Myanmar (Unicode block)

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Myanmar
RangeU+1000..U+109F
(160 code points)
PlaneBMP
ScriptsMyanmar
Major alphabetsBurmese
Mon
Karen
Kayah
Shan
Palaung
Assigned160 code points
Unused0 reserved code points
Unicode version history
3.078 (+78)
5.1156 (+78)
5.2160 (+4)
Note: [1][2]

Myanmar is a Unicode block containing characters for the Burmese, Mon, Karen, Kayah, Shan, and Palaung languages of Myanmar. It is also used to write Pali and Sanskrit in Myanmar.

Block[edit]

Myanmar[1]
Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+100x က
U+101x
U+102x
U+103x     
U+104x
U+105x
U+106x
U+107x
U+108x
U+109x
Notes
1.^ As of Unicode version 12.0

The block has sixteen variation sequences defined for standardized variants.[3] They use U+FE00 VARIATION SELECTOR-1 (VS01) to denote the dotted letters used for the Khamti, Aiton, and Phake languages.[4] (Note that this is font dependent. For example, the Padauk font supports some of the dotted forms.)

Variation sequences for dotted forms
U+ 1000 1002 1004 1010 1011 1015 1019 101A 101C 101D 1022 1031 1075 1078 107A 1080
base code point က
base + VS01 က︀ ဂ︀ င︀ တ︀ ထ︀ ပ︀ မ︀ ယ︀ လ︀ ဝ︀ ဢ︀ ေ︀ ၵ︀ ၸ︀ ၺ︀ ႀ︀

History[edit]

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

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.
  3. ^ "Unicode Character Database: Standardized Variation Sequences". The Unicode Consortium.
  4. ^ Hosken, Martin (2015-11-03). "L2/15-320: Proposal to Create Variation Sequences for Khamti Characters" (PDF).