Cherokee (Unicode block)

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Cherokee
Range U+13A0..U+13FF
(96 code points)
Plane BMP
Scripts Cherokee
Major alphabets Cherokee
Assigned 92 code points
Unused 4 reserved code points
Unicode version history
3.0 85 (+85)
8.0 92 (+7)
Note: [1][2]

Cherokee is a Unicode block containing the syllabic characters for writing the Cherokee language. When Cherokee was first added to Unicode in version 3.0 it was treated as a unicameral alphabet, but in version 8.0 it was redefined as a bicameral script. The Cherokee block contains all the uppercase letters plus six lowercase letters. The Cherokee Supplement block contains the rest of the lowercase letters.

Cherokee[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+13Ax
U+13Bx
U+13Cx
U+13Dx
U+13Ex
U+13Fx
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 Cherokee block:

Version Final code points[a] Count UTC ID L2 ID WG2 ID Document
3.0 U+13A0..13F4 85 UTC/1991-102 McGowan, Rick (1991-10-24), Cherokee block description and chart draft 
N1172 Everson, Michael (1995-03-14), Proposal for encoding the Cherokee script 
UTC/1996-016 Gourd, Charles (1996-03-05), Cherokee Syllabary 
UTC/1996-015 Everson, Michael (1996-03-08), Re: Cherokee Nation's ordering 
UTC/1996-017 Everson, Michael (1996-03-14), Proposal for encoding the Cherokee script 
N1362 Initial comments on encoding Cherokee into ISO/IEC 10646, 1996-04-01 
X3L2/96-034 N1356 Suignard, Michel (1996-04-17), US position concerning the referenced proposal to encode the Cherokee script 
N1476 Paterson, Bruce (1996-12-09), Draft pDAM 12 - Cherokee 
N1596 Summary of Voting on SC 2 N 2807, Combined PDAM Registration and FPDAM ballot: Amendment 12: Cherokee Script, 1997-06-17 
N1799 Table of Replies on 10646-1/FDAM 12: Cherokee, 1998-06-12 
8.0 U+13F5, 13F8..13FD 7 L2/13-190 N4487 Everson, Michael; Feeling, Durbin (2013-10-24), Proposal for the addition of Cherokee characters 
L2/14-064R N4537R Everson, Michael (2014-02-25), Revised proposal for the addition of Cherokee characters 
L2/14-187 Whistler, Ken (2014-07-31), Cherokee casing decision may break identifier syntax 
L2/15-214 Lunde, Ken (2015-07-30), Phoreus Cherokee type specimen sheet 
  1. ^ Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names

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.