Devanagari Extended

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Devanagari Extended
Range U+A8E0..U+A8FF
(32 code points)
Plane BMP
Scripts Devanagari
Symbol sets Samaveda cantilation marks
nasalization marks
Assigned 30 code points
Unused 2 reserved code points
Unicode version history
5.2 28 (+28)
8.0 30 (+2)
Note: [1][2]

Devanagari Extended is a Unicode block containing cantilation marks for writing the Samaveda, and nasalization marks for the Devanagari script.

Block[edit]

Devanagari Extended[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+A8Ex
U+A8Fx
Notes
1.^ As of Unicode version 9.0
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 Devanagari Extended block:

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
5.2 U+A8E0..A8FB 28 L2/00-144 Everson, Michael (2000-04-22), Vedic Accents (untitled, undated early draft) 
L2/00-178 Everson, Michael (2000-04-22), Encoding Vedic Accents 
L2/00-155 Moore, Lisa (2000-05-31), Comments on Encoding Vedic Accents Proposal 
L2/03-066 New Proposal for Vedic Characters and Symbols, 2003-02-26 
L2/03-067 Joshi, R. K. (2003-02-27), Vedic Code Set; a draft 
L2/03-102 Vikas, Om (2003-03-04), Unicode Standard for Indic Scripts 
L2/03-101.2 Proposed Changes in Indic Scripts [Devanagari document], 2003-03-04 
L2/04-398 Proposal to encode Vedic accents, etc., 2004-11-12 
L2/05-063 Vikas, Om (2005-02-07), "Awaiting Updates-Devanagari", Issues in Representation of Indic Scripts in Unicode 
L2/05-070 McGowan, Rick (2005-02-09), Indic ad hoc report 
L2/05-228 Muller, Eric (2005-08-11), Analysis of a TDIL proposal for Vedic 
L2/06-185 Proposal for Encoding of Vedic Characters & Symbols in Unicode, 2006-05-10 
L2/06-384 Lata, Swaran (2006-10-25), Letter from T. N. Dharmadhikari in support of Vedic repertoire 
L2/07-060 Scharf, Peter (2007-02-02), Vedic Unicode Workshop Report 
L2/07-095R N3235R Everson, Michael; Scharf, Peter; Angot, Michel; Chandrashekar, R.; Hyman, Malcolm; Rosenfield, Susan; Sastry, B. V. Venkatakrishna; Witzel, Michael (2007-04-13), Proposal to encode characters for Vedic Sanskrit in the BMP of the UCS 
L2/07-230 N3290 Everson, Michael; Scharf, Peter; Angot, Michel; Chandrashekar, R.; Hyman, Malcolm; Rosenfield, Susan; Sastry, B. V. Venkatakrishna; Witzel, Michael (2007-07-26), Revised proposal to encode characters for Vedic Sanskrit in the BMP of the UCS 
L2/07-254 Bhushan, E. K. Bharat (2007-08-01), Unicode for Vedic Sanskrit (letter to Mark Davis) 
L2/07-262 Scharf, Peter (2007-08-07), Outline of the development of WG2/n3290 = L2/07-230 
L2/07-271 Scharf, Peter (2007-08-08), Comparison of proposed characters in Lata 2006 (L2/06-185) with Scharf and Everson WG2/n3290 (L2/07-230) 
L2/07-396 Joshi, R. K.; Irani, Alka (2007-10-10), Proposal for Encoding of Vaidika Character and Symbols in Unicode 
L2/07-386 Joshi, R. K. (2007-10-17), Comments on Comparison of proposed characters in Lata 2006 (L2/06-185) with Scharf and Everson WG2/n3290 (L2/07-230) 
L2/07-388 Joshi, R. K. (2007-10-17), Following observations have been made with reference to the document No. L2/07-095 dated: 2007-04-13 
L2/07-343 N3366 Everson, Michael; Scharf, Peter; Angot, Michel; Chandrashekar, R.; Hyman, Malcolm; Rosenfield, Susan; Sastry, B. V. Venkatakrishna; Witzel, Michael (2007-10-18), Proposal to encode 55 characters for Vedic Sanskrit in the BMP of the UCS 
L2/07-394 Scharf, Peter (2007-10-18), Significant differences between L2/07-230 and L2/07-343 
L2/07-395 Joshi, R. K.; et al. (2007-10-18), Request for feedback on draft proposal for encoding Vaidika characters and symbols in Unicode 
L2/07-397 Joshi, R. K.; et al. (2007-10-18), Vaidika Vowels and Consonants 
L2/07-400 Scharf, Peter (2007-10-18), Comments on R. K. Joshi's documents L2/07-386 and L2/07-388 
L2/07-401 Scharf, Peter (2007-10-18), Equivalences between L2/07-396 and L2/07-343 
L2/08-035 Scharf, Peter; Rosenfield, Susan J. (2008-01-22), Vedic Revisions 2008 Jan 14, Revisions to N3366 = L2/07-343 
L2/08-042 Joshi, R. K. (2008-01-23), Proposal for Encoding of Vaidika Characters & Symbols in Unicode 
L2/08-043 Joshi, R. K. (2008-01-28), Vaidika Extensions A & B (Vedic evidence to accompany L2/08-042) 
L2/08-092 N3385 Everson, Michael; Scharf, Peter (2008-01-31), Comparison between two Vedic proposals of January 2008 
L2/08-097 Amendments to L2/08-042, L2/08-043, 2008-01-31 
L2/08-050R N3383R Everson, Michael; Scharf, Peter (2008-03-06), Summary proposal to encode characters for Vedic in the BMP of the UCS 
L2/08-096 Joshi, R. K. (2008-02-02), Comparison of L2/08-042 and L2/08-050 
L2/08-110 Muller, Eric (2008-02-08), South Asia Subcommittee Report 
L2/08-176 N3456R Anderson, Deborah (2008-04-18), Summary of Vedic Characters based on N3385, N3383R, and the Unicode Pipeline 
L2/08-196 Proposal for Encoding of Vaidika Sanskrit Characters & Symbols in the BMP of UCS, 2008-05-05 
L2/08-216 Scharf, Peter (2008-05-08), Comments on L2/08-196 regarding the encoding of Sanskrit and Vedic 
L2/08-294 Scharf, Peter (2008-08-06), Placement of characters in Vedic, Devanagari, and Devanagari Extended blocks 
L2/08-273R3 N3488R3 Everson, Michael; Scharf, Peter (2008-08-21), Proposal to encode two characters for Vedic in the UCS 
L2/09-067 Lata, Swaran (2009-01-28), Encoding of Vaidika Sanskrit Characters & Symbols in the BMP of UCS 
8.0 U+A8FC 1 L2/12-123R N4260 Pandey, Anshuman (2012-05-03), Proposal to Encode the Sign SIDDHAM for Devanagari 
U+A8FD 1 L2/13-056 N4408 Pandey, Anshuman (2013-04-25), Proposal to Encode the Sign JAIN OM for Devanagari in ISO/IEC 10646 
  1. ^ Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names

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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.