Ethiopic (Unicode block)

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Ethiopic
Range U+1200..U+137F
(384 code points)
Plane BMP
Scripts Ethiopic
Major alphabets Ge'ez
Assigned 358 code points
Unused 26 reserved code points
Unicode version history
3.0 345 (+345)
4.1 356 (+11)
6.0 358 (+2)
Note: [1][2]

Ethiopic is a Unicode block containing characters for writing the Ge'ez, Tigrinya, Amharic, Tigre, Harari, Gurage and other Ethiosemitic languages.

Block[edit]

Ethiopic[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+120x
U+121x
U+122x
U+123x
U+124x
U+125x
U+126x
U+127x
U+128x
U+129x
U+12Ax
U+12Bx
U+12Cx
U+12Dx
U+12Ex
U+12Fx
U+130x
U+131x
U+132x
U+133x
U+134x
U+135x
U+136x
U+137x
Notes
1.^ As of Unicode version 10.0
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 Ethiopic block:

Version Final code points[a] Count UTC ID L2 ID WG2 ID Document
3.0 U+1200..1206, 1208..1246, 1248, 124A..124D, 1250..1256, 1258, 125A..125D, 1260..1286, 1288, 128A..128D, 1290..12AE, 12B0, 12B2..12B5, 12B8..12BE, 12C0, 12C2..12C5, 12C8..12CE, 12D0..12D6, 12D8..12EE, 12F0..130E, 1310, 1312..1315, 1318..131E, 1320..1346, 1348..135A, 1361..137C 345 UTC/1991-043 Becker, Joe, Ethiopian 
X3L2/92-143 N807 Mann, Michael; Ross, Hugh McGregor (1992-05-14), Comments on Ethiopian Script 
UTC/1995-013 Becker, Joe (1995-02-26), Proposal for Ethiopian Encoding in Unicode/10646 
UTC/1995-055b Yacob, Daniel (1995-10-06), Ethiopic Glyphs Variants 
X3L2/95-116 N1270 Ross, Hugh McGregor (1995-10-12), Proposal for Inclusion of Ethiopian-Eritrean Syllabary 
X3L2/95-134 N1326 Becker, Joe (1995-12-07), Conclusive Proposal for Encoding of Ethiopic Syllabary 
X3L2/96-067 Everson, Michael; Becker, Joe (1996-06-04), Michael Everson Response to SOAS 
UTC/1996-025 Becker, Joe, Follow up response to WG2 N1326 re Encoding of Ethiopic Syllabary 
X3L2/96-119 N1485 Adams, Glenn (1996-12-01), Proposed Draft Amendment No. 10 to ISO/IEC 10646-1 
L2/97-003 Paterson, Bruce (1997-01-28), Combined PDAM registration and ballot for FPDAM 10: Ethiopic script 
L2/97-159 N1614 Resolving Japanese Comments on pDAM 10 [Ethiopic], 1997-07-01 
L2/97-276 N1630 Report on JTC1/SC2 letter ballot on FPDAM No. 10 to ISO/IEC 10646-1 (Ethiopic Script), 1997-12-01 
L2/98-018 Disposition of Comments Report on Document SC 2 N 2805, Combined PDAM Registration and FPDAM ballot: Amenment 10: Ethioptic Script, 1998-01-14 
L2/98-316 Notices of publication for various amendments and standards: 
L2/99-122 Clews, John (1999-03-31), Ordering labio-velar characters in Ethiopic 
L2/00-282 Everson, Michael (2000-08-25), Proposed glyph fixes for Ethiopic pages in ISO/IEC 10646-1:2000 
4.1 U+1207, 1247, 1287, 12AF, 12CF, 12EF, 130F, 131F, 1347, 135F..1360 11 X3L2/91-24 Anderson, Lloyd (1991-02-26), On the Extended Ethiopic Alphabet 
L2/98-300 N1846 Everson, Michael; Yacob, Daniel (1998-09-11), Proposal to encode Ethiopic Extensions in the BMP of ISO/IEC 10646 
L2/00-081 N1846 Everson, Michael; Yacob, Daniel (1998-09-11), Proposal to encode Ethiopic Extensions in the BMP of ISO/IEC 10646 
L2/04-143 N2747 Yacob, Daniel (2004-04-23), Revision of the N1846 Proposal to add Extended Ethiopic to the BMP of the UCS 
L2/04-265R N2814R Everson, Michael; Yacob, Daniel (2004-06-18), Revisions proposed to N2747 (Extended Ethiopic) 
6.0 U+135D..135E 2 L2/09-050R N3572 Priest, Lorna (2009-02-05), Proposal to Encode Additional Ethiopic Characters 
  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.