Scripts 
L2/03-101.1 Proposed Changes in Indic Scripts [Bengali document], 2003-03-04 
L2/03-104 Jain, Manoj (2003-03-04), Sample Text for Bengali Sign Avagraha 
L2/04-102 Pavanaja, U. B. (2004-02-10), Bug in Kannada collation 
L2/04-432 Wissink, Cathy (2004-12-31), Indic collation: action items 99-20 and 99-29 
4.1 U+09CE 1 L2/00-303 N2261 Incorporation of Bangla (Bengali) Coded Character in ISO/IEC 10646-1, 2000-08-23 
L2/00-304 N2261-1 Proposal Summary Form for character U+09BA, KHANDATA, 2000-08-23 
L2/03-084 Jain, Manoj (2003-03-03), Proposed changes in the Unicode Standards for Indic Scripts - Bengali 
L2/03-102 Vikas, Om (2003-03-04), Unicode Standard for Indic Scripts 
L2/03-101.1 Proposed Changes in Indic Scripts [Bengali document], 2003-03-04 
L2/04-060 Sengupta, Gautam (2004-02-01), Encoding Bangla Khanda-Ta With Ta+Virama 
L2/04-062 Constable, Peter (2004-02-01), Encoding Bangla Khanda-Ta With Ta+Virama 
L2/04-102 Pavanaja, U. B. (2004-02-10), Bug in Kannada collation 
L2/04-262 N2810 Constable, Peter (2004-02-17), Encoding of Bengali Khanda Ta in Unicode (PRI #30 document) 
L2/04-192 N2811 Sengupta, Gautam (2004-06-07), Feedback on PR-30: Encoding of Bangla Khanda Ta in Unicode 
L2/04-233 N2812 Vikas, Om (2004-06-10), Letter to Mark Davis re Bengali Khanda Ta 
L2/04-252 N2813 Constable, Peter (2004-06-15), Review of Bengali Khanda Ta and PRI-30 Feedback 
L2/04-264 N2809 Constable, Peter (2004-06-17), Proposal to encode Bengali Khanda Ta in the UCS 
L2/04-432 Wissink, Cathy (2004-12-31), Indic collation: action items 99-20 and 99-29 
5.2 U+09FB 1 L2/07-192 N3311 Pandey, Anshuman (2007-05-21), Proposal to Encode the Ganda Currency Mark for Bengali in the BMP of the UCS 
7.0 U+0980 1 L2/11-359 N4157 Pandey, Anshuman (2011-10-21), Proposal to Encode the Sign Anji for Bengali 
L2/11-408 Lata, Swaran (2011-10-27), Letter from Swaran Lata, Gov't of India, re proposals 
L2/12-079 Lata, Swaran (2012-02-07), Inputs of Govt. of India on various documents 
L2/12-121 N4157 Pandey, Anshuman (2012-04-23), Proposal to Encode the Sign ANJI for Bengali 
L2/12-184 Lata, Swaran (2012-05-07), GOI Feedback on the various Indic related documents 
L2/12-277 Lata, Swaran (2012-07-26), GOI Feedback on the various Indic related document submitted to UTC 
10.0 U+09FC 1 L2/15-161 Sharma, Shriramana (2015-07-31), Proposal to encode 09CF BENGALI LETTER VEDIC ANUSVARA 
U+09FD 1 L2/15-172R A, Srinidhi; A, Sridatta (2015-07-09), Proposal to Encode an Abbreviation Sign for Bengali 
  1. ^ Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names
  2. ^ See also L2/01-303, L2/01-304, L2/01-305, and L2/01-430R

References[edit]

  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.