Coptic (Unicode block)

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Coptic
Range U+2C80..U+2CFF
(128 code points)
Plane BMP
Scripts Coptic
Major alphabets Coptic
Assigned 123 code points
Unused 5 reserved code points
Unicode version history
4.1 114 (+114)
5.2 121 (+7)
6.1 123 (+2)
Note: [1][2]

Coptic is a Unicode block used with the Greek and Coptic block to write the Coptic language. Prior to version 4.1 of the Unicode Standard, Greek and Coptic was used exclusively to write Coptic text, but Greek and Coptic letter forms are contrastive in many scholarly works, necessitating their disunification. Any specifically Coptic letters in the Greek and Coptic block are not reproduced in the Coptic Unicode block.

Block[edit]

Coptic[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+2C8x
U+2C9x
U+2CAx
U+2CBx ⲿ
U+2CCx
U+2CDx
U+2CEx
U+2CFx ⳿
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 Coptic block:

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
4.1 U+2C80..2CEA, 2CF9..2CFF 114 L2/98-022 N1658 Everson, Michael (1997-12-08), Proposal to encode Coptic in ISO/IEC 10646 
L2/00-411 Emmel, Stephen (2000-10-05), Coptic -- resolutions from the meeting in Leiden, September 2, 2000 
L2/02-051 McGowan, Rick (2002-02-03), Coptic Disunification 
L2/02-205 N2444 Everson, Michael; Mansour, Kamal (2002-05-08), Coptic supplementation in the BMP 
L2/03-208 Constable, Peter (2003-06-13), Proposal to Encode Coptic Letter Eie for use in Textual Apparatus 
L2/03-283 N2611 Everson, Michael (2003-08-24), Proposal to add the Coptic alphabet to the BMP of the UCS 
L2/03-327 N2636 Everson, Michael (2003-10-01), Revised proposal to add the Coptic alphabet to the BMP of the UCS 
L2/04-053 Emmel, Stephen (2004-01-26), Changes to ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2/WG2 N2636 and N2676 recommended by the International Association for Coptic Studies 
L2/04-068 Mansour, Kamal (2004-02-02), Coptic Comments 
L2/04-130 N2744 Everson, Michael; Emmel, Stephen (2004-04-20), Revision of the Coptic block under ballot for the BMP of the UCS 
N2824 Updated charts for Coptic N2744, 2004-06-22 
5.2 U+2CEB..2CF1 7 L2/07-085R N3222R Everson, Michael; Emmel, Stephen; Marjanen, Antti; Dunderberg, Ismo; Baines, John; Pedro, Susana; Emiliano, António (2007-03-15), Proposal to add additional characters for Coptic and Latin in the UCS 
6.1 U+2CF2..2CF3 2 L2/10-290 N3873R Everson, Michael; Emmel, Stephen; Richter, Siegfried G.; Pedro, Susana; Emiliano, António (2010-08-05), Proposal to add additional characters for Greek, Latin, and Coptic 
L2/10-348 N3912 Everson, Michael; Emmel, Stephen; Richter, Siegfried G.; Pedro, Susana; Emiliano, António (2010-09-21), Revised proposal to add additional characters for Greek, Latin, and Coptic to the UCS 
  1. ^ Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names

See also[edit]

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.