Deseret (Unicode block)

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(80 code points)
Major alphabetsDeseret English
Assigned80 code points
Unused0 reserved code points
Source standardsConScript Unicode Registry
Unicode version history
3.176 (+76)
4.080 (+4)
Note: [1][2]

Deseret (/ˌdɛzəˈrɛt/ (About this sound listen))[3] is a Unicode block containing characters in the Deseret alphabet, which were invented by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) to write English. The Deseret block was derived from an earlier private use encoding in the ConScript Unicode Registry, like the Shavian and Phaistos Disc encodings. The block was added in version 3.1 of the Unicode Standard; the letters Oi and Ew, both uppercase and lowercase, were added in version 4.0.

Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+1040x 𐐀 𐐁 𐐂 𐐃 𐐄 𐐅 𐐆 𐐇 𐐈 𐐉 𐐊 𐐋 𐐌 𐐍 𐐎 𐐏
U+1041x 𐐐 𐐑 𐐒 𐐓 𐐔 𐐕 𐐖 𐐗 𐐘 𐐙 𐐚 𐐛 𐐜 𐐝 𐐞 𐐟
U+1042x 𐐠 𐐡 𐐢 𐐣 𐐤 𐐥 𐐦 𐐧 𐐨 𐐩 𐐪 𐐫 𐐬 𐐭 𐐮 𐐯
U+1043x 𐐰 𐐱 𐐲 𐐳 𐐴 𐐵 𐐶 𐐷 𐐸 𐐹 𐐺 𐐻 𐐼 𐐽 𐐾 𐐿
U+1044x 𐑀 𐑁 𐑂 𐑃 𐑄 𐑅 𐑆 𐑇 𐑈 𐑉 𐑊 𐑋 𐑌 𐑍 𐑎 𐑏
1.^ As of Unicode version 11.0


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

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
3.1 U+10400..10425, 10428..1044D 76 X3L2/96-104 Jenkins, John H. (1996-11-08), Proposal for encoding the Deseret Alphabet in ISO/IEC 10646
X3L2/96-123 Aliprand, Joan; Winkler, Arnold (1996-12-18), "4.1", Preliminary Minutes - UTC #71 & X3L2 #168 ad hoc meeting, San Diego - December 5-6, 1996
N1498 Jenkins, John (1997-01-20), Proposal for Encoding Deseret Alphabet
L2/99-019 N1891R Everson, Michael (1998-10-16), On encoding the Deseret script in Plane 1 of the UCS
4.0 U+10426..10427, 1044E..1044F 4 L2/02-169 N2474 Beesley, Kenneth (2002-04-25), Proposal to Modify the Encoding of Deseret
L2/02-218 N2473 Proposal to Add Two Deseret Alphabet Letters to ISO/IEC 10646, 2002-05-17
  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.
  3. ^ "Book of Mormon Pronunciation Guide" (retrieved 2012-02-25), IPA-ified from «dĕz-a-rĕt´»