NKo (Unicode block)

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Range U+07C0..U+07FF
(64 code points)
Plane BMP
Scripts Nko
Major alphabets Manden
Assigned 59 code points
Unused 5 reserved code points
Unicode version history
5.0 59 (+59)
Note: [1][2]

NKo is a Unicode block containing characters for the Manding languages of West Africa, including Bamanan, Jula, Maninka, Mandinka, and a common literary language, Kangbe, also called N'Ko.

N'Ko became part of Unicode with version 5.0 in July 2006.

Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+07Cx ߀ ߁ ߂ ߃ ߄ ߅ ߆ ߇ ߈ ߉ ߊ ߋ ߌ ߍ ߎ ߏ
U+07Dx ߐ ߑ ߒ ߓ ߔ ߕ ߖ ߗ ߘ ߙ ߚ ߛ ߜ ߝ ߞ ߟ
U+07Ex ߠ ߡ ߢ ߣ ߤ ߥ ߦ ߧ ߨ ߩ ߪ ߫ ߬ ߭ ߮ ߯
U+07Fx ߰ ߱ ߲ ߳ ߴ ߵ ߶ ߷ ߸ ߹ ߺ
1.^ As of Unicode version 9.0
2.^ Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points


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

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
5.0 U+07C0..07FA 59 L2/03-265 Anderson, Deborah (2003-08-17), Letters in support of encoding N’Ko 
L2/03-414 Three letters in support of N'ko encoding, 2003-11-01 
L2/04-172 N2765 Everson, Michael; Doumbouya, Mamady; Diané, Baba Mamadi; Jammeh, Karamo Kaba (2004-06-08), Proposal to add the N’Ko script to the BMP of the UCS 
L2/04-283 N2833 Everson, Michael (2004-06-23), Revisions to the N'Ko script for the PDAM code chart 
L2/05-006 N2898 Doumbouya, Mamady (2005-01-11), Re: N’Ko Proposal in Amendment 2 
L2/05-010 Yergeau, François; Andries, Patrick (2005-01-20), Re: N’Ko Proposal in Amendment 2 
L2/05-017 N2914 Doumbouya, Mamady (2005-01-21), Documents showing old and new N’Ko letters 
L2/05-169 N2949 Yergeau, François; Andries, Patrick (2005-07-12), For a Correct Encoding of N'ko 
L2/05-248 N2982 Yergeau, François; Andries, Patrick (2005-09-04), Comments on 2977 (Alleged parallel between 3 N’Ko Glyphs & Latin Long S) 
L2/05-237 N2977 Everson, Michael; Doumbouya, Mamady; Diané, Baba Mamadi; Jammeh, Karamo Kaba (2008-08-26), Clarification on the identity and use of three N’Ko letters 
  1. ^ Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names


  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.