Pracalit script

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Prachalit Nepal
Type
LanguagesNepal Bhasa, Sanskrit, Pali
DirectionLeft-to-right
ISO 15924Newa, 333
Unicode alias
Newa
U+11400–U+1147F
Nepal script used on letterhead of Nepalese business house in Lhasa dated 1958.
Letter in Nepal Bhasa and Nepal script dated 7 May 1924 sent from Lhasa to Kathmandu.

Prachalit Nepal script is a type of Abugida script developed from the Mol script derivatives of Brahmi script. It is used to write Nepal Bhasa, Sanskrit and Pali. Various publications are still published in this script including the Sikkim Herald the bulletin of the Sikkim government (Newari edition).[1]

Unicode[edit]

Prachalit Nepal script was added to the Unicode Standard in June, 2016 with the release of version 9.0.

The Unicode block for Prachalit Nepal, called Newa, is U+11400–U+1147F:

Newa[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+1140x 𑐀 𑐁 𑐂 𑐃 𑐄 𑐅 𑐆 𑐇 𑐈 𑐉 𑐊 𑐋 𑐌 𑐍 𑐎 𑐏
U+1141x 𑐐 𑐑 𑐒 𑐓 𑐔 𑐕 𑐖 𑐗 𑐘 𑐙 𑐚 𑐛 𑐜 𑐝 𑐞 𑐟
U+1142x 𑐠 𑐡 𑐢 𑐣 𑐤 𑐥 𑐦 𑐧 𑐨 𑐩 𑐪 𑐫 𑐬 𑐭 𑐮 𑐯
U+1143x 𑐰 𑐱 𑐲 𑐳 𑐴 𑐵 𑐶 𑐷 𑐸 𑐹 𑐺 𑐻 𑐼 𑐽 𑐾 𑐿
U+1144x 𑑀 𑑁 𑑂 𑑃 𑑄 𑑅 𑑆 𑑇 𑑈 𑑉 𑑊 𑑋 𑑌 𑑍 𑑎 𑑏
U+1145x 𑑐 𑑑 𑑒 𑑓 𑑔 𑑕 𑑖 𑑗 𑑘 𑑙 𑑛 𑑝 𑑞 𑑟
U+1146x
U+1147x
Notes
1.^ As of Unicode version 12.0
2.^ Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points

Fonts[edit]

Google Noto made a font for Newa called "Noto Sans Newa". Also, this project will cover full Unicode soon. Download here in GitHub: Noto Sans Newa

See also[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Rabison Shakya (2002). Alphabet of the Nepalese Scriptbook. Patan, Nepal. ISBN 99933-34-36-7. Covers Prachalit, Ranjana and Bhujimol, development, current use, information about and drawings of character formation.
  • Hall, Pat (2012-09-21). "Problems with Unicode for Languages Unsupported by Computers" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-06-24.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pandey, Anshuman (2011-05-03). "N4038: Preliminary Proposal to Encode the Prachalit Nepal Script in ISO/IEC 10646" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-06-24.

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