Samaritan (Unicode block)

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Range U+0800..U+083F
(64 code points)
Plane BMP
Scripts Samaritan
Major alphabets Samaritan Hebrew
Samaritan Aramaic
Assigned 61 code points
Unused 3 reserved code points
Unicode version history
5.2 61 (+61)
Note: [1][2]

Samaritan is a Unicode block containing characters used for writing Samaritan Hebrew and Aramaic.

Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
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1.^ As of Unicode version 10.0
2.^ Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points


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

Version Final code points[a] Count L2 ID WG2 ID Document
5.2 U+0800..082D, 0830..083E 61 L2/03-206 Constable, Peter (2003-06-13), Proposal to encode Samaritan Pentateuch Sign 
L2/04-159 N2758 Keown, Elaine (2004-05-12), Proposal to add Samaritan Pointing to ISO 10646 
L2/07-231 N3291 Everson, Michael; Shoulson, Mark (2007-07-27), Preliminary proposal to add the Samaritan alphabet to the BMP of the UCS 
L2/07-258 Whistler, Ken (2007-08-02), Middle Dots and Don'ts 
L2/07-260 Freytag, Asmus (2007-08-05), Non-blank spaces 
L2/08-024 N3377 Everson, Michael (2008-01-25), Proposal to add the Samaritan alphabet to the BMP of the UCS 
  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.