Musical Symbols (Unicode block)

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Musical Symbols
Range U+1D100..U+1D1FF
(256 code points)
Plane SMP
Scripts Common (209 char.)
Inherited (22 char.)
Symbol sets modern musical notation
Assigned 231 code points
Unused 25 reserved code points
Unicode version history
3.1 219 (+219)
5.1 220 (+1)
8.0 231 (+11)
Note: [1][2]

Musical Symbols is a Unicode block containing characters for representing modern musical notation. Fonts that support it include Musica and Symbola.

Block[edit]

Musical Symbols[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+1D10x ๐„€ ๐„ ๐„‚ ๐„ƒ ๐„„ ๐„… ๐„† ๐„‡ ๐„ˆ ๐„‰ ๐„Š ๐„‹ ๐„Œ ๐„ ๐„Ž ๐„
U+1D11x ๐„ ๐„‘ ๐„’ ๐„“ ๐„” ๐„• ๐„– ๐„— ๐„˜ ๐„™ ๐„š ๐„› ๐„œ ๐„ ๐„ž ๐„Ÿ
U+1D12x ๐„  ๐„ก ๐„ข ๐„ฃ ๐„ค ๐„ฅ ๐„ฆ ๐„ฉ ๐„ช ๐„ซ ๐„ฌ ๐„ญ ๐„ฎ ๐„ฏ
U+1D13x ๐„ฐ ๐„ฑ ๐„ฒ ๐„ณ ๐„ด ๐„ต ๐„ถ ๐„ท ๐„ธ ๐„น ๐„บ ๐„ป ๐„ผ ๐„ฝ ๐„พ ๐„ฟ
U+1D14x ๐…€ ๐… ๐…‚ ๐…ƒ ๐…„ ๐…… ๐…† ๐…‡ ๐…ˆ ๐…‰ ๐…Š ๐…‹ ๐…Œ ๐… ๐…Ž ๐…
U+1D15x ๐… ๐…‘ ๐…’ ๐…“ ๐…” ๐…• ๐…– ๐…— ๐…˜ NULL
NOTE
 HEAD 
๐…š ๐…› ๐…œ ๐… ๐…ž ๐…Ÿ
U+1D16x ๐…  ๐…ก ๐…ข ๐…ฃ ๐…ค ๐…ฅ ๐…ฆ ๐…ง ๐…จ ๐…ฉ ๐…ช ๐…ซ ๐…ฌ ๐…ญ ๐…ฎ ๐…ฏ
U+1D17x ๐…ฐ ๐…ฑ ๐…ฒ  BEGIN 
BEAM
END
 BEAM 
 BEGIN 
TIE
END
 TIE 
 BEGIN 
SLUR
END
 SLUR 
 BEGIN 
PHR.
END
 PHR. 
๐…ป ๐…ผ ๐…ฝ ๐…พ ๐…ฟ
U+1D18x ๐†€ ๐† ๐†‚ ๐†ƒ ๐†„ ๐†… ๐†† ๐†‡ ๐†ˆ ๐†‰ ๐†Š ๐†‹ ๐†Œ ๐† ๐†Ž ๐†
U+1D19x ๐† ๐†‘ ๐†’ ๐†“ ๐†” ๐†• ๐†– ๐†— ๐†˜ ๐†™ ๐†š ๐†› ๐†œ ๐† ๐†ž ๐†Ÿ
U+1D1Ax ๐†  ๐†ก ๐†ข ๐†ฃ ๐†ค ๐†ฅ ๐†ฆ ๐†ง ๐†จ ๐†ฉ ๐†ช ๐†ซ ๐†ฌ ๐†ญ ๐†ฎ ๐†ฏ
U+1D1Bx ๐†ฐ ๐†ฑ ๐†ฒ ๐†ณ ๐†ด ๐†ต ๐†ถ ๐†ท ๐†ธ ๐†น ๐†บ ๐†ป ๐†ผ ๐†ฝ ๐†พ ๐†ฟ
U+1D1Cx ๐‡€ ๐‡ ๐‡‚ ๐‡ƒ ๐‡„ ๐‡… ๐‡† ๐‡‡ ๐‡ˆ ๐‡‰ ๐‡Š ๐‡‹ ๐‡Œ ๐‡ ๐‡Ž ๐‡
U+1D1Dx ๐‡ ๐‡‘ ๐‡’ ๐‡“ ๐‡” ๐‡• ๐‡– ๐‡— ๐‡˜ ๐‡™ ๐‡š ๐‡› ๐‡œ ๐‡ ๐‡ž ๐‡Ÿ
U+1D1Ex ๐‡  ๐‡ก ๐‡ข ๐‡ฃ ๐‡ค ๐‡ฅ ๐‡ฆ ๐‡ง ๐‡จ
U+1D1Fx
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 Musical Symbols block:

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
3.1 U+1D100..1D126, 1D12A..1D1DD 219 L2/97-129 Roland, Perry (1996-12-03), Proposal for encoding Western music symbols in ISO/IEC 10646 
L2/97-264 Aliprand, Joan (1997-11-25), Comments on Proposal for Encoding Western Music Symbols 
L2/98-045 Roland, Perry (1998-02-23), Proposal for Encoding Western Music Symbols in ISO/IEC 10646 
L2/99-392 Hodgson, Andrew (1999-12-24), Comments on the Proposal for Encoding Western Music Symbols in ISO/IEC 10646 
L2/00-179 Everson, Michael (2000-06-08), Draft Irish comments to FCD 10646-2:2000 (Musical symbols chart) 
L2/04-258 Cline, Ernest (2004-04-17), Musical symbol errors 
L2/04-316 Moore, Lisa (2004-08-19), "B.15.14", UTC #100 Minutes 
5.1 U+1D129 1 L2/05-258 N2983 Andries, Patrick (2005-09-07), Defect report and proposal to add one musical multiple rest character 
8.0 U+1D1DE..1D1E8 11 L2/11-376 Andreev, Aleksandr; Shardt, Yuri; Simmons, Nikita (2011-09-29), Proposal to Encode Medieval East-Slavic Musical Notation in Unicode 
L2/12-022 N4206 Andreev, Aleksandr; Shardt, Yuri; Simmons, Nikita (2011-09-29), Proposal to Encode Medieval East-Slavic Musical Notation 
L2/12-122 Andreev, Aleksandr; Shardt, Yuri; Simmons, Nikita (2012-04-23), Proposal to Encode Medieval East-Slavic Musical Notation in Unicode 
L2/12-327 N4362 Andreev, Aleksandr; Shardt, Yuri; Simmons, Nikita (2012-10-04), Proposal to Encode Medieval East-Slavic Musical Notation 
  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.