Counting Rod Numerals (Unicode block)

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Counting Rod Numerals
RangeU+1D360..U+1D37F
(32 code points)
PlaneSMP
ScriptsCommon
Symbol setsCounting Rod numbers
Assigned25 code points
Unused7 reserved code points
Unicode version history
5.018 (+18)
11.025 (+7)
Note: [1][2]

Counting Rod Numerals is a Unicode block containing traditional Chinese counting rod symbols, which mathematicians used for calculation in ancient China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. It also contains tally marks.

Block[edit]

Counting Rod Numerals[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+1D36x 𝍠 𝍡 𝍢 𝍣 𝍤 𝍥 𝍦 𝍧 𝍨 𝍩 𝍪 𝍫 𝍬 𝍭 𝍮 𝍯
U+1D37x 𝍰 𝍱 𝍲 𝍳 𝍴 𝍵 𝍶 𝍷 𝍸
Notes
1.^ As of Unicode version 12.0
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 Counting Rod Numerals block:

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
5.0 U+1D360..1D371 18 L2/04-227 N2816 Cullen, Christopher; Jenkins, John (2004-06-18), Proposal to add Chinese counting rod numerals to Unicode and ISO/IEC 10646
L2/04-156R2 Moore, Lisa (2004-08-13), "Chinese counting rod numerals (C.17.7)", UTC #99 Minutes
11.0 U+1D372..1D376 5 L2/15-328 Lunde, Ken; Miura, Daisuke (2015-11-30), Proposal to encode tally marks
L2/16-037 Anderson, Deborah; Whistler, Ken; McGowan, Rick; Pournader, Roozbeh; Glass, Andrew; Iancu, Laurențiu (2016-01-22), "17. Tally marks", Recommendations to UTC #146 January 2016 on Script Proposals
L2/16-046 Lunde, Ken; Miura, Daisuke (2016-01-27), Proposal to encode five ideographic tally marks
L2/16-004 Moore, Lisa (2016-02-01), "E.2", UTC #146 Minutes
U+1D377..1D378 2 L2/15-328 Lunde, Ken; Miura, Daisuke (2015-11-30), Proposal to encode tally marks
L2/16-037 Anderson, Deborah; Whistler, Ken; McGowan, Rick; Pournader, Roozbeh; Glass, Andrew; Iancu, Laurențiu (2016-01-22), "17. Tally marks", Recommendations to UTC #146 January 2016 on Script Proposals
L2/16-065 Lunde, Ken; Miura, Daisuke (2016-03-14), Proposal to encode two Western-style tally marks
L2/16-156 Anderson, Deborah; Whistler, Ken; Pournader, Roozbeh; Glass, Andrew; Iancu, Laurențiu (2016-05-06), "15. Tally Marks", Recommendations to UTC #147 May 2016 on Script Proposals
L2/16-121 Moore, Lisa (2016-05-20), "E.7", UTC #147 Minutes
L2/17-362 Moore, Lisa (2018-02-02), "C.2.1", UTC #153 Minutes
  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.