Cyrillic (Unicode block)

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Cyrillic
Range U+0400..U+04FF
(256 code points)
Plane BMP
Scripts Cyrillic (254 characters)
Inherited (2 characters)
Major alphabets Russian
Belorussian
Bulgarian
Abkhasian
Serbian
Assigned 256 code points
Unused 0 reserved code points
Source standards ISO 8859-5
Unicode version history
1.0.0 192 (+192)
1.0.1 188 (-4)
1.1 226 (+38)
3.0 238 (+12)
3.2 246 (+8)
4.1 248 (+2)
5.0 255 (+7)
5.1 256 (+1)
Note: Four characters (two upper and lower case letter pairs) were removed from the Cyrillic block in version 1.0.1 during the process of unifying with ISO 10646.[1][2][3]

Cyrillic is a Unicode block containing the characters used to write the most widely used languages with a Cyrillic orthography. The core of the block is based on the ISO 8859-5 standard, with additions for minority languages and historic orthographies.

Block[edit]

Cyrillic[1]
Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+040x Ѐ Ё Ђ Ѓ Є Ѕ І Ї Ј Љ Њ Ћ Ќ Ѝ Ў Џ
U+041x А Б В Г Д Е Ж З И Й К Л М Н О П
U+042x Р С Т У Ф Х Ц Ч Ш Щ Ъ Ы Ь Э Ю Я
U+043x а б в г д е ж з и й к л м н о п
U+044x р с т у ф х ц ч ш щ ъ ы ь э ю я
U+045x ѐ ё ђ ѓ є ѕ і ї ј љ њ ћ ќ ѝ ў џ
U+046x Ѡ ѡ Ѣ ѣ Ѥ ѥ Ѧ ѧ Ѩ ѩ Ѫ ѫ Ѭ ѭ Ѯ ѯ
U+047x Ѱ ѱ Ѳ ѳ Ѵ ѵ Ѷ ѷ Ѹ ѹ Ѻ ѻ Ѽ ѽ Ѿ ѿ
U+048x Ҁ ҁ ҂  ҃  ҄  ҅  ҆  ҇  ҈  ҉ Ҋ ҋ Ҍ ҍ Ҏ ҏ
U+049x Ґ ґ Ғ ғ Ҕ ҕ Җ җ Ҙ ҙ Қ қ Ҝ ҝ Ҟ ҟ
U+04Ax Ҡ ҡ Ң ң Ҥ ҥ Ҧ ҧ Ҩ ҩ Ҫ ҫ Ҭ ҭ Ү ү
U+04Bx Ұ ұ Ҳ ҳ Ҵ ҵ Ҷ ҷ Ҹ ҹ Һ һ Ҽ ҽ Ҿ ҿ
U+04Cx Ӏ Ӂ ӂ Ӄ ӄ Ӆ ӆ Ӈ ӈ Ӊ ӊ Ӌ ӌ Ӎ ӎ ӏ
U+04Dx Ӑ ӑ Ӓ ӓ Ӕ ӕ Ӗ ӗ Ә ә Ӛ ӛ Ӝ ӝ Ӟ ӟ
U+04Ex Ӡ ӡ Ӣ ӣ Ӥ ӥ Ӧ ӧ Ө ө Ӫ ӫ Ӭ ӭ Ӯ ӯ
U+04Fx Ӱ ӱ Ӳ ӳ Ӵ ӵ Ӷ ӷ Ӹ ӹ Ӻ ӻ Ӽ ӽ Ӿ ӿ
Notes
1.^ As of Unicode version 9.0

History[edit]

The following Unicode-related documents record the purpose and process of defining specific characters in the Cyrillic block:

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
1.0.0 U+0401..040C, 040E..044F, 0451..045C, 045E..0486, 0490..04C4, 04C7..04C8, 04CB..04CC 188 (to be determined)
L2/00-164 Hudson, John (2000-05-01), Rendering Serbian italic forms with OpenType 
L2/00-176 Everson, Michael (2000-06-01), Some Türkmen alphabets 
L2/00-219 Everson, Michael (2000-07-09), The case of the Cyrillic letter PALOCHKA 
L2/05-287 Kryukov, Alexey (2005-10-02), U+047C/U+047D CYRILLIC OMEGA WITH TITLO 
L2/06-011 Cleminson, Ralph (2006-01-10), Cyrillic Omega with Titlo 
L2/06-033 McGowan, Rick (2006-01-30), PRI #83: Changing Glyph for U+047C/U+047D Cyrillic Omega with Titlo 
L2/06-192 Anderson, Deborah (2006-05-08), Request to Change Glyphs for U+0485 and U+0486 
L2/06-292 Anderson, Deborah (2006-08-07), Re: Public Review Issue #83: Glyph change for Cyrillic Omega with Titlo 
L2/06-329 Cleminson, Ralph (2006-10-11), Histoire d'O (omega with titlo) 
L2/06-357 N3184 Everson, Michael; Birnbaum, David; Cleminson, Ralph; Derzhanski, Ivan; Dorosh, Vladislav; Kryukov, Alexey; Paliga, Sorin (2006-10-30), On CYRILLIC LETTER OMEGA WITH TITLO and on CYRILLIC LETTER UK 
L2/06-389 Birnbaum, David (2006-11-13), Diacritics for Early Cyrillic 
L2/08-144 N3435R Everson, Michael; Priest, Lorna (2008-04-11), Proposal to encode two Cyrillic characters for Abkhaz 
L2/15-014 Andreev, Aleksandr; Shardt, Yuri; Simmons, Nikita (2015-01-26), Proposal to Change Annotations on Some Cyrillic Characters 
L2/15-182 Whistler, Ken (2015-07-20), Suggested Responses to Suggestions re Cyrillic in L2/15-014 
1.1 U+04D0..04EB, 04EE..04F5, 04F8..04F9 38 (to be determined)
3.0 U+0400, 040D, 0450, 045D 4 N1323 Kardalev, Ratislav; Jerman-Blazic, Borka; Everson, Michael (1996-01-16), Proposal and Summary for addition of Cyrillic characters 
N1407 Kardalev, Ratislav (1996-05-15), Reconsideration of the ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2/WG2 N 1323 document 
U+0488..0489 2 L2/98-211 N1744 Everson, Michael (1998-05-25), Additional Cyrillic characters for the UCS 
L2/98-301 N1847 Everson, Michael (1998-09-12), Responses to NCITS/L2 and Unicode Consortium comments on numerous proposals 
L2/98-372 N1884 Whistler, Ken; et al. (1998-09-22), Additional Characters for the UCS 
U+048C..048D 2 L2/99-077.1 N1975 Irish Comments on SC 2 N 3210, 1999-01-20 
(to be determined)
U+048E..048F, 04EC..04ED 4 L2/97-146 N1590 Trosterud, Trond (1997-06-09), Proposal to add 10 Cyrillic Sámi characters to ISO/IEC 10646 
L2/98-211 N1744 Everson, Michael (1998-05-25), Additional Cyrillic characters for the UCS 
L2/98-301 N1847 Everson, Michael (1998-09-12), Responses to NCITS/L2 and Unicode Consortium comments on numerous proposals 
L2/98-372 N1884 Whistler, Ken; et al. (1998-09-22), Additional Characters for the UCS 
3.2 U+048A..048B, 04C5..04C6, 04C9..04CA, 04CD..04CE 8 L2/98-258 N1813 Trosterud, Trond (1997-06-09), Proposal to add 10 Cyrillic Sámi characters to ISO/IEC 10646 
L2/98-276 N1813 Kuruch, Rimma; et al. (1998-07-20), Norwegian comments on Cyrillic Sámi 
L2/99-255 N2069 Summary of Voting on SC 2 N 3309, ISO 10646-1/FPDAM 30 - Additional Latin and other characters, 1999-08-19 
L2/00-082 N2173 Everson, Michael; et al. (2000-03-03), Proposal to add 8 Cyrillic Sámi characters to ISO/IEC 10646 
4.1 U+04F6..04F7 2 L2/02-452 N2560 Brase, Jim; Constable, Peter (2002-12-06), Proposal for Encoding Additional Cyrillic Characters for Siberian Yupik 
5.0 U+04CF 1 N2942 Freytag, Asmus; Whistler, Ken (2005-08-12), Proposal to add nine lowercase characters 
U+04FA..04FF 6 L2/05-080R2 Priest, Lorna (2005-08-02), Proposal to Encode Additional Cyrillic Characters (rev 2005/08/18) 
L2/05-215 Anderson, Deborah (2005-08-03), Feedback on Cyrillic letters EL WITH HOOK and HA WITH HOOK (L2/05-080) 
L2/05-230 Priest, Lorna (2005-08-11), Nameslist annotations for new Cyrillic letters 
5.1 U+0487 1 L2/06-042 Cleminson, Ralph (2006-01-26), Proposal for additional Cyrillic characters 
L2/06-181 Anderson, Deborah (2006-05-08), Responses to the UTC regarding L2/06-042, Proposal for Additional Cyrillic Characters 
L2/06-359 Cleminson, Ralph (2006-10-31), Proposal for additional Cyrillic characters 
L2/07-003 N3194 Everson, Michael; Birnbaum, David; Cleminson, Ralph; Derzhanski, Ivan; Dorosh, Vladislav; Kryukov, Alexey; Paliga, Sorin; Ruppel, Klaas (2007-01-12), Proposal to encode additional Cyrillic characters in the BMP of the UCS 
L2/07-055 Cleminson, Ralph (2007-01-19), Comments on Additional Cyrillic Characters (L2/07-003 = WG2 N3194) 
  1. ^ Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Unicode 1.0.1 Addendum" (PDF). The Unicode Standard. 1992-11-03. Retrieved 2016-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Unicode character database". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2016-07-09. 
  3. ^ "Enumerated Versions of The Unicode Standard". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2016-07-09.