Dogri script

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Dogri script
Shukla Dogra.svg
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ISO 15924
ISO 15924Dogr (328), ​Dogra
Unicode alias
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Alphabet table in Dogra script

The Dogri script (also known as Dogra Akkhar script) is a writing system originally used for writing the Dogri language in Jammu and Kashmir in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent.[1] The Takri script version of Jammu is known as Dogra Akkhar[2]

Dogra script specimen

Efforts of revival[edit]

Dogri was included on the signboards at Jammu Tawi railway station. This triggered enthusiasm among particularly the youngsters who were in large numbers sharing it on the social media.

Although the language has been given recognition at the central level, but there were allegations of the Jammu and Kashmir government giving it “step-motherly” treatment. Adequate steps were not being taken to teach the language at the school and college levels.[3]


The Dogri script was added as a Unicode block to the Unicode Standard in June, 2018 (version 11.0).[4]

The Unicode block is named Dogra, at U+11800–U+1184F, and contains 60 characters:

Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+1180x 𑠀 𑠁 𑠂 𑠃 𑠄 𑠅 𑠆 𑠇 𑠈 𑠉 𑠊 𑠋 𑠌 𑠍 𑠎 𑠏
U+1181x 𑠐 𑠑 𑠒 𑠓 𑠔 𑠕 𑠖 𑠗 𑠘 𑠙 𑠚 𑠛 𑠜 𑠝 𑠞 𑠟
U+1182x 𑠠 𑠡 𑠢 𑠣 𑠤 𑠥 𑠦 𑠧 𑠨 𑠩 𑠪 𑠫 𑠬 𑠭 𑠮 𑠯
U+1183x 𑠰 𑠱 𑠲 𑠳 𑠴 𑠵 𑠶 𑠷 𑠸 𑠹 𑠺 𑠻
1.^ As of Unicode version 15.0
2.^ Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points


  1. ^ Pandey, Anshuman (2015-11-04). "L2/15-234R: Proposal to encode the Dogra script" (PDF).
  2. ^ Ireland, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and (1834). Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland. Cambridge University Press for the Royal Asiatic Society.
  3. ^ "Dogri script finds place on signposts at Jammu railway station". The Statesman. 2018-05-04. Retrieved 2020-08-20.
  4. ^ "Unicode 11.0.0". Unicode Consortium. June 5, 2018. Retrieved June 5, 2018.

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