Cherokee (Unicode block)

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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.

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 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


  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.