Old South Arabian (Unicode block)

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Old South Arabian
Range U+10A60..U+10A7F
(32 code points)
Plane SMP
Scripts Old South Arabian
Major alphabets Minean
Assigned 32 code points
Unused 0 reserved code points
Unicode version history
5.2 32 (+32)
Note: [1][2]

Old South Arabian is a Unicode block containing characters for writing the Minean, Sabaean, Qatabanian, Hadramite, and Himyaritic languages of Yemen from the 8th century BCE to the 6th century CE.

U+10A7D OLD SOUTH ARABIAN NUMBER ONE (𐩽) represents both the numeral one and a word divider.[3]

Old South Arabian[1]
Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+10A6x 𐩠 𐩡 𐩢 𐩣 𐩤 𐩥 𐩦 𐩧 𐩨 𐩩 𐩪 𐩫 𐩬 𐩭 𐩮 𐩯
U+10A7x 𐩰 𐩱 𐩲 𐩳 𐩴 𐩵 𐩶 𐩷 𐩸 𐩹 𐩺 𐩻 𐩼 𐩽 𐩾 𐩿
1.^ As of Unicode version 10.0


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

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
5.2 U+10A60..10A7F 32 L2/98-036 N1689 Everson, Michael (1998-01-18), Proposal to encode South Arabian in Plane 1 of ISO/IEC 10646 
L2/99-224 N2097, N2025-2 Röllig, W. (1999-07-23), Comments on proposals for the Universal Multiple-Octed Coded Character Set 
N2133 Response to comments on the question of encoding Old Semitic scripts in the UCS (N2097), 1999-10-04 
L2/07-240 N3309 Maktari, Sultan; Mansour, Kamal (2007-07-30), Proposal to encode South Arabian Script 
L2/07-287 N3296 Everson, Michael (2007-08-29), Towards a proposal to encode the Old South Arabian script in the SMP of the UCS 
L2/08-044 N3395 Maktari, Sultan; Mansour, Kamal (2008-01-28), Proposal to encode Old South Arabian Script 
L2/08-348 N3517 Anderson, Deborah (2008-09-30), Comments on Old South Arabian Names in N4034 
  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. 
  3. ^ Maktari, Sutlan; Mansour, Kamal. "N3395: Proposal to encode Old South Arabian script" (PDF). Retrieved 2 August 2014.