Old Sogdian (Unicode block)

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Old Sogdian
(48 code points)
ScriptsOld Sogdian
Assigned40 code points
Unused8 reserved code points
Unicode version history
11.040 (+40)
Note: [1][2]

Old Sogdian is a Unicode block containing characters for a group of related, non-cursive Sogdian writing systems used to write historic Sogdian in the 3rd to 5th centuries CE.[3]


Old Sogdian[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+10F0x 𐼀 𐼁 𐼂 𐼃 𐼄 𐼅 𐼆 𐼇 𐼈 𐼉 𐼊 𐼋 𐼌 𐼍 𐼎 𐼏
U+10F1x 𐼐 𐼑 𐼒 𐼓 𐼔 𐼕 𐼖 𐼗 𐼘 𐼙 𐼚 𐼛 𐼜 𐼝 𐼞 𐼟
U+10F2x 𐼠 𐼡 𐼢 𐼣 𐼤 𐼥 𐼦 𐼧
1.^ As of Unicode version 11.0
2.^ Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points


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

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
11.0 U+10F00..10F27 40 L2/01-007 Bunz, Carl-Martin (2000-12-21), "Inscriptional Alphabets (Middle Persian, Parthian) and Sogdian vs. Aramaic", Iranianist Meeting Report: Symposium on Encoding Iranian Scripts in Unicode
L2/02-009 Bunz, Carl-Martin (2001-11-23), "Sogdian script", 2nd Iranian Meeting Report
L2/15-089R Pandey, Anshuman (2015-11-03), Preliminary Proposal to Encode the Old Sogdian Script
L2/16-037 Anderson, Deborah; Whistler, Ken; McGowan, Rick; Pournader, Roozbeh; Glass, Andrew; Iancu, Laurențiu (2016-01-22), "10. Old Sogdian", Recommendations to UTC #146 January 2016 on Script Proposals
L2/16-312R N4814 Pandey, Anshuman (2016-12-01), Proposal to encode the Old Sogdian script
L2/17-037 Anderson, Deborah; Whistler, Ken; Pournader, Roozbeh; Glass, Andrew; Iancu, Laurențiu; Moore, Lisa; Hai, Liang; Ishida, Richard; Misra, Karan; McGowan, Rick (2017-01-21), "13. Old Sogdian", Recommendations to UTC #150 January 2017 on Script Proposals
L2/17-016 Moore, Lisa (2017-02-08), "D.11", UTC #150 Minutes
  1. ^ Proposed code points and characters names may differ from final code points and names

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Unicode character database". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  2. ^ "Enumerated Versions of The Unicode Standard". The Unicode Standard. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  3. ^ "Chapter 14: South and Central Asia-III, Ancient Scripts". The Unicode Standard, Version 11.0 (PDF). Mountain View, CA: Unicode, Inc. June 2018. ISBN 978-1-936213-19-1.