Lao (Unicode block)

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Lao
Range U+0E80..U+0EFF
(128 code points)
Plane BMP
Scripts Lao
Assigned 67 code points
Unused 61 reserved code points
Source standards Thai Industrial Standard 620-2529 and 620-2533
Unicode version history
1.0.0 70 (+70)
1.0.1 65 (-5)
6.1 67 (+2)
Note: Five characters were removed from the Lao block in version 1.0.1 during the process of unifying with ISO 10646.[1][2][3]

Lao is a Unicode block containing characters for the languages of Laos. The characters of the Lao block are allocated so as to be equivalent to the similarly positioned characters of the Thai block immediately preceding it.

Block[edit]

Lao[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+0E8x
U+0E9x
U+0EAx
U+0EBx
U+0ECx
U+0EDx
U+0EEx
U+0EFx
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 Lao block:

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
1.0.0 U+0E81..0E82, 0E84, 0E87..0E88, 0E8A, 0E8D, 0E94..0E97, 0E99..0E9F, 0EA1..0EA3, 0EA5, 0EA7, 0EAA..0EAB, 0EAD..0EB9, 0EBB..0EBD, 0EC0..0EC4, 0EC6, 0EC8..0ECD, 0ED0..0ED9, 0EDC..0EDD 65 (to be determined)
L2/02-017 Whistler, Ken (2002-01-14), Character Properties for avagrahas, etc. 
L2/05-357 West, Andrew (2005-10-30), Note on Lao Character Names 
6.1 U+0EDE..0EDF 2 L2/10-335 N3893R Hosken, Martin (2010-10-05), Proposal to add minority characters to Lao script 
  1. ^ Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names

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.