ConScript Unicode Registry

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The ConScript Unicode Registry was a volunteer project to coordinate the assignment of code points in the Unicode Private Use Area (PUA) for the encoding of artificial scripts including those for constructed languages.[1] It was founded by John Cowan and was maintained by him and Michael Everson but has not been updated since 2008 and is no longer actively maintained. It has no formal connection with the Unicode Consortium.

The Under-ConScript Unicode Registry (UCSUR) is a continuation of the CSUR that has added 18 scripts to the agreement since its inception. Originally intended as a holding standard while the original maintainers of the CSUR took a break, the UCSUR has been the only actively maintained PUA agreement retaining the original CSUR allocations since 2008. It is run by Rebecca Bettencourt.[2]

Scripts[edit]

The CSUR and UCSUR include the following scripts:

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Scripts in the ConScript Unicode Registry and Under-ConScript Unicode Registry
Writing System Creator(s) Code range Remark
Aiha Ursula K. Le Guin F8A0–F8CF
Alzetjan Herman Miller E550–E57F
Amlin Thomas Thurman E6D0–E6EF UCSUR addition
Amman-Iar David Bell E2A0–E2CF
aUI John W. Weilgart E280–E29F
Aurebesh Stephen Crane E890–E8DF UCSUR addition
Braille Extended Louis Braille EB60–EB9F UCSUR addition
Cirth J. R. R. Tolkien E080–E0FF Unicode proposal made in September 1997[3]
No action taken but Cirth appears in the Roadmap to the SMP[4]
Cylenian Danae Dekker EC00–EC2F UCSUR addition
Deini Dana Nutter ED00–ED3F UCSUR addition
D'ni Richard A. Watson E830–E88F UCSUR addition
Deseret E830–E88F Withdrawn after inclusion in Unicode
Use Deseret Unicode block (U+10400–U+1044F)
Engsvanyáli M. A. R. Barker E100–E14F
Ewellic Doug Ewell E680–E6CF
Ferengi Timothy Miller E600–E62F
Gargoyle Herman Miller E5C0–E5DF
Glaitha-A Rebecca G. Bettencourt E900–E97F UCSUR addition
Glaitha-B Rebecca G. Bettencourt E980–E9DF UCSUR addition
Ilianore Jeff Smith E1B0–E1CF
Kazat ?Akkorou Herman Miller E430–E44F
Kazvarad Herman Miller E450–E46F
Kelwathi Herman Miller E4F0–E4FF
Kinya Maurizio M. Gavoli E150–E1AF
Kinya Syllables Maurizio M. Gavoli F0000–F0E6F
Klingon Astra Image Corporation F8D0–F8FF Unicode proposal made in 1997[5]
Formally rejected in 2001[6][7]
Lhenazi Arthaey Angosii EA00–EA9F UCSUR addition
Mizarian Herman Miller E300–E33F
Monofon Steve T. Bell E800–E82F
Niji Norbert Lindenberg ED40−ED7F UCSUR addition
Nísklôz Herman Miller E400–E42F
Olaetyan Herman Miller E3B0–E3FF
Ophidian E5E0–E5FF
Orokin (Tennobet) Digital Extremes for their video game Warframe EB00−EB3F UCSUR addition
Phaistos Disc E6D0–E6FF Withdrawn after inclusion in Unicode
Use Phaistos Disc Unicode block (U+101D0–U+101FF)
Pikto John E. Williams F0E70–F16A4
Røzhxh Herman Miller E490–E4BF
Rynnan Herman Miller E520–E54F
Saklor Herman Miller E500–E51F
Sarkai Herman Miller E360–E37F
Semtog George Sutton, Martin Novy F1700−F18FF UCSUR addition
Serivelna Herman Miller E4C0–E4EF
Seussian Latin Extensions Theodor Geisel E630–E64F
Shavian Ronald Kingsley Read E700–E72F Withdrawn after inclusion in Unicode
Use Shavian Unicode block (U+10450–U+1047F)
Solresol Jean François Sudre E770–E77F
Ssûraki Herman Miller E5A0–E5BF
Standard Galactic Tom Hall EB40–EB5F UCSUR addition
Streich Tommaso Donnarumma E2D0–E2DF
Syai Brian Lilburn E1D0–E1FF
Sylabica Marcin Kowalczyk E650–E67F UCSUR addition
Syrrin Danae Dekker EC30–EC6F UCSUR addition
Telarasso Herman Miller E580–E59F
Tengwar J. R. R. Tolkien E000–E07F Unicode proposal made in September 1997[8]
No action taken but Tengwar appears in the Roadmap to the SMP[4]
Thelwik Herman Miller E380–E3AF
Tonal John W. Nystrom E8E0–E8FF UCSUR addition
Unifon John Malone E740–E76F
Unifon Extended John Malone E6F0-E73F UCSUR addition
Verdurian Mark Rosenfelder E200–E26F
Visible Speech Alexander Melville Bell E780–E7FF
Wanya Max Dominik Weber EAA0–EAFF UCSUR addition
Xaîni Paul Blake E2E0–E2FF
Zarkhánd Herman Miller E470–E48F
Zírí:Nka Herman Miller E340–E35F

The (U)CSUR also contain non-script character ranges for "hacks" like the MirOS OPTU (U+EF80-U+EFFF).[1][2]

Font support[edit]

Few fonts support ConScript Unicode specified code points:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ConScript Unicode Registry". Evertype.com. Retrieved 2015-06-20.
  2. ^ a b "Under-ConScript Unicode Registry". Retrieved 2015-07-21.
  3. ^ Everson, Michael (1997-09-18). "N1642: Proposal to encode Cirth in Plane 1 of ISO/IEC 10646-2". Working Group Document, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2/WG2 and UTC. Retrieved 2015-07-20.
  4. ^ a b "Roadmap to the SMP". Unicode.org. 2015-06-03. Retrieved 2015-06-20.
  5. ^ Everson, Michael (1997-09-18). "N1643: Proposal to encode Klingon in Plane 1 of ISO/IEC 10646-2". Working Group Document, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2/WG2 and UTC. Retrieved 2015-07-20.
  6. ^ "N2370: Unicode Consortium Liaison Report". The Unicode Consortium. 2001-10-10. Retrieved 2015-07-20.
  7. ^ "Archive of Notices of Non-Approval". The Unicode Consortium. Retrieved 2015-07-20.
  8. ^ Everson, Michael (1997-09-18). "N1641: Proposal to encode Tengwar in Plane 1 of ISO/IEC 10646-2". Working Group Document, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2/WG2 and UTC. Retrieved 2015-07-20.
  9. ^ Bettencourt, Rebecca. "Constructium". Kreative Korporation. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  10. ^ Bettencourt, Rebecca. "Fairfax". Kreative Korporation. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  11. ^ "GNU Unifont". Unifoundry.com. Retrieved 2015-07-24.
  12. ^ "Horta is a remarkably intelligent and sensitive typeface". Christ Trek Fonts. Retrieved 2019-10-31.
  13. ^ "Kurinto Font Folio". Retrieved 2020-07-27.

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