Modifier Tone Letters

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Modifier Tone Letters
Range U+A700..U+A71F
(32 code points)
Plane BMP
Scripts Common
Symbol sets Tone marks
Assigned 32 code points
Unused 0 reserved code points
Unicode version history
4.1 23 (+23)
5.0 27 (+4)
5.1 32 (+5)
Note: [1]

Modifier Tone Letters is a Unicode block containing tone markings for Chinese, Chinantec, Africanist, and other phonetic transcriptions. It does not contain the standard IPA tone marks, which are found in Spacing Modifier Letters.

Modifier Tone Letters[1]
Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+A70x
U+A71x
Notes
1.^ As of Unicode version 8.0

꜀◌ ꜁◌ ꜂◌ ꜃◌ ◌꜄ ◌꜅ ◌꜆ ◌꜇ are used to mark yin and (underlined) yang splits of the ping, shang, qu and ru tones, respectively, in the etymological four-tone analysis of Chinese. The dotted tone letters ꜈ ꜉ ꜊ ꜋ ꜌ are used for the pitch of neutral tones, while the reversed tone letters ꜒ ꜓ ꜔ ꜕ ꜖ and neutral ꜍ ꜎ ꜏ ꜐ ꜑ are used for tone sandhi. ◌ꜗ ◌ꜘ ◌ꜙ ◌ꜚ are used in Chinantecan languages. ꜛ ꜜ are the IPA diacritics for upstep and downstep, while ꜝ ꜞ ꜟ are substitutes people used before broad font support of the IPA, and still preferred by some.

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  1. ^ "Unicode character database". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 22 March 2013.