Manichaean (Unicode block)

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Manichaean
RangeU+10AC0..U+10AFF
(64 code points)
PlaneSMP
ScriptsManichaean
Major alphabetsSogdian, Parthian, Fars
Assigned51 code points
Unused13 reserved code points
Unicode version history
7.051 (+51)
Note: [1][2]

Manichaean is a Unicode block containing characters historically used for writing Sogdian, Parthian, and the dialects of Fars.[3]

Block[edit]

Manichaean[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+10ACx 𐫀 𐫁 𐫂 𐫃 𐫄 𐫅 𐫆 𐫇 𐫈 𐫉 𐫊 𐫋 𐫌 𐫍 𐫎 𐫏
U+10ADx 𐫐 𐫑 𐫒 𐫓 𐫔 𐫕 𐫖 𐫗 𐫘 𐫙 𐫚 𐫛 𐫜 𐫝 𐫞 𐫟
U+10AEx 𐫠 𐫡 𐫢 𐫣 𐫤 𐫥 𐫦 𐫫 𐫬 𐫭 𐫮 𐫯
U+10AFx 𐫰 𐫱 𐫲 𐫳 𐫴 𐫵 𐫶
Notes
1.^ As of Unicode version 12.0
2.^ Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points

The block has five variation sequences defined for standardized variants.[4] They use U+FE00 VARIATION SELECTOR-1 (VS1) to denote alternate letter forms:[3]

Variation sequences for alternate forms
U+ 10AC5 10AC6 10AD6 10AD7 10AE1
base code point 𐫅 𐫆 𐫖 𐫗 𐫡
base + VS01 𐫅︀ 𐫆︀ 𐫖︀ 𐫗︀ 𐫡︀

History[edit]

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

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
7.0 U+10AC0..10AE6, 10AEB..10AF6 51 L2/00-128 Bunz, Carl-Martin (2000-03-01), Scripts from the Past in Future Versions of Unicode
L2/00-153 Bunz, Carl-Martin (2000-04-26), Further comments on historic scripts
L2/01-007 Bunz, Carl-Martin (2000-12-21), "Manichaean and Christian Sogdian Scripts", Iranianist Meeting Report: Symposium on Encoding Iranian Scripts in Unicode
L2/02-009 Bunz, Carl-Martin (2001-11-23), "Manichaean script", 2nd Iranian Meeting Report
L2/03-099 N2544 Everson, Michael (2002-12-03), Revised proposal to encode the Manichaean script in the UCS
L2/04-292 McGowan, Rick (2004-07-20), Manichaean Joining Types and Shaping Behavior
L2/08-025 N3378 Everson, Michael (2008-01-28), Revised proposal to encode the Manichaean script in the UCS
L2/08-271R2 N3486R2 Everson, Michael; Durkin-Meisterernst, Desmond (2008-11-01), Proposal for encoding the Manichaean script in the SMP of the UCS
L2/09-284 Pournader, Roozbeh; Anderson, Deborah (2009-08-06), Specifying Joining Behavior for Manichaean Aleph
L2/09-186 N3644 Everson, Michael; Durkin-Meisterernst, Desmond (2009-09-30), Revised proposal for encoding the Manichaean script in the SMP of the UCS
L2/11-123R N4029R Everson, Michael; Durkin-Meisterernst, Desmond; Pournader, Roozbeh; Afshar, Shervin (2011-05-10), Second revised proposal for encoding the Manichaean script in the SMP of the UCS
L2/11-116 Moore, Lisa (2011-05-17), "C.10", UTC #127 / L2 #224 Minutes
N4103 "11.10 Manichaean script", Unconfirmed minutes of WG 2 meeting 58, 2012-01-03
L2/14-026 Moore, Lisa (2014-02-17), "C.9", UTC #138 Minutes
N4553 (pdf, doc) Umamaheswaran, V. S. (2014-09-16), "M62.02d, M62.02h", Minutes of WG 2 meeting 62 Adobe, San Jose, CA, USA
  1. ^ Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names

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.
  3. ^ a b Everson, Michael; Durkin-Meisterernst, Desmond; Pournader, Roozbeh; Afshar, Shervin (2011-05-10). "N4029R: Second revised proposal for encoding the Manichaean script in the SMP of the UCS" (PDF). Working Group Document, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2/WG2.
  4. ^ "Unicode Character Database: Standardized Variation Sequences". The Unicode Consortium.